Chris Lambrecht is Director of Bands at Klein High School in Spring, Texas. Mr. Lambrecht directs the
Klein Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and the Klein Jazz Band. He also is the co-conductor with Mr.Creston Heron of the Klein Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Lambrecht joined the staff at Klein High School as the Associate Director of Bands in 2010. Before coming to Klein he was the band director at Dueitt Middle School in the Spring Independent School District. Prior to his middle school assignment in Spring he served as an assistant band director at Spring High School from 1997 to 2003. He was also on the visual staff at Spring High School from 1993 to 1996.
Mr. Lambrecht received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Houston, where he studied instrument pedagogy and conducting with Mr.Eddie Green. He also played trumpet in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic band and the University Jazz Orchestra with Mr.Noe Marmolejo. While at U of H he served as the Drum Major of the University of Houston Marching Band for two years.
Mr. Lambrecht has been a marching band drill designer since 1992 and has written for many Texas bands, including BOA Regional Finalists and UIL State Marching Finalist bands. Before moving to Houston he attended Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas. At Coronado he had the great experience of having his father Richard Lambrecht as his band director. He also performed with DCI’s Santa Clara Vanguard for two years and spent two years on staff with the Skyryders Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr.Lambrecht’s is a member of TMEA, TBA and was recently inducted into the Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmaster Fraternity. He resides in Spring with his wife of 25 plus years, and is the proud father of three sons that are very active in the Houston area.
Kelsey Blanscet was a proud member of the University of Texas Saxophone Ensemble for five years, studying under Harvey Pittel and Dr. Stephen Page. With the UT Saxophone Ensemble, she performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance national and regional conferences and the Texas Music Educators Association Conference. Additionally, she served as an active member and historian of the Mu Theta chapter of the international professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon.
Before joining Klein High School in 2017, Ms. Blanscet student taught with the Anderson High School and Murchison Middle School band programs in Austin ISD. She also served as a marching tech and woodwind specialist with the Leander High School marching band during their successful seasons in 2015 and 2016.
Bill Holden is the Percussion Director at Klein High School. He is the coordinator of percussion activities at Doerre, Kleb, and Ulrich Intermediate Schools, which includes teaching the beginner classes, directing band sectionals, and percussion ensembles.
Bill served as Director of Percussion at Enrico Fermi High School for 9 years. At state contests, his students were consistently singled out for their superior technique and musicianship. In 2012, Bill moved to Texas to work with the Wakeland High School percussion section, as well as its feeder, Griffin Middle School. During his time with Wakeland, the band was a 4th-place finalist at the Texas State Marching Band Contest. At the Lone Star Classic Drumline Contest at Marcus High School, Wakeland placed 3rd in the marching division, receiving the award for most creative show, for which he was part of the design team.
Jessica Torrez, our Color Guard Director, is a native of Spring, Tx. This is her 11th year of teaching. Ms. Torrez joined the Klein Band family in 2018. She has worked over the past 11 years with programs in Houston, San Antonio and the surrounding areas in various roles of director, clinician, designer, technician, consultant, adjudicator, and choreographer. She is currently the head director of Klein High School and Nimitz High School. She also is a tech for Klein Collins HS, on staff with Undaunted, and serves on the task force for the Texas Color Guard Circuit. Outside of Color Guard she spends time with her son and singing.