Background: Marc Christy is a native of Waukomis, Oklahoma. He received his Bachelors of Instrumental Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1999. Mr. Christy spent 2 years in Miami, TX followed by 7 years in Tulia, TX. He was head Junior High Band Director in Kemp from 2008 to 2014 and has been the Head Director of Bands since then. His bands and ensembles have received numerous superior ratings throughout the region, area and state levels of Texas. Mr. Christy's professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Association of Texas Small School Bands, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity and is a Texas Mason.
Quote: Music provides unique and invaluable insights into the human condition. Music allows us to know, discover, understand, experience, share, or express such aspects of the human condition as feelings, aesthetic experiences, the ineffable, thoughts, structure, time and space, self-knowledge, self-identity, group identity, and healing and wholeness. If the purpose of an education is to systematically develop the mind and capabilities of every child, it is clear that music has a unique and necessary role to play. ~ Donald A. Hodges, University of North Carolina at Greensboro