Mr. Cramer is in his sixth year teaching and his fourth year with Owen Valley. He graduated from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio with a degree in music education in 2016. Mr. Cramer is a trumpet player by trade but loves to play horn as well.
Mr. Cramer graduated from Lakota West High School in West Chester, OH and participated in symphonic band, jazz band, and pep band. He currently lives in Ellettsville, IN with his wife Shayla.
Chris Halstead Assistant Band Director
Mr. Halstead is the Assistant Band Director at Owen Valley middle and High School. Mr. Halstead graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Music Education in May of 2020, and previously taught at at a middle school in Terre Haute, IN.
Mr. Halstead is a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana. While at South, Chris was a four year member of the Pride of South Marching Band, as well as the jazz and pep band. After high school, Mr. Halstead completed his bachelors degree in Music Education from Indiana State University.
Mr. Halstead's primary instrument is trumpet, but he greatly enjoys getting to work with the middle school woodwind and percussion classes every day. When he is not at school - or marching band rehearsals - he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Katy and their two kitties, Winnie and Belle.