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 a middle school in Terre Haute, IN.
At Owen Valley, he is responsible for teaching seventh and eighth grade woodwinds, 7th grade percussion, and both jazz ensembles. He co-directs both concert bands, basketball pep band, and marching band.
Mr. Halstead is a proud graduate of Terre Haute South High School, where he was a member of the band program for four years. When he is not at school, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Katy and their two kitties, Winnie and Belle.