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Chris Kaflik
Chris Kaflik

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Chris Kaflik currently serves as the Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chair at Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana. Kaflik is responsible for guiding the Brownsburg Band students, seven band directors within the school district, the high school performing arts staff, and the talented marching band, percussion, and color guard staff. Before coming to Brownsburg, he was an Assistant Director of Bands at Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and he was the Director of Bands and Orchestras at Northrop High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During his time at Broken Arrow High School, the marching band was consistently named Bands of America Regional Champions, National Class Champions in 2014, and Grand National Champions in 2015.

Kaflik and his high school Co-Director team teach five wind bands at Brownsburg High School. In addition, he directs Jazz 1, and is the director of the Sound of Brownsburg Marching Band. Under his direction, the Sound of Brownsburg has marched at the Macy’s Day Parade (2021) and performed at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, in Orlando Florida. The Sound of Brownsburg has been a consistent Bands of America Regional and Super Regional finalist. They have been named BOA Regional Champions, BOA Grand National Semi-Finalists, and they were named Bands of America Grand National Finalists in 2022 and 2023. The Sound of Brownsburg is a consistent ISSMA State Finalist. In 2021, the John Philip Sousa Foundation presented the Sound of Brownsburg the prestigious Sudler Shield. The wind bands at Brownsburg consistently receive Gold Ratings at ISSMA contest.

Kaflik earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Ball State University. At Ball State he also studied Euphonium and Wind Conducting. Kaflik performed with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (2008-2010) and has served as a staff member at the Blue Stars, The Colts, The Madison Scouts, and Phantom Regiment. He has been a member of the Music for All Summer Symposium Marching Band Faculty for 12 years and currently serves as the Marching Division Head. Kaflik is a national clinician and adjudicator for such organizations as Bands of America, and numerous state band organizations. The Yamaha Corporation of America recognized Kaflik in their inaugural class of 40 under 40 Music Educators who make a difference by growing and strengthening their music programs.