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Monte Mast
Monte Mast




Monte Mast (Tomball, Texas) is the Executive Director of The Cavaliers AP&E, Inc., the parent organization of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Chromium Winds, King Cobras, and GearWORKS educational programs located in Rosemont, Illinois. Before joining The Cavaliers, Mast spent 12 years as the Director of Fine Arts for the 50,000+ student Klein Independent School District in Klein, Texas. While there, he oversaw the band, orchestra, choral, elementary music, theatre arts, dance, and visual art programs for the district’s five high schools, 10 intermediate schools, and 31 elementary schools. Prior to this appointment in June 2007, Mast held the position of Fine Arts Program Coordinator at Klein ISD and was a Band Director at Klein Oak High School. He also taught at Calallen ISD and Coventry Local (Ohio). Mast is a member of and/or has made presentations to the TMEA, TMAC, TBA, TAEA, ILMEA, and The Midwest Clinic. He was named the Texas Music Administrators Conference 2018 Administrator of the Year. Whether as a performer, staff member, designer, or judge, Mast’s marching arts experiences have been important parts of shaping his career. His time in the Bluecoats and the Phantom Regiment led him to become the primary visual designer for more than a dozen bands in Texas, Ohio, Missouri, and Kansas. He spent three years as a member of the Phantom Regiment brass instructional staff and was instructing the corps in 1996 when they won High Brass and their first Drum Corps International (DCI) title. He judged indoor guards for the Texas Color Guard Circuit for 10 years, including four championship panels. Between drum corps and marching band, he has judged contests in 40 states, including state championships in 12. Mast judged for DCI for almost 20 years, serving on six championship panels. He is a requested adjudicator, clinician, and presenter throughout the U.S.