Rock Hill High School
Christopher Retschulte is the Director of Percussion at Rock Hill High School in Prosper ISD in Prosper Texas. He holds a Masters Degree in percussion performance for the University of Massachusetts, where he was the Teaching Assistant to Thom Hannum. He also holds a Bachelor Degree from Eastern Kentucky University where he studied with Rob James.
Christopher was a member of the front ensemble of the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993, and has gone on to instruct and arrange for numerous drum corps including Star of Indiana Brass Theatre, The Troopers, Boston Crusaders, The Blue Knights, The Santa Clara Vanguard, The Academy, The Madison Scouts, and the Yokohama Scouts. He has additionally been on staff with the University of Massachusetts Percussion Department and Thom Hannum’s Mobile Percussion Seminar.
Christopher is currently the Percussion arranger for the Shijonawate Gauken High School Marching band in Osaka Japan. He is an active composer/arranger with Tapspace Publications. Throughout his career he has been awarded multiple WGI Gold Medals, multiple DCI High Percussion Trophies, multiple PAS Showcase Concerts, multiple All-Japan High Percussion Trophies, multiple BOA Regional Champions, and a Grand National Championship. He currently endorses Pearl/Adams Percussion, and Remo Drumheads. Christopher currently lives in Celina Texas with his wife, Andi and daughter, Lyric.