Our Team

Chris Walls
CEO / Founder

Chris began his career supplying and designing band, orchestra, choir apparel, and accessories in 2012. As a professional musician, Chris found a love for helping colleagues re-invent the way they look and think about their concepts.

 

As a freelance conductor in Dallas, Chris continues to work diligently to bring music to the public through pre-concert lectures, rehearsal clinics, and strong relationships with public schools. Chris had the fortunate opportunity to study conducting under the tutelage of Gary J. Lewis, Giselle Ben-Dor, Allan MCMurray, Gary Garner, and James Setepen.

Larae Duff
Solutions Provider

LaRae is coming to us with 12 years of successful band direting experience. She has served 6 of those years most recently at Huffines Middle School in Lewisville ISD. Prior to that she taught in HEB at Harwood JH and started her career at Shepton High School in Plano ISD. Originally, from Owasso, OK, she credits much of her success to the fine usic education foundation she received there in Owasso and then at the University of Oklahoma.

 

She is married to Darrin Duff, Director of Bands at MacArthur High School in Irving, TX. They have two boys, Hudsona dn Brody and a dog and cat (Biscuit and Gravy.) LaRae enjoys playing oboe and continuing to perform and make reeds. She is very eager to be joining us on this next step in her career and is eager to use her years as a band director in this next capacity!

Chris Green
Florida Representative

Chris holds a BA in Music Composition and is a certified teacher in both Texas and Florida. he spent 3 years as a Band & Choir Director at the Middle School Level before taking over as Director of Bands for Adamson HIgh School in Dallas. While there, he grew the program from 12 students to more than 200, including Marching Band, 3 Concert Bands, Indoor Percussion, Winterguard, WGI Winds, 2 Jazz Bands, and a Mariachi group. Chris’ program has been the recipient of many grants including the $100,000 Thank America’s Teacher Grant. He has also won several Teacher of the Year Awards.

 

Outside of the classroom, Chris has been active in Drum & Bugle Corps for more than 25 years, serving on almost every level of the organization from Founder and Director to Brass Arranger and Caption Head. He has also been a Composer in Residence and Staff Arranger for Richmond Men’s Chorus and the Turtle Creek Chorale. Chris is also an accomplished trumpet player, clinician and adjudicator.

Dan Finfrock
Sales Representative

Dan is in his firsr year as your Director’s Assistant for the San Antonio and Austin areas for Texas. The New Carlisle, Ohio native earned his Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from Wright State University in 2006. He’s a true music enthusiast and a trumpet player. Dan proudly marched with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps back in 2001. When he’s not out making sales for Director’s Assistant, you will find him bowling, playing sand volleyball or cheering on Ohio State football.