Christopher Retschulte

Christopher Retschulte is the Front Ensemble Technician and private lesson teacher at The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, TX. Christopher was formerly the director of percussion activities for Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, TX and Clear Brook High School in Houston, TX. With multiple DCI High-percussion trophies, WGI gold medals, and All-State percussion students, he is highly sought after as an educator, arranger, and consultant.

Christopher holds a master's degree in percussion performance from the University of Massachusetts, where he was the teaching assistant to Thom Hannum, and a bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He has studied and taught with some of the best in the business, including Thom Hannum, Rob James, Jim Ancona, Jim Casella, Murray Gusseck, Ralph Hardimon, Steve Ulicny, Glen Crosby, Brian Perez, and Dustin Schletzer.

A member of the front ensemble of the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993, he has gone on to instruct numerous drum corps including Star of Indiana Brass Theater, The Troopers, Boston Crusaders, The Blue Knights, The Santa Clara Vanguard, The Academy Drum, and the Madison Scouts. Additionally, he has been on staff with the University of Massachusetts Percussion Department, the University of Massachusetts Marching Band, and Thom Hannum's Mobile Percussion Seminar. He is currently the percussion arranger for Shijonawate Gauken High School in Osaka, Japan, and the Yokohama Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in Yokohama Japan.

Christopher is an active composer/arranger, and is an endorser of Pearl/Adams, ProMark signature design stick, the DC72, and Remo drumheads. Christopher currently lives in The Woodlands with his wife, Andi, and daughter, Lyric.

An ethereal setting of Beethoven’s famous piano classic for four keyboard percussionists, timpanist, and optional double bass player.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Med-Easy
The nonsense song made famous as a classic Muppet sketch is flexibly arranged for as few as 8 players or as many as 14 players.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Easy