Welcome to the Klein Collins Band & Klein Collins Band Association Web Site
Ms. Kristina LaMarca, a Minnesota native, is entering her first year as Associate Director of Bands at Klein Collins High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she was a private saxophone student of Professor Otis Murphy. Ms. LaMarca was also a proud mem…ber of the IU Marching Hundred, serving as Drum Major in their 2012 season.
Ms. LaMarca spent the first five years of her teaching career in Lawrence Township as Director of Bands at Belzer Middle School, and most recently as Assistant Band Director at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her bands have achieved a high level of success, including numerous gold ratings at ISSMA Contest, ISSMA Class A Marching Band Finalists, Bands of America Regional and Grand National Finalists, and third place at the 2018 ISSMA Concert Band State Finals. She is on currently on instructional staff with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and has taught and consulted with Rhythm X Winds, as well as scholastic and independent groups in California, Arizona, and Ohio.
Passionate about music-making and best practice, Ms. LaMarca loves studying conducting and new music. She is a 2018 Lilly Creativity Fellowship recipient, and will travel to Norway twice this upcoming year to explore the country, dive with Orcas, and commission a new work for wind band to be premiered in 2019. She is an active member of CBDNA, WASBE, NASA, and TMEA. Outside of music, Ms. LaMarca loves exploring the outdoors, scuba diving, sailing, and culinary arts.
Drum Camp #2 July 23-25 8am – 4pm