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Craig Bunch

Rose City Pride Bands
A Sergeant and Clarinetist in the United States Army Reserve, SGT Craig Bunch is currently the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hudson’s Bay High School and Jason Lee Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. He began his musical journey following the footsteps of his high school choir director by pursing a Bachelor of Science in Music Education at Warner Pacific University. After spending some time in the classroom, SGT Bunch later earned a Master of Music Education from Boston University. This is SGT Bunch’s 13th year teaching and he loves it more each year. SGT Bunch strongly believes in ‘music for all’ and uses the rehearsal hall as a pathway for community-building, advocacy for diverse student populations, and cultivating student leadership.

SGT Bunch attended the American Band College and studied under the baton of composers and conductors such as Frank Tichelli, Anthony Maiello, Johan de Meij, Paula Crider, and Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. SGT Bunch is also an active member of the Lower Columbia River Music Educators Association, Technology in Music Education, and the National Association for Music Education.

Around Portland, Oregon, SGT Bunch has performed with the Rose City Wind Symphony, Portland Wind Symphony, Oregon Symphonic Band, Southwest Washington Wind Symphony, and is the former Artistic Director for Rose City Swing. SGT Bunch currently serves as the Associate Conductor for the Rose City Wind Symphony and performs with the 204th Army Reserve Band.

In his spare time, he enjoys going on adventures with his partner Sam and their dogs Boomer and Mango, gardening, making tamales, eating tacos, making salsa, drinking coffee, and enjoying dessert. Always dessert.