Athletic Band ProgramS
Dr. Christensen made his debut as Director of Athletic Bands at Coffeyville Community College in the fall of 2016. This was his first venture into directing ensembles of this type. Since that time, he has revamped the sound and image of CCC's athletic instrumental music program to include a more collegiate image at home football, basketball, and select volleyball games. The ending result is the newly minted CCC Sound Machine.
Dr. Christensen arranges all music for the basketball band, keeping with the goal of having an up-tempo and energetic group that invigorates crowds, and motivates the team. The Sound Machine plays the standard pep band music, but incorporates the rock ensemble currently enrolled to include energetic alternative and hard rock music.
In addition to creating the sound and name for the ensemble, Dr. Christensen worked closely with marketing department and designers to create the image for the athletic bands.
Sound files of the Sound Machine will be available on the Performance tab soon.