HS Band

Band Director Contact Information
Dr. Jason Levin, Director of Bands/Fine Arts
979-567-2739 HS Band Office
Rachel Hall, Assistant Band Director

Dr. Levin

Dr. Levin is starting  his 25th year as an educator. He has served as a campus administrator in Sealy ISD and Katy ISD, as well as the Director of Fine arts for Victoria ISD where he supervised elementary art and music as well as 6-12 grade, band, orchestra, choir, theater, dance, visual arts, mariachi, and guitar. Before moving into administration, Dr. Levin served as a band director for 20 years at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, TX, George Bush HS in Fort Bend ISD, Estacado High School in Lubbock ISD, and Crosbyton CISD in Crosbyton, TX. 

Under his direction, the Lamar Band was named a finalist at the UIL Area Marching Contest and was twice named an area finalist in the TMEA Honor Band Competition. The Mighty Mustang Band has performed at Bass Hall in Ft. Worth, the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Carnegie Hall in New York, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Orchestra Hall in Chicago, IL. In 2018, the Lamar Consolidated High School Band was the largest program in Lamar CISD at nearly 300 students and the 6-12 grade “Blue Track” band program had grown to almost 800 students. Under his direction, the Estacado band tripled in size during his five-year tenure. On January 1, 2003, the Matador Band was selected as one of twenty bands from across the country to perform at the Nokia Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in 2004, his band represented Texas at the International Lion’s Club convention in Detroit, Michigan. While at Crosbyton CISD, he earned the first Sweepstakes Award in the 90-year history of the school and the concert band was selected as a state finalist in the Outstanding Performance Series, finishing ninth.

 Dr. Levin is a graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian University, and recently completed the Executive Ed.D. in K-12 Professional Leadership program at the University of Houston. He has received his Bachelor of Music degree (‘98), Masters in Education Administration (’00), and Doctor of Education (’20). While at Texas Tech, Dr. Levin played tuba in the Goin’ Band from Raiderland and was a member of the Court Jesters. He participated in the national music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

 He is also active in the community as a member of the Lions Club, the Katy Masonic Lodge, and the West Houston Shrine Club, where he served as the club’s president in 2008 and 2016. Dr. Levin also currently serves on the board of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, Lone Star Symphonic Band, and the Tompkins HS Band Boosters. In addition, he is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Texas Music Administrators Conference, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.

Dr. Levin is the proud father of two daughters named Hayley and Addison, and a son named Parker, who are all musicians.


Rachel Hall





Rachel Hall is a clarinetist and music educator from Belton, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, and a Master of Music in clarinet performance from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Her primary teachers include Dr. Lindsay Neal and Dr. Malena McLaren.

During her studies at Northwestern State, Ms. Hall served as a graduate assistant for the clarinet studio, where she actively taught private lessons and organized a variety of studio events and lectures. Additionally, she worked in the music department’s sound recording studio and served as an Assistant Camp Coordinator for NSU’s Summer Band Camps. Ms. Hall also performed regularly with the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, the NSU Wind Symphony, and the NSU Jazz Orchestra.

Presently, Ms. Hall is the Middle School Band Director and High School Assistant Director at Caldwell ISD in Caldwell, Texas. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the International Clarinet Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.

"Congratulations to the 80 schools that received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation! A SMMA Award is an opportunity for an individual school (public, private, parochial or charter) to be acknowledged for its commitment to music education. It is a "school-only" distinction awarded as part of the Best Communities for Music Education program."
Each year the Association of Texas Small School Bands has recording submissions for their Outstanding Performance Series for 1A-4A Bands in March and Concert Band Selections from UIL. This year, for the second time (19,21), the CHS Band advanced to the Area level in March and Concert Selections. In the Area round, the band placed 4th and 5th in their Concert Selections and 2nd in the March category. This means our recording of The Boom Boom Galop by Standridge is HEADED TO STATE!!!!! Caldwell and 9 other schools will be judged at the Texas Bandmasters Convention to see if we are the state-winning march recording! This is a tremendous honor for our students and school!
CHS Band