Christopher Prentice’s compositions and arrangements for concert band have been performed in Texas, New Mexico and Washington, D.C. His original works include May Day in Red Square, A Song for Home and Washington Sketches (for the Oñate High School Band’s performance at the Lincoln Memorial). His brass choir arrangement of David Holsinger’s On A Hymnsong by Philip Bliss has also been performed around the Southwest.
A native Texan, Prentice was an All-State horn player at Coronado High School in El Paso, where he studied horn with Richard Lambrecht. He has also taken lessons with Anthony Britin, Charles Gavin and played in a master class with Eric Ruske. Prentice performed twice at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago as principal horn of the Coronado orchestra, and as guest soloist with the Morehead Middle School band. As drum major of the Coronado band, he conducted the group in Moscow’s Red Square during May Day celebrations in 1996. While majoring in theatre at Southern Methodist University, he played in the SMU Mustang Band and Symphony Band. He is an alumnus of the world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps (1999).
Christopher Prentice lives in Chicago where he is an actor and producing artistic director of Signal Ensemble Theatre, which he co-founded.