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Crystal Lake Central HS Music Dept.
45 W Franklin AVE

Crystal Lake, 60014

Phone: +1 0815 4592505 +1 0815 4592505


Mr. Keith Levin, Director of Bands


Mr. Levin is currently in his 22nd year as Director of Bands at Crystal Lake Central High School where he directs 2 concert bands, percussion ensemble, jazz band, pep band, pit orchestra, and the Marching Tiger Band. During his tenure he has led the bands to performances in Orlando (4x), New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Honolulu (2x), and Italy. In addition, he teaches courses in Guitar, Music Technology, Music Appreciation, and AP Music Theory. Mr. Levin also serves as the Activities Director for CLCHS and was named "Outstanding Activity Director" from the Illinois Directors of Student Activities in 2019. Originally from Buffalo Grove, Mr. Levin graduated Bronze Tablet (with Honors) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1998.  He completed his Masters of Music Education degree from Vandercook College of Music in Chicago in 2003 and, in 2006, earned a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership and Administration from National-Louis University.  Mr. Levin's primary instrument is clarinet and you can see him performing around the McHenry County area.  He lives in Crystal Lake with his wife Gretchen (CLC '92), daughters Grace & Ella (4th generation CLC students), dogs Melody, Minnie, and Oliver, and cats Josie, Clark, Addison, and Nellie. Outside of band, Mr. Levin loves to cook, travel, and cheer on his daughters in Tiger Volleyball!








Mr. Anthony Houston, Percussion & Jazz


Mr. Houston hass been working with the Tiger Band since 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree from the University of Dayton where he served as Drumline Captain with the marching band and a Master's Degree in Percussion from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  Mr. Houston is a graduate of Prairie Ridge HS where he was also a drum major with the Wolfpack Marching Band.  At CLC Mr. Houston leads the Marching Tiger Drumline, Jazz Band 2, Jazz Combo, and gives workshops in Percussion Studies class. Outside of CLC, Mr. Houston co-owns Culture, Arts, and Music and co-directs Potts & Pans steel pan ensemble.







Ms. Bailey Schneyr, Colorguard Instructor 


Ms. Ariana Bello, Colorguard Assistant





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