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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 21st 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.  In addition, he teaches courses in Guitar, Music Theory and Appreciation and serves as the Activities Director for CLCHS.   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 Cubbie, Melody, and Minnie, and cats Josie, Clark, and Addison. 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.







Mrs. Stacy Weber, Colorguard


Mrs. Weber has been a member of our marching band staff since 2016.  A graduate of Crystal Lake Central, she has also worked with guards at Prairie Ridge HS and in Chicago.  She lives in Crystal Lake with her husband and daughter and is a 5th grade teacher in the Woodstock School District.



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