Faculty and Staff


Christopher Riechers, Associate Director of Bands


Christopher Riechers is the Associate Director of Bands at Chantilly High School.  Prior to his arrival at CHS, Mr. Riechers was the Band Director at Freedom Hill, Westgate, Westbriar, and Flint Hill Elementary Schools. Working largely in the Marshall High School pyramid, he was previously the assistant director of bands and woodwind specialist at Kilmer Middle School.  He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a minor in Jazz Studies.  Mr. Riechers received his Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  While at UMASS, he was awarded a teaching assistantship in the saxophone studio with Professor Lynn Klock.

Working in Fairfax County since 2008, Mr. Riechers has taught music at every level available to students.  Mr. Riechers began his career teaching general music and has since moved on to teach both elementary and middle school band.  During the fall, he assists with the South County High School Marching Band. During the 2014-15 school year, Mr. Riechers helped to restart and rebuild South County High School’s jazz program. Mr. Riechers has also taught saxophone as adjunct faculty at James Madison University and served as a saxophone clinician at various high schools throughout Fairfax County.

As a performing saxophonist, Mr. Riechers has played with the Fairfax Wind Symphony, the Fairfax Wind Symphony Jazz Band, the Roanoke Symphony, and the Shenandoah Symphony.  He has also performed in saxophone quartets that have toured all along the east coast and has performed at both the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and the New England Saxophone Symposium.

While not working, Christopher enjoys spending time at home with his wife-Sarah and two children, Caeden and Charlotte.