Director of Bands

Chris Moss is the Director of Bands for Spartanburg County District Five Schools and James F. Byrnes High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Florida State University, a Masters Degree in Music Education from Anderson University, and is currently in the Doctoral Program at Boston University. Previously, Chris served nine years as the Assistant Band Director and Color Guard Caption Supervisor at Byrnes High School in Duncan, South Carolina and ten years as the Director of Bands at Pendleton High School. Additionally, Chris has served on the brass staff with Capital Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps and the Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps.


Chris studied Trombone with John Sizemore, Matt Anderson, and Dr. John Drew and is currently a member of the Poinsett Wind Symphony.


Chris through his design company, Innovative Visual Concepts, currently serves as drill designer and conceptual consultant for many bands and winter ensembles across the Southeast with numerous honors including Bands of America Regional Finalists, South Carolina Marching Band State Champions, Winter Guard Scholastic Circuit Champions, WGI Regional Finalists and Champions, and WGI World Championship Finalists.


Chris is currently a member of the South Carolina Band Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, and Phi Beta Mu while being a National Board Certified Educator. He has received a Citation of Excellence and the Certificate of Merit for Marching Excellence from the National Band Association. He also currently serves as an Adjudicator for Drum Corps International and Bands of America and has attended the WGI Judge’s Academy. 


Chris is married to Dr. Alison Starr-Moss, has three daughters, Lily, Evie, and Josie, and two dogs: Hamilton and Nugget.