About Chris Leeper
Get to know Chris Leeper
Chris Leeper is a Trumpet Player, Educator, and Composer/Arranger from Hickory, NC. In May of 2019, he completed his undergraduate degree at Western Carolina University in the field of Music Education. During his time at WCU, Chris was a part of various ensembles such as the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Trumpet Ensemble, and many others. Chris also served as trumpet section leader for the Pride of the Mountains Marching band for 3 years, and was a recurring soloist in many of the group's pregame and halftime shows. In addition to his time at WCU, Chris has also performed with groups such as the Blue Ridge Big Band, Asheville Jazz Orchestra, Frank Love Orchestra, and the Lenoir-Rhyne University Jazz Ensemble. Currently alongside his work at Music & Arts, Chris is a member of the band staff at Hickory High School, where he serves as assistant to the director, and helps instruct the marching, concert, and jazz bands.