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New Band Director, Welcome Christopher Patton

My name is Christopher Patton and I am a Billings native. I am excited to be returning to Montana after being in Moorhead, Minnesota attending Concordia College - a small liberal arts college with a highly regarded music program. I graduated from Concordia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. 

From a young age, I was heavily involved in music thanks to my father, Steve Patton, who is currently the band director at Billings West High school. During my student career in Billings, I was constantly involved in both music and sports. Now that I am back in my home state of Montana, during my free time you can expect to find me listening to the amazing live music found in Billings, out hiking or fishing, and up at my family cabin on the East Rosebud.

During my time at Concordia, I performed in the Concordia Band, the Concordia Jazz Band, and the Concordia Orchestra on my main instrument which is the trombone. During my junior year, I was selected by my peers as a co-leader of the college’s student athletic band which played at home football and basketball games. While I am a new teacher, I have spent a great deal of time learning from my father and other near-by music directors. I am excited to take everything that I have learned from these mentors and my college education into the classroom this following school year.

If parents or students have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at any point this summer at pattonc@eldergrove.k12.mt.us. Thank you all for welcoming me into the wonderful Elder Grove community.

Christopher Patton


My name is Christopher Patton and I am a Billings native. I am excited to be returning to Montana after being in Moorhead, Minnesota attending Concordia College - a small liberal arts college with a highly regarded music program. I graduated from Concordia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. 

From a young age, I was heavily involved in music thanks to my father, Steve Patton, who is currently the band director at Billings West High school. During my student career in Billings, I was constantly involved in both music and sports. Now that I am back in my home state of Montana, during my free time you can expect to find me listening to the amazing live music found in Billings, out hiking or fishing, and up at my family cabin on the East Rosebud.

During my time at Concordia, I performed in the Concordia Band, the Concordia Jazz Band, and the Concordia Orchestra on my main instrument which is the trombone. During my junior year, I was selected by my peers as a co-leader of the college’s student athletic band which played at home football and basketball games. While I am a new teacher, I have spent a great deal of time learning from my father and other near-by music directors. I am excited to take everything that I have learned from these mentors and my college education into the classroom this following school year.

If parents or students have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at any point this summer at pattonc@eldergrove.k12.mt.us. Thank you all for welcoming me into the wonderful Elder Grove community.

Christopher Patton





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