Phone: 252-514.6045


Degrees and Certifications:

B.M. Music Education K-12, East Carolina University

Mr. Chris Elbing, Director of Bands

Christopher Elbing received his B.M. in Music Education with honors from East Carolina University, with a concentration in Instrumental Pedagogy.

Mr. Elbing has been at New Bern High School since 2010. Prior to his current position at New Bern High School, Mr. Elbing was the Associate Director of Bands at Havelock High School.

Mr. Elbing’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the North Carolina Music Educators Association, and the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. Mr. Elbing also currently served as the NCBA-Eastern Marching Band Committee Representative for 4 years. He is currently the NCBA Eastern Commissioning Chair and Solo and Ensemble MPA Chair. 

Since joinging NBHS, the band has tripled in size and now includes multiple concert bands, an active marching band, and a competitve winter guard. Students in the band have performed at the All-District and All-State levels as well as the U.S. All-American Army Marching Band. The NBHS band has also traveled and performed regionally across the southeast, including North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.

Mr. Elbing believes that music is a true gift and that through it individual character is developed to its highest potential.