Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jason Rusk
Jason Rusk is the band director at Chalmete High School. He has been in charge of instrumental music at CHS since 2004. Jason is a 1992 graduate of Chalmette High School and also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and Education Certification from the University of New Orleans.
Mr. Rusk began his career in music performance playing the clarinet in numerous orchestras and bands which led him to performance venues throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe. After earning his certification in public school education, Jason moved to the classroom beginning his teaching career at Archbishop Hannan High School and eventually Chalmette High School. Since coming to Chalmette High School, Jason has been the director of the CHS Fighting Owl Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Pep Band and Brass Band. Mr. Rusk and the CHS band students are heavily involved in school and community activities and are proud to represent the Owl community of Chalmette High School.