Callahan Connor

Connor CallahanConnor Callahan

Assistant Director of Bands - Platte County R-III School District
Platte County High School/Platte City Middle School 

Connor Callahan is currently the Assistant Director of Bands for the Platte County R-3 School District. He is in his third year in this role at Platte County and is in his ninth year of teaching overall. His duties at Platte County High School include leading the Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Traditions Marching Band, and Music Appreciation while assisting with the Pride of Platte County Marching Band and Pep Band. At Platte City Middle School, Callahan teaches the 6th Grade Clarinet and Saxophone class, co-teaches the 7th Grade Woodwinds, and co-teaches the 8th Grade Band. 

Before working in Platte County, Callahan worked in the Grandview C-4 School District for five years as the Director of Bands at Grandview Middle School and the Assistant Director of Bands at Grandview High School. He spent his first year teaching in the Carthage R-9 School District as the Assistant Director of Bands. During his tenure in Platte County, Grandview, and Carthage, Callahan’s bands have consistently received Exemplary ratings at MSHSAA Large Group Festival, Jazz Band Festivals, and Marching Band Festivals. Callahan has an active clarinet and bass clarinet private studio of approximately fifteen high school and middle school students. 

Callahan holds a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master’s of Music in Music Education from Kent State University. He received his Bachelor’s of Education in Music Education from Pittsburg State University. He is currently serving as Vice President of MOAJE. Callahan is beginning his term as Vice President of Jazz for the Northwest District of Missouri Music Educators Association. Callahan’s professional affiliations include MOAJE, MBA, MMEA, and NafME. Callahan lives in Platte City with his wife Hillary and his daughters Emma and Ella. Callahan is incredibly excited to continue to work at Platte County R-III School District with his tremendous students and colleagues!


1st Hour: Symphonic Band/Traditions Marching Band - PCHS

2nd Hour: 8th Grade Band - PCMS

3rd Hour: Plan

4th Hour: 6th Grade Woodwinds - PCMS

5th Hour: 6th Grade Brass - PCMS

6th Hour: Jazz Ensemble - PCHS

7th Hour: Music Appreciation - PCHS

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-858-2822 ext. 1271