Cypress Symphonic Band Conductors
Clancy Weeks, D.M.A.
Dr. Clancy Weeks has been teaching Texas bands since 1985 when he earned his degree in music theory and composition from Lamar University, studying with such composers as William Latham, Merrill Ellis, Robert Culbertson and Paul Holmes along the way. He has composed and arranged for the wind band medium for over 25 years (beginning in high school), and has had over two-dozen band works published by R.B.C. Music and Avalon Press. In 1997 he earned his D.M.A. from the University of Houston in music education and conducting, and in the process created a corrected edition of Gordon Jacob’s William Byrd Suite. His works have been performed by bands all over the country—including the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Houston Symphonic Band, and the Rutgers University Wind Ensemble— and he was contracted to provide music for the Texas University Interscholastic League Sight-Reading competition. His most recent composition, The River’s Crossing, will be premiered May 17th 2014 by the Cypress Symphonic Band, and was written in honor of our recently deceased band member Elizabeth McWilliams.
Dr. Weeks has studied conducting with Gary Sousa (currently the Director of Instrumental Music at the University of Tennessee), and conducted in workshops under the watchful eyes of such noted directors as Jerry Junkin, Mallory Thompson, H. Robert Reynolds, Richard Floyd, Kevin Sedatole, and Larry Rachliff just to name a few. He has taught band at every level from 6th grade through high school, 2A through 5A, and has had successful programs at each of those levels.
His compositional style is decidedly tonal, with an eye towards craftsmanship and playability, and his works have been commissioned by a growing number of Texas bands. Rhythmic variety—including offset rhythmic patterns, unusual accents, and multiple meters—is a trademark of his latest works, while lush and occasionally complex harmonies is a long-time staple.
Adapted from Composition Today
Todd A. Burrer is Vice President of Texas MUD’s for Inframark. He has over 20 years of management experience in the area of operations, customer service, and billing within the water and wastewater industry. His responsibilities have included overall financial, operational, and compliance for the Texas municipal utility district business.
At Inframark, he is the leader of the senior level management team charged with managing day-to-day operations for the Texas MUD Region with over 400 employees, 180 utility districts, and 128 water and wastewater facilities that serve over 400,000 Texans.
A fifth-generation Houstonian, he earned his BME from Texas Christian University and has completed numerous courses in water and wastewater operations, utility management, and other related areas.
Actively involved in the Association of Water Board Directors, he currently serves as a member of the Program and Legislative committees as well as the Advisory Council. He served as Chairman of the Vendor Relations Committee from 1999 to 2020 and as a trustee for 6 consecutive years. He currently chairs the Operations and Environment Committee.
He is Chairman of the Greens Bayou Coalition and serves on the Board of Directors for the West Houston Association and the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. Previous community positions include service to the Board of Directors of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department, the Board of Directors of Harris County MUD No. 489, and Harris County MUD No. 374.
In 2020, Todd was asked to serve as a regional representative for San Jacinto County on the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) regional flood planning groups. This planning group will be responsible for developing Texas’ first regional flood plans by January 2023, which will culminate in the state’s first-ever state flood plan.
He and his wife Amy attend Lakewood UMC in Tomball, TX, where he serves as Director of Instrumental Music.
Adapted from Inframark.com