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—along with commissions to provide music for the Texas University Interscholastic League Sight-Reading competition. His most recent publication, Selene, is a work for full orchestra.
Dr. Weeks has been writing about the field of education and the associated problems and solutions for many years. Clancy is a member of Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha, and Kappa Kappa Psi. He is semiretired from teaching and currently lives in Tomball, Texas with his wife, Molly, and his son, Leo, and continues to write for band and orchestra.