Director of Bands – Jed Weeks is in his seventh year as the Director of the Byron Nelson High School Band in Trophy Club, Texas. Previously, from 2004-2010, he was the Band Director at Colleyville Heritage High School in Grapevine, Colleyville ISD. Under his direction, the CHHS Marching Band traveled to the Bands of America Grand National Championships in 2008 for the first time in school history. His band also placed in the finals at two BOA Regional competitions in 2007 and again in 2009. In the 2004-2005 competition season, his band won first place honors at the Carrollton Tournament of Champions Marching Band Contest as well as the caption award for best Percussion. Prior to his appointment to CHHS, he was the associate director of bands at Richland High School in North Richland Hills, Texas from 1999-2004. He was also associate director of bands at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas (1998-1999), and Clements High School in Sugarland, Texas (1995-1998). He served as a substitute musician for the Houston Symphony Orchestra and San Antonio Symphony Orchestra on Trombone from 1995-1998.
Mr. Weeks also currently serves as Program Coordinator for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. He joined the Blue Knights staff in 2010 as a Brass Consultant. In 2012 he served on the design team as Audio-Visual Coordinator. Before that he was on the brass staff for the Santa Clara Vanguard from 1996-2003, serving as the brass caption head 2002-2003. He was also a member of the Cavaliers brass staff in 1994, and the Sky Ryders in 1991.
Mr. Weeks earned two degrees from the University of Houston: Bachelor of Music Education in 1994 and Master in Applied Music (Trombone) in 1998. He was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Houston in 1994-1995. He was also fortunate to work with numerous Houston area band programs such as Westfield High School and Langham Creek High School as a private instructor and marching instructor while earning his college degrees.
Mr. Weeks continues to be an active clinician, judge, and visual designer for bands across the United States. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He enjoys pretending to know how to play golf and going on vacations in the mountains. He currently resides in Roanoke, Texas with his wife Mary and sons Cameron and Ethan.