Rick Yancey is head band director and orchestra director of Elkins High School in the Fort Bend Independent School District.
A native of Texas City, Texas, he
played in the Texas City Bands under Mr. Robert Renfroe.
While at the University of Houston he
was principal clarinetist of the University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble under A. Clyde Roller and James Mathews.
attended the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and was principal clarinetist of the Aspen Chamber Symphony.
As a clarinetist, he
has performed with the Rapides and Lake Charles Orchestras in Louisiana; Houston with Theater Under the Stars,(TUTS), the Houston Ballet, and the Houston Pops Orchestra.
Now in his
29th year as a band director, Mr. Yancey
has won Band Festival awards in New York; Washington, D.C.; Durango, Colorado; London, England; and Nassau, as well as numerous Texas contests.
Mr. Yancey is the Region 17 Band Chairman and has served as Area F Band Chairman of the Texas Music Educators Association.
also belongs to the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and Phi Beta Mu
Since opening Elkins High School
in 1992, the Elkins Band has won 13 consecutive UIL sweepstakes awards.
CD recordings of the Elkins Band performances are available through Mark Custom Recordings.
Mr. Yancey is married to Jill Yancey, who is head band director at Sugar Land Middle School.