Brittney Williams is currently in her twenty-first year of teaching. This is her eighth year to hold the position of Head Band Director at Evans Middle School in McKinney, TX. Under her direction the Symphonic I Band earned sweepstakes rating at UIL concert/sightreading contest, first division ratings at the Beach Within Reach Competion and Peak Festival, where the band earned outstanding band awards. The Symphonic 2 Band, Concert Band, and Beginner Bands also received first division ratings at their competitions. In 2019, the Symphonic I Band was named a Commended Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Competition.
Before she accepted this position, Mrs. Williams was the assistant band director at Faubion Middle School in McKinney for 5 years. During her time at Faubion, the Symphonic II Band received several superior ratings and each year has placed in the top three at the Beach Within Reach Band Festival. The Symphonic I Band placed 9th in the CCC Texas Honor Band competition, placed 2nd in the CC Texas Honor Band competition, and was invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic and Convention in Chicago.
Prior to her positions in McKinney, she worked at Byrd Middle School in Duncanville ISD where the Symphonic I Band placed 1st in the CCC State Honor Band competition. Mrs. Williams has also held similar positions in Arlington, Plano, and Waxahachie. Mrs. Williams holds a Bachelors Degree in music education from West Texas A&M University. Her professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Bandmasters Association. Mrs. Williams is currently residing in McKinney with her husband Gary, her daughter Olivia, son Joshua, and two dogs Missy and Zoey.
Briana Burns is entering her seventh year as a band director at Evans Middle School. While at Evans, she has taught the beginner clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trombone, tuba, euphonium, and french horn classes, and she has led the Concert and Symphonic 2 Bands. The Symphonic 2 Band has earned first divisions under her instruction.
Ms. Burns is a native of Dallas, Texas. She grew up in Arlington, Texas where she graduated from Juan Seguin High School. She was also a member of the TMEA All-State Band in 2009. She is a December 2013 graduate from Texas Tech University where she majored in Music Education and Music Performance in clarinet.
While at Texas Tech, Ms. Burns was a member of many ensembles both inside of Texas Tech and in the Lubbock area, as well as a private teacher for clarinet. She was a member of the Goin’ Band from Raiderland for 3 years and the Court Jesters Basketball Band on trumpet and clarinet. Concert ensembles include the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under Dr. Sarah McKoin, University Symphony Orchestra, various chamber groups, and she played with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Not only does she love to teach, but takes any opportunities to still play her clarinet as much as possible. She was under the guidance of Dr. David Shea, clarinet professor. Ms. Burns holds memberships with both the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.
Ms. Burns currently resides in McKinney, Texas and she is planning a wedding to her Fiancé, Max Weaver.