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Weiss Directors

Meet the Team

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Ian Young

Head Director

Ian Young is in his eighth year in public education and his first with Weiss High School. Prior to Weiss High School, Mr. Young was the Assistant Director of Bands at Burnet High School in Burnet, Texas.

 

During this time, Burnet High School had multiple state marching band appearances as well as a third place finish in 2020. Before Burnet, Mr. Young was the Assistant Director at Ropes High School in Ropesville, Texas during which, the Ropes band received a second place finish at the state marching contest. Mr. Young started his teaching career in Lexington, Texas as the Assistant Director, helping the band to earn superior ratings for the first time in several years.

In 2011, Mr. Young Marched tuba with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in their production of “Juliet”.  In 2018, Mr. Young was a Tech for the Weiss Band program and assisted in the band earning their first BOA Super Regional finals appearance in St. Louis, Missouri.

Originally from Austin, Texas,  Mr. Young attended Blinn Junior College and Texas Tech University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Music Education. Mr. Young studied tuba under Dr. Kevin Wass (Texas Tech) and Mr. Larry Campbell (Blinn College) as well as conducting from Dr. Eric Allen (Texas Tech).  Mr. Young's professional affiliations include The Texas Music Educators Association, The Texas Bandmasters Association as well as Kappa Kappa Psi national honorary band fraternity.

 

Mr. Young  currently resides in Leander, Texas with his wife, Jennifer and their three children.

John Wesley

Assistant Band Director

John Wesley is in his fifth year in education and his first year at Weiss.

 

Mr. Wesley graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music Education from William Carey University, where he marched with the Spirit of Carey, played in Symphonic Winds, and the pit orchestras for productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and the 1960 Broadway hit Camelot.

 

Mr. Wesley studied horn under Dr. Patrick Richards. He is a past member of the Elsewhen Orchestra, a community group based in Mobile, AL, and is currently a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association and Texas Music Educators Association.

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Emely Chacon

Assistant Band Director

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Emily Chacon is a native from San Antonio, TX where she attended Earl Warren High School. She recently graduated from Texas State University with a bachelors degree in Music Studies.

 

During her time at Texas State, Ms. Chacon studied clarinet under Dr. Vanguel Tangarov. She gained experience performing with various ensembles such as the Texas State Symphonic Winds, Bobcat Marching Band, Texas State Clarinet Choir, and other small ensembles.

 

Ms. Chacon completed her student teaching in North East ISD in San Antonio, TX at Fox Run Elementary School with Virginia Daniels and "Tex" Hill Middle School with Kim Rosenberg.

 

Ms. Chacon is excited to begin her teaching career with the Weiss High School band program! She is eager to work with the incredible team of students and staff.

 

In her free time, Ms. Chacon enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, playing video games, outdoor activities and traveling.

Hunter Langhans

Percussion Director

Hunter Langhans is entering his first year as the Percussion Director at Weiss High School. Prior to joining the team at Weiss, he spent two years as the Percussion Director for Greenville ISD, and one year as the Assistant Percussion Director at Grapevine High School.

 

A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Mr. Langhans graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas where he studied under Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick, and Michael Drake. While at UNT, Mr. Langhans performed with numerous ensembles including the UNT Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Green Brigade Marching Band, and PASIC champion UNT Snare Ensemble. He was also a snare drummer for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps.

 

Mr. Langhans has worked for numerous award winning programs in the North Texas area including Birdville HS, Lovejoy HS, Newman Smith HS, and the WGI Scholastic World Finalist, Burleson Centennial Indoor Drumline. Prior to graduation, Mr. Langhans student-taught at Rick Reedy High School and Pioneer Heritage Middle School in Frisco ISD. 

 

Mr. Langhans is excited to be joining the Weiss Band Program!

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Landy Wyatt Roberson

Color Guard Director

Landy Wyatt Roberson is a Texas transplant by way of Mountain Home, Arkansas. They have been teaching high school color guard programs all over Texas for the past seven years.

 

In addition to teaching, Landy spent four years marching DCI as well as six years marching Independent World Class in the winter seasons, with programs such as Crossmen, The Cavaliers, Cypress Independent, and Invictus World.

 

When Landy is not doing color guard, they are a pet lover, and avid outdoorsman. Their hobbies include swimming, hiking, and supporting the local ballroom community in Austin.

 

Landy is stoked to join the Weiss Band Family and share their passion for the activity with the next generation of young performers.