John Nelson has been Associate Director of Bands at Cy-Fair High School since the fall of 2008.  His duties include conducting the Concert 1 Band, assisting all other concert bands, assisting with the marching band, teaching marching fundamentals, and directing percussion studies.

Graduating from Southwest Texas State University in 1996 with a degree in Music Education, John performed with the university Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Band including performance tours of Europe and Mexico.  He received a performance scholarship from the Department of Music, a two-time recipient of the Adams Scholarship, and won first place in the Woods Kone Scholarship by audition.  John is a member of TMEA, TBA, TCGC, WGI, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity for men.

John has been involved in the Indoor Drumline activity since its inception in Texas in 1996 and is a seven-time class champion in the Texas Color Guard Circuit, a two-time WGI national finalist, and served as an advisory board member for WGI.  He has also served as Percussion Educator for TCGC as well as Percussion Administrator.  He was also selected to perform at the Bands of America National Percussion Ensemble Festival.   John is also employed as a professional percussion arranger, clinician, and adjudicator locally and with USSBA.  He was recently recognized by Texas A&M for an award of excellence in teaching.

Most importantly, he lives happily on his 6 acre bamboo farm with his loving wife, Wendy, and their 2 sons, Austin and Carter (also percussionists).  E-mail Mr. Nelson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Aundray Edwards recently finished his 4th year at the University of Houston. He’s pursuing his Bachelors in music education. Since attending UH he has been a part of all the performing ensembles, including the wind ensemble and symphony orchestra   which both were invited to perform at the Midwest Band clinc in 2012. His percussion performance experience includes performing with the percussion one ensemble throughout high school, the Moores School Percussion Ensemble (PASIC 2010), and marching with the Troopers world class Drum and Bugle Corps (2010). Aundray has been a drumline and front ensemble technician for multiple high school marching bands in Houston and the surrounding areas.

 

 

Justin Arenas serves as the visual and movement choreographer/trainer for the Cy-Fair Indoor Drumline.

Justin Arenas grew up in the greater Houston area and while actively involved in his high school percussion program. He marched with Revolution in 2003 and after taking a few years off,  auditioned to march with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Justin marched three years on tenors starting off with the 2006 winning show “Machine” and aging out after marching 2007 and 2008. After aging out, Justin went on to teach Legends Drum and Bugle Corps from 2009-2010 as a tenor technician as well as visual technician/choreographer. In the 2011 season, he was a part of the visual team for The Santa Clara Vanguard.

Along with the outdoor season he has been a part of the indoor circuit both locally and nationally. He was a part of the inaugural season for Tyler Junior College, and since then has been writing drill, choreography, and teaching music for the past five years. Writing drill and choreography for the NorthShore HS, Cy-Ranch HS, and Clearbrook HS. For the 2011 season, Justin was also a member of Cypress Independent Colorguard.

Justin is currently on the percussion staff The Woodlands HS and has worked with high school programs around the Houston area including, Clearbrook HS, NorthShore HS, Robert E. Lee (Tyler, Tx) and Cy-Ranch HS. As well as working with fall marching bands and winter drumlines he teaches private lessons and consults with middle school percussion programs.

 

Don Click serves as Cy-Fair’s indoor drumline visual and overall designer/instructor.

Don Click is currently General Manger of Pro-Mark Drum Sticks and serves as a Board Member and a member of the Program Coordination Team of Music City Mystique (a world champion Independent World Class indoor percussion ensemble).  He is co-founder of the Music City Mystique youth organization and served as the Executive Director until 2006.

A native of Brentwood, TN, Don graduated from Brentwood High School in 1986 and began his college career at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. After spending three years studying at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Don transferred to the University of North Texas where he earned a degree in Finance. While at UNT, Don spent three years as a member of the UNT indoor drumline. During this time, the drumline won two championships at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Don also has deep roots in the Drum and Bugle Corps (DCI) activity. Don was a member of the 1985 Bridgemen, the 1988 Suncoast Sound, and the 1989 Concord Blue Devils. In 2004, he joined the staff of the Columbia Central High School Band as Percussion Instructor. He has taught and continues to arrange and consult at various high schools throughout the nation.

Don has served as President of the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit where he was formerly the Percussion Coordinator. With Winter Guard International, Don has been a member of the Percussion Advisory Board, Percussion Steering Committee, and as an Executive Board Member.  Don was made a member of the WGI Hall of Fame in 2011.

Don currently lives in Houston, TX with his wife, Stephanie and two children, Avery and Piper.