Rick Brockway is the director of bands at League City Intermediate School in Clear Creek ISD. League City is home of WAVE South, the school district's gifted and talented magnet school. Mr. Brockway is in his twenty-seventh year of teaching.
Mr. Brockway received his Bachelor's of Music Education Degree from Henderson State University in Arkansas and his Master’s of Music Education Degree from the University of Houston.
Bands under Mr. Brockway’s direction have been consistent contest Sweepstakes Award winners. In 2007, the Westbrook Band was a Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Competition. Mr. Brockway's bands state finalists five times in the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band Competition. In 2009, his band was ranked third in state, and in 2011, his band was ranked first, and was named the 2012 Texas Honor Band out of a competitive field of more than 500 bands.
Mr. Brockway is a member of the Texas Music Adjudicator’s Association. He is a frequent contest adjudicator. He has three daughters, Bailey, Morgan, and Jacy.
Jimmy Tran is the Associate Director of Bands at League City Intermediate in League City. Mr. Tran will be teaching the beginner brass classes (trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba), conducts the Intermediate 1 Band, and assists with the other ensembles. In addition, Mr. Tran has also taught privately in the Katy and Friendswood districts in Houston.
Mr. Tran is a Honors graduate of the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music with a Bachelor of Music where he studied music education with John Benzer, David Bertman, Cory Meals, Joe Pruitt, and Greg Countryman. While at UH, he had the opportunity to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association and College Band Directors National Association with the Wind Ensemble. As a Moores School of Music Ambassador , Mr. Tran helped with the recruitment and audition process of the music school.
Mr. Tran's professional affiliations include TMEA, TBA, ITEA, and DCI. Additionally, he is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, an academic honor society, and the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda.
Away from the band hall, Mr. Tran enjoys cooking, rock climbing, and traveling. Mr. Tran is very excited to join and teach with the wonderful staff at League City Intermediate!