Bobby W Heathcock
Director of Bands
In the Fall of 2017, University of Houston Grad, Bobby W. Heathcock will begin his 33rd year as a Texas music educator with 16 of those years as Director of Bands at Conroe High School. Twenty-nine-time Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Educator award recipient, Bobby W. Heathcock continues to follow his philosophy of the celebration of everything that makes everyone who they are. This strong belief allows for the forming of great “partnerships” with students, because it is through each “partnership” created that his students excel at higher levels.
He is widely known as a motivator and builder of bands and orchestras. Under his leadership, the Conroe Tiger Band has grown from 42 to close to 400 members and all indicators point to a membership of nearly 500 for the 2019-2020 school year which he states is because of his strong and talented vertical band staff.
His bands and orchestras have earned many, many UIL Sweepstakes awards, 10 Best in Class awards, five Grand Champion awards, many top 10 marching band finishes, UIL advancement, along with one National Symphony Orchestra Championship, one National Honor Band Title, one Mark of Excellence Commendation and one New Year's Day Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade performance.
During his decorated career, he has served the Texas Music Educators Association as the brass clinician for the TMEA All-State Philharmonic Orchestra, has served as Texas All-State selection adjudicator, presented several school district in-services on “How to Build Bigger and Better Bands”, served as guest panelist for the Texas Bandmasters Association, served as guest speaker for various functions, luncheons and dinners and continues to serve as a clinician and UIL band adjudicator.
Heathcock, who strongly believes every child should succeed regardless of circumstance, has also received commendations from Texas Commissioner of Education, Mike Moses, Former President George HW Bush, Former President George W Bush, UIL State Music Director, Richard Floyd, the Texas State Senate, The Texas House of Representatives, Conroe City Council, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Office of the Mayor of Houston and was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Montgomery County Project Hope Foundation.
Bobby Heathcock states that of the many things he and his students have accomplished together, two of the most rewarding and highest of honors are that he has been and continues to be blessed to be allowed to be a small part of so many wonderful lives and that his students allow him the honor of referring to them as sons and daughters.