Wesley Davis, Head Choir Director
Wesley Davis is in his eighth year at Marcus High School and third year as Head Choral Director. He directs the Celesti Varsity Women’s Choir, Resonare Varsity Men’s Choir and Marcus Chorale. In addition he directs and arranges music for the Marcus female a cappella group Fusion. A native of Houston, he is a graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education with honors from Oklahoma City University where he studied with Judith Willoughby and Dr. Randi von Ellefson. Wes is one of the 2015 recipients of the TCDA Young Director of Distinction Award. His students have consistently made region and all state choirs in addition to receiving superiors in Solo and Ensemble contest. His choirs also consistently receive Sweepstakes at UIL contest. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, American Choral Directors Association, A cappella Education Association and the Women’s A Cappella Association.
Patti Freeman, Associate Choir Director
Associate Director, Patti Freeman, has been a choral music educator since 1990. She earned her choral degree from Ouachita Baptist University then began her career in her hometown, Searcy, Arkansas. Her first year of teaching music she opened a new school in Searcy, Westside Elementary. She moved to North Texas in 1993 directing and assisting middle school and high school choir programs in Denison, Sherman and North Richland Hills. She enjoyed 15 years in Denton ISD as head director of Strickland MS choirs and associate director of the Denton HS Choral Dept. Over the years, Mrs. Freeman’s choirs have earned many UIL Sweepstakes and Grand Champion awards and she has had the privilege of hosting and judging many TMEA and UIL contests. She has been honored to serve as both conductor and piano accompanist for TCDA reading sessions, MS/HS All-Region concerts, and area Musical performances. She has several years experience teaching show choirs, AP Theory and IB Music in addition to her choral conducting experience. She has also served as worship accompanist and children’s choir director in church music for many years.
Mrs. Freeman has a passion for teaching music and loves working with students either as vocal coach, conductor, music theory teacher or accompanist. She is thrilled to be working with Mr. Davis and the outstanding choir members at Marcus High School!
Amanda Evans is a native to the North Texas area. She attended Texas Tech University where she obtained a BA in Music Education and a MM in Vocal Performance. After graduating, she began a career in opera as an apprentice with the Des Moines Metro Opera. Amanda continues to sing professionally and has expanded her repertoire to many different styles of music. In addition to performing, Amanda has twenty-three years of diverse teaching experiences. She is also a choral director having served in both public schools and various churches. Amanda currently resides in Highland Village with her husband and three boys. She teaches at Marcus High School, Briarhill Middle School, her home voice studio, and directs the Youth Choir at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound. Amanda is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association.