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Formed in 1972, the Montgomery County Choral Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unite singers who celebrate their love of music through professional-quality performances and community outreach. Originally numbering about 30 members, the society has steadily grown over the years in both numbers and performance quality. Our membership now averages about 80 members and includes people ranging in age from high-school students to retirees, encompassing varied professions, and blending many levels of musical training and experience.
In addition to performing four concerts per season in Conroe, TX, MCCS has a scholarship program through which we annually award scholarships to deserving students who wish to pursue collegiate studies in vocal music.
MCCS is lead by Artistic Director, Dr. Bob Horton. Horton joined MCCS in
An award-winning director and arts leader, Horton began teaching music in
the Fall of 1990 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Sam Houston
State University. He later returned to Sam Houston where he earned his
Master of Music degree with an emphasis in Conducting in 2005 and his
Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership in 2012.
Horton spent 11 years as Head Choir Director of The Woodlands High
School where he led a choral program of over 250 students who comprised
six performing choirs. Prior to that position, Horton taught at McCullough Junior
High for 8 years, York Junior High for 4 years, and elementary music and
intermediate Choir in Klein ISD for 2 years. In 1996, 1998, and 2013 Horton’s
choirs were selected to be Invited Performing Choirs for the TMEA Convention. In
2011 and 2014, The Woodlands HS Chamber Choir won the American Classics
Madrigal Festival and presented Honor Concerts in 2012 and 2015. The TWHS varsity
treble choir, conducted by Horton and his assistant Lynn Bull, was selected to perform at the
Southwest American Choral Directors Association in March 2014. The York, McCullough, and Woodlands High School choirs under Horton’s direction were awarded consistent sweepstakes trophies and named “Best in Class” at various festivals and performed in Carnegie Hall.
Horton’s career has been marked by service to his colleagues. He had the privilege of serving the Region IX Junior High/Middle School division as its coordinator and has twice served as High School Region Vocal Chair. Horton is a highly sought-after adjudicator serving as a UIL adjudicator and clinician in Texas as well as multiple other southern states including Mississippi,
Louisiana, and Arkansas. Horton served a two-year term as the Middle School/Junior High Vice President, President of Texas Choral Directors Association, and is now Past President of Texas Choral Directors. In February of 2015, Horton was elected to the office of State Vocal Chair of TMEA and in 2017, was elected to the President track of TMEA, where he served for three years.
As Fine Arts Coordinator for Conroe ISD, Horton leads and works with a staff of over 300 teachers to implement curriculum for Choir, Band, Orchestra, Elementary Music, Art, Theatre, and Dance. Under Horton’s leadership, Conroe ISD has been selected as one of the “Best Communities in Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation since 2015.
In addition to Horton’s school duties, he has served the Woodlands United Methodist Church since 1996 as a Music Associate, where he co-directs the Adult Chancel Choir and directs the select A Cappella Choir. He and his wife Connie, an award-winning Junior High Choir Director in Conroe ISD, have two children who have both earned All-State Choir membership and are now employed in the world of Music. Andrea, a graduate of Baylor (BM, 2017) and LSU (MM, 2019) is the Community Initiatives Coordinator at Houston Grand Opera. Ben, Texas Tech University (BMusEd) 2019 is a choir director at Summer Creek High School in Humble ISD.