Plano East Senior High School

Color Guard Director


Wesley Tyree


Wesley Tyree graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a focus on dance education and choreography while also minoring in music and mathematics. Throughout college, he was a member of a variety of performance groups including Matrix Percussion, Onyx Color Guard, Juxtaposition Color Guard, and the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. During his time with Onyx, they were a WGI gold medalist and a WGI silver medalist. After graduation, Wesley was invited to perform and compete at nationals with the Perkin’s School of the Arts located in Norwich, New York. In 2014, they were awarded the Joe Noce Memorial Award and were the Senior Dance National Champions.

Along with competing locally and nationally, Wesley also worked with a multitude of programs throughout central Ohio while directing the guard of his alma mater, Westland High School. He also spent time in Chicago, Illinois for a year working with Lake Park High School (BOA Grand Nationals Semi-Finalists), Lincoln-Way East High School, and Lincoln-Way North High School.

Since moving to Texas in 2015, Wesley has performed with Black Gold (2016), CGT Dallas (2017, 2018), and most recently, CGT Denton (2020). Wesley is also an active member of the North Texas Colorguard Circuit, serving on multiple committees, including the nomination committee and the promotion committee. Before becoming the color guard director at Plano East Senior High School, he was the director at McKinney High School in 2018 (WGI Dallas and Austin regional finalist). While Wesley was working with multiple programs in the DFW area and attending classes, he was working on his certifications. In 2020, he received his certification in secondary dance and mathematics. With this accomplishment, and while being the Color Guard Director, he also teaches Algebra 2, Honors Precalculus, and College Prep at Plano East. Wesley's next goal is to pursue a Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Texas Dallas, so fingers crossed!

Wesley feels fortunate to have the chance to work within the subjects that he enjoys the most, but along with dance, color guard, and mathematics, he also enjoys the company of his dog Calvin, playing video games, volleyball, and traveling.