Director of Bands and Director of the Southeast Marching Band — Music
Dr. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Music, was appointed Director of Bands at Southeast in the Fall of 2010. His duties include directing the Southeast Missouri State Marching Band, as well as the Southeast Wind Symphony and Concert Bands. In addition, he teaches in the music education sequence. Reynolds was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and received his BME from the University of Central Arkansas, his MM from the University of Maryland and his DMA in conducting from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Reynolds' experience in higher education includes Director of Bands at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Arkansas, Associate Director of Bands at New Mexico State University, and as Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. His performing ensembles have appeared at the Las Vegas Bowl, the Tazon Aztec Bowl in Mexico City, as guest entertainment for the Denver Broncos (NFL), meetings of the Arkansas Music Educators Association and the Missouri Music Educators Association, and the National Meeting of the American School Band Directors Association.
Reynolds taught for ten years in public schools. At Kelly Middle School in the Springdale (AR) Public Schools District, he taught beginner instrumentalists and supervised a program of 200+ band students. In 2010, Reynolds was selected the Kelly Middle School Teacher of the Year. His secondary public school teaching experience also includes positions as Director of Bands/Coordinator of Instrumental Music for the Alma (AR) Public Schools, Director of Bands/Fine Arts Coordinator for the Warren (AR) Public Schools, and Associate Director of Bands at Springdale (AR) Senior High School. The Alma High School Concert Band was selected as the Outstanding Concert Ensemble at the 1996 Showcase Festival Competition in Nashville.
Through his professional association with Radio City Music Hall Productions and Walt Disney Entertainment, he has served as Assistant Conductor for the "We the People" Fanfare Unit (CBS TV), the Opening Ceremonies of the International Summer Special Olympics (ABC TV), and the All-American College Symphony Orchestra at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center.
He has served as clinician and adjudicator in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington, D.C. Dr. Reynolds continues to be in demand as conductor/adjudicator for all types of instrumental music events.