Faculty and Staff
R. Reed Chamberlin, DMA, Director of Bands
R. Reed Chamberlin serves as Director of Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches graduate conducting, and guides the band program. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music where he was the Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, a Fennell Conducting Fellow, and recipient of the Walter Hagen Prize in Conducting. Prior to his appointment at the University of Nevada, he served on the faculty of Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, and was a successful high school music teacher in Ohio. He holds a BME degree from The Ohio State University, and an MM degree in Conducting from Youngstown State University. His work and experiences represent the nexus of music education and professional level performance, exemplified through the wind-band performance medium and he is in regular demand as a guest conductor and clinician.
He has been recognized internationally through publication and auditioned conducting symposiums. Notable was the 2008 International Conducting Symposium, sponsored by the National Band Association, and held in conjunction with The Italian Army Band. He has presented at the CBDNA National Conference, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and published articles in the National Band Association Journal, the Ohio Music Education Association's TRIAD, and the WASBE Journal. He was also integral in production of the Eastman Wind Ensemble's recent CD, Stravinsky - Octet and L'Histoire du Soldat.
Stephen Eubanks, PhD, Assistant Director of Bands, 2019 Director of Athletic Bands, Lecturer of Music Education
Dr. Stephen C. Eubanks serves as Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno, in addition to Lecturer in music education. Dr. Eubanks received his Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum in Music Education from the University of Missouri, his Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Missouri, and his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Missouri Southern State College.
Dr. Eubanks is a retired public school teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience in the Missouri public schools, including 3 years in Alton, 2 years in Carthage, 13 years as assistant director of bands and 12 years as director of bands and music department chairman in Jefferson City.
During his career at Jefferson City High School as assistant director and director of bands, the Marching 'Jay' Band performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Alamo Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the Freedom Bowl, had two appearances at the Citrus Bowl and Orange Bowl Parades respectively, and in his retirement year performed at the Gator Bowl Parade. Under his leadership, the Jefferson City High School music department was a consistent Sweepstakes winner with the Heritage Festivals organization. During his 12 years as Director of Bands at Jefferson City High School, Mr. Eubanks' symphonic band was selected to perform for the Missouri Music Educators Association on 3 separate occasions.
Dr. Eubanks has served as an adjudicator for the Missouri State High School Activities Association, as well as numerous state marching festivals. He holds professional memberships in the Missouri Music Educators Association, the Missouri Bandmasters Association, the Nevada Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Beta Mu, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Blair Williams, MM, Percussion Instructor
Blair graduated in May 2014 with a Master of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is currently working with the University's Wolf Pack Marching Band as the percussion arranger and instructor. Blair also teaches applied percussion lessons as an adjunct faculty member. He graduated from California State University Stanislaus in 2007 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.
As a performer, Blair was a member of the Sacramento Freelancers Winter Percussion Ensemble from 1998-2002, and 2004, as a bass drummer for two years, and a snare drummer for the remaining four. He was a member of the Sacramento Mandarins snare line during the 2000 and 2001 seasons, winning the DCI Division II title in 2001.
Blair then joined the Concord Blue Devils snare line for the 2002 and 2003 seasons, where he placed fourth in the snare drum individual competition, and helped the corps to win its 11th DCI World Championship. He was also part of the select 50-member Blue Devil cast that traveled to Okayama, Japan in 2003 for the Marching in Okayama festival.
Blair is also experienced as an educator, having held the position of Director of Bands at Lodi High School from 2009-2011, and the Band Director position at Beyer High School in Modesto for the 2008-2009 school year. Blair was a member of the Sacramento Mandarins percussion staff from 2004-2012, holding the position of percussion caption head in 2009, and battery coordinator in 2011. He was the co-caption head of percussion for the Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps in 2010.
In addition, Blair has taught numerous percussion lines in Northern California and the Central Valley as a battery instructor, front ensemble instructor, arranger/designer, and caption head. Blair lives in Reno NV and is currently on staff at the University of Nevada, eNVision Indoor, Depoali MS, and Damonte Ranch HS.
Blair is a Vic Firth Education Team member, Remo drumhead endorser, and Pearl Corporation artist.
Kimberly Hines, Color Guard Instructor
Kimberly Hines is currently the Color Guard Caption Head & Choreographer for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band. A native of Reno, NV, Kim began her teaching career at Spanish Springs High School in 2003 as a rifle technician. Kim then helped write their Winter Guard show in 2004 and eventually became the Color Guard Caption Head, Choreographer, and Designer in 2005. Under Kim's leadership, the Fall 2007 Color Guard became Nevada State Champions, and the Winter 2008 Color Guard won the Governor's Cup and Color Guard Sweepstakes.
Kim has also worked as the Movement Technician & Choreographer for eNVision Performing Arts, and the Color Guard Caption Head & Choreographer for McQueen High School, 2009-2010 State Color Guard Champions. In addition, she has choreographed for groups in California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Ireland.
As a performer, Kim has been a member of the Sparks High School Color Guard, Spanish Springs High School Color Guard, and University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band Color Guard, holding the position as Guard Captain with each of these programs. She has also performed with the University of Nevada Winter Guard, Summit Winter Guard, and has studied dance at the University of Nevada, and Truckee Meadows Community College.
Spencer Hannibal-Smith, Graduate Assistant/Conducting and Bands
Spencer Hannibal-Smith serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the University of Nevada Bands, and is studying as a Graduate Conducting Student at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from California State University Fresno.
While attending CSU Fresno, Spencer performed in a variety of ensembles on bass trombone and was the Student Director of the scholarship pep band the Bulldog Beat. Aside from trombone, he also performed on tuba with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012 to 2015. After his final summer in drum crops, Spencer received the Assistant Band Director position at the Reagan Educational Center in Clovis California. As Assistant Director he taught middle school and high school marching band, concert band, and jazz band. While teaching, Spencer was also an active musician in the Central Valley. He served as the bass trombonist for the Fresno City Jazz Composers Orchestra, Wind Symphony of Clovis, and several freelance ensembles.
Spencer is currently a member of the Educational Staff for the Santa Clara Vanguard Performing Arts Organization. He works as a Visual Technician with the Santa Clara Vanguard and a Low Brass Technician with the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets.
Scott Miller, Graduate Assistant/Conducting and Bands
Scott Miller serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the University of Nevada Bands and is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting. He graduated from Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music (Youngstown, Ohio) in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, Applied Trumpet. At YSU, Scott was active in the Wind Ensemble, Dana Chorale, Jazz Ensembles, Chamber Brass, and was a four year member of the YSU Marching Pride where he held positions as the head trumpet section leader, Assistant Drum Major, and Head Drum Major. Scott also served as a student and substitute YSU Pep Band director.
Scott has spent the last four years as the Director of Bands and Choir at Lisbon Exempted Village Schools in Lisbon, Ohio where he taught grades 6-12 band, high school choir, the Blue Pride Marching Band and Basketball Pep Band, and served as an assistant musical director. Scott also spent two years as the Assistant Band Director at Mercer Area Jr./Sr. High School in Mercer, Pennsylvania.
Scott is an active freelance performer and conductor, recently conducting shows for the Millennial Theater Company, serving the last two years as the YSU Alumni Band Director, and was a recent guest conductor for the YSU Concert Band. He holds professional memberships with the National Association for Music Education, the Ohio Music Educators Association, and Nevada Music Educators Association. Scott lives with his wife Natalie Miller, DPT and their two cats.