Faculty and Staff
The Wolf Pack Marching Band—The Pride of the Sierra—rehearses six hours each week in preparation for our half time and pre game presentations. In addition, two Pep Bands provide musical entertainment at indoor athletic events. Go Wolf Pack!
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.
Dennis Hawkins, DMA, Interim Associate Director of Bands/Interim Director of Athletic Bands
Dennis A. Hawkins, Jr. has facilitated performances on the podium as a conductor, in ensembles as a trumpet player, and administratively as a certified nonprofit professional. Hawkins has a passion for teaching that continues to be cultivated through the support of many mentors with whom he has had the privilege of studying. He finds great inspiration through collaborations with guest artists, composers, educators, and students.
The International Women's Brass Conference has published Hawkins's research, The Paper Days, a Twin Cities-based contemporary folk band, has given the world premiere performance of a commission devised by Hawkins, and The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" has recently invited Hawkins to participate in the 2017 Conductors Workshop.
Hawkins earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. There, he studied wind conducting under the tutelage of Craig Kirchhoff, Jerry Luckhardt, and Emily Threinen; choral conducting with Kathy Saltzman Romey; and orchestral conducting with Mark Russell Smith. Hawkins also found himself under the tutelage of David Baldwin for additional studies in trumpet. He was active as a show/drill designer and instructor with the University of Minnesota Marching Band.
Dennis Hawkins received his first Master of Music degree in brass performance from Boston University where he studied trumpet with Terry Everson. Hawkins earned a second Master of Music degree from Youngstown State University, studying conducting with Stephen L. Gage and trumpet with Christopher Krummel. Dennis Hawkins has also earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership-both of which were conferred from Youngstown State University.
Hawkins is a proud brother of the Delta Eta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Kappa Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. Hawkins holds memberships with the American Composers Forum, the College Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild, the International Trumpet Guild, the League of American Orchestras, the National Band Association, and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Hawkins serves as Interim Lecturer, Associate Director of Bands, and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Stephen Eubanks, PhD, Assistant Director of Bands and Lecturer, 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.
Justin Hubbard, MM, Staff Assistant/Staff Conductor
Justin Hubbard serves as a staff assistant and staff conductor at the University of Nevada, where he conducts the Nevada Symphonic Band and other ensembles as needed, assists the Wolf Pack Marching Band, and teaches Music Appreciation. He holds a Master of Music degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Nevada where he studied with Reed Chamberlin, and his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Central Michigan University. Prior to his time at the University of Nevada, he taught high school music in Reno, Nevada for five years.
Originally from Michigan, Justin spent his undergraduate years working with numerous high school bands throughout the state. As a saxophonist, he has performed in a number of ensembles including the Central Michigan University Wind Symphony, Central Wails Saxophone Choir, Nevada Wind Ensemble, Sierra Swing Big Band, several sax quartets, multiple musicals, and more. As a conductor, he has had the honor to work with the Nevada Wind Ensemble, Nevada Symphonic Band, UCLA Chamber Winds, Nevada Chamber Winds, several honor bands, and has conducted on several recording sessions for local composers.
Justin is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, initiated at the Nu Pi Chapter of Central Michigan University, and is an honorary member of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.
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.
Mark Doctor, Graduate Assistant/Conducting and Bands
Mark Doctor serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant of Bands at the University of Nevada. He is currently studying at the University of Nevada for his MM in Conducting. Mark received his Bachelor's of Science in Music Education in Maryland from Towson University.
Mark served as a drum major of the Towson University Marching Band for two years during his undergraduate studies. He spent his summers in New York where he worked as an intern for the New York City Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute. After completing his degree in Maryland, Mark returned to New York where he taught instrumental and general music for three years within the NYC Department of Education. He served as the music director at the John C. Thompson Elementary School, director of the Staten Island Technical High School Marching Band, and as an assistant director of the NYC Department of Education's All City High School Concert Band.
Trevor Hall, Graduate Assistant/Percussion
Trevor is currently a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno where he is working towards his M.M. in Percussion Performance studying with Dr. Andrew Heglund and Cody Remaklus. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.M. in both Percussion Performance and Music Education from the Sacramento State School of Music where he studied with Dr. Daniel Kennedy and Chris Froh. During his time at Sacramento State, Trevor was a part of the Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Gamelan Sekar Gendot, Marching Band, Indoor Drumline, and held the position of Principal Percussionist for three years with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. While studying, he also performed for groups including Camerata California, the Placer Pops Orchestra, the VITA Academy, the Auburn Grace Community Church, Sacramento Children's Chorus, Sacramento Master Singers and the Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra. Trevor's teaching background includes working for the Inderkum High School Marching Band and Winter Percussion for the 2013-14 seasons. For the past four years he has been on staff for the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp as a music instructor for percussion. In 2014 he served as Percussion Instructor for Donner Mine Music Camp. Trevor is a member of the music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon and the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.