Jim Reed serves as director of bands at Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and in December 2010, was awarded a Master of Music degree with honor from Austin Peay State University.
While at UTM, he served as drum captain and field commander, where his duties included arranging for the drumline, designing the indoor drumline shows, and assisting in the drill design for the marching band. Aside from his school responsibilities, it was at this time that he began his design & arranging career. He began writing for high school drumlines, and then branched out to include other ensembles.
In developing Reed Publications & Design, Mr. Reed has been a sought-after arranger and drill designer for many high school bands throughout the Middle and West Tennessee areas. He is also a staff percussion arranger for Arrangers’ Publishing Company, a national band publishing house based in Nashville, and recently had a percussion piece published with Rowloff Publishing in Nashville.
Mr. Reed is also a former marching member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps where he marched snare, and he is also a founder and charter member of the Music City Legend Drum & Bugle Corps. Mr. Reed has in the past served as program coordinator, drill designer, percussion arranger, and Assistant Executive Director for the corps.
Before coming to Station Camp, Mr. Reed was the band director at Portland West Middle School in Portland, TN, where he taught band in grades 6-8. He also served as assistant band director for the award-winning Portland High School Panther Band, where his main duties involved teaching the percussion section. Mr. Reed also formerly taught at East Robertson High School, Goodpasture High School, and Rucker-Stewart Middle School. He is married to his college sweetheart, Dawn, a former color guard instructor, and they reside in Gallatin, Tennessee with their two children, Wyatt and Jonah. They attend Birdwell’s Chapel Church of Christ in Cottontown, where Mr. Reed serves as a deacon and song leader.