Trey Harris || Director of Bands
Trey Harris, a native of Florida, was raised in Elizabethton, Tennessee, where he attended Elizabethton High School. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a BA in Music Education. While at ETSU, he was a member of the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Trumpet Ensemble, Faculty Brass Quintet, Men’s Choir, Mixed Chorale, and the 7 Bucs Worth Men’s Ensemble. He studied trumpet with Dr. James O’Donnell.
Mr. Harris started his career as the Assistant Director at Pulaski County High School in 1995. There he was the director of the Concert Band, Marching Band, and Winter Guard. In 1996 he began his tenure with the Bassett band program. During this time, the Bassett bands have grown from 75 students to over 160. They have consistently received superior ratings from all ensembles at the VBODA Concert and Marching Assessments, as well as numerous local, regional, state, and national awards. The BHS Marching Band has been named the USBands Group 5 Open State Champions for the last seven years. During this time, they have also finished in the top five in the nation in Group 5 Open at the USBands National Championships finishing second three separate times. In 2012 the Symphonic Band was honored to play at the Virginia Music Educators State Convention held at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.
Mr. Harris has served as a clinician, judge, conductor, and designer across the country, involved with groups from Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and Kentucky. Additionally, he served as a staff member with the 2009 and 2010 All-American Marching Band as well as the Wind Track director for pay for essay paper the Western Carolina University Summer Symposium. He has also been a part of many podcast recordings on The Marching Roundtable.
Mr. Harris resides in Bassett, Virginia with his wife, Sheri, and their two daughters Anne Catherine and Addison.
Scott Allred || Director, Fieldale – Collinsville Middle School
Mr. Scott Allred has held the position of Director of Bands at Fieldale – Collinsville Middle School since its inception in 2004. At Fieldale – Collinsville, he teaches and conducts all three concert bands (grades 6, 7, and 8), and maintains a small studio of private students. Under Mr. Allred’s direction, the FCMS band grew from 160 to 240 members strong, making it the largest band program in Henry County.
FCMS bands have received consistent Superior ratings at local and regional events and annually place high numbers of students in All-District and All-Area honor bands. In 2011, the FCMS 8th Grade Band was chosen to be the featured entertainment for the Schools to Watch National Conference in Washington, DC hosted by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In 2012, the FCMS Symphonic Band was selected to play at the Virginia Music Educators’ Association Conference at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The Symphonic Band was also featured in a joint concert with the Radford University Symphonic Band in April of 2014. The FCMS band is also a 14 time Grand Champion of the Music Showcase Festival held in Williamsburg, VA.
In addition to his duties as band director at FCMS, Mr. Allred serves as assistant director of bands at Bassett High School, where he composes and arranges for the nationally renowned Bassett High School Marching Band and Indoor Percussion Ensemble. He has served as a percussion arranger, designer, adjudicator, and guest conductor for middle school and high school bands in both Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Allred holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied conducting with Dr. John Locke and served as principal percussionist with the UNC-Greensboro Wind Ensemble.
He currently resides in Collinsville, VA with his five children, Christian, Olivia, Evan, Bayleigh, and Cameron.