Directors

Mr. John Humber

Jon Humber graduated from East Ridge High School (Hamilton Co.) in 1998. In May 2003, he earned a Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During his time at UT, he participated in many instrumental ensembles including Trombone Choir, all three concert ensembles (on trombone or baritone), and the ‘Pride of the Southland’ Marching band. Leadership positions in the band program included euphonium and trombone section leader for the Symphonic Band (under the direction of Dr. Edwin Powell) and Undergraduate Assistant, squad leader, and co-section leader for the ‘Pride’.

Since that time, Mr. Humber spent 10 months as an environmental educator and high adventure resource at Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend, TN; 3 months as a long-term substitute in the Oak Ridge City school system (for their high school band director),and 4 years at South-Doyle. Under his direction, the 2008 South-Doyle concert band earned ‘superior’ ratings and an invitation to the 2009 State concert festival in Nashville.

Mr. Humber has also guest-conducted the high school bands of East Ridge, Cleveland, and Red Bank; and the middle school bands of Cleveland and Robertsville. Professional affiliations include MENC, the ETSB&OA, and the Tennessee Bandmaster’s Association.

Mrs. Rebecca Reeves

After graduating from Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia, Mrs. Reeves attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she received her Bachelor of Music degree.  While attending UT, she was a part of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band as a Section Leader and Black Suit, the University of Tennessee Symphonic Band, the University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble, Orange and White Pep Bands, and the University of Tennessee Flute Choir.  

Mrs. Reeves studied flute under Nancy Enslin, Karen Morsch, Robert Cronin, and Dr. Shelley Binder, and she continues to play professionally in the Knoxville area.  She currently teaches at both Gresham Middle School and Gibbs High School, and her busy schedule includes 7th Grade Band at Gresham Middle, and Marching Band, Concert Band, and General Music, at Gibbs High School.  

In 2012, Mrs. Reeves was hired into both a Lead Teacher position where she evaluates teachers under the TEAM model, and as a Professional Development Specialist where she helps to train teachers throughout Knox County on the TEAM teaching rubric.  Mrs. Reeves belongs to several professional organizations including the Professional Educators of Tennessee, East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, Tennessee Bandmaster’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education.

Mrs. Reeves’ teaching experience includes the following:

1997 Student Teaching Farragut High School under Ron Rogers and Steve Taylor
1998-2001 Band Director Whittle Springs Middle School
2001-2010 Band Director Holston Middle School
2001-present Band Director Gibbs High School
2010-present Band Director Gresham Middle School
     

 

Mr. Brad Beeler

Info Coming!!  He is still writing his BIO…