Mr. Trey Harris
Trey Harris, a native 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 band at Bassett High School has grown from 75 students to over 160. They have consistently received superior ratings with all ensembles at the VBODA Concert and Marching Assessments, as well as numerous local, regional, state, and national awards. The Bassett Marching Band has been named the USBands Group 5 Open Virginia State Champions seven times since 2007. During this time, they have 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.
In 2013, Mr. Harris was named the Teacher of the Year for Bassett High School. In that same year he was named the Teacher of the Year for the Henry County Public School system as well as the Region 6 Teacher of the Year for the state of Virginia. In November of 2013, Mr. Harris was named the Music Educator of the Year for the state of Virginia at the VMEA State Conference in Hot Springs, VA.
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 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.