The Western Michigan University Bands welcome Dr. Trey Harris, our new Associate Director of Bands! Dr. Harris will lead our Bronco Marching Band, conduct our Symphonic Band, and teach our basic conducting classes. He comes to WMU with a wealth and variety of experiences that will enhance our traditions and further our successes. Dr. Harris and Prof. Leonard have been working closely to ensure a smooth transition that will highly benefit our students. Although he is already working “from afar” to organize and plan the 2019 BMB season, we look forward to having him here full-time on July 1.
Dr. Harris is presently completing his second year as the Assistant Director of Bands at Kennesaw State University. He earned his Ph.D in Music Education at The Florida State University, his Master of Music in Wind Conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, and his Bachelor of Music Education at Michigan State University. He also served in the military, earning a musician’s diploma at the Armed Forces School of Music.
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dr. Trey Harris to Western! He is an outstanding musician with an engaging personality, and our students and faculty will surely enjoy working with him. Welcome Dr. Harris!
Western Michigan University's Bronco Marching Band, consisting of more than 320 members under the direction of Dr. Trey Harris, is recognized for its excellence in musical performance, fast-paced drill movements and high energy entertainment. Comprised of students from virtually every academic discipline at the University, the band continues to build upon its strong tradition of musical excellence and first class entertainment. In addition to the halftime shows for the Bronco football fans at home, the Bronco Marching Band supports our football team on select road trips, regularly performs in exhibition at area high schools and presents its annual “Season in Review” concert at Miller Auditorium on the campus of WMU. The band's performances are met with great acclaim.