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Julia Reynolds Wins NFHS Award

2/16/2023 / Posted by Bobby Swofford

Julia Reynolds spent the first 23 years of her career as a band director at Sheridan High School and Russellville High School, and she has served the last 23 years as the Executive Secretary for the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association. Individually, Reynolds accomplished much as a band director. Reynolds earned the 1984 Stanbury-ASBDA Outstanding Young Band Director Award, the 1997 Arkansas Bandmaster of the Year Award, and was inducted into the Arkansas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 2019. Under her direction, students and ensembles succeeded as well. From 1976 to 1999, performers from Sheridan and Russellville consistently received First Division Ratings in Marching, Concert, and Solo-Ensemble. Individual students have attained high placements in All-Region, All-State, and Band Camp Honor Bands since 1976 with her guidance. Bands she has directed have been selected as the Four States Arkansas Honor Band and have performed at the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington DC and the American School Band Directors Association National Convention. At the national/international level, Ms. Reynolds serves on the Phi Beta Mu International Board and is on the advisory board for the Mid-West International Music Conference.