The Bassett High School Band program has a long history of quality musical ensembles. Through such ensembles as the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Winter Guard, and Indoor Percussion, the program has a proud heritage of success. The band programs consistently earn superior ratings at the Virginia District Concert and Marching Assessment as well as other festivals. In 2012, the Symphonic Band proudly represented District VI at The Homestead as a part of the Virginia Music Educators Association State Convention.
Bassett High School Band Programs
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 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.
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.
Welcome to the Bassett Band Booster website. Our job is to support the Bassett High School Bands in every way so that band members enjoy the experience of a musical program that will serve as their foundation for their love for music through learning and performance. Not only do our band members learn about music, but they also learn about quality, ethics, rules, authority, wisdom, and achievement that will be valuable life lessons that they can take with them after graduation. The Bassett High School Band Boosters are made up of parents, guardians, and volunteers that provide support to the bands in many ways. If you are interested in volunteering, we have several opportunities for parents to help. Remember, if you are a parent of a band member, you are automatically a booster member. Come on out and show your support by volunteering. Contact one of the board members or send us an email at email@example.com.
Parent Booster Meetings are held to discuss detailed information about what is currently going on with the band and upcoming events.
Upcoming Meeting Dates Time: 7 PM | Location: BHS band room
(schedule may change due to uncontrollable circumstances – check back often)
According to the National Association for Music Education website, there are 20 important benefits of music in our schools.
1. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning.
2. A mastery of memorization.
3. Students learns to improve their work.
4. Increased coordination.
5. A sense of achievement.
6. Kids stay engaged in school.
7. Success in society.
8. Emotional development.
9. Students learn pattern recognition.
10. Better SAT scores.
11. Fine-tuned auditory skills.
12. Music builds imagination & intellectual curiosity
13. Music can be relaxing.
14. Musical instruments can teach discipline.
15. Preparation for the creative economy.
16. Development in creative thinking.
17. Music can develop spatial intelligence.
18. Kids can learn teamwork.
19. Responsible risk-taking.
20. Better self-confidence.
7-time Bands of America National Semi-Finalist
15-time BOA Regional Finalist (TN, GA, NY, NJ, OH, FL, NC, WV)
13-time Bands of America Class A Regional Champions
1-time BOA of America Class AA Regional Champion
Bands of America Grand Nationals Competitions, Class A (Indianapolis, IN)
2nd place (2 years)
3rd place (1 year)
5th place (1 year)
41 Grand Championships at local competitions since 1996
7-time USBands Virginia State Champions – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. 2012, 2013
USBands National Championships
2nd place (Class 5 Open) – 2007, 2009, 2011
5th place (Class 5 Open) – 2008
3rd place (Class 5 Open) – 2010
4th place (Class 5 Open) – 2012
VA Governor’s Inaugural Parade – 2001
Martinsville Christmas Parade -1996-2016
Bassett Heritage Days Parade- 1999-2016
Bassett Christmas Parade- 1999-2016
Vinton Dogwood Arts Parade- 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002
Dicken’s of a Christmas Parade- 1998
Cary Band Day Parade- 2005 (1st place overall in competition)
Consistent Superior ratings in grades IV, V, and VI since 1997 in District Concert Festivals and Music Showcase Festivals.
Virginia Music Educators Association Convention performance 2012.
4-time Circuit Champions (AIA, CIPA, CWEA)
17-time Winter Guard International Regional Finalist
7-time WGI National Semi-Finalist
2-time WGI National Finalist – 2001, 2008
Circuit Champions 2003, 2011
2-time WGI National Semi-Finalis
2009 WGI World Championship Finalist
7-time WGI Regional Finalist
WGI Eastern Regional Champions – 2008