Hello Billinghurst Music Students, Families, and Friends,
I am Vernon Scarbrough, your new band director and I am very excited for the opportunity to work with Billinghurst music students. I am a saxophonist and have played in many bands in the Reno/Sparks area. I recently retired from the Nevada Army National Guard where I attained the rank of Colonel. I have deployed twice, once to Afghanistan and once to Kuwait/Iraq where I commanded the 17th Sustainment Brigade providing logistics to the entire Middle East. I recently completed 8 months of teaching Mariachi and Orchestra at Traner Middle School. I am very excited to return to my favorite subject "Band". I taught for seven years at Pine Middle School and eleven years as a beginning band teacher in the WCSD. My wife Karen and I co-founded the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra RYJO in 2006 and we just finished our 12th season. I have two children ages 26 and 23, two miniature schnauzers, and I have been married for thirty years.
I can't wait to meet you all personally. I will do my utmost to communicate with you in a timely manner and will use the website as one way to keep everyone informed of the events occurring in the band program.
Thank you and I look forward to working with you all :)