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Mr. Nathaniel Myers - Billinghurst MS Band Director

Nathaniel Myers has spent his entire life working in Concert, Jazz, and Marching Bands from Southern CA to here in Reno NV. He received his bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Nevada, Reno (GO PACK!) and his master's degree in music education from Eastern Washington University. Mr. Myers performs with the Reno Pops Orchestra on clarinet and is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Nevada Music Educator's Association (NMEA) and Phi Mu Alpha Men's Music Fraternity. He and his wife, Erin, enjoy spending their time with their bulldog and love being outdoors and hiking around Lake Tahoe.

Our Bighorn community continually supports the arts and our music programs here at Billinghurst, making us one of the top performing middle schools in Northern Nevada. The Billinghurst Band program serves over 240 students every year, offering jazz band, concert bands, and afterschool clubs for colorguard, percussion and other chamber ensembles. 

Welcome to BDB and please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Myers with any questions or concerns you may have. You can email Mr. Myers at nathaniel.myers@washoeschools.net 


  • 2023-2024 School Year Information

    Band Staff

    • Dinadan Gurney- Woodwinds
    • Sierra Appleby- Percussion

    Stand Outs & Accomplishments

    • 224 students in the program with 255 class enrollments
    • WCSD Intermediate MS Honor Band- 13 Billinghrust students were selected
    • WCSD Advanced MS Honor Band- 11 Billinghurst students were accepted
    • WCSD MS Honor Jazz- 6 Billinghurst students were accepted
    • NMEA Middle School All-State Band- 4 Billinghurst students were accepted
    • Music in the Parks Festival- 6 Flags Vallejo- Jazz Band, 1st place- Excellent Rating, Advanced Band, 1st place and Overall- Superior Rating
    • WCSD Band Festival
      • Intermediate Band-Ratings of Excellent in Performance and Superior in Sight Reading
      • Advanced Band-Ratings of Excellent in Performance and Superior in Sight Reading
    • Participant in the Reno Jazz Orchestra Mentorship Program and Jazz in the Schools Festival

    2022-2023 School Year Information

    Band Staff

    • Steven Potter- Percussion

    Stand Outs & Accomplishments

    • 180 students in the program with 205 class enrollments (Billinghurst's overall enrollment decreased due to the new Swope MS construction)
    • Intermediate Honor Band- 10 Billinghurst students were selected 
    • Advanced Honor Band- 8 Billinghurst students were accepted
    • MS Honor Jazz Band- 2 Billinghurst students were accepted
    • Music in the Parks Festival- 2nd place MS AA Jazz Band, we also combined our Advanced Band with Advanced Orchestra for a full "Symphony" Orchestra experience and placed 1st in MS AA and took home 1st Overall in the MS AA Orchestra Division
    • WCSD Band Festival- 7th Grade Intermediate Band scored competitively among other groups and received an Excellent rating
    • NMEA Nevada All State MS Band: 1 Billinghurst Student Accepted (we switched to an audition format this year)
    • Participant in the Reno Jazz Orchestra Mentorship Program

    2021-2022 School Year Information

    Band Staff

    • Kyle Smith- Brass/Percussion

    Stand Outs & Accomplishments

    • 190 students in the program with 215 class enrollments
    • 6th Grade Honor Band- 13 Billinghurst students were selected 
    • 7th/8th Grade Honor Band- 7 Billinghurst students were accepted
    • MS Honor Jazz Band- 2 Billinghurst students were accepted
    • WCSD Band Festival- The Combined Intermediate/Advanced Band scored an overall Superior at our District Festival
    • NMEA Nevada All State MS Band: 3 Billinghurst Students Accepted
    • Participant in the Reno Jazz Orchestra Mentorship Program