Mr. Jermaine Reynolds is our Director of Bands at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra, FL (July 2016-present). Prior to moving to Ponte Vedra, he was the band director at Citrus High School (2014-2016) and Newberry High School (2012 to June 2014). At the 2013 FMBC State Championships, Newberry HS placed 2nd in Class 1A.
Mr. Reynolds was born and raised in Alachua, FL. He attended and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 2004. His band director was Ms. Kathy Lavay. While in the Santa Fe band, Mr. Reynolds served as Head Drum Major his Junior and Senior year as well as Band Captain his Senior year. After Mr. Reynolds graduated high school. He was promoted to Assistant Store Manager at CVS Pharmacy where he decided to stay for 3 years until beginning college at Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2007 where he studied under Dr. Paul Weikle. Mr. Reynolds graduated from FSCJ in 2009 with his Associate of Arts Degree and transferred to the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL where he studied under Dr. Marc Dickman and Ms. Paula Thornton. In 2012, Mr. Reynolds graduated Cum Laude from UNF with his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education.
In addition, Mr. Reynolds was a band instructor at Santa Fe High School (2004-2006) under the direction of Ms. Kathy Lavay, St. Augustine High School (2007-2010) under the direction of Mrs. Laura Beard, and Allen D. Nease High School (2010-2012) under the direction of Mr. Michael Johnson.
Mr. Reynolds’ marching and concert bands have consistently earned Superior and Excellent Ratings at FBA Festival events held across the state of Florida.
In 2016, Mr. Reynolds received the Tom Bishop Award at the Florida Music Educators Association Conference from the Florida Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Reynolds has taught at band camps, drum major clinics, and leadership clinics throughout the States of Florida and Georgia.
Mr. Reynolds is also an active member of NAFME, MENC, FMEA, and FBA.