A native of Dalton, Georgia, Reggie Humphrey grew up in a musical household with his father being a band director and mother being a vocalist. He attended Jacksonville State University before transferring to the University of West Georgia where he received his bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education.
While in school, Mr. Humphrey’s principal instrument was trumpet. He studied under numerous instructors including, Dr. Chip Crotts, Dr. Sam Lussier, and Mr. Michael Lanier, all of which helped shaped him into the musician and person he is. Also during school he studied privately under Dr. Josh Byrd in wind conducting. And finally, during his time at school he was a student intern in the Cobb County School District with Mr. Jeff Harper.
Mr. Humphrey has taught and been a clinician for bands in the state of Georgia since 2008. Most recently includes McEachern High School which performed in the Georgia Music Educators Convention this past January. During the summer of 2013, he taught for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps as a visual instructor. He has also been an adjudicator in the Midwest area.
Mr. Humphrey’s drum corps experience as a marching member has motivated him into the type of educator he always wished to be. First, he marched with Spirit from Jacksonville State University from Jacksonville, Alabama in 2007 before moving on to the Phantom Regiment from Rockford, Illinois from 2009 to 2012.
As an avid Atlanta sports fan, he has faced many times of hardship and is still waiting on bringing another championship back to the city.