Jimmie Howard Reynolds was Director of Bands and Head of the Department of Music at Louisiana Tech University from 1962 until 1972, and Director of Bands at Iowa State University until 1980. From 1980 to 1985 he was Director of Youth Music for the Municipality of Jerusalem, resident Conductor of the Israel National Youth Band, and Music Consultant for The Music Foundation of Chicago and the Rothschild Foundation, Israel. He also taught courses in Music Education at Tel Aviv University and the Reuben Academy in Jerusalem. Upon his return to the United States in 1985, he assumed the position of Band and Orchestra Director at Byrd High School in Shreveport, LA, the high school from which he graduated 45 years before. He was later Coordinator of Bands for the Caddo Parish (Louisiana) Schools. ReynoldÃs early public school experience was in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, where his bands consistently won superior ratings in both concert and marching. In Israel, he was in charge of the development of the Israel "In-School" band program from its inception in 1985. He has conducted district and All-State bands throughout the United States. Reynolds is a member of the American Bandmasters Association and past president of the Southern Division of the College Band Directors National Association, past member of The National Band Association, and a charter member of The American School Band Directors Association. He currently resides in Petaluma, California.