NEWS AND UPDATES:
Hello and welcome back to another school year! I'm excited in creating some excellent music with all the wonderful students participating in a musical ensemble here at EVMS.
This website is still in its developmental stages and will be changing and developing over the course of the year. I would like to invite you explore this website. Check it out and hopefully it will provide a way to see what your child is learning in the music program here at EVMS.
Here is a quick introduction about me. My name is Jon Brill and I’m the Band and Choir Director at EVMS. I’m a Native Nevadan born and raised in Reno NV. I earned a Bachelors in Music Education Degree from the University of Nevada – Reno , where I studied percussion performance, conducting, and music education. In 2017, I completed a Masters Degree in Music Performance, Composition. The musical ensembles at Eagle Valley Middle School have received excellent and superior ratings at local area music festivals.
In 2007, I was the recipient of the Eagle Valley Middle School Educator of the year award, and the Carson City Rotary teacher for the month of March. I love to compose music. I have composed pieces for Band, Orchestra, Choir, Percussion Ensembles, and for an eclectic assortment of smaller chamber groups. My composition “In the Dark Shadows of the Moon,” composed for Orchestra, was featured at the 2016 new music reading session at the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago Illinois. I currently have several pieces published through GPG music publications.
I am a member of the Reno Wind Symphony, and have performed with many musical ensembles such as: The Reno Philharmonic, Hickman Brass Ensemble, Reno Municipal Band, and the Reno Chamber Orchestra. In my free time, I like to travel, enjoy the outdoors, loves to run. I am an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants Baseball team, and I have two amazing and wonderful black labs named Roscoe and Thor.
Please read the information provided in the program Handbooks with your child. Please complete and sign the required forms and return it to school. You may also complete the digital forms on this website. You can also refer to the handbooks as a reference for the program during the school year.
Finally I pledge to you that I will do everything I can in making this program an organization to be proud of. I look forward to a successful year for all of us. I appreciate your time and support and look forward to meeting you soon. Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments, concerns, or questions.