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 Master of Music Degree in Music Performance--Composition. The musical ensembles at Eagle Valley Middle School have received excellent and superior ratings at local area music festivals.
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, love 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.
Eagle Valley Middle School has a supply of band instruments. The use of a School Instrument requires a $75.00 fee. If your student needs assistance in using a school Instrument, EVMS can help. Students will have the opportunity in learning to play a musical instrument, and we want to provide an awesome musical experience. If a student needs to use a school instrument, please fill out a School Instrument Rental Request Form.
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.