Chad R. Reep is incredibly excited to join Virginia Tech as the new Assistant Director of Athletic Bands. Chad will work with the Marching Virginians, the Men's Basketball Pep Band, the Symphony and Campus Bands, and first year Sight Singing classes. Prior to his appointment to Virginia Tech, Mr. Reep spent six years as Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at James Madison University. While at JMU he assisted with all aspects of the Marching Royal Dukes, directed the JMU Pep Band, and directed the JMU Concert Band. Mr. Reep revamped the JMU Pep Band, creating one of the best bands in college basketball and increasing its membership to over 250. Mr. Reep earned his Masters of Music in Wind Conducting at James Madison University, where he was a Graduate Assistant for the band program. Prior to his time at JMU, Mr. Reep earned his Bachelor of Music Education at The University of Montana, located in his hometown of Missoula, and was hired as Director of Bands at Big Sky High School in the same city. Mr. Reep spent three years at BSHS before departing to Virginia for graduate work.