Keith Reed

Joel Cotter
Assistant Director

Brian Cain
Drill Designer/Instructor

Kristin Brewster

Mr. Reed is a graduate of Morgantown High School and holds both Bachelor and Master’s degrees from West Virginia University. He is a member of the West Virginia Band Masters Association, the Music Educators National Conference and Phi Beta Mu, the National Band Directors’ Honorary. Mr. Reed has been Director of Bands at Morgantown High School since 1987 and was Assistant Director for 6 years prior to that. Under his direction the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands have been selected as West Virginia State Honor Band 6 times, and the marching band has participated and placed highly in both national and international field and parade competitions throughout the eastern U.S.

In addition to directing the marching band, wind ensemble, symphonic and concert bands, and Music Department Chair, Mr. Reed leads an active Percussion Ensemble.  The Percussion Ensemble/Drum Line has performed at the National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis, IN, the Miss WV Pageant and with singer/songwriter B.E. Taylor.

In 2006 and 2010 Mr. Reed was honored to be named “The West Virginia State High School Band Director of the Year”.

In addition to his duties at MHS he served as Guest Conductor for the 2010 WVU Honor Band.

Mr. Reed is extremely proud to have led “The Red and Blue” in the 2009 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC, and directed the band in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA.

As a performer, Mr. Reed has performed as a saxophonist with The Mon River Big Band and various local groups.  An active member of his church, Mr. Reed serves as pianist, organist, and vocalist. In addition, he is on the Metropolitan Theater Board. Keith and his wife Linda reside in Morgantown.  They are the parents of 2 children: Kristin, a teacher at MHS, and Brian, a student at Fairmont State University.

Mr. Cotter graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance in 1979, attended post-graduate studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and received a master's Degree in Music Performance from WVU in 1985. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and was the 2009 recipient of the National Federation of High School Association's "Music Educator Award" for Section 2, representing West Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Also in 2009, he was awarded "Orchestra Director of the Year" by the West Virginia String Teachers Association and in 2010, was chosen to represent the state of West Virginia in School Band and Orchestra Magazine's annual Fifty Directors Who Make A Difference issue.

In addition to his duties as Assistant Director of Bands at Morgantown High School, he is also the Director of the MHS-UHS Orchestra and the MHS Jazz Ensemble.

Mr. Cotter is a member of the West Virginia Brass Quintet, the Fairmont State University-Community Symphony Orchestra and the West Virginia Public Theatre Orchestra for the past 27 seasons. He has also performed with The Temptations, The Four Aces, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Dean Jones, Judy Norton-Taylor, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth-Hayes, Fabian, The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Chamber Opera, The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Bach Choir, and has performed extensively as a free-lance trumpeter throughout the region.

Mr. Cotter is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 580, the National Association for Music Education, and the West Virginia Music Educators Association, where he serves on the Executive Board as president of the West Virginia Orchestra Director's Association. He is also a member of the West Virginia Band Master's Association and Phi Beta Mu, the National Band Director's Honorary. In Addition, he is a member of the American String Teachers Association, the West Virginia String Teachers Association, where he serves as President-Elect, and the International Trumpet Guild.

Mr. Cotter, his wife, Annette (WVU '80) and daughter, Emily (a Sophomore at WVU) resides in Morgantown. His son Stefan recently married and lives in Tyler, Texas.

Brian is a graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in Princeton Jct., NJ. He received his Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology from WVU in 1997 and a Masters in Secondary Education from WVU in 2002. He has taught in the Monogalia County School System, North Myrtle Beach High School and Wheeling Park High School.

Brian is married to the former Susan Robinson of Morgantown. They are proud parents of Sabrina Frances Cain, born August 7, 2011. He and his family currently reside in New Jersey, where he is working as a Microscopy Specialist in the Biomedical Research division of Nikon.

This will be Brian's 15th year with the Red and Blue Marching Band. He is very grateful to work with such a fine group of students and staff.

Kristin is serving in her seventh year on the Red and Blue Marching Band staff. She is a 2005 graduate of MHS where she was a member of the alto saxophone section, Mohiganette and Head Majorette. She was also a member of the WV All-State Orchestra on oboe. While at MHS, Kristin was a 4-year member of Junior Orchesis Dance Honorary, serving as Vice-President in her senior year. She has studied all forms of dance over the last 21 years with special emphasis on jazz and tap.

Kristin is a 2011 WVU graduate of the Benedum Education Program with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education. She also achieved minors in Dance and Communications Studies. Kristin is an alumnus and life loyal member of Alpha Omicron Pi. In addition to various positions within her sorority, Kristin served on the WVU Panhellenic Council. While at WVU, she was also initiated into Rho Lambda Honorary, and NESS (National Exemplary Scholars in Service).

Kristin teaches math at Morgantown High School.