H. Robert Reynolds conducted the 2010 Honor Band of America this March for the third time. He first conducted the 1999 Honor Band of America at the Music for All National Festival that spring, as well as on the band’s concert tour of Japan that summer. He has served as an evaluator at many Music for All National Festivals since the third year of the event in 1994.
Professor Reynolds is the principal conductor of the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, where he holds the H. Robert Reynolds Professorship in wind conducting. This appointment followed his retirement, after 26 years, from the University of Michigan School of Music, where he served as the Henry F. Thurnau professor of music, director of University Bands, and director of the division of instrumental studies. For more than 25 years, Professor Reynolds also has been the conductor of the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, which is made up primarily of members from the Detroit Symphony and Michigan Opera Orchestra.