Meet the Cougar Bands Staff

David E. Morris
Director of Bands
Spanish Springs High School

     David E. Morris is the Director of Bands at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nevada. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Mr. Morris received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Music Education degrees from the University of Kentucky and the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Prior to his appointment at Spanish Springs HS, Mr. Morris taught for 5 years at Edward C. Reed High School in the Washoe County School District, 16 years in the Clark County School District (Las Vegas, NV) and 9 years in the public schools of Kentucky and Louisiana including serving as Associate Director of Bands at Louisiana State University.

     Mr. Morris has served as an adjudicator in several states judging shows such as the Fiesta Bowl National Pageant of Bands and Parade, the South Carolina State Marching Band Championships (3 times) and the Florida Marching Band State Championships (3 times). He has served as a drill designer for bands in Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, Nebraska and Louisiana. Mr. Morris’ drill has been performed at BOA Regional Finals, BOA Grand National Championship Finals and the Fiesta Bowl National Pageant of Bands.

     Bands under Mr. Morris’ direction have appeared in the BOA Houston Regional Finals, The Kentucky State Championship Finals, the London New Year’s Day Parade, the King Kamehameha Day Parade, the Sugar Bowl and pre-game and half-time performances for Tulane University.

Mr. Morris holds memberships in the National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, Nevada Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi (honorary), Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society and elected membership to Phi Beta Mu.

Cougar Marching Band Staff 2015

Design Staff
Steven G. Martin – Wind Composer
Aaron Hines – Percussion Arranger
Dan Bryan – Front Ensemble Arranger
Don Gallaher – Drill Designer

Instructional Staff
Zachary Curtis – Winds and Visual
Kurtis Bulock – Winds and Visual
Connor Locke – Winds and Visual
Bob Baxter – Battery Percussion
Michelle Sullivan – Front Ensemble
Denelle Munson – Color Guard Coordinator
Jennifer Martin – Color Guard

Taylor Doolin – Color Guard