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Mr. Jorim Edgar Reid

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Director of Bands

Phone: (919) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.edu
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham , North Carolina 27707
United States

Company Description: NCCU is a comprehensive institution, which offers bachelor's degrees in more than 100 fields of study and awards graduate degrees in an estimated 40 disciplines....   more

Employment History


  • major instrument
    Florida A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science degree , music education
  • masters degree , music education
    Florida State University School of Music
14 Total References
Web References This field belongs to Ronnie Chalme..., 19 June 2006 [cached]
Jorim Reid, Central's new band director, is trying to improve the Sound Machine's status.And Reid knows about band perfection, as he was a drum major at Florida A&M.
Reid, who was an assistant band director last year and stepped into the role of band director full time this year, figured that strengthening NCCU's band program would take some time.
So Reid has been focusing on improving the quality of sound and bulking up the band's enrollment, which right now hovers around 100 people.
"We are giving people a much better sound, but we're not doing anything for the decibel level," he said.To do that he looked to Chalmers, a senior, to be the band's head drum major and junior Joan Council to be the other drum major.
While Council will be chief drum major next year, Reid admits that he patterned the Sound Machine around Chalmers' talents.
"It's like being a head coach and having a system you want to [implement]," Reid explains.
Reid is the director, but the show belongs to Chalmers.
Reid must have dependable people with leadership qualities to implement that vision.
But that is no excuse for Reid.He has already seen his band show marked improvement from bands in years past and he is impressed with the quality of their sound and their dedication in routines and dance steps, although this band struggles to amp the decibel meter like other black college bands.
"We can still entertain," Reid said.
The New Year's Day parade in ..., 10 Nov 2009 [cached]
The New Year's Day parade in Pasadena, Calif., is one of the top three honors a marching band can snare, said Jorim Reid, the band's director. The others: an invitation to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York and the John Philip Sousa Foundation's Sudler Trophy given each year to the top college or university band in the nation.
Reid took over as the NCCU band director in 2001. Then, there were 32members.
Things have changed. Reid expects to take 250band members to Pasadena.
"It's going to take a lot ..., 1 Dec 2009 [cached]
"It's going to take a lot of money and effort from the university and the community," said Jorim Reid, the director of bands at NCCU.
"We're doing everything we can to fundraise."
Reid said the cost of the trip should total about $1.7 million for his school, which includes transportation and accommodations for more than 300 people and their equipment.
Bands are selected at least 14 months in advance to allow schools time to raise the money needed for the trip to Pasadena.
The NCCU band is depending mostly on donations from alumni and partners of the university because budget cuts have hit music and art departments especially hard, Reid said. The burden will not fall on the students, he said.
"Those band students have worked very hard and they do not get the same treatment as student athletes when they work just as hard or harder," Reid said.
Both Buckner and Reid said they would cut down on their program's normal operating costs to save money for the trip.
If the bands raise enough money to go, it's likely their schools will reap the benefits.
"The band has given the university more exposure than anything," Reid said.
I modeled my conducting after him," ..., 19 Sept 2010 [cached]
I modeled my conducting after him," said Jorim E. Reid, a Florida A&M alumnus who is director of the marching band at North Carolina Central University.
While some of the marching bands in the Big Ten Conference used a high-stepping style, Mr. Reid said, Mr. Foster took it to the next level: making the musicians' steps a little higher, the arc that they swung their horns a little wider.
Fourteen sousaphones and a selection of ..., 16 Jan 2008 [cached]
Fourteen sousaphones and a selection of other instruments were stolen from the band room in at least two thefts stretching back to November, said Jorim Reid, NCCU's band director.The instruments were taken from locked rooms, and the thieves left the sousaphone cases, so it wasn't immediately apparent that the instruments were missing, Reid said.Now, with the high-profile, annual Battle of the Bands showcase set to start Jan. 26 in Atlanta, Reid is trying to patch his band back together.The loss of sousaphones, in particular, is a blow to a 180-member band that relies heavily on the large brass instruments.There are 16 sousaphone players in the band."I really don't know what we're going to do," Reid said."It's kind of like driving a four-wheel car with three wheels.You won't go very far.It's like heavy metal with no lead guitar."Along with the sousaphones, thieves took trumpets, trombones, flutes and piccolos, some of which police have already recovered from area pawnshops, Reid said.NCCU police detectives could not be reached Tuesday, and Reid said he doesn't know how thieves accessed the locked band rooms at least twice.The sousaphones and some of the other instruments are university property, but some of the smaller ones were owned by students, said Reid, who spent part of Tuesday on the phone trying to find instruments to borrow for the coming band showcase.
Reid said Tuesday that his band still plans to perform at the showcase.
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