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Subjects Taught
6th Grade Beginning Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, Band, RHS "Blue Tornado" Marching Band, RHS Wind Ensemble


Bachelor's of Music- University of Tennessee, Knoxville - 1996


Professional Experience

*Director of Bands- Richlands High School & Richlands Middle School (July 2008 to Present)

*Associate Director of Bands- Richlands High School & Richlands Middle School (August 2000 to July 2008)

*Director of Bands- Horace Maynard Middle School, Union County, TN (February 1997 to July 2000)

Related Experience

*Private Lesson Instructor- Southwest Virginia Community College (January 2002 to Present)

*Concert Assessment Chairman, District VII- Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association (January 2009 to April 2013)

*State Line Wind Symphony Member (March 2012 to present)

*Member of the SWCC Jazz Ensemble (September 2001 to present)

*VMEA/VBODA District 7 Representative (August 2014 to June 2017)

*State Line Wind Symphony Board of Directors-Director at Large (March 2015 to present)

Professional Affiliations

*Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association

*Virginia Music Educators Association

*National Association for Music Education

*State Line Wind Symphony


Richlands High School Band Director

D. Bruce Miller


        Mr. Miller is currently in his twenty-second year of teaching and serves as Director of Bands at Richlands High School and Richlands Middle School.  His duties include directing and coordinating the "Blue Tornado" Marching Band, the RHS Wind Ensemble, the RMS 7th & 8th Grade Concert Band, and the RMS 6th Grade Beginning Band along with various other instrumental and visual ensembles.  He is a native of Jasper, Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

     While attending the University of Tennessee, Mr. Miller was a member of the “Pride of the Southland” Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble.  He was also a member of the UT clarinet choir, the UT Flute Ensemble, & bassoon studio.  Mr. Miller studied clarinet with Gary Sperl, bassoon with D. Keith McClelland, and Euphonium with Sande MacMorran while attending the University of Tennessee.

           Upon completion of his Bachelor’s of Music, Mr. Miller taught general music, middle school band and high school band for three years in the Union County, Tennessee.  In 2000, Mr. Miller accepted the Associate Band Director position at Richlands Middle & High School.  In 2008, he was appointed the Director of Bands at Richlands Middle & High Schools. 

          Mr. Miller's professional affiliations includes membership of the National Association for Music Education, the Virginia Music Educators Association, the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association, and the American School Band Directors Association which helps to promote musical excellence within the United States.  In 2014, Mr. Miller was named to the executive board of VMEA/VBODA as District 7 Representative until June, 2017.  In 2015, Mr. Miller was named to the Board of Directors for the State Line Wind Symphony as the Director at Large.

          Marching Bands under his Mr. Miller's direction have consistently received superior ratings throughout his career with several first place awards in every caption and grand championships.  His concert bands have consistently received superior ratings at district concert assessments throughout his tenure at Richlands.  Under his tenure as Director of Bands at Richlands High, Mr. Miller has lead the RHS Band to 4 Virginia Honor band titles.  

          Mr. Miller's principal instrument is the clarinet and teaches and performs on multiple woodwind instruments in the region.  He has taught private oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon lessons for past 20 years at the middle school, high school, and college levels.  Recently, Mr. Miller has been an active member of the Southwest Virginia Community College’s jazz program, the SWCC Wind Ensemble,  the State Line Wind Symphony, and woodwind instructor for the Southwest Virginia Community College's Chamber Institute.