It was challenging, but the students really stepped up to the challenge. With the chaotic past behind them, the Marching Bronco Xpress took off and began building and preparing for the few games they had left.
As much as the hurricane complicated the season, Reid is used to challenges and constantly having to readjust and roll with the punches. At Fayetteville State, he does it all.
Outside of current students, student leaders and former students volunteering time, the school does not have a full band staff or assistant directors to help with the band.
Also, the time required to run any band does not change or intensify with the size of the program. As a graduate student, Reid simultaneously worked as a substitute teacher in a K school.
He excelled in writing and developing concert and symphonic bands and also learned grant writing, which gave him the advantage of becoming a one-man show.
After a sudden departure of the previous FSU band director, Reid found community at Fayetteville State, where he has spent time building and maintaining yet another program.