A. G. “Mack” McGrannahan III, Conductor

A. G. "Mack" McGrannahan III, Director of Bands Emeritus/Professor of Music Emeritus, served on the music faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1975 through 2014. In 1980 he was given the responsibility of reorganizing the Wolf Pack Marching Band, which had not been in existence since 1969.

Dr. McGrannahan received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University (Kentucky), and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone performance and conducting from the University of North Texas. In addition, he was director of the Lake Tahoe Music Camp, one of the most popular summer music camps on the west coast for 30 years.

Mack is currently the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the Reno Wind Symphony, an adult community band, which he organized and founded in 2006. He is also the Conductor and Program Director for the Reno Municipal Band, which is sponsored by the City of Reno.

In 2008, Dr. McGrannahan was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He is a Past President of the Nevada Music Educators Association, as well as the Western Division of the College Band Directors National Association. “Dr. Mack” is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music fraternity for men), and serves as a Province Governor for that fraternity.

Presently, Mack enjoys mornings in the greenhouse with Ozzie, spending as much time as possible with Earline and their 3 sons and families, and being Poppy to Owen, Emi and Gracy.

Steve Martin, Associate Conductor

Steve Martin (ASCAP) is co-owner and Vice-president of Gary P. Gilroy Publications, Inc., which provides works for concert band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, and marching band. His role at GPG includes composing and arranging, as well as administration and management of the company. He has written commissions, arrangements, and drill for nationally acclaimed and award-winning bands for nearly 25 years.


Steve holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Arizona State University, a Master of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Nevada, Reno and the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from California State University, Fresno.  Dr. Martin began his career as a high school band director and currently works as a designer and composer for numerous high school and university programs across the United States.


Dr. Martin has arranged and composed works for a wide variety of genres.  In 2004, he premiered his first concert band work High Regard. In 2005, he composed and produced the musical score for the full-length, independent motion picture Compadres.  He has written for marching, pep, jazz, and concert bands, drum & bugle corps, musical theater and vocal ensemble.  


Steve is a founding member of the Reno Wind Symphony and serves as Associate Conductor and Principal Trumpet. He is currently active as a trumpet player, conductor, and composer throughout the United States. He is a member of the College Band Director’s National Association, Music Educator's National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association with Gary P. Gilroy Publications.

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*Member Photos by: Rick O’Neill