Kellie Knapp-Director of Bands
Kellie Knapp is the Director of Bands at Tunstall High School and Tunstall Middle School. She is the 2006 graduate of Tunstall High School. While attending Tunstall, she was an active member of the Trojan Vanguard Band, Concert Band, Tunstall Concert Ensemble and Virginia Helmsmen. Kellie continued her educational career at Longwood University. While attending Longwood, she was an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota, The University Wind Symphony, The University Choral Ensemble, The Univerisity Jazz Ensemble and was a University Student conductor. She received her Bachelors of Music in December 2010.
"Music has been a passion of mine for a very long time, Not many are as lucky as to be able to return home to teach in a program that has meant so much to them. I feel that with hard work and dedication, together, we can continue to provide musical excellence in Pittsylvania County Schools." -Knapp
Tim Bray- Percussion Instructor and Director of Tunstall Concert Ensemble
Tim Bray was born and currently lives in Danville, Virginia. As a graduate of Tunstall High School, Tim has been the school’s only percussion instructor for 41 years. Although he started his professional career as a Financial Planner, percussion got the best of him, and he is currently the Assistant Band Director at Tunstall.
He is a 2010 inductee of the Atlantic Indoor Association Hall of Honor, and also is a coach of fast pitch softball in the summer with 18 U College Showcase teams, and has won two World Series titles and several state championships. Tim is the 2020 WGI hall of fame inductee.