Banded Story:

Having a band director for a father, I had a sense very early on that music would be my pathway. The idea of teaching music really hit during high school. Since we didn't have a percussion instructor, it was up to us, the students, to provide instruction to the younger students! It was definitely around that time that I decided to be a music educator.

Artist Bio:

Scott Brown is currently the Assistant Band Director at Dickerson M.S and Percussion Director at Walton H.S., both in Marietta, GA.  Scott is Percussion Coordinator for the Music For All Summer Music Symposium Middle School Camp and Co-Director of the North Georgia Percussion Camp and Atlanta Percussion Symposium.  Scott is a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) International Percussion Ensemble Committee and  Vice-President of the Georgia Chapter of PAS.  He served for four years as Percussion Arranger and Consultant for Beatrix Drum & Bugle Corps from Hilversum, The Netherlands, winning the “High Percussion” award for Drum Corps Netherlands and Drum Corps Europe in 2010.  Prior to his appointment at Walton, Scott spent 14 years with the 1998 & 2002 Bands of America Grand National Champion Lassiter High School Band and served on the instructional staffs of Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps, Atlanta CV Drum & Bugle Corps, CV Indoor Percussion, and the Kennesaw Mountain High School Band. In addition to the national championships, he has been fortunate to be a part of 9 BOA Regional Championships, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2x), the Tournament of Roses Parade (2x), the Waikiki Holiday Parade, Georgia Music Educators Association Conference (7x), Music For All National Percussion Festival (4x), and eight performances for The Midwest Clinic.

Mr. Brown is co-author of “Field Level – The Ultimate Band Director’s Guide to fielding the Ultimate Marching Percussion Section” and composer of “Kumi-daiko”, both published by Row-Loff Productions.   His articles on percussion pedagogy have been published in Percussive Notes, Halftime, and School Band & Orchestra magazines.  He is featured on the “Snare Drummer’s Toolbox” dvd and has been featured in interviews for TV and Radio in The Netherlands, Colombia, and Malaysia.  Active as a clinician, Scott has presented clinics for The Midwest Clinic, PASIC, MEA conventions in Georgia, Texas, and Ontario, and served as a clinician and/or adjudicator in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Thailand, Brazil, Colombia, and Malaysia.  He has also appeared on the campuses of the University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, University of Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University, and Point University as a Guest Lecturer/Clinician.

Mr. Brown received a citation for “Significant Contributions to Bands in the State of Georgia” from the Georgia Music Educator’s Association, the “Citation of Excellence” from the National Band Association (3x), the “Citation of Excellence” from the Percussive Arts Society (3x), and is included in the 2006 National Honor Roll listing of “Outstanding American Teachers”.  Mr. Brown is a graduate of Western Carolina University, alumnus of Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps, and an educational artist for Innovative Percussion, Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Row-Loff Productions.