Scott Brown is currently the Assistant Band Director at Dickerson Middle School in Marietta, GA and Assistant Percussion Director and co-arranger for the percussion section of the 1998 & 2002 Bands of America Grand National Champion Lassiter High School Band. In addition, Mr. Brown is co-founder of Percussion Workshop, a percussion consulting company, and co-founder and director of the North Georgia Middle School Percussion Camp.
Mr. Brown is co-author of “Field Level – The Ultimate Band Director’s Guide to fielding the Ultimate Marching Percussion Section” published by Row-Loff Productions and his articles on percussion pedagogy have been selected for publication in School Band & Orchestra Magazine, Percussive Notes Magazine, and Halftime Magazine. His first composition, Kumi-daiko, is published by JW3 Publications.
Mr. Brown is active as a clinician, having presented clinics for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Georgia Music Educator’s Association Conference, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and marching and concert percussion clinics in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. He has presented numerous clinics for high school and middle school percussion programs including in-service clinics for the Floyd County, Houston County, and Memphis City School Districts.
As an adjudicator, Mr. Brown has judged competitions throughout the United States and Belgium for DCA, WAMSB, USSBA, CIPA, and CWEA and is a member of the East Coast Judges Guild and the Southeast Judges Association.. In 2009, Brown will serve as an adjudicator for the month-long World Music Contest to be held in Kerkrade, the Netherlands.
Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Western Carolina University where he was a recipient of the prestigious North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship. He was a three-year member of the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps where he was recognized “Percussionist of the Year” in 1997 and has worked with concert and marching percussion ensembles throughout the southeast including the Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps and the Kennesaw Mountain High School Band.
Since its inception in the spring of 2001, the percussion ensemble at Dickerson has performed for the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival, the Georgia Percussive Arts Society “Day of Percussion”, was the “feature ensemble” of the National Middle School Association’s 30th Annual Conference & Exhibit, the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference in 2004 & 2006, and the National Band Association Southern Division Conference in 2006. Mr. Brown and the Dickerson Percussion Ensemble presented a clinic, “Developing a Successful Middle School Percussion Ensemble” for the 2005 GMEA Conference and presented a clinic/performance for the 2006 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, TX and again for the 2008 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. In 2006, the Dickerson Percussion Ensemble received a Commendation from the Governor of Georgia.
In addition to the National Championships, the Lassiter Band has won several BOA Regional Championships, participated in both the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Lassiter Percussion Ensemble has performed for the Bands of America National Percussion Festival, PASIC, and the Midwest Clinic. In 2003, the ensemble presented a clinic, “Developing Technique and Musicianship with the High School Marching Percussion Section”, for the Georgia Music Educator’s Association Conference.
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, and is included in the 2006 National Honor Roll listing of “Outstanding American Teachers”. Mr. Brown is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team and is an educational artist for Evans Drumheads, HQ Drumpads, Mapex Drums, Majestic Concert Percussion, ROSS Mallet Percussion, Row-Loff Productions, and Sabian Cymbals.