Associate Band Director
Joshua Scott is an Indiana native, who earned his degree in Music Performance from Butler University (2007), with a focus on euphonium and low brass pedagogy. He taught for 2 years (2008-2010) in Jeffersonville, Indiana where he served as Assistant to Bands. Mr. Scott was responsible for sectionals, concert band rehearsals, and overseeing the marching band. Then he earned his Masters in Euphonium Performance from Arizona State University (2012). While at ASU, he studied under world renowned tubist, Sam Pilafian and he worked with the Arizona State Sun Devil Marching Band, SONIC Boom, (an ensemble designed for young tuba and euphonium students, which he led), and several local middle school and high school band programs. Since that time, Mr. Scott has served as a clinician/instructor for drum corps, marching bands, and concert bands across the country.
In 2003, Mr. Scott began his drum corps career with Phantom Regiment. He marched four summers with the Regiment (2003-2006) aging out as Horn Sergeant and medaling twice in 2005 and 2006. Immediately following his age out summer, he began his tenure on the visual staff from 2007-2015 and was a part of two medaling years, the 2008 DCI World Championship corps and the 2012 third place corps. He also taught on the brass staff for two summers in 2011 and 2012. Mr. Scott served as Visual Caption Head for two years (2014, 2015), overseeing all aspects of the Phantom Regiment visual program. Currently, he is on the brass staff at the Santa Clara Vanguard.
Most recently, Mr. Scott served as the Assistant Band Director at Round Rock High School. His responsibilities included directing the Varsity Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, and assisting with the Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Scott’s ensembles have earned the highest ratings in concert and sight reading contests and the Wind Symphony received the Citation of Excellence Award from The Foundation of Music Education. During his tenure, The Round Rock High School Marching Band became a nationally recognized program and was a regular finalist in Bands of America Regional and Super Regional competitions. In two trips to BOA Grand Nationals (2013 and 2015), the Dragon Band earned 4th place and 7th place respectively in Finals. Additionally, Mr. Scott was part of the team who took the band to the 126th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
Mr. Scott currently resides in Cedar Park, Texas. He enjoys biking, running, green smoothies, live music, and traveling. He is extremely honored to be a part of the Vista Ridge family and excited to see what the future holds for the program!