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Meet the Staff: Scott Johnson

Scott’s musical training began at the age of four when he began taking drum lessons from a local percussion instructor. At the encouragement of this instructor, he became involved in the Drum and Bugle Corps activity.

Before his fifth birthday, Scott joined the Royalairs Drum and Bugle Corps and remained with the unit until he joined The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps at age 18. He was a marching member with The Blue Devils from 1976 through 1979. He became a member of The Blue Devils staff as a Percussion instructor from 1978 through 1989 and later rejoined the organization in 1994 as Director of Percussion and Percussion Arranger.

Scott is also Percussion Arranger for Riverside Community College, as well as Beatrix from Holland, and many drum corps and marching bands in Japan.

During his time away from the Blue Devils, Scott was hired as Director of Percussion and Percussion Arranger for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from 1991 through 1993, after one year as percussion consultant in 1990.

Personal awards include ten DCI championships, ten DCI High Percussion awards, one WGI championship, three Holland championships, three High Percussion awards in Holland, four High Percussion awards in Japan, and DCI Individual Snare champion. Although the primary focus of his teaching career has been in the Drum Corps idiom, Scott has taught privately and arranged percussion scores at the elementary, junior, senior high, and university levels. Scott’s judging assignments have included numerous marching band and percussion competitions throughout the world, including PAS championships, WGI championships, and the Bands of America Grand National Championships.

This is Scott’s first venture into the world of Senior Corps, and the Renegades are are extremely excited to have him aboard for the 2004 season!

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