Scott Thomas is the Director of Percussion Education and Arranger for Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Recently, he has been the Percussion Arranger for several drum corps along with being the Arranger and Consultant for Gardner-Webb University. He is also the Percussion Consultant and Arranger for many high school band programs across the country.
Scott is the former Director of Percussion Education and Arranger at Eastern Randolph High School. While under his instruction, they became one of the top percussion programs in the southeast and also took home the bronze medal at the CWEA Indoor Championships their first season out after being promoted to a higher class. He is also the former Director of Percussion Studies and Arranger at George Washington High School, where he built the percussion section into one of the premier programs in the state. Scott has taught and written for over 30 programs at the High School, University and Drum Corps level.
At the age of three Scott started playing drums. He is a graduate of Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina where he was in every music course and ensemble offered and was also Drumline Captain. In his sophomore year of high school Scott began writing music and then started teaching drumlines after graduation. He has taught and arranged for very many successful programs, and has led all of his groups to award winning seasons. He has accumulated many first place and high percussion awards along with a DCA High Percussion Title. Scott has experience in the Drum Corps and Indoor activity as a performer, arranger, and instructor.
Scott is an Independent artist with Dynasty Percussion, an artist with Remo Drumheads, a Marching Percussion Specialist on the Vic Firth Education Team and also an artist with Sabian Cymbals.
Scott also runs Atlantic Star Creative Solutions, a music and web design company. Feel free to visit the website at www.atlanticstar.s5.com for more information.