The customers of The Community Band of Brevard are its members, audiences, and community. The Band will strive to always be aware of its customers’ needs, and will actively search for opportunities to improve in satisfying those needs.
The Community Band of Brevard exists to educate its members, to entertain its audiences, and to serve its community.
For members, the Band will provide:
- enjoyable and meaningful music experiences;
- opportunities to utilize the members’ music performing skills and broaden their music horizons; and
- opportunities to develop and improve the members’ music performing skills both as individuals and as an ensemble
For audiences, the Band will provide entertaining concerts of music performed at the highest level of quality.
For the community, the Band will provide its services (schedule permitting) when requested to satisfy the needs of the entire or a significant subset of the community.
The Community Band of Brevard will continually improve in satisfying its members, audiences, and community. Consequently, the time will come when the Band is a truly superior Community Band which has a waiting list of those who want to join, always plays to a packed house, and has the strength of a broad base of community support.
Marion A. Scott, a native of South Carolina, taught in Brevard County, Florida schools for 39 years. From 1959 to 1965 he served as Band Director at Southwest Junior High School in Melbourne. In 1965 he founded the Merritt Island High School Band when the school opened, and directed the group until 1975. The school’s instrumental program included a 230-piece marching band, wind ensemble, symphonic band, woodwind and brass ensemble classes, concert band, two jazz ensembles, and a jazz theory class. He retired as Director of Bands at Brevard Community College, Cocoa Campus.
Mr. Scott has earned the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Georgia, and Master of Music in Performance from the University of South Florida. His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, ASBDA (for which he served as State Chairman), MENC, NAJE, CBDNA, and the Florida Music Educator’s Association. He has also been active in the Florida Bandmaster’s Association, in which he has held the position of District Chairman of the FBA Board of Directors, and has served on the FBA Stage Band Committee.
Mr. Scott has served as an adjudicator for concert, solo, ensemble, and stage band contests throughout Florida. He has served as Conductor/Clinician for various music festivals throughout Florida, such as All State Reading Bands in 1977 and 1978, All State Junior High Concert Band in 1980, Brevard All County Junior High School Band in 1982, Hillsborough All County High School Band in 1986, and the Brevard All County High School Band in 1988. In 1985 he established the Brevard Community Band (currently known as the Community Band of Brevard).