Scott Whitford

Bachelor of Music - Ball State University

Scott Whitford is thrilled to continue with the incredible team of educators at the Cadets, a
family he has been honored to serve with since 2017. Hailing from Carmel, IN, he works
throughout the year as a music instructor and touring musician. Since 2014, Scott has had the
privilege of serving as Brass Caption Manager and on the design team for the nine-time Drum
Corps Japan Division 1 Champion Yokohama Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. He is also a staff
member for Marian Catholic High School Bands and The Carmel Marching Greyhounds. Scott is a
graduate of Ball State University where he studied trumpet performance under the guidance of
Larry McWilliams. As a student at Ball State, he also had the immense privilege of studying
“Leadership in the Arts” with Dr. Tim Lautzenhieser. In addition, Scott received his Instrumental
Music Education Certification from Indiana Wesleyan University. From 2013 to 2014, Scott was
the Associate Director of Bands at Kokomo High School in Kokomo, Indiana.
Scott is in high demand as an instructor, clinician, adjudicator, and consultant to jazz bands,
concert bands, as well as marching bands and drum and bugle corps across the United States
and Asia. Over the years, he has had the privilege of being an instructor for groups such as The
Santa Clara Vanguard, Boston Crusaders, Madison Scouts, and others. Scott has also had the
pleasure of teaching dozens of marching bands throughout the Midwest including the Carmel
Marching Greyhounds, Avon Marching Black and Gold, Lawrence Central SPIRIT of Central, five-
time BOA Grand National 1A Champion Western High School Marching Panthers just to name a
In addition to being a career educator, Scott remains very active as a freelance musician, playing
for constant studio recording sessions, arranging music, as well as touring as a musician with
various national acts, Broadway productions, and traveling the world as a trumpet player and
musical director aboard Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise Lines. He is Lead Trumpet and
Featured Soloist with In The Mood Live: A 1940s Big Band Revue, national and international
tours and has appeared with numerous groups including the Heartland Big Band from
Indianapolis, Global Jazz Orchestra in Osaka, Japan, Contemporary Jazz Orchestra in San
Francisco, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Kinky Boots, The Rat Pack: Reunited, The Temptations,
The Coasters, The Dynamics, and many others. Scott is very excited to continue his work with
the Cadets family and is looking forward to serving such an innovative and distinguished

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