High School Marching and Concert Band

About Marching and Concert Band

This is one of the top music performance groups at Scott City. Students who are in the band perform at pep rallys, football games, basketball games, concerts, festivals, and in various other ways throughout the school year.

In the fall, the focus is on marching band, with performances at parades and football games. By the middle of October, the band switches to primarily focus on concert music. In the spring, there are several festival and contests centered around concert band music.

How to Join

Students who know the basics of playing an instrument can join the high school band, and additional opportunities are available for students interested in color guard in our fall Marching Band. If you join the color guard, but cannot play an instrument, you will work on the basics and be able to perform on the winter concert.

Meet the Instructor

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Adam Carter

Adam Carter is the current the band director at Scott City. He started here in 2020, and works with band students from 6th-12th grades. He also teaches some general music classes. He first started teaching in 2012 after graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a BME in instrumental music with an emphasis on the saxophone. Since starting teaching, he has graduated with a Master of Education from William Woods, and a Education Specialist degree from Arkansas State University. Outside of school, Mr. Carter loves performing in various groups in our area including the Southeast Regional Jazz Orchestra, the Big Band of the Heartland, and the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band. He also hosts and conducts the Scott County Community Band.


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