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Instrumental

The Salisbury Christian School Band Department is designed to give students the opportunity to appreciate God’s gift of music through instrumental performance.  The program begins in 4th grade and continues through 12th grade, consisting of  four concert bands and one pep band.

Through the study of music, students experience high levels of self-expression, creativity, discipline, cooperation, and achievement.  Participation in band class enhances and promotes respect for self and others, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, self-expression, memory skills, and commitment.

Each division of the SCS Band Department participates in showcases and competitions every year, with the middle school and high school divisions competing locally, regionally, and nationally - at Music in the Parks, the District 5 Band Festival, the District 5 Solo & Ensemble Festival, and more.  The band program builds naturally from one grade to the next in regard to difficulty and commitment level, with the goal of developing in our students a lifelong appreciation for the value of music. 

4th & 5th Grade

  • Weekly Band class, elective
  • Christmas Concert
  • Spring Fine Arts Night

Middle School

  • 6th Grade Band, daily classes
  • 7th & 8th Grade Band, daily classes
  • Christmas Concert
  • Spring Fine Arts Night
  • ESBDA Band Festival
  • District Band Festival
  • Maryland State Band Festival
  • Music in the Parks Festival

High School

  • Concert Band
  • Elective Band class, daily
  • Christmas Concert
  • Spring Fine Arts Night
  • ESBDA  Band Festival
  • District Band Festival
  • Music in the Parks Festival
  • World Strides Heritage Festival

Mrs. Debra Scott

director of bands

dscott@salisburychristian.org

Mrs. Debra Scott received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.  While raising her family, Debra assisted with the band programs at both Pocomoke High School and Pocomoke Middle School.  At this time, Mrs. Scott was also teaching private lessons in her home studio and at Salisbury Music.  Debra began teaching at Salisbury Christian in 2002, with a very small program that included beginning and middle school band.  She has since built the program from the ground up, purchasing low brass and percussion instruments, securing new band room equipment, and adding to the music inventory.  The high school and middle school bands began participating in the Maryland Music Educators Band Festivals in 2008, achieving a Superior or Excellent rating every year. 

Mrs. Scott has played with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra for the past 30 years and is currently the principal clarinet player.  She also plays with the Salisbury Community Band every summer and plays and sings in her church choir.  Mrs. Scott continues to teach private woodwind lessons both after school and at her home studio.