Scott Kennedy, Director of Bands at Lakeside Middle School, comes to Little Elm from Clark Middle School in Frisco. While on the Clark band staff he taught beginning low brass and conducted the non-varsity band. Mr. Kennedy began his career in 1995 and spent his first ten years teaching in Oklahoma. His bands received consistent superior ratings, sweepstakes awards, and benefited from more musical opportunities than before his direction. After moving to Texas in 2005, Mr. Kennedy taught in Mabank where his varsity band was a finalist in the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series, achieved many UIL sweepstakes as well as Best in Class awards. Before coming to Clark, he served as director of bands at Wilkinson Middle School in Mesquite, TX. His Wilkinson band achieved UIL sweepstakes for the first time in 7 seven years before his direction and earned Best in Class awards. While at Clark, his non-varsity band was an annual UIL sweepstakes winner as well as Best in Class at Peak Music Festivals. While on staff at Clark, the Clark varsity band earned the CC TMEA Honor Band distinction and most recently won the Sudler Silver Cup award for best middle school band program in the country. Mr. Kennedy, with the Clark band staff, was a presenter at TMEA in 2014 and published in the September 2015 Southwestern Musician.
A Graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Music Education, Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Texas Bandmaster’s Association, Texas Music Educator’s Association, National Federation of Musicians, International Trombone Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. As a trombonist, he has been a performer with the Carrollton Wind Symphony and the Prestonwood Orchestra. He has served as chairman and Vice-President for the Northeast Band Director’s Association (Oklahoma) and was named in Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2005. His private students have consistently achieved All-Region and All-State placement.
Mr. Kennedy is married to Denise, a clarinetist and band director at Lake Dallas High School. They have three children; Kaitlyn (French horn), Zachary, and Rebecca. In the summer months, he enjoys teaching at SWOSU Band Camp, golfing, and getting out on the lake with his family.