Establishment of ATSSB
Scott Taylor received both his Bachelors and Masters of Music from the University of Texas at Austin. He is in his 36th year of teaching in the Richardson ISD. He has been at Richardson High School since 1977. Taylor has twice had the honor of conducting a TMEA Honor Band: in 1978 with the Westwood Junior High School Band, and in 1983 with the Richardson High School Symphonic Winds. The Richardson High School Band, a charter recipient of the Sudler Flag of Honor, has also performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. It has been recognized by the Sousa Foundation as one of the Most Outstanding High School Bands of the Past Fifty Years. It has been recognized for its musical performances and as “competitive champions” throughout the United States. Taylor was elected Band Division Chairman of Texas Music Educators Association in 1988 and served as the organization’s president in 1991. He has also served as Chairman of the University Interscholastic League Sight Reading Selection Committee and the UIL Marching Band Committee. He has been chosen as a RISE Foundation’s Outstanding Teacher in 1989 and as a Most Influential Teacher in 1994 and 2004. Taylor has received the Order of Merit from The Sousa Foundation and Bandworlds’ Legion of Honor. He has served on the Board of Directors of The National Band Association and The American Bandmasters Association. Taylor has been a member of the Budget Review Team of the RISD for the past ten years. He has also served as a member of the Committee for Technology for the Richardson Independent School District. Taylor serves as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the United States.