Scott Simon
Percussion Instructor

Scott is very excited to rejoin the instructional staff and Phantom Regiment Phamily. As a childhood resident of the Rockford area, he began his drum corps career at age 13 with their feeder corps, Phantom Regiment Cadets. He marched four years with Phantom Regiment Cadets/Phantom Legion, where they won two division three Drum Corps Midwest Championships (1997-98) and one Division III Drum Corps International Fred Sanford Percussion Award (1999). His competitive marching experience continued with the Phantom Regiment in the summers of 2000, 2002, and 2003. In the 2002 season, he was awarded first place at the Drum Corps International solo competition in Madison, WI. After aging out, Scott then joined the percussion staff for Regiment for the 08, 09, and 10 seasons. During that time, Regiment was awarded two Fred Sanford Percussion Awards ( 08, 10).

Scott received his BM at Illinois State University, and his MM at Central Michigan University, both with an emphasis in percussion. At both institutions, he was involved with the concert bands, jazz ensembles, and percussion ensembles. While completing his masters at CMU, the percussion ensemble was among the three groups selected to play at the 2006 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas.

As an educator, Scott began his career in 2007 with Penn Harris Madison Township based in Mishawaka, Indiana. There he assisted with the instruction of the marching band and concert bands, which were consistent finalists at Indiana State Music events. He also co-directed the percussion ensembles for the high school and its three feeder schools. Scott also taught lessons privately for the entire school district.

Currently, Scott lives in Chicago, Illinois where he is pursuing a career in music. He is an instructor at North Shore Music Institute in Northfield, IL. Scott has also consulted with Northern Illinois University Drumline as well as competitive high school drumlines such as Lake Park High School, Batavia High School, and York High School. He is active in numerous Chicago based orchestras, the Chicago Bulls Stampede Drumline, and other miscellaneous projects in and around the Chicagoland area. He is also currently writing a methods book to aid in the development of beginning percussionists.