In Memory

Harold Scott (Band Director)

Harold Scott (Band Director)

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02/16/12 07:46 PM #1    

Julia Lewis (Hayes) (1966)

The most influential teacher I had.  I was a nerd and a geek, but Mr. Scott believed in me and saw talent that many others overlooked.

02/27/12 02:03 PM #2    

Les Wilson (1964)

   My trumpet playing did not add much to the CPHS band but Harold Scott's patience and skill saved the day. He was patient beyond belief and had just the right amount of voice volume to keep the bandroom decorum under his control. He was a good man and well suited for his role in all our lives. Concerts at the city auditorium were always a hoot because of the lack of decent acoustics but we trudged on under his direction.RIP Mr. Scott!!!

07/08/13 12:09 PM #3    

Charles Curtis Rone, Jr. (1964)

I owe Mr. Scott so much for my lifelong passion for music! A very talented musician, he was also a wonderful teacher, friend and mentor.

10/04/14 05:40 AM #4    

Noel Starr Smith (1955)

As I recall, we were not a very good band, but it wasn't Mr Scott's fault. I took band because my mother made me. Didn't practice, didn't try. Several of us were like that.

We marched in a parade once down Constitution Avenue in Washington. It was our great misfortune to immediately follow the spectacular, world famous, thrilling Monroe Girls Drum and Bugle Corps. We sounded sqeaky and weak, made worse by the immediate comparison to the Girls!!

Two talented musicians, Ashmore Steed and Jimmy Player would treat us occasionally to a jazz duet. They were skilled and I'm sure Mr. Scott wished he had  more of them and less of my type.

Goodby, Mr Scott

08/28/15 11:24 AM #5    

Larry Stephen Wiseman (1967)

Harold and Mary became my dearest friends over the years. It was Mr. Scott's musical influence that lead me to major in music at Georgia State, and later to a 30 year career as a professional trumpet player. One of the best things about it was that on occasion, he and I would end up on the same gig, like at the Peachtree Plaza or some other Hotel in Atlanta. It was such an honor to be able to play in a band with my long time mentor and friend. Before he passed away, I did find the time to go over and visit with him and Mary, and we would play together, just he on the piano and me on the horn; we got to play a lot of old standards that we both loved, and I could tell that it really blessed him to hear me play. I did have the honor of playing at his grave side on the day of his funeral ...Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.  He always encouraged me, and gave me confidence to be a good player, and I will always thank him for that, and one day, we will play together again. God Bless his and Mary's memory, and God Bless their wonderful daughters.  Cariie, Harriet, June, and the late Genie Scott

p.s. Many people do not know that Harold Scott was a WWII Hero, serving in the Air Force as a navigator on B-29's

Larry Wiseman Class of 67

08/29/15 06:10 PM #6    

Ward Lawton (1954)

Remember Mr Scott very well and Ms Barron in the music Dept at CPHS, I did not take music in school, but  had the upmost respect for both,  Ward Lawton (Class 0f 1954) 

08/30/15 08:07 PM #7    

Mary Carolyn Evans (Little) (1971)

I was not in band or chorus, but reading the wonderful cooments regarding Mr. Scott and Ms. Barron makes me wish that I had been!


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