Glenn C. Price is a native of Kershaw County and a graduate of Camden High School. He graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and taught in North Carolina for one year before returning to South Carolina. Upon returning to Kershaw County, Mr. Price taught at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School for one year before moving on to the high school where he has been the Director of Bands since 1975. His bands are always competitive in marching competitions and the program is a consistent winner of the Outstanding Performance Award. In fact, the Lugoff-Elgin band won the 1981 AA State Marching Band Championships.
Mr. Price has been very active in the South Carolina Band Directors Association since returning to the state. He has chaired the Marching Committee several times, been chairman of the Adjudication Committee and also served on the Concert Committee. While at Lugoff, he has hosted numerous SCBDA events at his school facility including the State Marching band Championships, Concert Festival, and even Region Band Clinics.
Mr. Price is a past-President of SCBDA and it was during his term in office that a number of significant changes to the association were made. As president-elect, he was responsible for changing the by-laws to bring Jazz Band under the umbrella of the association. The South Carolina Band Link website was established along with the Band Counts database for former band students. The website was one of the first in the nation and has been emulated by many other state associations. The Band Counts idea was then picked up by Bands of America to create a nationwide database of band students, both past and present. It was also during his presidency that the SCBDA logo and tag line “Music is Instrumental to Success” were created by association members with help from an outside consultant. The region lines were redrawn to reflect state population growth and shifts and to give flexibility for the future. He continues to serve the association as a facilities host in an advisory capacity with respect to technology issues.
His professional affiliations include the Music Educators National Conference, South Carolina Music Educators Association, South Carolina Band Directors Association, National Band Association, and Phi Beta Mu. In addition, Mr. Price serves on the Educational Advisory Board for Bands of America and is a member of the South Carolina State Department of Education Committee to review Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Standards. He has served as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Southeastern states. He also received the Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Contributors Award in 2001.
Mr. Price has joked a number of times that his goal is to teach students for 50 years or more. As he finishes his thirtieth year as Director of Bands at Lugoff-Elgin, his passion for music and his desire to pass that on to his students continues to burn brightly. He has endeared himself to everyone who has met him and they are better for having known him. No doubt that he will continue to lead the bands at Lugoff and be a driving force in SCBDA for many years to come.
Leland S. “Sandy” Scott is a native of Greenville, South Carolina, and a 1960 graduate of Parker High School. While he was a member of the Parker High School band, Sandy was under the leadership of Mr. James B. Senn. Mr. Senn remains both a friend and mentor. Sandy was Drum Major at both Parker High School and Furman University, and he graduated from Lander College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music.
Sandy served as Band Director at Ellen Woodside High School from 1962-1963. He was Band Director at Belton High School from 1963-1965 and the Abbeville High School Band Director from 1965-1981. He established the Southeastern Marching Band Contest in Abbeville, SC drawing some of the top bands in the country. Sandy also led the only high school band in the state with bagpipes. The bagpipers were led by Mrs. Virginia Ferguson.
Sandy’s Abbeville High School band won the SCBDA State Class Marching Band Championships for eight consecutive years in Classes A, AA and AAA. His Abbeville band won the National Cherry Blossom Championships in Field Show and Parade Competition, and it won in the National De Soto Festival in Bradenton, Florida, including the Grand Championship. His band also won the Governor’s Cup in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Festival of States and the Heart of St. Petersburg plaque twice.
Other awards that the Abbeville band has received under Sandy’s leadership include: the Division Inspection Trophy in the South Carolina Marching Band Championship for three years; Grand Champion of the Furman University Marching Band Contest; Double Superior rating at the State Music Festival; South Carolina Upper State Fair Ground Championship and First Place Class AAA Carolinas’ Carousel. Sandy’s bands attended the Shrine Bowl three times and represented South Carolina in President Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Parade, and performed at the “Greatest Bands in Dixie” Contest in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Sandy’s professional affiliations include the MENC, SCMEA, SCBDA, Phi Mu Alpha, Gamma Eta Chapter; and Phi Beta Mu, Theta Chapter. He served on the Marching Band Committee and the All-State Audition Committee. He has actively participated in civic affairs, was President of the Abbeville Rotary Club, and was President of the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the City Council as Mayor Pro Tem. In 1971, he was named Abbeville’s “Young Educator of the Year” and the South Carolina “Young Educator of the Year” in 1972. In 1975 he received Abbeville’s “Young Man of the Year Award”.
Sandy has served as clinician and adjudicator in the Southeastern and Midwestern states.
Sandy Scott also served Forestville Baptist Church of Greenville, South Side Baptist Church of Abbeville and Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church of Greenwood as Minister of Music.
Sandy is married to Verlene O’Kelley Scott. They have two children: Keith Russell Scott and Lisa Diane Bannister. Sandy and Verlene have four grandchildren: William Sanders Scott, Ashtin Haley Scott, Phillip Michael Bannister, and Matthew Scott Bannister.
Sandy is presently the Senior Pastor of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church of Greenwood. He is also a member of the South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen.