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Scott Casagrande
Scott Casagrande




Scott J. Casagrande has been Director of Bands at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois since 1999. He served previously as Director of Bands at Plainfield and Stephen Decatur High Schools. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Ensembles under Casagrande’s direction have been selected to perform at honor clinics and festivals, and his bands have been consistent winners at marching and jazz contests and festivals. His ensembles have performed at the French Reeds Festival in the French Riviera, at Orchestra Hall in the Chicago Symphony Center, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and throughout Europe. In 2007, the John Hersey band program was awarded the prestigious Sudler Flag of Honor from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
In 2004, Casagrande was one of three conductors in the United States chosen to participate in the National Band Association International Conducting Symposium in Rome, Italy, conducting the Italian National Army Band. Casagrande was inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association in 2009. He has been published in The Instrumentalist, The National Band Association Journal and has presented at the Illinois Music Educators Association State Convention. He currently serves as Second Vice President of the National Band Association.