Music Director

Scott Burgener is in his third year as Music Director of the Fountain Hills Community Band. He is currently the Music Education Department Specialist for the Mesa Public Schools, overseeing the district’s K-12 music program for over 60,000 students. The Mesa Public Schools music program has been recognized as a “Best Community for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation for the past six consecutive years.  Prior to his appointment at the district level, Mr. Burgener was the band director at Mountain View High School in Mesa for eighteen of his twenty-five years in high school music education. During his tenure at Mountain View, his bands consistently received high ratings both in and out of state. Mr. Burgener’s marching band performed around the globe, including appearances in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade, London New Year’s Day Parade, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and a 10-day performance tour of China. His Wind Ensemble was honored to be selected three times to perform at the annual state music educators conference. Mr. Burgener currently serves as Past-President of the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA), and is a Past-President of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA). He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, where he currently serves as the NAfME Council of Music Program Leaders Western Division Representative.  Mr. Burgener is also a member of Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters’ Fraternity, and is a life member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Instrumental Music Education from Arizona State University, and has been recognized with AMEA’s George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award. In 2006, he was recognized as one of the nation’s “50 Teachers Who Make a Difference” by School Band and Orchestra Director’s magazine. In 2022, he was awarded the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence. Mr. Burgener has served as a guest conductor and clinician for several honor bands in the valley. Mr. Burgener’s major instruments are saxophone, clarinet, and piano.  He lives in Mesa with his wife Jocelyn, whom he met in the ASU Marching Band.

Board of Directors

  • Debbie Fisher, President
  • Gene Mikolajczyk, Vice-President
  • Bernie Hoenle, Treasurer
  • Michael McWethy, Music Librarian
  • Robert Hanford, Member