Band Leadership

Scott Burgener, Music Director

Music Director

Scott Burgener is in his second year as Music Director of the Fountain Hills Community Band.  He is currently the Music Education Department Specialist for the Mesa Public Schools.  Prior to his appointment to this position, he was the band director at Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ for eighteen of his twenty-five years in high school music education.  During his tenure at Mountain View, Scott’s bands consistently received high ratings both in and out of state, and his 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 educator’s conference.  Mr. Burgener is the Past-President of the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) and Past-President of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA).  He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, 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 Directors Magazine (SBO).  Most recently, Scott was awarded a “Citation of Excellence” by the National Band Association. Scott’s major instruments are saxophone, clarinet, and piano.  He is an Arizona native, and currently 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
Nicole Nedela, Treasurer
Twyla Preising, Secretary
Michael McWethy, Music Librarian
Bernie Hoenle, Member
Robert Hanford, Member
Dean Patrick Preising, Member