Marion Austin Scott Obituary

Marion Austin Scott

<p>&ldquo;Scotty&rdquo;, Marion Austin Scott Sr, 87, passed away on October 6, 2020.&nbsp; He was born to the late, Bertie Austin and Marian Pitts Scott in Greenville, South Carolina. &nbsp;&nbsp;Though Austin was a native of South Carolina, he was an educator in Brevard County for nearly 40 years.&nbsp; Austin earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from The University of Georgia and Master of Music in Performance from The University of South Florida.&nbsp; He was in many Professional affiliations such as Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, ASBDA, MENC, NAJE, CBDNA, FMEA, He has been active in the Florida Bandmaster&rsquo;s Association and also served on the FBA Stage Band Committee. He founded the Brevard Community Band of Brevard that was awarded the Sudler Silver Scroll Award by the John Philip Sousa Foundation in 1999, North America&rsquo;s most prestigious award for community concert bands.&nbsp; He was also a member of the Gateway Lodge in Mims. From 1959 to 1965 he served as Band Director at Southwest Junior High School in Melbourne.&nbsp; In 1965 he founded The Merritt Island High School Band when the school opened and directed the group until 1975. He retired as Director of Bands in Music Education from BCC now Eastern Florida State College in 1999.&nbsp; &nbsp;He was well respected and admired in the music industry.&nbsp; He played with many name bands such as Harry James Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Tex Beneke Orchestra, Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Terry Myers Benny Goodman tribute Orchestra, Sanford Jazz Ensemble and Space Coast Swing Ensemble.&nbsp; Austin loved Jazz and it has been a part of his life since he was very young. &nbsp;He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycles with his friends. He loved his community and always had a purpose of &ldquo;giving back&rdquo;. He loved his children and enjoyed his family time spent with them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Austin was survived by his children: Marion A. Scott Jr &ldquo;Sonny&rdquo; (Sharon), Melissa Scott Mays (Thadd), Michael Patrick Scott (Laurie) and Rebecca Scott Moran (Jim); Grandchildren: Christopher Scott Coward, Brantlee Elaine Coward, Daniel Austin Scott, Sean Michael Scott, Mason Oliver Scott, Ryan Michael Scott, Katie Noelle Scott, Grant Austin Scott, Joshua Patrick Moody and Carson Elaine Moody; Great Grandchildren: Caden Coward, Corbin Coward, Arabella Scott and Lexie Scott; Dogs: Lola and Jasmine.</p> <p>There are no services scheduled here in Titusville at this time. There are other funeral arrangements being made in South Carolina. The family has requested that you consider in lieu of flowers to make a donation to: Community Band of Brevard, P.O. Box 541145, Merritt Island Florida, 32953.</p> <p>Please leave your condolences for the family&nbsp; at</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
February 8, 1933 - October 6, 202002/08/193310/06/2020
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Ward Durrett
4 hours ago
Mr. Scott was my Jr. HS Band Director at Southwest Jr. HS in Melbourne from 1962 though 1964, and was so supportive of my musical efforts. His influence was pivotal in my ultimate decision to make music my career, and I'll be forever grateful. He held us "children" to a ... Continue Reading
4 days ago
I'm Mr Scott's orkin pest control technician i am truly sorry for your loss I loved seeing Mr Scott and we spent a lot of time talking he always brought joy to my day I am truly saddened that I won't be seeing him or his doggies anymore please reach out to our rockledge ... Continue Reading
Lynn Dixon Pemberton
6 days ago
Your Dad was a shining light for many of us that have enjoyed The Community Band performances over the years. What a wonderful example of growing older with grace and relevance. Lynn Dixon Pemberton
Jennifer Reeg
October 22
I have played in CBOB for the past few years, enjoying the challenge of performing music under Mr. Scott's expert direction. I remember him wearing his Navy hat and swapping stories about military service. Mr. Scott always had a twinkle in his eye and big smile when sha... Continue Reading
Melody Bailey Pifer
October 11
Mr. Scott lived with us (Lee Bailey) for a short time. He was also my band director at MIHS. Such a nice person, and sending condolences to his family. MelodyBailey Pifer
Russel & Denise Schwarz
October 10
Mr. Scott was the best Band Director ever. He belonged at the College Level. His HS Bands were as good as any college band. He booked us as THE clinic band at a College Band Clinic for the Southeast USA in Troy, Alabama. He booked our stage band as one of the entertainme... Continue Reading