Jeffrey R. Scott

Director of Bands

Jeff ScottJeff Scott is the Director of Bands at Cario Middle School in Mount Pleasant. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received a Master of Instrumental Music in Conducting at Southern Oregon University in 2005. In 2006, Mr. Scott received National Board Certification in Instrumental Music.

Prior to his arrival at Cario in 2001, Mr. Scott served twelve years in the Berkeley County school system, first as Director of Bands at Sedgefield Middle School, and later as Director of Bands at Goose Creek High School. In 1992, Mr. Scott was named national winner of the Stanbury Award for "Young Director of the Year". He is also listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers.

Bands under Mr. Scott's baton have consistently received Superior ratings at state, regional and national competitions, and have received the SCBDA's Outstanding Performance Award consecutively since 1989. Mr. Scott's symphonic bands have received Superior Ratings at the South Carolina Concert Festival every year since 1989. His Sedgefield Middle School Band was honored to perform at the 1992 SCMEA In-Service Conference, and his Cario Middle School Band enjoyed that same distinction in 2005. Mr. Scott is active as an adjudicator and clinician for concert and marching events throughout the Southeast.

Mr. Scott maintains professional affiliations with the National Band Association, MENC, Phi Mu Alpha, and Phi Beta Mu. He also received an appointment as a "Kentucky Colonel" by the Governor of Kentucky for his contributions to education

Samantha Mumford

Assistant Director

Photo of Samantha MumfordSamantha Mumford is thrilled to join the Cario Band program. As a product of Cario and Wando, she is honored to be teaching back home in this community. Prior to joining the Cario team, Mrs. Mumford served as the Band Director at Seneca Middle School in Seneca, SC from 2010-2015. During this time, the Seneca Middle School Band received the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) Outstanding Performance Award for the first time in school history. Mumford’s students earned Superior ratings at SCBDA State Concert Festival and SCBDA Solo and Ensemble Festival. Many were chosen for the All-County, Region, and State honor bands. In 2014 and 2015, Mrs. Mumford was nominated for Teacher of the Year at Seneca Middle. While at Seneca, Mrs. Mumford was actively involved in the Seneca High School marching band program. She also served as the lead band director for the School District of Oconee County. Mrs. Mumford has also served as a drum major clinician for the Seneca High School Marching Band and the Easley High School Marching Band.

Mrs. Mumford graduated from Furman University in 2010, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Cum Laude. While at Furman, Mrs. Mumford studied flute with Cynthia Hopkins. She was actively involved in the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and the Paladin Regiment, serving as the drum major in 2009. Mrs. Mumford is currently working on her Masters Degree in School Leadership.

Samantha Mumford’s professional affiliations include the South Carolina Band Directors Association, where she serves as a member of the All State Committee, the Charleston County Band Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and she is an alumnus of Sigma Alpha Iota. Mrs. Mumford is a member of the Poinsett Winds and the Charleston Wind Symphony. She and her husband, Mason Mumford, reside in Charleston, SC with their dog Luna.