Mr. (David) Scott Muirhead

Phone: (605) 895-2662 - AM, (605) 869-2213 - PM


Degrees and Certifications:

1990 Master (Secondary School Administration) SDSU 1983 Bachelor (Music Education) SDSU

Mr. (David) Scott Muirhead

Hello, I'm Scott Muirhead.  I have used my middle name, Scott, for my entire life due to the fact that my father’s name was also David (David Francis). I grew up in the Hayes (SD) community, attended rural grade school, and graduated co-valedictorian from Stanley County High School in 1978.

I attended my first year of college at the University of Minnesota on a Navy ROTC scholarship.  I subsequently resigned the scholarship and returned home to attend South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD) where I graduated with honors in 1983.  I participated in THE PRIDE (marching band), symphonic and concert bands, BIG BLUE BRASS (basketball band), brass and jazz ensembles, and orchestra.  I performed at Capers, Cavorts, and played with the pit band for State’s musical production of Grease (in which my younger sister, Crystal, starred as "Rizzo").

I married my wife, Julie Hebbert on June 11, 1983 in her hometown of Scotland, SD.

Julie and I moved to Buffalo, SD where I began my first music education job in August of 1983.  Julie and I spent the next six years with Harding County Schools, collectively teaching elementary, choral, and instrumental music at both the Buffalo site and the various rural (country) schools.

I attended graduate school at South Dakota State during the 1989-90 school year and completed my degree in school administration.  Julie and I returned to Harding County where for the next two years I served as secondary principal/music instructor.  I was dissatisfied with the dual role.

This is my 28th year serving students grades 5-12 in instrumental music at Lyman School.  There were 15 students in high school band that first year (1992-93).  This year there are 43 students in high school band.   There are currently 120 band students in grades 5-12. 

I have coached middle school football and wrestling and assisted the varsity wrestling program from 2003-2010. I am currently serving as a volunteer assistant wrestling coach with the varsity wrestling program.

My wife, Julie, and I have four children.  Ian is a 2010 Lyman graduate and 2015 Northern State University graduate (Biology). He is currently employed by the National Parks service. Ian was honored as a Lyman Athletic Hall of Fame member at this year's Mid-Dakota Monster! Sarah is a 2012 Lyman graduate, a 2016 South Dakota State graduate (biology), and is in her final year of veterinary studies at Iowa State University (Ames).  Emily is a junior music education major at USD.  She was clarinet section leader for the 2019 SOUND (USD marching band), plays in the symphonic band and with the winter athletics band, performs with the chamber singers and in the spring operatic production. Bryson is a senior at Lyman High School.

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.