Lyman High School Band

Mr. David (Scott) Muirhead, Director

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Mr. David (Scott) Muirhead, Director

Hello, I'm Scott Muirhead. I'm a 1983 music eduation honors graduate of South Dakota State University.  While at State, I participated in THE PRIDE (marching band), BIG BLUE BRASS (basketball pep band), concert and symphonic bands, jazz and brass ensembles, and orchestra.  I performed in Cavorts, Capers, and in the pit band for Grease (in which my younger sister, Crystal, starred as "Rizzo").  

I was a K-12 music instructor at Harding County Schools (Buffalo, SD) for six years (from 1983-1989).  After completing my master's degree in secondary school administration, I returned to Harding County Schools for the next two years (1990-1992) in the dual role of principal/music director.  

I joined the Lyman School staff in 1992. This is my 24th year serving the district and its students as a 5-12 director of instrumental music.

Mrs. Julie Muirhead, Assistant Director

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Mrs. Julie Muirhead, Assistant Director

Hello.  I'm Julie Muirhead and I am assistant director of bands at Lyman.  I received my bachelor's degree in music at SDSU in piano and oboe.  I accompany the students for contest; I accompany the choirs for concerts and contest.  I help prepare students for contest and all-state.   I assist in the planning of trips.  Scott and I believe that "all God's children got a place in the band"  if they so desire.  We work hard to maintain students' interest and produce a high quality product.  

  • High school band state tournament performances and out-of-state festivals

    The Lyman High School Raiders band has a proud history of state and regional performances.  Attached is a chronology of Lyman Band's travels to state tournaments and out-of-state concert band competitions.

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  • South Dakota High School Activities Association All-State Band

    South Dakota High School Activities Association All-State Band is the highest state honor awarded to a high school bandsman.  Though, by no means a large school, Lyman can boast of its participation in South Dakota High School All-State Band.  Attached is a list of Lyman High School students who successfully auditioned for all-state band.  This year, Lyman's lone auditionee was Tyler Lebeda  We will be notified of his results on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. 

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  • John Phillip Sousa Award

    The John Phillip Sousa Award is a nationally recognized honor presented to a high school's outstanding senior bandsman.  It has been the history of Lyman High School that the high school band students vote on this award.  Attached are the recipients through the years.

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  • Middle School All-State Band

    The first South Dakota Music Educators' Association (SDMEA) Middle School All-State Band took place in March 2000.  Lyman's first student to audition was Ashley Willcuts in 2003.  Congratulations to this year's members.  Raena Borah, Bryson Muirhead, and Sarah Urban will represent Lyman Middle School at the 17th annual SDMEA All-State Band which is to take place in Pierre, SD on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM CST.

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  • The Director's Award for Outstanding 8th Grade Bandsman

    The Director's Award is a nationally recognized award to honor a middle/junior high school's outstanding 8th grade bandsman/bandsmen.  Lyman Middle School first presented the award in 1975.  Attached are the recipients through the years.

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