Scott Hillock began his tenure as Head Director in 2006. Current duties include overseeing the entire band program, directing the Wind Symphony and the Trojan Pride Marching Band, as well as assisting with the middle school bands. Before coming to Jenks, Mr. Hillock served as Head Director for Blanchard Public Schools for fourteen years where his bands consistently earned the highest marks in both concert and marching bands.
A 1985 graduate of Elk City High School, Mr. Hillock holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Music Education from Southern Methodist University, where he was selected as the Outstanding Graduate Student for the Meadows School of the Arts.
In 1996, Mr. Hillock was chosen as the Southwestern Oklahoma Band Directors Association Director of the Year and the Blanchard Teacher of the Year. In 1997, he was chosen as ASBDA Young Band Director of the Year for the State of Oklahoma and in 1999, he received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Directors Association. In 2002, Mr. Hillock was selected as Runner-Up for the VFW’s Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and in 2006, the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Director of the Year. More recently, Mr. Hillock was named as an Exemplary Teacher by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association in 2015 and a Jenks Public Schools Vision of Excellence Recipient in 2016.
Mr. Hillock stays active as a clinician, conductor, and adjudicator throughout the state, and is currently serving as Executive Secretary for the North Central Directors Association. Professional affiliations include Kappa Kappa Psi, Oklahoma Bandmasters Association, Music Education National Conference, Oklahoma Music Adjudicators Association, and Phi Beta Mu.