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Meet Our Directors

Tyler Scarabino, Director of Bands

Tyler Scarabino, a native of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Limestone University and a Masters in Music Education from the University of Florida. Previously, Mr. Scarabino served as the Director of Bands at Seneca High School, Saluda High School, Music Director at Clifdale Elementary, Assistant Director at Saints Percussion, and Percussion Instructor at both Boiling Springs High School and Laurens District 55 High School. 


While at Limestone University, Mr. Scarabino performed as a percussionist for the Wind Ensemble, the Percussion Ensemble, the Steel Band Ensemble, the Marching Saints, and Saints Percussion.

Mr. Scarabino serves as a 5A representative on the South Carolina Band Directors Association Concert Committee. In 2022, Mr. Scarabino was awarded the South Carolina Music Educators Association Outstanding Young Music Educator Award.

Professional affiliations include The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA), South Carolina Music Education Association (SCMEA) and the Percussive Arts Society (PAS). 

In his free time, Mr. Scarabino enjoys scuba diving as well as spending time with his wife, Makayla, their sons, Lorenzo and Dominic, and their Labrador, Luke!

James Shadday, Assistant Director of Bands


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Mr. Shadday is excited to join the team at Boiling Springs High School as the new Assistant Band Director! Originally from Lexington, South Carolina, he is a graduate of River Bluff High School. 


He earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. During his time at Newberry College, he was a participant in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Big Band, Jazz Combo, Singers, Madrigals Choir, Clarinet Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, and the Scarlet Spirit Marching Band. While at Newberry, he also taught various marching bands around the Midlands area. He completed his student teaching internship at Little Mountain Elementary and Chapin High School. While student teaching, Mr. Shadday helped prepare the Chapin Wind Ensemble for a performance at the 2022 SCMEA Annual Conference in Columbia, SC. Mr. Shadday also has a private studio of saxophone students who have consistently earned spots in SCBDA Region and All-State Bands.


Mr. Shadday is excited to bring a substantial amount of marching band, visual experience, and brass pedagogy to the Boiling Springs Band program. He marched tuba with the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps from 2016-2018 and with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps from 2019-2021. 


Mr. Shadday is a proud alumni of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and is an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), and the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA).

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