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Scott Ruiz

Silk Instructor

Scott Ruiz

Scott currently lives in Downtown Long Beach, CA and is a native of Southern California. He graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School in 1998 and went on to pursue Marching Band, Winter Guard and Drum Corps after high school, which in turn lead him to being an established educator and adjudicator he is today. Scott is joining the USC marching band staff as the Silk Instructor after very successful teaching career at Valencia HS in Santa Clarita, CA. Under his creative direction, the marching band and colorguard programs excelled at new levels of success, medalling at SCSBOA championships 6 years in a row and capturing the high auxiliary title 4 times. 

Marching with CSUN (00-01) and the Riverside City College Marching Tigers (03-06), Scott has performed at some of the worlds most prestigious pageantry events, including the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade.

Scott also performed with Fantasia and Diamante Winter guards and has been instructed by some of the most successful choreographers and designers in the activity.

Scott judges nationally in the fall and winter and continues to be a consultant with various performance art programs. He is very excited to bring his wealth of knowledge and talents to the USC Silks.