Senior Airman Scott Davis is a percussionist with the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. He currently performs with Small Kine, an ensemble specializing in local Hawaiian songs and acoustic renditions of popular music.
Born and raised in Georgia, Airman Davis completed his Bachelor’s in Music Education with a Minor in Jazz Music at the University of Georgia where he studied under Timothy K Adams, Jr. and Kimberly Toscano Adams. He served as principal percussionist with the UGA Hodgson Wind Ensemble while also performing with other groups such as the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I and II, Jazz Combo, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and Redcoat Marching Band. He has had the pleasure of performing alongside Craig Hella Johnson, Timothy K Adams, Jr., Philip Smith, Brandon Craswell, Connie Frigo, D. Ray McClellan, and many other professional musicians. Airman Davis has also had the chance to work under accomplished conductors such as General Valery Mikhaylovich Khalilov, Cynthia Johnston Turner, Jaclyn Hartenberger, Mark Cedel, Dave D’Angelo, Michael Robinson, Brett Bawcum, and many others.
In addition to his orchestral and jazz studies, Airman Davis is very involved in the marching arts. He played drumset for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (2016-2017; World Champions 2016), played drumset for Palmetto Percussion Indoor (2015-2016), and was most recently a featured percussion soloist for Equinox Percussion Indoor (2018). He is a sought-after performer, clinician, teacher, and composer. He has been teaching private lessons to aspiring percussionists since 2010, has worked with various high and middle schools since 2014, and has been writing marching band music for schools since 2018.
In his free time, Airman Davis enjoys performing new music, recording, composing, working on his company (Terra Percussion), training (marathons, spartan races, etc.), and reading.
BM Music Education, Jazz Minor – University of Georgia – 10 May 2019
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Honor Graduate – Air Force Basic Military Training
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Basic Military Training
Jun-Aug 2019 – Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
August 2019 - September 2022 – Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
September 2022 - present, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class - 16 August 2019
Senior Airman - 18 October 2021