Scotty Wild marched in the color guard of the Chicago Cavaliers from 1954 to 1959, then became one of the top drill writers and show designers in the Midwest. He has been associated with Minnesota Brass for more than 15 years, serving as visual caption head and corps director. He is a member of the Minnesota Brass Hall of Fame, and was one of the initial group of World Drum Corps Hall of Fame associate members inducted in 2001. In the 30 years after becoming the Cavaliers’ drill instructor in 1960, he wrote drill for such highly regarded corps as Des Plaines Vanguard, Kansas Sky Ryders, Blue Rock, Schaumberg Guardsmen, Boston Crusaders, Garfield Cadets and Minnesota Brass. He has also served as corps director of the Vanguard, Guardsmen and Minnesota Brass. He served as a visual judge for Central States Judges for more than 40 years and a Drum Corps International (DCI) judge for almost 30 years up until 2001. He judged the first DCI championship contest in 1972. He served as caption chairman and director of the Central States Judges Association (CSJA) and has judged for high school marching band circuits across the country. He has been the chief organizer of the Drum Beauty, a major DCI contest in Stillwater, Minnesota, for more than 25 years and has served on the Drum Corps Midwest executive for many years.