Scott Silbert, a multiple woodwind player and arranger, was born in Philadelphia Penn., and is the chief arranger for the United States Navy Band. He began playing music after his family moved to Orlando Fla. and attended Seminole Community College. He worked as a professional musician for 9 years at Walt Disney World before joining the Navy Band Commodores in 1991 on baritone sax. Chief Silbert has been a featured soloist on national concert tours, at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, the Saxophone Symposium, The Midwest Clinic, the Detroit -Montreux Jazz Festival, and at numerous local concerts. His teachers include privately with Manny Albam,Phil Woods,and Jerry Kalber.
Chief Silbert joined the Navy Band arranging staff in 1999 and was appointed chief arranger in 2002. Since then he has composed/arranged more than 300 works for all performing groups of the Navy band. In addition, he has performed with/ composed for the National Symphony Orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Stanley Turrentine, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Hope, Howard University, Red Skelton, Quincey Jones, Andy Williams, Terry Gibbs, Scott Hamilton, Rich Little, the Spinners, the Temptations, the Four Tops, The Les Brown Orchestra, Kathy Tricolli, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Eddie Daniels, Michael Feinstein, Christine Ebersole, and many others. In addition to his busy Navy schedule, Chief Silbert remains an active clinician. In 2006 he rehearsed and conducted the Florida All State Jazz Band.