Who is Vincent Scuro?
Scuro was born to an Italian-American family in Jersey City, New Jersey. He grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey and graduated from Bergenfield High School, where he played trumpet in the band and orchestra. He also played trumpet in the first McDonald's All-American High School Band, participated in demo record recording sessions in New York City, and performed at clubs, colleges, and banquet halls throughout New Jersey. He performed "Echo Taps" at the 2012 Patriot Day ceremonies at the Orange County Convention Center and occasionally performs with the Orlando Concert Band. His post-high school academic work included degrees from Saint Peter's College, where he played varsity baseball, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
His first book, Presenting the Marching Band, was published by in 1974. Scuro then wrote three science and nature books in the Dodd, Mead and Company Wonders series. He also co-authored eight books in the same series with Sigmund A. Lavine. His first novel was published in 2001. Scuro also was a columnist for the Southwest Orlando Bulletin from 1992-2010 and has been a contributing writer to Satellite Orbit magazine and the Los Angeles Times.
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