Brannon Baker is the Best High School Band Director
Updated: Wednesday, October 30 2013, 04:32 PM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -- To be a good high school band director, you've gotta know how to juggle.
addition to conducting a marching band and concerts, a high school band
director has to teach kids how to read music and make sure they know
how to deliver it. And it's not just about keeping tempo, it's about
keeping up with grades and performance standards.
To put a spin
on things, a band director must also know how to take the band out for a
spin -- to all of the events they must attend. And then there's
managing the budget, which includes raising funds for trips, maintaining
school band equipment, and planning, planning, and more planning.
We asked who you think is the Best High School Band Director in the San Antonio area, and here were your Top 5 nominees:
ALFONSO ALVARADO - Brackenridge High School
BRANNON BAKER - Lee High School
RICHARD HERRERA - Brandeis High School
WILLIAM RICKETTS -- Southside High School
ROLAND SANDOVAL -- O'Connor High School
And the Winner is...BRANNON BAKER of Lee High School.
Congratulations, Mr. Baker. Thanks for being a great band director and such an inspiration to your students and everyone else around you.