De La Salle band director is honored by district peers _lowres

Photo provided by De La Salle High School—Duncan Pray

The Louisiana Music Educators Association has chosen Duncan Pray, band director at De La Salle High School in New Orleans, as its District VI high school band director of the year.

Last year, the band competed in the Morgan City and District VI LMEA marching band competitions and the District VI LMEA Large Ensemble Festival; performed in four parades and a heritage festival in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania; offered Christmas and spring concerts; and played for graduation. It also performed for the Fine Arts Social Justice Program.

This year, the band was to perform in five parades: Caesar, Babylon, d’Etat, Thoth and Rex.