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District V Band Director of the Year

Posted Date: 02/23/2021

District V Band Director of the Year

Congratulations to Daphne Richardson for being selected as the Band Director of the Year for District V.

Currently, Ms. Richardson is the band director at DeRidder Junior High School and an assistant band director at DeRidder High School. Her teaching career spans thirty-five years, including both public and private schools in Missouri, Texas, and Louisiana. 

Ms. Richardson has directed several Honor Bands in Louisiana, and she has judged for Large Ensemble and Solo and Small Ensemble Assessments throughout Louisiana. In addiont, she has served Louisiana music educators as an LMEA District Director for both Districts 1 and 5, Band Division Chair, and Public Relations Chairman, as well as an LBA President.