Scotty Walker, Director of Bands

Scotty WalkerScotty Walker is in his eighteenth year of teaching instrumental music at Lafayette High School. He received a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. During his tenure at Lafayette High, the Symphonic band has performed on some of the most prestigious concert stages in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, and the Murat Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2008, the marching band was selected as a finalist band at the Bands of America Grand National Championships the first time in attendance.  He has received the National Band Association's "Citation of Excellence" award for performing in the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival and in the All South Conductors Conference at the University of Southern Mississippi. He actively serves as clinician and adjudicator throughout the South.

Mr. Walker has performed in many ensembles in the Acadiana area including the Acadiana Symphony, Acadiana Pops Orchestra, Rapides Symphony, Biloxi Symphony, Pensacola Symphony and the Acadian Wind Symphony. He has also performed as a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard Band in Bossier City. Mr. Walker has received the "Excellence in Education" award given by the Acadian Arts Council in 2000, was a featured director in "50 Directors Who Make a Difference" sponsored by School Band and Orchestra Magazine, and honored by receiving the Louisiana Outstanding Bandmaster Award in 2002 and 2009 by the Phi Beta Mu honorary music fraternity. His professional affiliations include the Louisiana Association of Educators, Music Educators National Conference, Southwest Louisiana Band Directors Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Phi Beta Mu.  He currently serves as President of the Louisiana Music Educators Association.