Alfred Watkins has been named Most Admired Band Director by his peers.
Sunday, February 10
From a release sent by the Cobb County School District: Lassiter High School Band Director Alfred Watkins was recently presented with America’s Most Admired Band Director Award for 2012. Watkins received more than 850 votes from his fellow band directors and received what is dubbed the “People’s Choice” of band directing awards. This award, nominated and chosen by Watkins’s fellow band directors , is the “People’s Choice” of band directing awards. With over 850 votes cast by his peers, this award shows that Alfred Watkins does not just teach his students, he teaches teachers as well! Watch the video for a feature interview with Alfred Watkins by music advocate Scott Lang.
The Lassiter High School marching band will be making it’s fourth event appearance at the 124th Tournament of Roses parade.
Lassiter High School marching band members congregated for a surprise announcement Tuesday morning: they won a worldwide contest to perform in the 2013 Rose Bowl Parade. This will be the fourth time that Alfred Watkins, Lassiter High School band director for the past 30 years, and the school’s marching band, will participate in the Rose Bowl, which is viewed globally by approximately 2 billion people. “We have to apply two years in advance to participate in the parade,” said Watkins. "We submitted a video and audio recording, along with letters of recommendation, and out of the hundreds of bands that applied, we were chosen once again.” High school marching bands can only submit applications to perform in the Rose Bowl every five years, …