By Carolyn Roy
The Natchitoches Parish School Board recognized Aleisa Hudlow at its committee meeting Tuesday.
As band director at Natchitoches Central High School, Hudlow was named District II Band Director of the Year. District II includes seven parishes and the award is voted on by fellow district band directors. Feeder schools are her focus and she taught band at Natchitoches Central and Natchitoches Magnet her first year on the job.
Because of her direction, there are bands in every public parish junior high except for NSU Middle Lab. “There is no bigger champion of music education,” Eloi said about Hudlow. He said she was a massive asset and champion of students. “I note the passion in your voice,” board president Billy Benefield said.