Baker High School Symphonic Band wins championship
The Baker High School Symphonic Band will be performing at the Festival at Carnegie Hall: National Band and Orchestra Festival in New York City on March 31, 2018. The Baker High Concert Band won multiple awards at the National 2016 Spring Music Festival competition in Orlando, Florida, including the High School Grand Champion Award for Instrumental Music. Baker also received a Superior Rating, 1st place in the High School Class A Concert Band category, and Overall Instrumental Grand Champions. Derrick Walker is the band director. He earned a bachelor of arts in music from Southern University in Baton Rouge and a high school diploma from Meridian High School in Mississippi.