29 January 2007
Dr. David L. Walters Receives NBA Mentor Award
Dr. David L. Walters was awarded the prestigious
"National Band Association's Mentor Award" at the Alabama Music Educators Association's In-Service
Conference on January 18, 2007 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
As part of
the conference the Saks High School Band, under the direction of Gene Inglis, performed in concert
with Dr. David L. Walters, Director Emeritus Jacksonville State University, and Dr. David Gregory,
Past President of the National Band Association, as guest conductors.
After Walters had completed
his piece, Dr. David Gregory made the special presentation of the Mentor Award to Dr. Walters,
highlighting the accomplishments and contributions throughout Walters professional life to his
students in teaching music. This event marked Walters as the first recipient of the prestigious
NBA Mentor award given in our great state of Alabama.
Below is the wording on the plaque given to Dr. Walters:
"National Band Association Mentor Award in
recognition of your years of distinguished service to the art of making music.
Presented by the many grateful students for whom you have been an inspiration.
The National Band Association honors Dr. David L.