2018 Band Director

Band Director of the Year

David Soto has been named the 2018 New York State Band Director of the year.

Congratulations go out to Mr. David Soto! The New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) has named David Soto as the 2018 recipient of the Richard H. Snook Outstanding Band Director Award for New York State. Selected from a list of educators ranging from elementary to college, this award is given to one band director annually in the entire state.

The honor recognizes individuals who not only demonstrate mastery in their craft as educators and musicians, but who also understand what it means to be a learning and growing artist, whose role is to inspire students of all ages.

Mr. Soto said, “I am humbled and honored to receive this award. It is a privilege serving the North Shore community. I thank all former and current students for all they have and continue to teach me.” He added, “I am a very lucky guy.”


David Soto with band award