Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Manchester has the state's most outstanding band director

New Hampshire Band Directors Association (NHBDA) executive board has named West High School band director Diane Francoeur the NHBDA Outstanding Band Director for 2016.

The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an exceptionally high level of competence as a band director and developed a comprehensive band program, which has contributed educationally to the school, and provided service to their community.

Francoeur has been recognized for excellence in her field before. In 2015, she was selected by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association to be the state’s Distinguished Music Educator of the Year. She has been with Manchester School District for about 24 years, 11 of them at West.


The NHBDA will present Francoeur with the award during the New England Band Directors’ Institute on July 8, 2016 on the campus of Plymouth State University.

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