Katie M. Codina ’07, Metairie, La., was named the Elementary Band Director of the Year by the District VI Band Director’s Association. The Holy Cross Middle School and High School bands both were named “Exemplary Band Programs” under Katie’s direction. Katie is in her fourth year at Holy Cross School and is the director of the High School Marching Band and the Middle School Bengal Band Program. Since her tenure as director of the Bengal Band, the program has grown from 29 students to more than 140 in the fifth through seventh grades. The Bengal Concert Bands have received superior ratings at the Archdiocese Band Festival and District VI Festival and performed at the State Music Festival, receiving an excellent rating.