Deborah BradleyDeborah J. Bradley

Deborah J. Bradley, a native of Okaloosa County Crestview, Florida received her Bachelors of Music Education degree from Troy State University. She also received her Masters of Science in Education and the Education Specialist Degree from Troy University. Ms. Bradley has been a high school director for Cook High School, Valdosta High School, Clarke Central High School-Athens, Calhoun County High School,Georgia. Clarke County High School and Patrick Henry Junior College,Alabama. While at Valdosta Junior High her bands performed at two World’s Fairs. She is currently a staff director for the Lowndes High School “Georgia Bridgemen” and Band Director for Lowndes Middle School. In 2008, she was inducted into the National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame in Columbus, Georgia. She is also the current Director for the Destin Music and Beach Festival.

Ms. Bradley has served as a clinician and guest conductor throughout the Southeast. For over thirty years her bands have received superior and excellent ratings in many state and national events.

Ms. Bradley has received many professional awards and recognitions. At Troy State she was the founding President of Epsilon Xi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma 1974. She has been the President of the “Sound of the South” Alumni Band. In 1986, she received the Sudler Order Of Merit from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. She has earn Teacher of the Year at Valdosta Junior High and Teacher of the Year for Cook High School and System wide for Cook County School System in Georgia. She was also a Disney Teacher nominee in 2000. In 2001 she received the Outstanding Service to Music Award (OSMA) from the National Board of Tau Beta Sigma.

She has served as an officer for the Women Band Directors International for over ten years. She has received the Scroll of Excellence from WBDI and in 2002, the Silver Baton. Ms. Bradley was the President Of Women Band Directors International 2006-2007. She has been selected Who’s Who of American Women 2008. Ms. Bradley has been an active member of ASBDA, GMEA, MENC, Kappa Delta Phi, and the Troy Alumni Association and on the board of the SEUS Concert Band Clinic at Troy. Deborah Bradley was inducted into the National Band Directors Hall of Fame 2008.

Deborah Bradley, Band Director at Lowndes Middle School has been inducted into the National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame in Columbus, Georgia. Ms. Bradley was selected by the Board of Directors into the nations most prestigious hall of honor for America’s high school band directors.

The National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame was established in 1984. It was organized for the purpose of recognizing and honoring outstanding high school band directors.

An invitation of this magnitude is worthy of Ms. Bradley’s esteem career in the field of band directing and the numerous contributions she has made to music education. Her vast accomplishments in band as well as with the Women Band Directors International have led to the selection for this national honor. The Band Directors Hall of Fame is located at downtown at the River Center Fine Arts building as a part of Columbus State University.