Band Director of the YearSanta Cruz High Band Director Christy Latham was recently named Band Director of the Year at a gathering of the Northern California Band Association.

Latham leads the only marching band in Santa Cruz County. The 85 year old program is one of the oldest continuous band programs in the state. She also leads award-winning jazz, drum line and symphonic band programs and hosts the annual Band Review every Fall, bringing thousands of young musicians and their families to Santa Cruz.