Lederian J. Townsend is a proud native Floridian and graduate of Immokalee High School in Immokalee, FL. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Florida State University’s College of Music.
During his time at FSU, he performed with the Concert and Symphonic Bands as a tuba player and the Jazz Ensemble III as bass trombonist. His primary conducting teachers included Patrick Dunnigan and Richard Clary.
After graduating, he immediately went into the classroom, where he has taught band, orchestra, chorus, jazz band, color guard and general music over the last nine years in the South West Florida area.
During the 2015-2016 school year, Mr. Townsend was recognized by the Florida Bandmaster’s Association with a presentation of the Tom Bishop Award for the “remarkable impact you have made on your band program in a short amount of time.” When he’s not teaching, you may see him around town performing in bands and performing in musicals at the local community theatre.
Mr. Townsend enjoys being a music educator and building positive relationships with his students, colleagues, administrators, parents and community stakeholders alike. He believes when we all work together, the future leaders of tomorrow can make miracles happen!
Most importantly, he is proud to be the newest member of the Green Wave Family and cannot wait to meet Tsunami Sam!
Our programs utilize the Band App for posting up to date information.
If you are a new student, please use an email on the web site or message in Instagram to receive your personal invite code to our "Band App". This is used for multiple programs including marching band, choir, band boosters and more.