Mr. Derrick Walker

Phone: 4692722000 ext 7358


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Music Louisiana - Music (7-12) Texas - Music EC-12

Mr. Derrick Walker


Mr. Derrick Walker is currently in his 4th year at Cedar Hill High School serving as Associate band director and 19th year as an educator.  He leads the marching band, symphonic honors band and assits with the pep bands and jazz band.

Before coming to Cedar Hill, Mr. Walker was the Director of Bands at 4 different high schools in the state of Louisiana over a span of 15 years.  His groups consistently received superior and excellent ratings at several local, state and regional competitions in both concert band and marching band. His marching bands over the years have won over 40 marching band competitions.  Four years ago his wind ensemble at Baker High School competed in the Regional High School Instrumental competition sponsored by Music USA and Universal Studios Orlando.  They received a Superior Rating, 1st place in Class A, and Overall Grand Champion.  Mr. Walker has been honored as an “Outstanding Music Educator” by LMEA, State Finalist for Teacher of the Year in the state of Louisiana in 2015, Baton Rouge Symphony Music Educator of the Year Finalist in 2014 and Grammy Music Educator nominee in 2012.

 He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and high school diploma from Meridian High School in Meridian, Mississippi. He is a member of MENC, LMEA, NAFME, TMEA and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America.