Hall Of Fame:

Lorraine Paris has been a beacon of leadership and encouragement to the thousands of her students during her 47 years as the band director at Newberry High School. Through her pioneer spirit and dedication, she shaped and maintained one of the outstanding band programs in our state.

As a model teacher, Miss Paris inspired many students to follow in her footsteps and inspired other band directors to follow her example. She has made countless contributions to the SCBDA and counts among her leadership roles - president, executive secretary and treasurer.

Miss Paris is a member of Phi Beta Mu, the American School Band Directors Association, and the National Women's Band Director's Association. Among her many awards and honors is her induction into the South Carolina Music Educators Association's Hall of Fame, the 1982 Theta Chapter Outstanding Band Master Award as well as the 1991 Outstanding Contributor Award.