Cynthia Berry recently retired after 31 years as Director of Bands at Lake Brantley High School, in Altamonte Springs, FL. Prior to teaching at Lake Brantley, Miss Berry taught at Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida and Piper High School, in Sunrise, Florida. Bands under her direction consistently received straight superior ratings at FBA District and State Concert and Marching Performance Assessments.
Miss Berry graduated from Plantation High School in Broward County, Florida. She received the Bachelor and Masters of Music Education degrees from Florida State University. In addition to the Florida Bandmasters Association, Miss Berry is a member of the Music Educators National Conference and Phi Beta Mu, an honorary Band Fraternity. She has received the Ella Scoble Opperman Award for music teaching from Florida State University and the Legion of Honor Award from Bandworld.
A past-president of the Florida Bandmasters Association, she was inducted in 2002
into the Florida Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame. Miss Berry has been honored to conduct numerous All State, All County and Honor Bands throughout Florida and Georgia.
Since retirement, Miss Berry has served as Conductor of the New River Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor of the Broward College Symphonic Band. She also serves as the Administrator in charge of the Florida Bandmasters Association State Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessment.
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