Banks Bridgewater Lewis
Banks Bridgewater Lewis
Fine Arts Academy
BBL Fine Arts Academy Staff

Nathaniel C. Banks
Winds, Guitar, Bass
Director, BBL

Ron Bridgewater
Director, BBL

Robert Lewis

Deborah Banks
Piano, Winds
Director Intermediate band

Abby Heras
Winds, Piano, Guitar
BBL Manager

Mark McKnight

*All teaching staff members are either professionals, educators and/or U of I Music Students
*All staff members must undergo a background check as per Department of Children and Family Services

BBL Fine Arts Academy Board Members

Lisha Banks
Retired YWCA Executive Director

Nathaniel Banks
Executive Director BBL Fine Arts Academy, Ex Officio 

Nameka Bates 
Office of Minority Student Affairs, U of I 

Ashley Davis 
Assistant Director, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center U of I 

Desiree McMillan 
Associate Director, Department of African American Studies, U of I  

Emily Laugesen 
Krannert Performing Arts Center Director
Robert Lewis 
Finance Officer, BBL Fine Arts Academy