Banks Bridgewater Lewis Fine Arts Academy
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BBL Fine Arts Academy 2018-2019 Staff

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

Ron Bridgewater
Reeds
Director, BBL

Robert Lewis
Percussion
Administration

Debbie Banks
Piano, Winds
Director Intermediate band

Abby Heras
Winds, Piano, Guitar

Jasmine Henderson
Vocals
BBL Choir

Mark McKnight
Percussion
Drumline

Jackline Madegwa
Vocals
Logistics manager

*All teaching staff members are either professionals 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
lishab51@gmail.com 

Nathaniel Banks 
Executive Director BBL Fine Arts Academy, Ex Officio 
nathlbanks@gmail.com 

Nameka Bates 
Office of Minority Student Affairs, U of I 
namekabates@gmail.com 

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

Desiree McMillan 
Associate Director, Department of African American Studies, U of I 
dymc@illinois.edu  

Crystal Womble 
Krannert Performing Arts Center Outreach Director 
cwomble@illinois.edu 

Robert Lewis 
Finance Officer, BBL Fine Arts Academy 
robertelewis803@att.net