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Staff Directory

Our E. D. White Cardinal Music Program is dedicated to providing our students with the best education in music. Our team of instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our students and are eager to help them reach their full potential. 

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Meet Our Music
Director

Mrs. Lana Daigle

Lana Daigle is currently in her eleventh year of teaching instrumental music at E.D. White Catholic High School in Thibodaux, LA.  She is a 2007 graduate of Thibodaux High School.  Mrs. Daigle attended Nicholls State University to obtain her Bachelor of Arts Degree in clarinet performance and then the University of Southern Mississippi where she was a graduate assistant and received a Master of Music Education degree.  

 

During Mrs. Daigle’s tenure at E.D. White, the band has received numerous superior ratings in both concert and marching performance at the district, state and regional levels. 

 

Mrs. Daigle’s professional affiliations include Louisiana Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, District VII Band Directors Association, Phi Beta Mu, and National Catholic Band Association.    Mrs. Daigle has conducted honor bands throughout the area and has been selected as the 2023-2024 Band Director of the Year for District VII.  She resides in Thibodaux, LA with her husband Christopher, and their two dogs Ella and Millie.

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Meet Our Assistant
Director

Mr. Brad Adams

Brad Adams is entering his 34th year in education, and beginning his first year as assistant band director at E.D. White Catholic High School.  He is a native of western Pennsylvania, graduating from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, PA and holds a BS in MUED from Clarion University of PA, and a MM from Eastern New Mexico University.  He has taught in Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Louisiana - most recently concluding 25 years as Director at Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma, LA.

 

Mr. Adams' professional affiliations include Louisiana Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and the District VII Band Directors Association.  He works as an arranger, consultant, clinician and adjudicator in addition to his teaching responsibilities.  He is most proud of his former students currently working in music education, and is committed to teaching students to be men and women of integrity through music and performances.

Meet Our 
Percussion 
Director

Mr. Keith Ledet

Keith Ledet has been teaching percussion in Thibodaux, Louisiana with the E. D. White band program since 1982. He was a member of the 1984 Bridgemen and 1985 Star of Indiana. 

 

Keith graduated from Nicholls State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and worked as a graphic designer for Neff/Buckner Rental from 1989-1999. From 2000 -2007, he worked as an independent graphic designer. In 2008, he was able to begin teaching percussion full time. He is able to experience the joy of spending the first portion of his day in the Lafourche parish schools of 6 Ward Middle and Chackbay Elementary and the latter half of his day at E. D. White Catholic High School. 

 

Keith is currently the director of the E. D. White indoor percussion program, wielding this title since its inception in 2001. 

 

Keith enjoys working with students at all grade levels, expounding on their growth to become productive members of society. Some have even been encouraged to become music teachers and professional performers. He is always excited to witness the multiple talents of the Indoor percussion, marching band, DCI and color guard circuits, appreciating the work that the staffs and kids put into these activities. Keith lives in Thibodaux Louisiana with his very energetic wife, Debbie, Dog Benny and Cat Cardinal.

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Meet Our 
Guard 
Director

Mrs. Olivia Adamietz

Olivia Adamietz is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana. She attended E.D.White Catholic High School from 2010-2015. She was a member of the Colorguard and Winterguard for all 5 years of high school, while serving as captain both her junior and senior years. After graduating, she joined her dad, Todd Adamietz, as an assistant coach to the team from 2015-2020 while she studied nursing at Nicholls State University. After graduating from college in 2019, Olivia began working as a Registered Nurse at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Olivia became the caption head in the Spring of 2020, after her father retired from coaching.

E. D. White Cardinal Music is a high school music program that is dedicated to helping students reach their highest potential in music. Our program is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience that focuses on the development of the individual and their unique skills.

What really sets us apart is our support staff. Our team is comprised of alumni from the program, and they are passionate about helping the students reach their goals. With their help, we strive to create a learning environment that is both supportive and productive.

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Guard Assistant

Kamryn Hebert

The E D White Guard  is proud to introduce Kamryn Hebert, our talented Guard assistant. Kamryn brings years of experience as former captain of the 2020 colorguard and winterguard member from 2015-2020 at Edward Douglas White Catholic High School. Her dedication to helping our students achieve their full potential is inspiring. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team, working alongside Mrs. Olivia and our talented students to create unforgettable performances.

Kamryn is currently in Xray school and am working in radiology at Terrebonne General .

Percussion Assistant

Derrick McClay

Derick is an E D White Alumni class of 2008 and assist the program as a percussion assistant. He works with the battery percussion and front ensemble, helping to develop the students’ skills and foster their talent. Derick is also a much in demand sound designer and professional drum-set performer. With his experience and enthusiasm, our students will be able to gain invaluable insights into the world of percussion. On Sundays Derick can be found playing drum-set at the Church he attends.

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Percussion Assistant

Matthew Ledet

Our program is proud to have Matthew class of 2021 as one of our instructors. Matthew is a Cardinal Music Alumni who is now a full-time college student studying Architecture. He is our Front Ensemble instructor and his passion for music and teaching helps bring our program to life. Our students benefit from Matthew’s experience and expertise, and we are lucky to have him.

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