Ron Totora, the conductor and music director of the American Legion Post 175 Band, received his Bachelor of Music Education at Loyola University of New Orleans. 

Ron is currently the band director of Grace King High. Previously, he taught in the Dallas Independent School District and played professionally throughout the Dallas/Ft.Worth area.

Totora became the Grace King Band director in 2012 where he rebuilt the band. The band has won district and national awards. Along with his achievements in the band, he has started an award winning orchestra program within the school, the only program in a Jefferson Parish Public School.