Mr. Band is a former runner (back surgery on 8/3 and 11/20/02 slowed him down) sailor, tennis player, skier, motorcyclist, and jack of all trades (hobby wise).
To keep looking and feeling young, David Band runs with a running club with its roots in a a world wide loose-knit running club: The Hash House Harriers
David Band has a bit of an obsession with digital photography. Click here to see links to hundreds of his photographs.
Following his retirement from the Army Reserve after 25 years of service as a JAG Officer, David Band was appointed by Governor Foster as a member of the Governor’s Veterans Affairs Commission. During his tenure as a Commissioner, he represented AMVETS, traveled around the State and implemented State Policy of protecting the rights of Veterans in the State of Louisiana. Click here to visit the web site he created for the benefit of his constituents: AMVETS.
For an old guy (66), David Band is still able to slide down mountains with a single bound. Click here to see a description of his recent visit Steamboat, Colorado to relax and check on his condo. Actually, skiing dovetails nicely with motorcycles as the balance skills are very similar for higher levels of performance.
Perhaps you have an interest in an old Rolls Royce or Porsche. Rather than purchase expensive brand new automobiles every few years, David Band would rather hang on to an old classic and keep fixing it up. He created a web site for his 1962 Silver Cloud II, Rolls Royce and belongs for the Porsche Club of America. The same applies to his sailboat, a 1982 Islander 30, MK II sloop.
Commissioner, Veterans Affairs Commission of the State of Louisiana (’96-’00) (Governor’s Appointment)
Former Assistant District Attorney, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, under Jim Garrison, DA, 1970-1972 (Section Chief, Section “F”, Judge Oliver Shulingkamp; Section “B”, Matthew Braniff, Screening Division; Chief, Fraud and Rackets)
1st. V.P. , Webmaster, Public Relations, New Orleans League Tennis Association (http://www.NOLTA.org)
Member, Louisiana Republican State Central Committee, ”84-89 (Now recently changed party affiliation to Democrat)
Candidate for Judge, Civil District Court, New Orleans, two attempts, made runoffs in difficult races in a city that was 66 % African American demographic. (Ran as Republican. Changed party affiliation to Democratic in 1999)
Isidore Newman School, K-12, New Orleans, Graduated 1963
University of Virginia, B. S. Commerce 1967
Tulane University School of Law, J. D. 1970
(Top 2/3 of class, Moot Court Judge, Junior and Senior Year)
Tulane University School of Law, LL. M. Masters of Admiralty Law 1980
Numerous Continuing Legal Education Seminars
U. S. Army Command and General’s Staff School, Judge Advocate General’s Basic and Advanced Courses at the JAG School, University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA and numerous Continuing Military Legal Education seminars
David Band is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a military lawyer in the Judge Advocate Corps. During his 27 years with the U.S. Army Reserve, he performed with a Court Martial Defense team, did extensive Legal Assistance for service members, and was extensively trained in Military Law before being assigned to the position of Public Affairs Officer for a two-star General’s logistics command. Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Band was appointed by Louisiana Governor Mike Foster as Commissioner on the Veterans Affairs Commission where he was involved in policy administrative matters of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs leading up to the dedication of the National D-Day Museum
SPECIAL SKILLS AND TRAINING
Front Page 2000 (Web Publishing)
Wordperfect 6.1 for Windows, Word Perfect 5.1 for DOS
Windows ’95, ’98, Workgroups for Windows 3.11
Quicken, Quickbooks Pro, TurboTax
Managing Your Money
Semi Professional Photographer
Experienced as school Newspaper photographer at U.Va., proficient use of Nikon D70 and digital photography, Leica R-3 with 35-55 mm, 55 portrait, 70-105 zoom,, Nikon N70, Digital Sony Mavica, Available light specialty, and action shots, digital photography
Pilot License, Single Engine, Land, VFR
Certified scuba diver
Sailor/Boat owner – Islander 30 MK II sloop “Night Moves”
Other Memberships (past):
Commissioner, Veterans Affairs Commission for the State of Louisiana (’96-’00)
New Orleans Trial Lawyer’s Association
City Club of New Orleans
Honorary Deputy, Civil Sheriff’s Association
New Orleans League Tennis Association (1st. V.P. , Webmaster, Public Relations)
Rolls Royce Owner’s Club
Porsche Club of America
Mardi Gras Organization – Krewe of Hermes, Riding Lieutenant
Holland Club (President – two terms)
Upper Audubon Association (former board member)
Partners in Art, New Orleans Museum of Art
Real Estate Management:
2 bedroom ski resort rental condo, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
3 residential units in historic Irish Channel, New Orleans
Law Office building, 422 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA
Landlord/lessor, Liberty’s Kitchen, 422 1/2 S. Broad St.