FOREST, Va. -

Strike up the band for one music teacher in Bedford County.   

David Webb is on his way to Chicago to receive an international award.

He's one of less than a dozen band directors around the country to receive this year's John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor.

Webb is the director of bands at Jefferson Forest High School.  He credits his outstanding students, their parents, and his assistants for helping him build a program that's getting wide recognition.

"I've got a whole lot of people who work really hard with me to help us develop a really strong band program," Webb said Wednesday.

Webb will receive his honor at a ceremony Friday night.

This isn't his first big award.  He was named Bedford County's "teacher of the year" in 2012.