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Conductors

PETER ENGLAND

Peter is the current Program Director, a position he has held since the inception of the organization. He is also conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Beginner Band. For 32 years he worked as a band director for the Saskatoon Catholic School Board, 29 of those as director of bands at Holy Cross High School. Throughout his career, Peter has maintained a strong commitment to involvement in the musical life of the community. He has served as manager and principal bassoonist of the Saskatoon Symphony, Director of the Saskatoon Lions Band program, and a board member and President of the Saskatchewan Band Association. He has also served as co-ordinator of the Saskatchewan Band Association Summer Senior Band Workshop held in Saskatoon. He is an active adjudicator throughout the province and serves as a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan teaching Music Technology.


DOUG GILMOUR
Doug Gilmour is conductor of the Jazz Class and Concert Band. Doug has long been a member of Saskatoon's music community. Active as both a performer and teacher of music, he is recognized as a strong instrumentalist on saxophone and other woodwinds in the classical genre and as a bassist in jazz and other contemporary areas. This has included performances and recordings with groups as diverse as Solstice, Bridge City Dixieland band, The Saskatoon Saxophone Quartet, and Ross Ulmer. Doug's teaching and directing contributions have included work with the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra Double Bass Program, The Saskatoon Jazz Society Big Band, The Saskatoon Lion's Band, and the Holy Cross Adult Community Band in addition to coaching many students in private lessons, band camps and workshops.

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