Concert (military) and brass bands have been part of the musical fabric of Saskatchewan, and particularly Moose Jaw, since the turn of the century. By 1908 Moose Jaw had a very well established Salvation Army Band. One of its members, Arthur Delamont, went on to great fame as founder and director of the Kitsilano Boys Band.
ORVIN ANDERSON is a graduate of Minnesota State University at Moorhead and the University of North Dakota, and has done further graduate study at the University of Iowa and Mankato State University. He has studied conducting with Fredrick Fennell, Robert Van Voorhees, and Arthur Nix. He has taught in Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota and from 1975-2009 was Director of Bands at Fort Richmond Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His bands at Fort Richmond have established a strong tradition of excellence and have won national championships in both the Canadian Stage Band Festival and the Canadian Concert Band Festival. In Winnipeg, he has been a founder of the Manitoba Band Association, the Manitoba High School Honour Band, the Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble. He was conductor and Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble from 1985-1994, and served again as Interim Artistic Director in the 2008-2009 season. He has also taught graduate courses at the University of Manitoba. In 2001, he won the University of Manitoba Outstanding Music Educator Award, in 2003 was the recipient of the Manitoba Band Association Award of Distinction, and was inducted into the MusicFest Canada Hall of Fame in 2008.
Sandra G. King
Sandy spent 13 years as music director and Head of Fine Arts at Mt. Douglas Senior Secondary in Victoria, and has taught all levels of instrumental and choral music from elementary through high school since 1982. During her years with the school district Sandy was very involved in district and provincial advocacy regarding music in schools.
She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Victoria (UVic), a Diploma in Secondary Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Masters Degree in Music Education and Conducting from UVic. Her major area of research is focused on school administrators’ beliefs, attitudes and support of high school music programs.
Sandy has a distinguished career as a musician and educator in British Columbia. She has enjoyed a career as symphony clarinetist, chamber music recitalist and soloist with numerous orchestras and wind ensembles. She has performed with the Victoria, Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Okanogan Symphony Orchestras, as well as playing in several productions with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, For 3 years was principal clarinet of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and co-founder of the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music. In 1986 Sandy played clarinet with the La Scala Opera Orchestra on their tour of Canada. As well, she has performed with the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia touring Europe on several occasions; the Symphonic Winds 2000 and is founder and Artistic Director of the South Island Wind Ensemble. She is currently retired from the school district but continues to teach, and plays clarinet with the Sooke Philharmonic, The Victoria Chamber Orchestra, The Sidney Classical Orchestra and is a member of the Windrift Woodwind Quintet.
Sandra King has adjudicated numerous solo and ensemble festivals and band festivals in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Paul Moen is active as a clinician and adjudicator in Manitoba. He retired from full-time teaching at Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler, Manitoba in 2010. Paul came to Canada in 1982 from the United States, where he taught band in public schools in both South Dakota and Minnesota. Paul’s teaching career has spanned all age levels from grade 5 through 12. His undergraduate degree in music education is from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and his Master of Music degree in clarinet performance is from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Paul has served on the board of the Manitoba Band Association and was president of the Southern Manitoba Concert Series. He started and conducted the Southern Manitoba Community Band as an outlet for people who are through high school, but continue to enjoy playing their band instrument.
Paul greatly appreciates working with young people as they strive to grow musically and stretch themselves to pursue excellence. His favorite motto for life and for inspiring students is “Success is not something to wait for; it is something to work for.” Paul strongly believes that quality music programs can greatly help young people down the pathway of success.
Paul is married and has two children in university.
Dr. Darrin Oehlerking
Dr. Darrin Oehlerking is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands at the University of Saskatchewan, where he conducts the Wind Orchestra, and teaches courses in Conducting and Music education.
Dr. Oehlerking earned his DMA in Wind Conducting at The University of Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Myron Welch. He also studied with Dr. Dale J. Lonis at the University of Manitoba, where he earned his Masters in Music Performance with an emphasis in Conducting. His undergraduate work was also at Manitoba, where he earned separate Bachelors degrees in Music and Education.
Prior to his appointment at Saskatchewan, Dr. Oehlerking taught a wide variety of students and musicians at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels. He previously served as Director of Bands and Jazz at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, and as Music Coordinator for the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg. Dr. Oehlerking's ensembles have enjoyed success at both the local and national levels, garnering outstanding performance awards and showcase invitations from the Optimist Festival of Winnipeg, Brandon Jazz Festival, Bemidji State University Jazz Festival, MusicFest Canada and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival. His post-secondary experience also includes assignments at the University of Manitoba and Iowa Wesleyan College.
Dr. Oehlerking is a member of several professional organizations including the Canadian Band Association, Saskatchewan Band Association, Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, Manitoba Band Association, College Band Directors National Association, WASBE, and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is currently on the board of the SBA as a member at large, and has served on planning committee for the Saskatchewan Music Conference. Dr. Oehlerking has served as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor across Western Canada, Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa.
Concert bands will perform at the Mae Wilson Theatre in the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre at 217 Main Street North. and at Peacock Collegiate on 145 Ross Street East.
Important : Even if you know where these are located, we ask that you register first at our office at the Comfort Inn on 155 Thatcher Drive West prior to your performance. When you register, we will give you your receipts, any tickets you may have pre-ordered for our evening concerts, directions and information about parking, and free parking passes for the City of Moose Jaw. We will also give you a souvenir banner suitable for hanging in your music room.Directors are asked to number every bar in the two scores handed in to clinicians
We will provide four timpani, bass drum, xylophone,and orchestra bells at both band venues. We ask that you provide your own snare drums, cymbals, sticks, beaters and mallets, as well as any percussion effects - tambourines, maracas, etc. Other equipment (eg. chimes, drum set, amplifiers, etc.) may be available upon request. Deadline for requesting equipment is April 24.
With the exception of the 8:30 A.M. time slots, warm-up rooms will be available for one hour prior to your scheduled performance. Stands and chairs will be provided in the warm-up rooms. If you are scheduled for 8:30, the actual performance venue will be available to you for warm-up by 7:50 A.M.
We won't be able to lock warm-up rooms, so please remind your students not to leave anything valuable behind. Hopefully, your chaperones will be able to help out in this regard.
Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
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