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The DHS Band, Symphonic Winds, perform in Spain in the Spring of 2015 under the direction of conductor Javier Pérez Garrido.
The DHS Band, Symphonic Winds, perform in Spain in the Spring of 2015 under the direction of conductor Javier Pérez Garrido.
The Didsbury High School Music Program is dedicated to enabling students to achieve excellence in their musical experience in Jazz Bands, Concert Bands and various ensembles under the direction of Kirk Wassmer.

Music Director Kirk Wassmer ...

DHS Music Director Kirk Wassmer Currently the Director of Bands at the Didsbury High School, Mr. Wassmer instructs courses in Concert Band, Jazz Band and Guitar. He came to Didsbury after teaching at G. P. Vanier Secondary School in Courtenay, BC and Revelstoke Secondary School. He is very proud to say that groups under his direction consistently receive high accolades at provincial, national and international festivals.

Mr. Wassmer received his undergraduate degree at the University of Saskatchewan and attained a Master’s degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Band Association, Mr. Wassmer is also a member of Phi Beta Mu (Mu Alpha chapter), Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Kirk lives in Didsbury with his wife and two daughters. As a family they enjoy camping, cycling, kayaking and hiking.

DHS Odds jazz ensemble perform at the Olds Kiwanis Music Festival 34th Annual Grand Concert.

Evens Jazz Band November 22, 2016

Johnny Summers works with DHS Jazz Ensemble

Upcoming Events:

DHS Music Year End Jazz Concert
June 7
    Grade 9 Jazz Ensemble
    Odds Jazz Ensemble
    Evens Jazz Ensemble
    TransCanada Theatre, Olds
    7 to 9 PM

DHS Music Year End Finale
June 8
    Grade 9 Concert Band
    and Symphonic Winds
    TransCanada Theatre, Olds
    7 to 9 PM

Band Society Meeting
June 14
    Regular Meeting
    Band Room (7 PM)

September Bottle Drive
September 5
    DHS Parking Lot (5:30 PM)
    More Info

November Bottle Drive
November 27
    DHS Parking Lot (5:30 PM)
    More Info

The Didsbury High School Evens Jazz Ensemble at the Heritage Music Festival in Seattle Washington.
Evens Jazz Ensemble - 2017 Heritage Music Festival Seattle
Photo courtesy of Lory Svendsen

The Didsbury High School Odds Jazz Ensemble at the Heritage Music Festival in Seattle Washington.
Odds Jazz Ensemble - 2017 Heritage Music Festival Seattle
Photo courtesy of Lory Svendsen

The Didsbury High School Odds jazz ensemble under the direction of Kirk Wassmer.

The Didsbury High School Odds jazz ensemble member Nathan Rohl perform at the Olds and District Kiwanis Music Festival 34th Annual Grand Concert.