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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:

Winkler Prins Harmonie
May 2 to 5
    Community Band
    from Veendam, Netherlands
    DHS Billeting
    See May 4 Concert Info

DHS Music Dept Spring Concert
May 4
    Grade 9 Concert Band,
    Symphonic Winds and
    Winkler Prins Harmonie
    DHS Gymnasium
    7 to 9 PM

Band Society Meeting
May 10
    Regular Meeting
    Band Room (7 PM)

DHS Music Grade 9 Tour
May 15 to 18
    MJ Band and Choral Festival
    Moose Jaw, SK
    15th Depart DHS (8:30 AM)
    16th Concert Band Performs
    17th Jazz Ensemble Performs
    18th Return to DHS (6 PM)
    More Info

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 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.