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The DHS Band, Symphonic Winds, perform in Spain in the Spring of 2015 under the direction of conductor Javier Perez 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 Masters 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. In the fall of 2019, Mr. Wassmer was honoured to receive the Elkhorn Award by the Alberta Band Association as Band Director of the Year.

Kirk lives in Didsbury with his wife, Colleen, and two daughters. As a family they enjoy camping, cycling, kayaking and hiking.

Photo is from the workshop with Dr. Hopkins and Dr. De Borba – Acadia University.
Following an eight day performance tour on the east coast during spring break 2023, the high school band received a Gold Award for one of their performances and were invited to Nationals in 2024! Photo is from the workshop with Dr. Hopkins and Dr. De Borba - Acadia University.

Didsbury High School performing in 2023.

Johnny Summers worked with the DHS Jazz Ensemble back in 2016.

Upcoming Events:

Annual General Meeting
October 11
Annual General Meeting and Board Elections for the Didsbury Schools Band Society, 7 pm in the High School Band room

DHS Music Fall Concert
November 7
Annual Fall Concert at 7 pm at Didsbury High School. Everyone welcome! Admission by donation.

DHS Music Christmas Concert
December 17
Christmas Concert, Tea and Silent Auction at 2 pm in the Didsbury High School Gymnasium. Admission by donation.

Members of the Alberta Senior Honour Band 2023
Members of the Alberta Senior Honour Band 2023

Didsbury High School performing in 2023.

Didsbury High School performing in 2023.

Didsbury High School performing in 2023.