|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 ...
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 Masterís 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.