About Our Music Director

Doug_ManningDoug Manning has been our music director since 2002.

Doug’s first training in instrumental music began at Milneford Junior High School, where, because his arms were too short, he was taken off trombone and given the tuba. This watershed event marked the beginning of a long and happy relationship with bands and orchestras. Doug’s studies continued at the University of Toronto, where he received his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education.

In 1979, he began his teaching career as an itinerant music instructor for Toronto Board of Education, and then taught in York Region District School Board from 1990 to 2008, when he retired from classroom teaching. Doug is also Music Director for Pickering Community Concert Band and Unionville Theatre Company.

He has received two Thea awards in his role as Musical Director, and a Conducting Excellence Award from the Ontario Band Association.

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