The Fort Saskatchewan Community Band has been a proud part of Fort Saskatchewan arts and culture since 1984!
Band Members range in age and musical abilities, but they all share the enjoyment of making and sharing music with others! They are teenageres through retirees drawn from Fort Saskatchewan and neighbouring communities who play a wide variety of repertoire in the wind ensemble setting.
From September to June, the Band rehearses Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:30 pm in the Ancillary room in the basement of Dr. Turner Lodge, 9422 94 Ave. New players are welcomed during the 'open house' months of September and January when the group is reading new pieces. Opportunities to join throughout the year are open to those with experience and approval from the Director.
Each season, the Band performs throughout Fort Saskatchewan and area at special events, ceremonies, showcases, trade fairs, facilities and seniors' residences.
Recognized as City of Fort Saskatchewan Ambassadors in 2004, Members proudly carry their community spirit into all performance situations.
The Fort Community Band is recognized as a non-profit volunteer society by the Government of Alberta and a registered charitable organization by Revenue Canada.
Dr. Guy Palmer
With a clarinet in hand, Dr. Palmer has been a long time member of the Fort Sask Community Band. It was only recently that the baton was passed on to him
Dr. Palmer is a natural leader of our band as he was previously a music teacher with Elk island Catholic Schools. Many of our current band members joined when they were high school students of Dr. Palmer's.
Outside of music, Dr. Palmer spends his time with his beautiful wife, two daughters, and his son.
Dr. Palmer has lived a life full of adventure. He has been a pilot, school principal, professional driver, and author. However his lifelong passion is music which is evident with the energy and enthusiasm he displays while conducting.