NEW! Band Enrichment Program
The Band Enrichment Program (BEP) is a one-of-a-kind music learning opportunity for band students ages 9–18, at the Elementary, Intermediate, or Advanced level.
Register NOW for the Elementary Band Program and receive two FREE lessons and instrument rentals.
BEP classes are organized in three groups based on playing level*:
- Elementary – beginning students with playing skills at Preparatory to Level 4.
- Intermediate – students with playing skills between Level 5 to 8
- Advanced – students with playing skills between Level 9 to ARCT
*To determine your playing level check the RCM Syllabus for your instrument or contact an RCS Student Services Representative to set up a trial lesson.
Les Dobbin – Musical Director/Conductor
Les Dobbin developed a keen interest and talent for conducting while he was at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, majoring in voice with Louis Quilico and studying orchestral conducting with Victor Feldbrill. He was an itinerant music teacher for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) for 33 years where his students continually excelled at the Kiwanis Music Festival. He was the conductor of the Concert Band at Inter-Provincial Music Camp for 10 years and for the past 30 years has been the Camp Director of the TDSB’s Toronto Summer Music Camp.
Mr. Dobbin continues to conduct the prestigious Etobicoke Youth Band (EYB) and in 2014 he formed the Toronto Concert Band (TCB) in collaboration with Ken Hazlett. He won the Award of Excellence as an employee of the Etobicoke Board of Education and as a community leader for the EYB, and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to his community.
Band Enrichment Program Faculty
The Royal Conservatory School has recently added top performing and teaching artists to its roster of instructors.
Dianne Aitken, Flute
Scott Marshall, Clarinet
Mike Anklewicz, Saxophone
Stanley Rosenzweig, Trumpet
Olivia Esther, French Horn
David Pell, Trombone
Jennifer Stephen, Low Brass (Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba)