Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm
Canmore Collegiate High School
September through April

As a relative newcomer to the valley, I've found the VWMA to be a nice place to meet and get to know people with interests similar to mine. Most people are really friendly and interested in being helpful when answering my many questions. The music is fun and challenging. The conductors of both the choir and the concert band are outstanding musicians and interesting people.

Evelyn Powell

Shane Nizinkevich - Concert Band Music Director

Shane Nizinkevich - Concert Band Music Director

Shane Nizinkevich teaches senior and junior high instrumental music at Banff Community High School. There he has also instructed the jazz band, drum line, choir and pit orchestra, as well as created and taught a guitar option course. He was producer and musical director for the yearly school musical and coordinated student international tours and band trips.

Besides earning numerous community, teaching, and music awards, Shane holds a Bachelor of Music - Music Education and Bachelor of Education from University of Saskatchewan. He has also served as an instrumental woodwind, brass and percussion clinician and Artist-in-Residence conductor and percussionist performer at The Banff Centre.