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Peterborough Concert Band Calendar

Band Directory

Band Executive - Elected:

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  • President: Kelsey Van Blarcom
  • Secretary: Keith Dalton
  • Director: Honda Ludwig
  • Director: John Beirness
  • Director: Karen Acheson
  • Director: Ed Dickey

Band Executive - Appointed:

  • Band Manager: Ken Abraham
  • Librarian: Stacey Fletcher
  • Treasurer: Angela VandenBroek


  • Music Director: Saman Shahi

Section Leaders:

  • Flutes: Sarah Thomson
  • Clarinets/Double Reeds: Cydney Kamping
  • Saxes: Eric Tessier
  • Trumpets: Kaela Beauclerc
  • French Horns: Trish Murphy
  • Low Brass: Don Gordon
  • Percussion: Andrew Harris

Volunteer Positions:

Our volunteers help ease the load on the Executive. Any band member interested in joining our team of volunteers should contact one of the Chairs listed below.

  • Communications: Diana Abraham
  • Bingo Co-ordinator: Diana Abraham
  • Membership: Karen Acheson
  • Repertoire: Librarian & Music Director
  • Personnel: Elaine Orgill
  • Equipment: Ken Abraham
  • Truck: Medda Burnett
  • Goodwill: Sheila MacRae
  • Social: Jean Johnston

Fred Huffman Bursary

Fred HuffmanStudent band members enrolling in post secondary education may apply for the ‘Fred Huffman Bursary’. This bursary is available to any student, whether or not the student is pursuing a music degree.

Our Conductor

Peter SudburySaman Shahi, Music Director

Sam Shahi is a professional conductor, composer and music educator.  A pianist by training, Sam is active in classical music, new music, Iranian traditional music, rock and electronic music. Sam's compositions, including some short film scores, have been performed in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. As a pianist and conductor, Sam has been an avid performer and advocate of new music in Toronto, and he regularly performs with a variety of ensembles and individual musicians. Sam is an affiliate Member of the Canadian League of Composers, an Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre, as well as a SOCAN member. He is also one of the founders and the executive director for the Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT), a 7 year old art organization that bridges cultures through music and art. Sam is an active member of the Circle Music Band, a rock fusion group in Toronto. He had the privilege of serving as a judge at the Juno Awards 2019 in the Classical music, Large Ensemble section.