Mr. Dave Jensen
The Nickle Senior Concert band is made up of 88 enthusiastic musicians under the direction of Mr. Dave Jensen. Mr. Jensen has held previous Director positions at the Calgary Round Up Band, the Calgary Ismaili Muslim Marching Band, and G. P. Vanier Junior High School. Mr. Jensen received his Music and Education degrees from the University of Calgary. He has taught for the Calgary Board of Education for the past 16 years. When not immersed in making music with his students, Mr. Jensen is off saving the world as a volunteer with Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management program, raising funds for the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, or volunteering with the Calgary Stampede Visiting Bands Committee.
Nickle Band Program
Highlights of the Nickle School grade 8/9 band program this year have already included participating in a Conductor workshop with expert musician Mr. Brian Uzick and performing for Mayor Naheed Nenshi at the Mayor’s Christmas Food Drive Wrap-up Celebration. Future plans this year include an April Music Retreat in Banff and a May performance at the Alberta Band Association Festival of Bands in Red Deer.