Jerry Wennes Award

Jerry Wennes was the co-founder and the first Musical Director of the St. Albert Community Band in the year 1970. For 42 years he maintained contact with the Band, having attended many of the Band’s “anniversaries”, from his home in Vancouver. He was always asking of the Band’s “fortunes” and despite his battle with cancer, was always insistent he would once again join the Band in concert at a future performance. The Band was saddened by the passing of Jerry on January 6, 2013.

The Board of the St. Albert Community Band believes it is important to recognize Jerry, who obviously exemplifies the Band’s motto of “Music is for Life”, with a special award which will be presented each year at the Spring Concert in St. Albert.


Past Recipients

Rodger Weir, Concert & Big Band – 2011/2012

Michael McElroy, Concert Band – 2012/2013

Joan Woodlock, Concert Band & Jeremy Moorhouse, Big Band – 2013/2014

David Otto, Concert Band – 2014/2015

Derek Chaston, Concert Band – 2015/2016

Murray Cowden, Concert Band – 2016/2017

Yoko Ruigrok, Concert Band - 2017/2018