Keith Schantz



Music is a passion for me. I have played in Big Bands since I was in High School. I currently play lead trumpet with the Joe Saumer Big Band out of Onoway. (We're for hire! Call me! ;-)) I have most of a BMUS from U of Calgary, and an B. ED from U of Lethbridge. I have taught Band and Elementary music for more than twenty years in various schools in Northern Alberta. I have been with WES since 1988, and BES since 2006. It is a thrill for me to direct students onstage. There is an excitement that the students and I share as they perform. The hard work in learning their craft pays off when they perform well. Music is not an option, but an important part of life that transcends the mundane and enhances the joyous. Isn't that why you turn your radio/ipod on? Musically yours