The Rupertsland Brass Band was founded in 1997 by a group of dedicated brass band enthusiasts who had played in Salvation Army Bands and other brass bands in Canada and England. This band is a unique ensemble in south and central Manitoba. Since members of the RBB come from a number of communities in south and central Manitoba, the band derived its name from this large region that was formerly known as Rupertsland.
The Band's membership is made up of professional, retired professional, and amateur musicians who have a common love of music and in this case a love of traditional Brass Band music.
The 30-plus piece British-style brass band regularly performs six to eight concerts yearly in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. The Rupertsland Brass Band rehearses Tuesday nights at Vincent Massey Collegiate in the Pembina Trails School Division and performs at events in Winnipeg and elsewhere in Southern Manitoba.
Darryl Ferguson received a Bachelor of Music (Applied Trumpet) from Brandon University, a Masterís of Music (Trumpet Performance) from the University of South Florida, and a Bachelor of Education (After Degree) from the University of Manitoba.
Darryl is currently the Director of Bands at Acadia Junior High School in south Winnipeg. Under his direction, the Acadia band program consistently receives recognition for outstanding performance at festivals across western Canada and the northern United States. The schoolís ensembles regularly achieve superior ratings for their festival performances.
Darryl is highly involved in the Manitoba music education community. He is involved in many Manitoba Band Association initiatives, including serving as the MBA representative for the Tempo Music Conference, sectional instructor for the provincial honour bands, as well as being highly involved in other MBA projects. He also is currently serving as Treasurer for the Manitoba Music Educators Association.
As a trumpet player, Darryl has performed with the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble, the Winnipeg Brass Quintet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and the Cambridge Brass Quintet.
Darryl is active as an adjudicator, guest conductor, clinician, and freelance trumpet player. He also serves as a sessional instructor and applied trumpet teacher at Canadian Mennonite University. He has completed Level One of the Canadian Wind Conductors Development Program.
Contact us at:RBB@rupertslandbrass.ca
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