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Bandmaster John Lam


Bandmaster John Lam, a native of Owen Sound, Ontario, joined the band in 1985 on bass trombone. He was appointed Deputy Bandmaster in 1991 and Bandmaster in 1995. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, in performance and education, John has enjoyed many performance experiences with groups such as The Band of the Ceremonial Guard, Brassroots, Intrada Brass and has also toured with the Canadian production of ‘Les Miserables’. For many years, John was the bass trombonist with the Canadian Staff Band and became CSB Bandmaster in 2008. 


A passionate music educator, John has enjoyed his career teaching instrumental music in both elementary and secondary schools for the Thames Valley District School Board. He is currently Head of Performing Arts at Glendale High School in Tillsonburg Ontario. During the summer months he enjoys teaching at numerous Salvation Army music camps across Canada including the National Music Camp at Jackson's Point.

Meet the Band

Soprano Cornet
Solo Cornet
First Cornet
Second Cornet            
Flugel Horn    
Solo Horn 
First Horn       
Second Horn               
Chris Lemon-Sarris
Craig Woodland  (Deputy B/M)
Darrin Tilley
Andrew Virtue
Serena Doars
Sarah Jaremko  (Band Sergeant)
Bradley Palmer
Riley Stevenson
Alan Bolam
Jacob Gower
Major Gary Venables 
Deborah Giroux
Jennifer Vos
Matt Barby
Erica Brown
Taylor Mitchell
Katie Allington
Paul Norton
Ray Thompson
First Trombone
Second Trombone
Bass Trombone 
First Baritone
Second Baritone         
Eb Bass
Bb Bass
Noel Brooks
Chris Palmer
John Dennison
Andy Brooks
Greg Bebbington      
Gord Browne
Julia Wilson
Stephen Chard
Sarah Robertson
Jon Rowsell
Michael Gower
David Vos
Jonathan Lam
Walter Oakley
Kevin Wilson
Captain Nick Samuel
(Corps Officer)
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