The Maples Collegiate Band Program provides a safe space for students to explore and develop skills in empathy, patience, dedication, perseverance, teamwork and acceptance of self and others through musical and social experiences. Students in the band program will learn to appreciate what quality music sounds like and feels like to play. Teachers aim to guide students in developing the musical skills necessary to achieve a high level of musicianship as individuals and as a group. Every individual is valued and important to the program regardless of the role that they play or natural ability on their instrument. We work together as one in a space that is safe for all.
The band program is a safe space for EVERYONE. Regardless of your musical knowledge or skill, we have a place for you.
Through the study of music, students will gain life skills necessary for success in any future career. RESPONSIBILITY, DEDICATION, PERSEVERANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, COMMITMENT and TEAMWORK are examples of these skills.
We strive to make beautiful and meaningful music together in a place where students support, care about and help each other daily.
Zimmy, Plam and Jlo @ Jazz Blast 2014
Maples Band Directors:
Jaclyn Loganberg has taught music at Maples Collegiate since 1996. She has directed numerous concert bands, jazz bands as well as co-directed musical theatre productions and choirs. Jaclyn received her Bachelor of Music, Specialist in Music Education from Brandon University in 1992; in 1994 she received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. While balancing a busy career with three very busy sons, Jaclyn finds time for her hobbies including directing a staff choir, being a member of two rock bands and playing ringette.
Chloé Plamondon has been teaching at Maples Collegiate since 2011. She teaches Grades 9 and Grade 10 Concert Bands, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and PlamJam. Chloé graduated from Brandon University with a concurrent degree in Music Education in 2010, and in 2016 she graduated from Northern State University with a Masters of Music Education Degree (that she completed while continuing to work full time at Maples!) She is an active flute player in city, performing with the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble, teaching clinics, and playing in a flute and guitar duo called “Plam and Zim” in yoga classes! When she is not busy with the band life she likes to ride her bike, run, do yoga, paint pictures, meditate and spend time with her family of cats and dogs.
Brian Zimmerman “Zimmy” has been teaching at Maples since 2000. Prior to that, Brian performed extensively in the Canadian independent music scene and folk festival circuit. Brian has been studying, performing and teaching Jazz and has played with just about everyone in and around Winnipeg at some time of another. He studied jazz performance (guitar) at Concordia University in Montreal and is currently Jazz Guitar Instructor at Brandon University and full time music teacher at Maples Collegiate.