From the Archives: Instructors Lead Music Clinics

Thursday, Jan 12, 2023

February 6, 1980: Instructors lead music clinics

A group of Music program instructors are holding a series of Sunday workshops for inmates at the Drumheller Correctional Institute. Art Dee, full time instructor at the maximum security facility, contacted the College in response to a need expressed by inmate band members whose musical expertise is outgrowing the level of instruction offered "on the inside". Members of the College contingent volunteering their time and talents to the inmates include Rick Garn on sax, Bob Cairns on guitar, John Hyde on bass, and student Barry Erfle on drums. During the first workshop, held January 27, the College members divided the inmates into their particular instrument category and conducted clinics offering personalized instruction. Approximately 20 inmates attended. (Source: Box 1796, vol. 1, no. 6, 1980).

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