Bill Rolfe has conducted the Dundas Concert Band since 1985. Bill’s career in music started while still in high school when he began teaching privately and performing for several Orchestras and bands in the Hamilton area. Currently he has numerous teaching and conducting appointments.
Bill is a former Faculty Member of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. He has been involved at McMaster University as a teaching assistant, as well as instructing for their Summer Concert Band Workshop series. He has served on the Faculty of the National Music Camp of Canada. Other coaching and clinic activities have included services for the Halton Youth Symphony, the Brantford Symphony Youth Orchestra and the St. John’s Drum and Bugle Corps, Brantford.
Bill Rolfe is currently associated with the City of Burlington’s Parks and Recreation Department serving as a woodwind instructor for the Burlington Music Centre since 1987, and has directed the Burlington Junior Redcoats since 1994. He also maintains a private teaching studio. Former private teaching appointments have included services for Appleby College’s Nicholas Arts Centre and St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School. He has also directed a private school band programme. Finally, Bill has served as an advisor to music festivals in Hamilton and Burlington.
Bill has received numerous scholarships and awards. These have included McMaster Senate and Graduate Scholarships and an Ontario Arts Council Scholarship for private studies.