Jim Ferris from McDougall has adjudicated bands at various music festivals across the country at both regional and national levels. He is presently responsible for the sight-reading segment of MusicFest Canada’s Concert Band Division. Jim Ferris earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario and his Master of Education degree from the University of Toronto. Following his retirement after 32 years of teaching, he was the Education Consultant for Yamaha’s Music in Educational program until he retired from that position in December 2005. In 1999 he was awarded the Canadian Band Journals. Outstanding Directors Award and was inducted into MusicFest Canada’s Hall of Fame for his long outstanding contribution to Music Education.
- Location: McDougall, On.