Jean-Pierre Lafleur - Music Director
Born in a musical family, Jean-Pierre has been involved in music from a very young age, and has been a member of community bands, in Canada and the United States, for over 35 years. A multi-instrumentalist, J-P is an accomplished trumpet player who studied under the late Frank Ridgeway. He has played in Concert Bands, Big Bands, Brass Bands, Brass Ensembles, small Jazz Ensembles and pit bands, and is a member of the rock band Samsara, here in Ottawa. J-P has also previously been heavily involved with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo as performer, coordinator, liaison officer and parade commander.
J-P has been a dedicated member and associate conductor of several community concert bands in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Texas and Ontario. A self-taught conductor in his own right, he has honed his conducting skills through the inspiration and mentoring from great music directors like Gilles Roy, Jim Forde, Al Tapia, Dr. Howard Cable and Frank Battisti. He has received several awards and accolades throughout the years, for his contribution to volunteer community and youth music programs. He has an unquenchable thirst for learning and performing, and strongly believes that hard work and experience are the true path to artistry.
Jean-Pierre has been the Music Director of the Barrhaven Community Concert Band, since August 2016.