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Board Members' Information

Table Officers

Jamie Davis
President

School Phone: 1-250-479-8271
School Fax: 1-250-479-8274
Email: jdavis@sd61.bc.ca
Local Contact:
27 Cariboo-Chilcotin, 28 Quesnel, 49 Central Coast, 57 Prince George, 58 Nicola-Similkameen, 59 Peace River

Jamie Davis is currently the Director of Bands at Spectrum Community High School in Victoria, British Columbia. He has taken a small two-band program and rebuilt it into a multi-level program of band classes, two performing concert bands, two jazz bands, combos, musical theatre orchestra, and a marching band. His ensembles can be heard regularly in performance locally, provincially, and internationally. Ensembles under his direction have consistently received ratings of Superior or Gold, are in demand for concerts and parade appearances, and receive numerous accolades for their performances. Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Teaching Certificate from the University of Victoria. He is the recipient of the 2014 Staples/Black Press News Media "Great Teacher Award", a 2012 Commanding Officer's Commendation from the Vernon Military Camp, the C. Howard Denike Scholarship in Music, the CFAX 1070 Golden Apple Award and has been nominated for the British Columbia Premier's Award for for Teaching Excellence.


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Mandart Chan
1st Vice President (to 2016*)
LSA Co-ordinator, Industry Relations

School Phone: 1-250-478-5501
School Fax: 1-250-478-2879
Email: bcmea.vp1@gmail.com
Local Contact:
51 Boundry, 62 Sooke, 72 Campbell River, 84 Vancouver Island West, 85 Vancouver Island North, UVic Student Chapter

Born and raised in Richmond, BC, Mandart Chan pursued a Bachelor’s of Music (Clarinet and Secondary Education) at the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Music (Wind Band Conducting) at the American Band College – Sam Houston State University.  Upon graduation, Mandart moved to Calgary to start his career as a Secondary School Music Teacher.   After four years of snow, Mandart returned to Victoria and joined the Music Department at Belmont Secondary School.  Currently, he is the director of the Belmont Concert Band, Belmont Drum Line and teaches courses in Leadership and Film.  When not teaching, Mandart works with 848 Royal Roads Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron as their Commanding Officer.   When he gets some off time, Mandart is also found at Starbucks, but behind the counter as a barista.


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Risa McDonell
2nd Vice-President

School Phone: 1-604-903-3666
School Fax: 1-604-903-3667
Email: rmcdonell@sd44.bc.ca
Local Contact:
Vancouver (Elem & Sec), 40 New Westminster, 41 Burnaby, 43 Coquitlam, 44 North Vancouver, 45 West Vancouver

Member bio coming soon


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Cindy Romphf
Past President
Middle School Representative, Communications

School Phone: 1-250-477-6945
School Fax: 1-250-721-1960
Email: bcmusiced@gmail.com
Local Contact:
46 Sunshine Coast, 47 Powell River, 79 Cowichan Valley, 48 Sea to Sky, 60 Peace River North, 78 Fraser Cascade

Cindy Romphf completed her Bachelor's of Music in Secondary Music Education at the University of Victoria graduating with distinction.  She also completed her Master's of Music majoring in Instrumental Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Huston State University (Texas).  She has been teaching music at Cedar Hill Middle School in the Greater Victoria School District since 2004.  During that time, her concert bands, jazz bands, jazz combos and choirs have won awards at the regional, provincial and national levels. She has served on the BCMEA executive since 2011 in the roles of secretary, vice-president and president. Cindy is also the founder and president of the National award winning adult community choir the Vancouver Island Chamber Choir and the 2014 recipient of the "Fine Arts Champion Award" from the VCPAC.


Michael Doogan-Smith

Michael Doogan-Smith
Treasurer (to 2016*)
Northern Communities Representative (Bulkley Valley)

School Phone: 1-250-847-2231 ext. 133
School Fax: 1-250-847-2165
Email: mdoogansmith@sd54.bc.ca
Local Contact:
50 Haida Gwaii, 52 Prince Rupert, 54 Bulkley Valley, 81 Fort Nelson, 82 Coast Mountains, 87 Stikine, 92 Nisga’a

Mike Doogan-Smith has been teaching music with SD 54 for 29 years. He taught Elementary from 1986 to 2001. Since 2001 he has been the Music Director at Smithers Secondary. During that time the music program has grown to include, Grade Eight Concert Band, Grade Nine Concert Band, Senior Concert Band, Junior Jazz Band, Senior Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Choir and a guitar program.
Since 2007 Mike is treasurer of the BCMEA.
Past distinctions include:
2005- recipient of the BV Arts Council “SmArt” award for contributions made to the arts in the Bulkley Valley
2012- recipient of the BC Professional Music Educator's Award for Secondary Schools.
2013 and 2015- recipient of the Smithers Chamber of Commerce “Major Contributor to Arts and Culture” Award.
Mike and Darlene have three grown children and while they are empty nesters they can be seen hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and camping.


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Matthew Martin
Secretary

School Phone: 1-250-479-4014
School Fax:
Email: mmartinbcmea@gmail.com
Local Contact:
65 Evanston/Skokie, 69 Qualicum, 74 Gold Trail, 85 Vancouver Island North, 93

Matthew Martin is a teacher in the Greater Victoria School District, currently at Strawberry Vale Elementary School teaching general music and choir. In addition, Matthew also serves as the assistant music director for Island Ukuleles based out of Victoria. Matthew is currently serving his third year as Co-Chairperson of the BCMEA Conference.


* The term of office for the President is a two-year term. All other positions are for one year, expiring at the time of the Annual General Meeting. The Past-President holds the position for the duration of the current Presidency.

Members At Large

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Jaymi Daniels
Member At Large
2016 Conference Co-Chair (Kamloops/Thompson)

School Phone: 1-250-372-5231
School Fax: 1-250-377-2248
Email: jaymi.daniels@gmail.com
Local Contact:
53 Okanagan Similkameen, 22 Vernon, 23 Central Okanagan, 67 Okanagan Skaha, 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap, 19 Revelstoke, 73 Kamloops/Thompson

Jaymi grew up in Kelowna, B.C and attended Rutland Senior Secondary. She went on to pursue her BMus at UVic studying Music Education and taking Euphonium tuition with Eugene Dowling. After graduation Jaymi moved to the UK and spent two years teaching in the British State School System and competing with the Drambuie Kirkliston Grade 2 Pipe Band. Jaymi is currently a secondary band and choir teacher in the Kamloops Thompson School District at Valleyview Secondary School.


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Missy Haynes
Member At Large
Rural School Representative (Vancouver Island West)

School Phone: 250-283-2538
School Fax: 250-283-7158
Email: mhaynes@viw.sd84.bc.ca
Local Contact:
TBA

Member bio coming soon


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Cheston Kumar
Member At Large
Conference Co-Chair (2017)

School Phone:
School Fax:
Email: Chestonkumar@gmail.com
Local Contact:
Vancouver SD40

Member bio coming soon


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Dr. Anita Prest
Member At Large
Indigenous Music Education (UVic)

School Phone: 250-472-4374
School Fax:
Email: aprest@uvic.ca
Local Contact:
All Indigenous/Aboriginal Music Education inquries

Member bio coming soon


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Jill Sparrow-Ng
Member At Large
BCMEA Honour Ensembles - On Leave

School Phone: 1-604-591-6166
School Fax:
Email: jsparrowng@telus.net
Local Contact:
37, 38, 67, 66, 73

Member bio coming soon


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Steve Thompson
Member At Large
Independent Schools Representative

School Phone: 1-250-370-6803
School Fax:
Email: sthompson@mygns.ca
Local Contact:
All Independent Schools

Member bio coming soon


Jeff Weaver

Jeff Weaver
Member At Large
Scholarships, Awards

School Phone: 1-250-386-3591
School Fax: 1-250-361-7191
Email: jweaver@sd61.bc.ca
Local Contact:
63 Saanich, 64 Gulf Island, 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith, 61 Greater Victoria, 69 Qualicum- Parksville, 70 Alberni

Member bio coming soon