J im   F orde    Mr.   Forde   is   a   senior   member WAMSB   International's   Advisory   Council   and a   member   of   the   WAMSB   Judges   Bureau.   He is     an     active     instrumentalist,     clinician, conductor   and   adjudicator   at   International Band    Competitions.    Holds    the    position    of    Production Coordinator      for      the      annual      “Royal      Nova      Scotia International    Tattoo    in    Halifax”    where    he    works    with Marching Bands from around the world. Previous     positions     include     Managing     Director     of     the Canadian    Band    Association’s    “National    Youth    Band    of Canada”,   President   of   the   Canadian   and   Nova   Scotia   Band Associations,   and   Vice-Chair   of   Musicfest   Canada.   He   is   a graduate   of   the   Canadian   Forces   School   of   Music.   Postings include   the   HMCS   Stadacona   band   in   Halifax,   as   the   Band’s Drum   Major.   He   subsequently   became   the   Band’s   Director of Music and Commanding Officer. During     his     military     music     career     he     travelled     and performed    extensively    throughout    Canada,    the    United States,   the   United   Kingdom,   Western   Europe,   Russia   and the    Caribbean.    Jim    was    awarded    Maritime    Command’s Certificate   of   Achievement   and   appointed   as   a   training officer   at   the   Canadian   Forces   School   of   Music.      For   his work   in   relocating   the   School   of   Music   to   Borden,   Ontario, he    was    awarded    the    Canadian    Forces    Training    System Commendation.   He   returned   to   Halifax   as   a   reserve   officer where   he   acted   as   a   Maritime   Forces Atlantic’s   Senior   Staff Officer   with   his   appointment   to   “The   Royal   Nova   Scotia International Tattoo”.
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WAMSB INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors Robert Eklund |  CANADA International President & CEO Mike Townsend |  CANADA International Vice President Jim Forde |  CANADA International Secretary Hans-Dieter Buschau|  GERMANY International Affiliate Officer Europe Chris Herard |  CANADA International Communications Officer Keith Bearden |  USA USA International Judges Bureau Chairperson Canon Huang |  TAIWAN International Affiliate Officer Asia Dr. Stan Michalski Jr.|  USA Senior Member Nipatdh Kanchanahuta Member |  THAILAND André de Oliveira |  BRAZIL Member Rogerio Brito |  BRAZIL Member Kuni Tanaka |  JAPAN Member Jimmy Wong |  MALAYSIA Member 2016 WAMSB Advisory Council Members Jim Vaughan |  U.K. Member Torsten Wilters |  GERMANY Member Felice Cattaneo |  ITALY Member Damien Fan |  TAIWAN Member Brian Ingelson |  USA Member Beverly Ingelson |  USA Member Quiroga Wilder |  URUGUAY Member Charão Humberg |  BRAZIL Member Christian Castillo |  COLUMBIA Member Kasem Thipayametrakul |  THAILAND Member Tang Chia Hoe |  MALAYSIA Member Oliver Scofield |  USA Member