Campus Life

Staples featured in Music at Noon

The weekly University of Lethbridge Music at Noon series features a performance by Dr. Thomas Staples, Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 12:15 p.m. in the University Recital Hall.

Staples is a professor of music and the Director of Bands at the University of Lethbridge. In addition to his regular performance as a horn soloist at the U of L, he has been soloist with several bands and orchestras in Western Canada, most recently as horn soloist with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, and at The Call of the Wild Horn Festival.

A keen advocate of music for brass ensembles, Staples has a lengthy background with brass groups such as The U of L Faculty Brass, The Commonwealth Brass, The New West Brass, The Southern Alberta Brass and The Bridge Brass. He has been principal horn with the Lethbridge Symphony for over two decades.

Now in his 24th year at the University of Lethbridge, Staples is in his 13th year as Director of Bands, conducting the Wind Orchestra, the Chamber Band and Brass and Woodwind Choirs. Groups under his baton have received high praise for expressive and stimulating performances. The Wind Orchestra and Chamber Band have travelled throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C and Washington State in recent years. Staples is in regular demand as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the area, and holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, James Madison University and the University of Iowa.