Andrew Carruthers

Conductor and Musical Director

Andrew was born and raised in Goderich, Ontario. He began studying music at Brock University in 1985. He has lived in St. Catharines, ever since. While studying at Brock, Andrew was a member of many community groups and choirs. After graduating from the university, Andrew began teaching music privately, as well as starting a karaoke business, which he ran for twenty years. In 1999, he joined the DSBN’s Niagara Elementary Instrumental Music program and he continues working with them to this day, giving brass, woodwind and percussion lessons. In 2012, Andrew became conductor of the Thorold Reed Band. Andrew is very happy to have been asked to take over the direction of the Niagara Falls Concert Band as well, and did so, in September of 2021. 


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