Resonate Junior


Resonate Junior – Full!

February 7th & 8th, 2018 @ Bethany Bible College

Registration now closed.

Resonate Junior is for PSSD students in Grades 1-6.  Join us for a day of hands-on, interactive music making sessions with special guest musicians.   Registration is free, transportation NOT provided.  Space is limited, so book early.  Teachers can register a maximum of 30 students/teacher.  To reserve space for your students, contact  More details to come in 2018.  Resonate Junior is supported by Prairie Spirit School Division and St. John’s Music.

Last day to register is January 19th, 2018.

Guest Clinicians:

  • Alvin Kolach
  • Darryl Dozlaw
  • Dave Carter
  • Kurtis Burnett
  • Kendra Worman
  • Brian Knowles

Resonate Junior is sponsored by Prairie Spirit School Division and St. John’s Music (Saskatoon)




About Our Staff Team & Guest Artists

Darryl Dozlaw – One of Darryl Dozlaw’s earliest memories is of singing an original song to his mother- he was probably three years old at the time. Since then he has always been involved in writing, arranging, performing and recording his own music on a variety of instruments and in a variety of contexts. Recently, he wrote a memorable song of Reconciliation that was picked up and included regularly in the SPSD Indigenous Ensemble’s 2017 performance showcases. As a non-indigenous person who grew up in a city that had a residential school, he considers this song to be one of the most meaningful things he’s ever done.

Darryl taught Arts Ed and English Language Arts for two decades in late elementary/early secondary classrooms. However, he has reinvented himself and his programs for early elementary-aged students. He now writes songs for his primary classes at Caroline Robins Community School in Saskatoon based on early-childhood literature.

Alvin Kolach is a former teacher Prairie Spirit School Division.  He taught ukulele for over 30 years and has been a clinician at the Saskatchewan Music Educators Conference and Prairie Spirit School Division professional development days.

Dave Carter is a Coordinator with Prairie Spirit School Division. One of Dave’s areas of responsibility is to lead the work in Music Education for Prairie Spirit School Division. Dave plays guitar and harmonica in the band, The 3 Canadians, which was formed in 2006.  He also provides vocals. The 3 Canadians is a 5 piece band which performs a mix of rock, folk, and blues and can be heard in and around Saskatoon.  In 2016, Dave formed the Prairie Spirit School Division House Band, in which he plays guitar, sings, and provides Artistic Direction.

Kurtis Burnett was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to a family that valued music. After a brief stint as a clarinet player in the Lion’s Band, he began to teach himself rock drumming after watching a performance in his school. A year later, Kurt and his friends were playing for the school and he was hooked. Countless hours in the garage honing his skills with his friends and recording on an old 4-track paid off as his band, “Neutered Kitty” were invited to play at upwards of two house parties.

After high school Kurt continued his interest in music when he moved to Vancouver to enroll in recording engineering courses at CDIS. After working in different recording studios, and missing AC/DC by one week, Kurt became homesick for -40 winters and came back to Saskatchewan.

While studying to be a teacher, Kurt ended up playing in multiple bands that recorded and toured parts of Western and Northern Canada. This experience was highlighted with a five week residency north of the Arctic Circle at The Mad Trapper in Inuvik, NWT.

Kurt continues to play, write, perform, and record music as a passionate hobby that he doesn’t see ending anytime soon.

Besides loving to play music, Kurt has a voracious appetite for listening, collecting, and patronizing live music. Music is the soundtrack to his life and he can’t wait to see what track comes next.

Kendra Worman has taught Concert Band, Jazz, Choir, Guitar, and Classroom music. As a Music Education Facilitator, Kendra also works to help teachers implement a variety of music education strategies in their classrooms. Kendra is an active musician, performing on trombone with the Stone Frigate Big Band, the Mountain Ridge Band, and the PSSD House Band.

Brian Knowles taught arts education at Walter W. Brown High School in Langham SK for seven years. During that time he worked with middle years and high school students to explore their interests in music, visual art, drama and dance. Currently serving as the Prairie Spirit Teachers’ Association President, Brian stays connected to art education as a member of the Prairie Spirit House Band and The Mountain Ridge Band.

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