On October 14, 2014, Winnipeg’s music education community lost one of its most dedicated champions. Through his work as a loved and respected high school band director at the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, and then over two decades as the Executive Director of the Manitoba Band Association, Ken Epp mentored countless students and band directors. His commitment and integrity set a high standard for all of us, both musicians and educators. On behalf of the jazz community, we extend sincere condolences to his wife Connie, his children Karly and Jeremy, and the Epp family. He will be missed.