Staff

Tara Lazoruk – Band Director

67243_1495095536224_1938730_nEdmonton All Girl Marching Ambassadors 1991 – 1995

Edmonton Crusaders Marching Band 1996 – 1997

Edmonton Strutters Drum and Bugle Corps 1997 – 1999

Edmonton Ambassadors Performers Association – Colourguard Instructor 1999 – 2003

Colourguard  Director 2003 – 2005

Edmonton Sabers Marching Band – Colourguard Director 2000 – 2005

Band Director 2014 – present

Tara is very passionate and is highly committed to revitalizing the Marching Arts movement in the city of Edmonton. She has been honoured with many awards, accolades  and achievements throughout her marching career, including the 1997 DCI Division 2 & 3 Drum Major Award.  Tara is very excited about the Edmonton Sabers 2016/2017 season and she is looking forward to what the future holds for the ESMB organization

Lisa McKinnon – Percussion Instructor

Lisa

Lisa began in the marching activity in the Edmonton All Girl Marching Ambassadors in 1991. From 1991-1994, Lisa was a member of the drumline. She played the snare drum and was Section Leader during the 1993-1994 season. From 1994-1997, marched in the Edmonton Crusaders Marching Band where she played bass drum and snare. In the summer of 1997, she had the opportunity to join the Edmonton Strutters Drum and Bugle Corps for their summer tour. Lisa continued to march 1997-2000 with The Edmonton Strutters where she played tenors for 2 years and was Drum Captain in her final year when she aged out in 2000. She was also the recipient of the Best Percussion award in 1999.

Lisa took a bit of a break to focus on school where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a double minor in Psychology and Drama. She did participate in some alumni performances with The Edmonton Strutters Drum and Bugle Corps as well as an alumni drumline performance with Keith Urban in 2007.

In 2014, Lisa became the Percussion Instructor and Co-Director for the Edmonton Sabers Marching Band. For the 2016/2017 season, Lisa is excited to be continuing as the Percussion Instructor.

Aisha Pruden – Hornline Instructor

Aisha

Aisha was involved with the Edmonton All Girls Marching Ambassadors from 1995-1998. She began her love for music in junior high school and continued through high school. She has won multiple awards and scholarships. Aisha also played first chair flute in the All City High School music band.

After high school, Aisha continued to play but was focused on starting a family. Watching her kids grow up, she decided that she wanted them to feel the passion and love that she felt for music. She enrolled them in the Edmonton Sabers Marching Band, where she also began to instruct the woodwind section. This brought the love of music and the teaching students back into her life. She is extremely excited to be teaching for her second year and can’t wait to watch her students grow and know the love, friendships, and passion that comes from being a part of the Edmonton Sabers Marching Band.

Megan Reid – Pit/Nationals Instructor

Megan

Megan is really excited to be joining the Edmonton Saber staff as the Pit instructor! She was a member of the Edmonton Strutters Drum Corps from 1997-2002 and graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008 with a Bachelor of Education.

Although Megan hasn’t been involved in band in quite awhile, she is thrilled to get involved as an instructor and teach kids about this amazing activity.