Doug Manning - Music Director

Doug's first training in instrumental music began at Milneford Junior High School, where, because his arms were too short, he was taken off trombone and given the tuba.  This watershed event marked the beginning of a long and happy relationship with bands and orchestras.  Doug's studies continued at the University of Toronto, where he received his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education.  In 1979, he began his teaching career as an itinerant music instructor for Toronto Board of Education, and came to York Region District School Board in 1990.  Now “retired”, Doug currently teaches band to elementary school students at two TDSB schools, and is Music Director for Markham Concert Band. He has served UTC since 1999, and has received two Thea awards in his role as UTC’s Musical Director.

Many of the UTC pit orchestra players are members of Markham Concert Band. Please join the MCB family at this year’s Flato Markham Theatre shows.

October 14, 2018: Heroes and Villains

November 25, 2018: A Seasonal Celebration

March 3, 2019: Let’s Dance!: Ballet, Waltzes, and Swing

May 5, 2019: Time Travel: Mozart to Video Games

Please visit for more details, or buy your tickets at the Markham Theatre Box Office.