Debbie McManus Urquhart has been a teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board for 18 years. She teaches music and drama to students ranging from JK to Grade 8. At her school, she leads the school concert bands and jazz band; primary, junior and intermediate choirs and runs the holiday musicals.
Born and raised in Hamilton, she holds a Bachelor of Music and Performance Diploma on clarinet from McMaster University. She has also obtained her Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Debbie is continuing her additional qualification studies in music and drama education at Western University.
Apart from teaching, she has been playing the tenor horn in the Mountain Citadel Salvation Army Band for 27 years. She enjoys helping the Beginner’s Band (age ranging from 7-12) start their first stages of becoming brass players