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Mandar Gumaste 
B.Mus., B. Ed. 
Musical Director

Mandar Gumaste is the intermediate music teacher at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School in Ottawa.  He is the former music teacher at A. Lorne Cassidy E.S. and Fielding Drive P.S. and began his teaching career at New Central P.S. in Oakville.  He has been a Band Director for 12 years and in 2011, received the Ottawa-Carleton District School Boards Fine Arts Recognition Award for Intermediate Music.   Mandar is a graduate of the music program at Carleton University and obtained his Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario.  Ensembles under his direction have performed at a very high level of excellence.  They have displayed their musical talents at the Captial Region Music Festival and Musicfest Canada Nationals, achieving many Gold Awards. He has been the founder / director of OJJB since its inception.