By Justin Medve 
Dianne Winmill has spent the last couple of years strengthening the school band’s impact on the community by playing at assemblies, neighbouring schools, local venues and seniors’ facilities.
Her peers and her students praise her personality and teaching methods.
The award will be presented by country-rock band Blue Rodeo  during April’s Juno week  in Ottawa. It comes with $20,000 in prize money: $10,000 towards the school’s music program and $10,000 for personal use.
More to come.