Bob Fenske has a Bachelor of Music (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta and a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Calgary. One of Alberta’s preeminent percussionists, Bob is in demand for a wide variety of musical genres. He spent 10 years touring the world with the acclaimed group “Barrage”, with whom he’s been showcased in Disney Land and Disney World, and has been featured on PBS, Much Music, CMT, and the CBC. During his global travels, he has accumulated a vast array of rare and unusual percussion instruments.
As a teacher, Bob has a great rapport and love for working with children, participates regularly in Children’s Festivals, has taught at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal College, and co-created Camp Rockstar. He has worked as a dance accompanist for the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and Dance Alberta. As a session musician Bob continues to work for several recording studios and independent artists. He has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony, the Alberta Ballet, Calgary Opera, Shumka Dancers, Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society, Tom Cochrane, Amos Garret, Alberta’s Drum Cafe and many more. Bob is absolutely thrilled to be playing with such an amazing group of musicians in the Prime Time Big Band.