Central Queensland based Music Educator, Jeanette Douglas, has been associated with bands for 50 years as either a performer or a conductor. In 1988, she began her Instrumental Teaching career with Education Queensland in Rockhampton and Yeppoon. Since 1988, Jeanette has established a strong reputation and is highly regarded by her peers, as a woodwind/brass teacher and conductor having produced many award winning primary and secondary ensembles, including eight times State Fanfare Finalists and seven Fanfare Grand Finalists. Jeanette has also conducted the Creative Generation MOST Chamber Winds since 2005. During her career, Jeanette has been 3 times nominated for a National Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2006, Jeanette received an Education Queensland ‘Australia Day Achievement Award’ for her commitment to music education in the Central Queensland Region. Since her retirement from Education Queensland at the end of 2013, Jeanette has continued pursuing her passion for music, through ensemble workshops, adjudication and professional development for other instrumental music teachers in both the state and private sectors. Jeanette is the Musical Director of ‘Capricornia Winds’, a community wind band in Rockhampton.