Fran Harvey played lead trumpet with the band for a number of years before being named conductor in the spring of 2019. She holds Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Toronto, where she studied trumpet with Larry Weeks, James Spragg, and Stephen Chennette. Her conducting teachers included Victor Feldbrill, Stephen Chennette and Diana Brault. Her musical experiences have ranged from playing fanfares for the Queen to orchestral and jazz performances all across North America. Fran currently also conducts the Metropolitan Silver Band, a brass band in Toronto. An active player and conductor in Muskoka and the GTA, Fran is also a retired music educator, working for the York Region District School Board both as a teacher and an administrator.