At BVU since 1999
B.M.E., Morningside College
M.M.E., University of Northern Iowa
Prof. Bertrand has been a member of the Sioux City Symphony for over thirty years. During the summer he conducts the LeMars Municipal Band. He has served as president of Northwest Iowa Bandmasters, state chair of American School Band Directors Association and has served on the Iowa Bandmasters Association Concert Band Affairs Committee. He is currently a member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, serving as the state election chairman. He is also is a member of the IBA college band affairs committee.
Mr. Bertrand is also a member of the College Band Directors National Association. He is active as an adjudicator for concert bands, jazz bands and solo and ensemble festivals throughout Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. He has been a guest conductor of numerous area festivals including the Northwest Iowa Junior High School and the Northwest Iowa High School Honor Bands.