Don Allan's career in music began when he joined the local junior band in his hometown of Dundas, Ontario. Enlisting in the R.C.A.F. in 1951, Mr. Allan served with the Air Transport Command Band in Victoria, B.C., where he also completed the bandmasters' course. After 21 years in the Canadian Air Force, he started his career with the Burlington Teen Tour Band in 1971 as a woodwind instructor. Throughout the decade, he worked as the Assistant Director and was appointed Music Director of the Band in 1977. Mr. Allan felt that each member had something to contribute, and collectively the band brought it all together. Mr. Allan took the band all over North America and to Europe, including a trip to Holland in 1995 to be a part of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. Mr. Allan retired from the Burlington Teen Tour Band in 1998.