Gord Moffatt, who passed away in 2013, served as president of the Canadian Ensemble. He served as vice chairman of the Great Alliance of Seniors (GAS) reunion in 2013. In earlier years in the activity, he was an instructor for the Markham Girls drum and bugle corps and Brampton Senators from 1967 to 1970, played lead soprano with Burlington Commanders in 1971, then took a 25 year break from competition. He made up for the long absence with a flurry of activity in the 1990s, beginning in 1994 with the Guelph Royalaires parade corps. Over the next few years, he played lead soprano with Toronto Signals, Ghost Riders mini corps, a Christmas brass ensemble performing concerts for the elderly and infirm, Bayou City Blues Mardi Gras Super Corps and the Great Alliance of Seniors (GAS) Canadian brass ensemble. A taste of competition with Ghost Riders prompted him to compete again, as a lead soprano with Racine Kilties. He also played lead soprano and solo soprano with Empire Statesmen of Rochester for several years.