Rekindled “Legends Jazz Festival” – sparks flame…

The “Legends Jazz Festival”…which was held on Thursday and Friday December 3rd and 4th – was a tremendous success and more than 450 MS and HS Jazz students from around the state were able to be a part of Jazz Clinics / Student Jazz Performances / Jazz Improv Workshops and Professional Music Performances. Planning for Next Year’s Jazz Festival are already in the works. The festival will be held next year Thursday and Friday, December 1st and 2nd 2016…

This year’s festival Included Clinicians and and Adjudicators John Gunther(Colorado State University) Chip Crotts(Georgia Tech University), Dana Landry(University of Northern Colorado) and National Recording Artist Nelson Rangell from Denver, Co.

Performances by the Nelson Rangell Band and John Gunther.

Jazz Improv Clinicians included: Ron Miles(Metro State University), Darren Kramer(Darren Kramer Orchestra), and Jim Stranahan (Jim Stranahan Quartet)

*Congratulations:
Outstanding HS Festival Band – Cheyenne Mtn HS
Outstanding MS Festival Band – Cheyenne Mtn Jr. High
Outstanding HS Soloist – Tristan Barnes (Piano)
Outstanding MS Soloist – Jack Henry Campbell (Guitar)
Outstanding Sax Section – Liberty HS 1
Outstanding Trombone Section – Liberty 1
Outstanding Trumpet Section – Air Academy 1
Outstanding Rhythm Section – Air Academy 1

Legend HS I
Air Academy HS 1 I
Lewis Palmer II
Horizon II
Air Academy HS 2 II
Air Academy HS 3 II
Mesa Ridge HS I
Widefield HS I
Harrison HS III
Englewood HS 1 I
Cheyenne Mt. JH I
Englewood MS III
Liberty HS 1 I
Liberty HS 2 II+
Englewood HS 2 III
Gateway HS II+
Thunder Ridge MS II
Heritage HS I

2016 C Guard and Percussion Parent Info/Audition Meeting 11/10 7pm…

If you are interested or considering membership in 2016 Marching Band – You should attend the The 2016 Color Guard and Percussion Parent info/audition meeting… on Tuesday, November 10 in the Legend Band Room. Students are welcome to join their parents at this meeting.

The meeting begins at 7pm and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Mr. Otis olotis@dcsdk12.org or the band office at 303-946-3538

Legend HS Percussion places 4th in Texas…

at the 2015 6th Annual Lewisville HS, Percussion Invitational! The Invitational was held in Lewisville, Texas over the weekend… and after a long drive on Friday and preparation on Saturday morning… The Legend Percussion Ensemble competed Saturday afternoon with 10 other percussion ensembles in it’s class and finished 4th out of 11! Way To Go Legend Percussion Ensemble. WE are all very proud of you!

Special Thanks to the Lewisville Band Parents and their Percussion Director – Quiyan Murphy for all of their help before and during our visit! A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to the LEGEND BAND BOOSTERS THAT HELPED US MAKE THIS TRIP HAPPEN and ALL THE PARENTS THAT TRAVELED WITH US. MEGA THANKS TO John Fankhauser, John Roberts and Casey Duncan for driving the percussion equipment trucks down and back. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Congrats to Legend Band Students!!!!!!!

Dear Legend Band Parents,

Please help me in CONGRATULATING some of Legend’s finest musicians. earlier this week… more than 20 Legend band students auditioned for the 2016 Continental League Music Honor Festival, with 11 being selected to either the Honor Band or Honor Orchestra…

Congratulations..

Band
*1st Chair Clarinet – Katie St. Gemme Pate(Concert Mistress)
*3rd Chair Bass Clarinet – Geri Fish
*1st Chair Alto Sax – Andrew Duncan(Made 1st Chair on Alto Sax, Tenor Sax and Bari Sax)
*1st Chair Trumpet – Abigail Davidson
*3rd Chair Trumpet 1st Part – Grayson Goering
*2nd Chair Horn 2nd Part – Madison Jornod
*1st Chair Horn 4th Part Mary O’Keefe
*2nd Chair Trombone – Spencer Jornod
*2nd Chair Tuba – Madison Jones

Orchestra
*2nd Chair Oboe – Liz Escobedo
*3rd Chair Horn – Ervin Keeling

KSGP……Legend’s Band Student of the Quarter….

Congratulations to Katie St. Gemme-Pate. Katie was selected as the 2015 1st semester Titan Band Student of the Quarter for her pursuit of musical excellence and unwavering diligence to achieving the highest level of individual and group performance. Katie is currently a clarinetist in both the Concert Band and Marching Band. Congratulations Katie, we are all very proud of you!

Help Support Legend’s Own A. Duncan in Jazz Video Contest!!!!!!

Legend Band Parents and Students,

Please help support our very own Andrew Duncan – Legend HS Alto Saxophonist in his 1st national saxophone competition. It’s really easy, all you have to do is watch his short 2minute video performance and like it.

…please follow the link below… and feel free to share the link with others. The saxophonist with the most likes will go on to the next round for a chance to perform with Saxophone Great – Bob Mintzer in Chicago!