Legend High School

Legend Band Student Makes PRESTIGIOUS Carnegie ensemble…

…..Congratulations to Legend’s own Cody Thomson, who was just notified that he made the prestigious “Carnegie Honors Performance Series” – HS HONOR BAND. Cody went through a rigorous audition process, which began with many hours of practice, sending in an audition tape and culminated with his selection to the Carnegie Honor Band. Hundreds of students sent in audition tapes(CD’s) and only a select few made it!

He will be performing at the one and only “Carnegie Hall” in New York City with some of the most outstanding HS student musicians in the country this coming February.

Cody plays clarinet in Marching Band and Wind Ensemble as well as tenor sax in the Jazz Band. He was also the 1st Chair Principal Clarinetist and Concert Master of the 2010 Colorado All-State Small School Band. Cody plans to study music in college majoring in Music Performance and Education!

We know he will represent Legend well at the Carnegie Performance!

2 Legend Band Students receive Top National Honors!!!!!!!

Mega Congratulations to Jonathan Bell(Mellophone and Band President) and Cody Thomson(Clarinet and Asst. Section Leader), who recently were both selected to represent Legend HS, the Douglas County School District and Colorado in the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Cody and Jon will be marching in the “2011 Macy’s Marching Band” – The Macy’s Parade Band is made up of students from throughout the United States. They will be marching on the nationally televised event on Thanksgiving Day!!!

Both students have an amazing week of activities planned, as they will be making new musical friends from all over the country and of course taking in all of the sites of New York City!

Way to go gentlemen, we are all very proud of you and we will ALL be watching!

Legend Drum Line keeps the beat for 1a 2a 3a…

…The Legend Drum Line, was asked by CBA to be the Cadence Percussion Line on Monday night. The Drum Line had the unique honor of playing in all of the Finals 1a 2a and 3a bands at the conclusion of the state contest for the Full Retreat. The Drum Line was led on the field by Percussion Instructor Tohbias Juniel and Percussion Captain Ryan O.

The Drum Line played for 21 straight minutes continuosly without stopping or missing a beat until the last band was on the field!

The Legend Drum Line is graduating 8 seniors in its inagural senior graduating class.

Congrats Drum Line!

Legend Marching Band Has Great Season……..

finishing 5th in the 2011 5A CBA State Marching Finals… In only it’s 3rd year of Marching Band the Titan band becomes the 1st and only CBA band to make finals in each of it’s 1st 3 years of existence in successive classes (in 2009-3A 2010- 4A and 2011-5A.) Congratulations Titans and Congratulations to Legend’s 1st Graduating Seniors. Thanks for the “Sacrifice” !

THE LEGEND CONTINUES………….

You can view the final recap sheets online at the following Link!

http://web.mac.com/manzcw/CBAMarching/CBA_Marching_files/2011_5A4A_Finals.pdf

Legend Selected to March in 9 News PARADE OF LIGHTS!

Great News… The Legend Marching Band has been selected to participate in This Year’s 2011 9 News Parade of Lights. Each year from many applications 7 bands and the previous Year’s Parade winner are invited to perform in front of thousands in the Live Broadcasted Downtown Denver Parade hosted by 9 News. The parade will be Fri/Sat. December 2nd and 3rd.

MEGA Congratulations to the Legend Marching Band Students!

Titan Marching Band finishes 6th in 4A State!!!

To the Legend HS-
Band Students, Boosters, Parents, Staff, Supporters

The 2010 Legend HS Titan Marching Band has had an amazing year! Congratulations Legend Titans – 6th Place Finish / CBA 4A State Finals

Season Review
2nd Place overall (sweepstakes) Colorado State Fair Parade (22 bands) / 2nd Place 4A Colorado State Fair Parade

4th Place overall DCMI Festival (20 bands)
3rd Place 4A DCMI Festival

4th Place overall AFI Festival (20 bands)
3rd Place 4A AFI Festival
Percussion 1st Place (High Caption Award)

2nd Place CBA Metro Regionals
Most Improved Band (scores from 3A to 4A)

And Finally…
earned 1st round bye Qtr-Finals(top 6 Bands)
6th Place State CBA Semi-Finals
6th Place State CBA Finals!!!
(30 competing 4A bands)
complete results at: www.coloradobandmasters.org

all in its 2nd year of Marching Band and 1st year in the 4A class.

Congratulations and Thanks to the Titan Band Students, Titan Band Boosters, Titan Band Parents, Titan Band Staff, LHS Faculty, Staff, Administration and all of the Titan Supporters – We’ll see you next year!

The Legend Continues…

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new-Legend Finishes 4th at Armed Forces Invitational

What a day and although it ended late, it all ended very well for Legend… Congratulations to the LHS band, the Titans finished the day 4th place in Finals competition out of 20 bands at the 2010 Armed Forces Invitational – hosted by Fountain Ft. Carson HS. The Titans also finished the day 2nd in the 4a class.

Special Congratulations to Mr. Juniel and the Entire Percussion Line, who took the 1st Place Finals Caption Award for Best Percussion Line(Pit/Battery). The Percussion line had the highest score of ALL 20 Percussion Lines for the entire competition! Way to go PERCUSSION!

In only their 2nd year of marching band – The 2010 Legend Titan Marching Band continues to excite audiences and judges alike!

Next performance is Monday, Oct. 11th – 7:30pm at Littleton HS – for the CBA 4A Metro Regionals…

Ahooo… Ahooo… Ahooo… !!!

1st Place Air Academy HS
2nd Place Rampart HS
3rd Place Douglas County HS
4th Place Legend HS

Legend takes 4th at DCMI!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Legend HS Marching Band, they finished an amazing 4th place in FINALS out of 20 bands at the 2010 DCMI Festival! The judges were all very complimentary of and impressed by the maturity of sound, execution of drill, energy level and confidence of the show, displayed by our band members. Our best compliment of the day may have been from one judge who said, “This is not a 2nd year band – congratulations and keep it up”!

The band was also 4th in prelims and 3rd in the 4A class!

There is no doubt that the day was a tremendous team effort and as usual the band boosters were in fine form: Qtr. Master and Team/Pit and Prop Crew/Food, Water and Snack Crews/Support Crew -the only thing that can be said is simply, THANK YOU!!!! There are too many of you to mention. But a hearty “Yeah Band” and “Ahoo-Ahoo-Ahoo” to all of you!
See you at the next event…

2010 DCMI Top 4 Band Scores:
1st Place Air Academy HS 76.35
2nd Place Loveland HS 74.20
3rd Place Rampart HS 71.70
4th Place Legend HS 70.75

as always thank you to Martha OConnor Cimarron MS Band Director
and Karen Tarbell Cimarron MS Principal…

and finally a special thank you to Darren Delaup (DC Band Director), Patrick and Shelby (DC Band Students) for the use of the Baritone and the DC Parents for the use of the Power Generator.

LHS Band receives 3 1’s at Band Festival

Congratulations, to the combined Legend Symphonic/Concert Band, they received 3 1’s(a 1 is superior rating)
at the 2010 CHSAA Lage Group Band Festival , held at Rock Canyon HS. One of the judges gave the band a 1+ (a perfect score and the highest 1 possible and very rare) a second judge gave the band a score 1 point away from a 1+ and the third judge also gave them a very high 1.

The on-stage clinic judge immediately commented on the “obvious discipline and maturity of the band.” When he said that to them, you could see the relief and pride on the band members faces. All three judges were impressed with the high level of music as well as the quality and execution from the band and even more amazed when they found out the band had no juniors or seniors.

In a separate sight-reading clinic, the band received a 2+(excellent rating) and only 1 point away from a 1.

The Legend Symphonic/Concert Band is made up of select 8th graders from Cimarron MS and all 9th and 10th band members from Legend.

Congratulations LHS Symphonic/Concert Band!!!!!!

FYI – for our new parents unfamiliar with the rating system see below:
1=superior
2=excellent
3=good/fair
4=fair/poor(rarely given)
5=unprepared (very rare)