Congratulations to all of the participating bands who performed in the Concert Band Regionals. Below is the list of bands (in no particular order) who will be performing in the State Concert Band Festival on April 17 & 18 at CSU in Fort Collins.

Arvada West Craig Melhorn
Loveland I Kyle Freesen
Rocky Mountain I Scott Schlup
Cheyenne Mt I Jack Yonce
Cheyenne Mt II Jack Yonce
Liberty I Genice Matzke
Coronado Alan Combs
Pine Creek I Kate Margrave
Skyline Stephanie Texera
Fruita Monument I Ryan Crabtree
Fossil Ridge I Dan Berard
Fossil Ridge II Dan Berard
Legacy I Clay Stansberry
Legacy II Clay Stansberry
Lyons Dr. Karen Gregg
Cherry Creek I Tim Libby
Cherry Creek II Sara Wynes
Fairview I Travis Keller
Lakewood Bryce Melaragno
Classical Academy I Christina Soper
Palmer Ridge I Butch Eversole
Grandview I Keith Farmer
Grand Junction I Isaac Lavadie
Centaurus Aaron Fogelsberg
Mountain Vista Darren Delaup
Poudre Corry Petersen
Air Academy I Stoney Black
Palisade I Jeff Mason
Lewis-Palmer I Kevin Whitelaw
Monarch Chuck Stephen
GJ Central I Dylan Ford
Denver School of the Arts Dave Hammond

The Judges for the 2017 State Concert Band Festival:

Robert Ponto is the Assistant Dean for Admissions at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Prior to this appointment he served as Director of Bands for 20 years. He has conducted ensembles through the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. His performing ensembles have been featured at the Bang on a Can contemporary music festival in New York, on National Public Radio, Oregon Public Radio, and have appeared regularly at state, regional and national music conferences. A self-described “musical omnivore,” Ponto is an advocate for original music in all genres and is actively engaged in the creation and performance of new works. He has collaborated with many influential composers including John Adams, Steven Stucky, Michael Daugherty, Gia Kancheli, Frank Ticheli, Scott Lindroth, Augusta Read Thomas, David Crumb, and many others. He conducted the world premiere of Justine F. Chen’s Philomel with soprano Lucy Shelton and a soon-to- be-released recording of David Crumb’s Primordial Fantasy, with pianist Marcantonio Barone.

A native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, David Kish is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University in Denver, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and teaches conducting and music education courses. He has twice served as a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Innovation, is founding director of the MSU Denver Wind Band Celebration, and is a recipient of the Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award. David was recently appointed Conductor and Musical Director of the Colorado Wind Ensemble, a highly acclaimed, semi-professional wind ensemble based in Denver. David has taught instrumental music at all educational levels, including a position as Associate Director of Bands and Franklin Fellow at the University of Georgia. His writings on wind literature, conducting pedagogy, and music education have been published in The Instrumentalist Magazine, Journal of Band Research, Music Educators Journal, and four volumes of the popular resource texts, Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. David recently authored Volume VI of his book series, Guides to Band Masterworks, published by Meredith Music Publications and distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation. Dr. Kish earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in Instrumental Conducting and Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. He has presented sessions at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the National Association of Music Education Conference, and various state music education conferences. He was Conductor-in- Residence at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China, and maintains an active schedule as guest conductor, clinician, and lecturer throughout the United States.

W. Dale Warren is Senior Wind Band Conductor and Professor of Music in the University of Arkansas Department of Music. Professor Warren’s primary responsibility is conducting the University of Arkansas Wind Symphony. Professor Warren also teaches Junior, Senior, and Graduate level Music Education Courses. Professor Warren is the former Director of the University of Arkansas Razorback Marching Band (1991-2000). Since Professor Warren arrived at the University of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas Wind Symphony has made special guest appearances at the College Band Directors National Association Convention on five separate occasions and was invited to perform again at the 2008 Conference held at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music. In addition, the UA Wind Symphony performed at world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2000. The UA Wind Symphony has also performed at the Arkansas Music Educators Convention All-State Conference on two occasions under Professor Warren’s baton.

Ferd Vollmar assumed his duties as Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at the University of the Incarnate Word in the fall of 2009. His responsibilities include directing and coordinating all aspects of the UIW Cardinal Marching Band and conducting the Wind Ensemble. Professor Vollmar also serves the School of Music as Director of Instrumental Studies. Prior to his recent appointment at Incarnate Word, Mr. Vollmar served as the Director of Music Education for the North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Vollmar duties included supervising band, choir, and orchestra programs at seven high schools, thirteen middle schools, forty-four elementary schools, and the district’s Fine Arts Magnet School. Mr. Vollmar also served successfully in the public schools as Director of Bands at Winston Churchill High School from 1987-2001, and at Santa Fe High School from 1977-1987. Under Mr. Vollmar’s direction, the Churchill and Santa Fe Bands were consistent TMEA Honor Band and UIL State Marching Band finalists. Also, the Churchill band has been a Bands of America Regional Champion five times and twice a finalist at the BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tony Garmoe is currently band director at Clive Learning Academy and Westridge Elementary School in the West Des Moines Community School District. Ensembles under his direction have performed at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference, Illinois Music Educators Association Conference, Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference, Iowa State Honor Band and Conductors Symposium and at Hancher Auditorium at The University of Iowa in shared concert with The University of Iowa Symphony Band. Ensembles within the Valley High School Band Program have received regional, national, and international recognition. In 1999 the Valley High School Music Department received the first ever Grammy Signature School Award for exemplary high school music programs. In 2001 the VHS Symphony Band was the 4A Honor Band for the Iowa Bandmasters Conference and in 2005 and 2012 served as a rehearsal clinic ensemble for the International Band and Orchestra Clinic, in Chicago, Illinois. In 2008 small chamber ensembles from the VHS Symphony Band performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Auditorium on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in addition to the 2013 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. The Valley High School Marchmasters performed at numerous national and international events including the Tournament of Roses Parade, Fiesta Bowl, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. Tony provided philosophical and organizational leadership for ValleyFest, one of the largest single day marching band festivals in the Midwest and he remains active as a clinician, consultant, adjudicator, conductor, and performing musician.


Concert Band – High School

Regional Festival dates 2017: February 27- March 3

Here are the schedules for each site:

Day 1 – Western Region @ Palisade HS
Day 2 – Metro Day 1 @ Grandview HS
Day 3 – North Region @ Fossil Ridge HS
Day 4 – South Region @ Palmer Ridge HS
Day 5 – Metro Day 2 @ Dakota Ridge HS
Day 6 – Metro Day 3 @ Ponderosa HS

State Festival 2017 dates: April 17 & 18 at CSU (changed due to statewide testing)


Gary Lewis                               University of Colorado
David Kish                                Metropolitan State
Paul Popiel                               University of Kansas
Dennis Fisher                           University of North Texas
Tony Garmoe                            West Des Moines Community School



(in performance time order)

Superior with Distinction

Classical Academy


Palmer Ridge

Lewis Palmer

Pine Creek

Cherry Creek I


Liberty I

Cheyenne Mountain Symphonic

Fossil Ridge I


Rocky Mountain Winds


Arvada West




Cheyenne Mountain W/E


Fossil Ridge II

Ft. Collins Symphonic



GJ Central


Dakota Ridge


Fairview I

Fruita Monument

Grand Junction






Cherry Creek II

Concert Band Goal

The primary goal of the Colorado Bandmasters Association Concert Band Committee is to promote the development and improvement of the concert band as the center of the band program. The State Concert Band Festival showcases Colorado’s outstanding concert bands by allowing them to perform in a superb concert hall, while giving them the opportunity to be critiqued by some of the nation’s finest music educators. To further educational and artistic development, students at CBA Concert Band Festivals participate in clinics and serve as audience members for other groups.

2015 State Concert Band Program

Congratulations to the 2015 State Concert Band Festival Participants:

(noted alphabetically)


Air Academy

Cherry Creek Wind Ensemble

Cheyenne Mountain Symphonic Band

Cheyenne Mountain Wind Ensemble

Denver School of the Arts

Fossil Ridge Wind Symphony

Legacy Wind Ensemble

Liberty I

Palmer Ridge Wind Ensemble

Pine Creek I

Rocky Mountain Winds


Fairview Symphonic

Fossil Ridge Symphonic

Lewis Palmer Wind Symphony

Loveland Wind Symphony


Arvada West

Cherry Creek Symphonic Band I

D’Evelyn Symphonic Band

Fort Collins Symphonic Band

Fruita Monument Symphonic Band

Fruita Monument Wind Ensemble

Grand Junction Central

Grand Junction Wind Ensemble

Grandview Wind Ensemble

Lakewood Wind Ensemble

Legacy Symphonic Band

Lyons Concert Band

Moffat County

Palisade Wind Ensemble

Poudre Wind Ensemble

Rocky Mountain Summit Winds

TCA Wind Ensemble

2014 CBA CONCERT BAND REGIONAL AND STATE INFORMATION:Congratulations to all bands who participated in the CBA Regional and State Contests!  2014 CBA State Concert Band Festival Results:Superior with Distinction:   Loveland HS, Cheyenne Mountain I, Fossil Ridge I, Fossil Ridge II, Liberty HS, Cherry Creek I, Rampart HSSuperior:  Cheyenne Mountain II, Rocky Mountain Winds, Rocky Mountain Symphonic Winds, Lakewood Wind Ensemble, Legacy Wind EnsembleExcellent: Palisade HS, D’Evelyn HS, Arvada West HS, Rock Canyon HS, Coronado HS, Grandview HS, Fairview HS, Cherry Creek II, Palmer Ridge I, Palmer Ridge II, Lewis Palmer Wind Symphony, Denver School of the ArtsGood: Englewood HS, Green Mountain HS, Discovery Canyon HS2014 STATE CONCERT BAND REPERTOIRE CLICK HERE2014 REGIONAL REPERTOIRE CLICK HERE

76th Annual Canon City Music and Blossom Festival Results. The results of this festival can be found here:  76th Annual Canon City Music and Blossom Festival Results 


2013 CBA State Concert Band Festival Results

Superior/distinction:  Cherry Creek I, Coronado Wind Ensemble, Fairview Symphonic, Lewis Palmer Wind Symphony,and Rocky Mountain I

Superior:  Denver School of the Arts, Fossil Ridge Wind Symphony, Liberty Wind Ensemble, Palmer Ridge Wind Ensemble, Legacy,  and Rampart I

Excellent:  Cherry Creek II, D’Evelyn Symphonic Band, Douglas County,  Fossil Ridge Symphonic Band,  Fruita Monument ,Grandview Wind Ensemble, Lakewood I, Loveland Wind Symphony, Palisade Wind Ensemble,  Pine Creek ,Rock Canyon,   and Rocky Mountain Summit Winds.

Good:  Arvada West and Mountain Vista Wind Ensemble

2012 CBA State Concert Band Festival Results

Superior with Distinction

  • Rocky Mountain
  • Liberty
  • Cheyenne Mountain
  • Fossil Ridge
  • Denver School of the Arts
  • Fruita Monument
  • Lakewood
  • Fairview I
  • Fountain Ft. Carson
  • Rampart I
  • Cherry Creek
  • Legacy
  • Loveland


  • Smoky Hill
  • Mountain Vista
  • D’Evelyn
  • Montrose
  • Lyons
  • Classical Academy
  • Fairview Concert Band
  • Mountain View
  • Bear Creek
  • Rampart Symphonic
  • Conifer
  • Lewis Palmer.

No Rating


List of literature performed at the Concert Band Regionals.

State performance times and literature selection

Literature list 2012

2011 CBA State Concert Band Festival Results

Superior with Distinction:

  • Fruita Monument, Ryan Crabtree
  • Fairview, Travis Keller
  • Cheyenne Mt. Wd. Ensemble, Jack Yonce
  • Air Academy, Stoney Black
  • cheyenne Mt. Symphonic Band, Jack Yonce
  • Fossil Ridge Symphonic Band, Gary Mayne
  • rocky Mountain, Casey Cropp
  • Fossil Ridge Wind Symphony, Dan Berard
  • Coronado, Alan Combs,
  • Legacy, Clay Stansberry
  • Rampart Wind ensemble, Gary Arrasmith


  • Loveland, Matthew Arau
  • Palmer Ridge, Raleigh Eversole IV
  • Lewis Palmer, Kevin whitelaw


  • Conifer, John Hermanson
  • Cherry Creek Symphonic, Sarah Wynes
  • Douglas County, Darren DeLaup
  • Cherry Creek Wind Ensemble, Tim Libby
  • Rampart Symphonic, Justin Carpenter
  • Grand Junction Central, Paul Traugott
  • Grandview, Keith Farmer
  • Lyons, Karen Gregg
  • Liberty, Genice Matzke
  • Mountain Range, Mike White
  • Denver school of the Arts, Dave Hammond


  • Englewood, Del Brickley
  • Estes Park, Chuck Varilek
  • Smoky Hill, Zak Ruffert

State Concert Band Programs

Program Monday

Program Tuesday

2010 State Concert Band Contest Results

Superior with Distinction Rating

  • Air Academy
  • Cherry Creek
  • Cheyenne Mountain I
  • Coronado
  • Denver School of the Arts
  • Legacy
  • Liberty
  • Loveland
  • Palmer Ridge
  • Rampart

Superior Rating

  • Fossil Ridge
  • Lewis-Palmer

Excellent Rating

  • Arapahoe
  • Central of Grand Junction
  • Cheyenne Mountain II
  • Fairview
  • Fruita Monument I
  • Fruita Monument II
  • Grandview
  • Grand Junction
  • Lakewood
  • Pine Creek
  • The Classical Academy

Good Rating

  • Delta
  • Douglas County
  • Sand Creek
  • Summit

Special Exhibition Performance – no rating

Kit Carson

List of literature performed at the 2010 Regional Festivals

2009 State Concert Band Contest Results

Superior with Distinction Rating

  • Air Academy
  • Cherry Creek
  • Cheyenne Mountain I
  • Lewis-Palmer I
  • Loveland
  • Rampart
  • Rocky Mountain I

Superior Rating

  • Fossil Ridge
  • Fruita Monument II
  • Legacy
  • Liberty

Excellent Rating

  • Arapahoe
  • Chatfield
  • Cheyenne Mountain II
  • Coronado
  • Douglas County
  • Fruita Monument I
  • Lakewood
  • Lewis-Palmer II
  • Mountain Range
  • Palmer Ridge
  • Rocky Mountain II

Good Rating

  • Grandview
  • Summit

List of literature performed at the 2009 Regional Festivals