Congratulations to everyone who participated in the recent concerts! You all did a wonderful job!!
HS BAND FESTIVAL: The high school bands are also preparing for their trip to the Canon City Music and Blossom Festival in April. This will be a wonderful opportunity for both the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band to perform for a panel of judges, be rated on their performance and receive comments to help them grow as ensembles. They will also be spending some time riding the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and having fun in the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
The Symphonic Band is comprised of high school students and is open to anyone that plays a band instrument. The band performs a concert at the end of each term, in addition to festivals. Repertoire includes fanfares, overtures, ballads, film music and suites. Students learn music theory, specifically advanced concepts such as scales, modes, key signatures, intervals and triads. The Symphonic Band also has the opportunity to take an performance-oriented trip every other year.
The Pep Band is made up of high school students enrolled in the Symphonic Band. Rehearsals occur during Symphonic Band, and the Pep Band performs at a variety of football and basketball games. Music consists of contemporary songs and drum cadences.
The Jazz Band is a select group of high school students that are also part of the Symphonic Band. They rehearse two days a week and perform three concerts throughout the year, in addition to other performances such as Grandparents Day, a Christmas concert, festivals and community performances.
7th and 8th Grade Band
The 7th and 8th Grade Band is open to all 7th and 8th graders who are interested in playing a band instrument. The band performs at three concerts throughout the year, and they will also be playing at the Elitch Gardens Music Festival in May. Students learn more advanced skills such as instrument technique, articulation, rhythms, note-reading, intonation, balance and blend.
6th Grade Band
The 6th Grade Band is made up of 6th graders who played band the previous year and also 6th graders who are new to Denver Christian. The band performs three concerts over the course of the year. Students learn basic instrument fundamentals that expand their ranges and allow them to play more challenging music.
5th Grade Band
The 5th Grade Band is open to all 5th graders at Denver Christian. No previous musical experience is needed to participate in this band. Students will learn how to play an instrument and read music and will perform alongside the middle school and high school bands at concerts in November, February and May.
AIMEE DELNERO BIO
5TH GRADE BAND,
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND,
HIGH SCHOOL BAND, & JAZZ BAND
Education/Degrees Held: Masters in Music Education, Masters in Instrumental Conducting from Colorado State University. Bachelors in Music Education from Colorado State University
Certificates/Credentials: Colorado K-12 Music Teaching License
Aimee’s pull to music started at a very young age. Learning to play the piano at age eight, she quickly realized that music was something that brought her joy and wanted to experience more of it! She played the flute, percussion and horn with numerous ensembles throughout middle school and high school and decided that she wanted to pursue a career in music. Coming from a family of teachers, it came naturally for her to study music education, and she knew from day one that it was where God intended for her to be.
In the past, Mrs. Delnero spent time teaching at Hotchkiss High School, Hotchkiss Middle School, Crawford School, Conifer High School and Parmalee Elementary School. Her classes have included concert band, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, music theory and general music. Aimee has received recognition for her work with students and was awarded the Bill Thompson Band Director of the Year Award from the Colorado Honor Band in 2010.
Mrs. Delnero is thrilled to be part of the Denver Christian team. She believes that music is a God-given gift that has the power to transform lives and teach such life skills as teamwork, dedication, perseverance and confidence, as well as create an emotional outlet for students. Her vision at Denver Christian is to see all of her students develop a love and appreciation for music and to use their gifts to glorify God.
Mrs. Delnero is married with two sons, ages nine and seven. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, reading and traveling.