The bands just had an outstanding first concert of the year! Each ensemble played with heart, love and musicality. The band classes are currently working on rhythmic proficiency and music theory and are busy rehearsing music for their upcoming concert in February.
The high school pep band hopes to play at a few basketball games this season, so please come check them out! Band students in eighth grade will be invited to perform with the high school students at one game.
The high school jazz band will be performing at Grandparents Day. They are also looking forward to performing with the high school choir for a Christmas concert in the dining hall banquet room on December 18th. They will be playing familiar Christmas songs but not the way you’re used to hearing them!
Mrs. Delnero has been working with students in middle school who are new to band after school on Mondays. If you are interested in participating in these free, starting lessons, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
Mrs. Delnero began her musical career at the age of eight when she started playing the piano. She played the flute in band in middle school and decided to switch to the horn in high school, which became her main instrument that she played through college and beyond. She graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and master’s degrees in Instrumental Conducting and Music Education.Mrs. Delnero has taught at Hotchkiss High School, Hotchkiss Middle School, Crawford School, Conifer High School and Parmalee Elementary School. She has taught concert band, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, music theory and general music and is very excited to be joining the Denver Christian community as the new Director of Bands. Mrs. Delnero is married with two sons, ages nine and six. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, reading and traveling.