Event Info

The Mile High Drum & Percussion Festival is on Saturday, May 5, 2018 and is brought to you by Ascend Performing Arts & the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. The day will be full of performances and clinics by leading artists and ensembles in the percussion industry! This event is a collaborative effort produced by Ascend Performing Arts and Denver Young Artists Orchestra and is sponsored by Mapex Percussion, Majestic Percussion, Vic FirthZildjian, and the Englewood High School Band Boosters

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*NOTE: Full schedule posted below. Festival registration/check-in starts at 9:00am, clinics begin at 10:00am with the performance concert at 5:00pm.

Artists & Clinicians:

  • Josh Beyers (bio): Jazz Drumming
  • Colin Constance (bio): A Historical View of Orchestral Percussion Instruments
  • Carl Dixon (bio), University of Colorado-Boulder: Brazilian Percussion
  • Dr. James W. Doyle (bio), Adams State University:  Percussion  & Music Business
  • Steve Hearn (bio), Creating Beautiful Sounds + Instrument Maintenance and Tuning
  • Rick Henson (bio), Steel Pan Drumming
  • Dr. Eric Hollenbeck (bio), Colorado State University: Marimba Technique
  • Mike Nevin (bio), Marching Percussion Techniques
  • Drew McPheeters, Scottish Drumming with Denver & District Pipe Band
  • She-e Wu (bio), Associate Professor of Music & Director of Percussion at Northwestern University

Performing Ensembles:

  • Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble (bio)
  • Denver Young Artists Orchestra Ensemble (website)
  • Rocky Mountain Steel Drums (website)

Sponsors:

Exhibitors

DateSaturday, May 5, 2018

Location (please part in the southwest lot)
:

Englewood High School (map)
3800 S Logan St,
Englewood, CO 80113

Schedule (as of April 30, 2018):

Clinician Name

Focus

Time

Location

Colin Constance

History of Orchestral Percussion

10:00am – 10:45am

Band Room

Steve Hearn

Creating Beautiful Sounds + Instrument Maintenance and Tuning

11:00am – 11:45am

Band Room

Rick Henson

Steel Pan

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Band Room

LUNCH/VENDORS

LUNCH/VENDORS

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Exhibit Hall

Josh Beyers

Jazz Drumming

2:00pm – 3:45pm

Band Room

 (Open)

(Open)

3:00pm – 4:45pm

Band Room

Josh Beyers

Jazz Drumming

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Band Room


Drew McPheeters

Scottish Drumming

10:00am – 10:45pm

Black Box

Dr. Eric Hollenbeck, CSU Professor

Technique, Movement and Sound for 4 Mallets

11:00am – 11:45am

Black Box

Dr. James Doyle

Percussion & Music Business

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Black Box

LUNCH/VENDORS

LUNCH/VENDORS

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Exhibit Hall

Carl Dixon

Brazilian

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Black Box


Mike Nevin, Director,  BKPE

Marching Percussion
Techniques

2:00pm –
2:45pm

Auditorium

She-e Wu

Marimba

3:00pm –
4:20pm

Auditorium

NOTE: Food and refreshments will be available for purchase during lunch only (1:00pm-2:00pm) provided by our host, the Englewood High School Band (Pulled Pork Sandwich, Hot Dog, Nachos, Chips, Candy, Cookies, Gatorade, Soda, Coffee, and Water).

Admission:

  • Festival (Festival ticket holders get FREE admission to Concert)
    • $10 pre-pay, $15 at the door
    • Children under 10 years old: FREE!
  • Concert
    • $10 pre-pay, $15 at the door
    • Children under 10 years old: FREE!

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