Inaugural Mile High Drum & Percussion Festival
The inaugural Mile High Drum & Percussion Festival (website) will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Englewood High School (map). This event is a collaborative effort produced by Ascend Performing Arts and Denver Young Artists Orchestra (website) and is sponsored by Mapex Percussion, Majestic Percussion, Vic Firth, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and the Englewood High School Band Boosters. The day will be full of performances and clinics by leading artists and ensembles in the percussion industry.
“It is a unique opportunity in the Denver area for percussionists of all ages to experience everything involved in the world of percussion from jazz to marching drum line to the orchestra and everything in between,” said Kelly Waltrip, Executive Director, Denver Young Artists Orchestra. “By tearing down boundaries between the various genres, we want a non-competitive atmosphere to celebrate all that falls under the umbrella of drumming and percussion.”
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