2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Cheyenne Mountain High School Symphonic Band

IC North

Genice Matzke
Cheyenne Mountain High School, Director of Bands

Genice Matzke is the Director of Bands at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, CO.

Mrs. Matzke earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master’s of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC).

As an educator Mrs. Matzke has taught in St. Louis, MO and Salida, Grand Junction, Monument, and Colorado Springs, CO. While at Grand Junction High School her bands received consistent Superior ratings and her Jazz Ensemble I performed twice at the Colorado Music Educator Clinic/Conference (CMEA) as well as the Essentially Ellington Jazz Workshop in Snowmass, CO. In 2001, Mrs. Matzke was named the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” by the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Matzke’s bands continued to thrive at Creekside Middle School in the Lewis-Palmer School District. In 2003, her eighth grade jazz band performed at CMEA and in 2005 the eighth grade Symphonic Band did the same. In the eleven years that Mrs. Matzke was at Liberty High School, the program grew from 90 total students to over 250 total students and more than 150 in marching band. The Marching Band went from 21st to a State Championship in 2016. The Wind Ensemble performed at CMEA In 2012 and 2016 and then at the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in 2015 and 2017. Mrs. Matzke was selected as the 2014 John Asbury Secondary Teacher of the Year for Academy District 20 and in 2015 was given a Citation of Excellence by the National Band Association.

Presider - Carrie Brenner, Cheyenne Mountain High School Principal

Concert Host - Tom Chapman, IMC District 5 Representative