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

Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School - Symphonic Band

- MST
IC North

Dan Bell
The Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School, Director of Bands

Daniel (Dan) Bell has taught for 34 years in the districts of Fort Lupton (CO), Rangeview HS (Aurora), and Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs) as a high school assistant and junior high band director. Dan is happily married to his wife, Kari and has 3 kids, Ryan, Katie, and Kyle (and a new grandson, Johnny!). Mr. Bell is a proud University of Iowa and Colorado State University alumni. In the past 21 years, Mr. Bell’s jazz band and symphonic band have performed for the Colorado Music Educator’s Clinic/Conference thirteen times. The Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School Symphonic Band was a featured band at the 2007 American School Band Director’s Association (ASBDA) national convention in Colorado Springs. The symphonic band was a featured group at the UNC Conducting Symposium held in 2017 at UNC in Greeley, where they got to work with famed composer and band method book author Bruce Pearson.


Presider - Greg Watkins, Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School Principal

Concert Host - Katie Schrichte, IMC District 7 Representative