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

Columbine High School - Chamber Orchestra

Main Ballroom

Tyler Vandermeer
Columbine High School, Orchestra and Band Director

Tyler Vandermeer is in his fifth year of teaching and is the Instrumental Music Director at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. He teaches Concert Band, Marching Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble. He earned his Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado (Go Bears!) in 2017. Before his appointment at Columbine, Mr. Vandermeer served as the Assistant Director of Instrumental Music at Pine Creek High School from 2017-2020. 

In the two years that he has been at Columbine, the program has shown significant growth and achievement. Under Mr. Vandermeer’s Direction, the Columbine Marching Rebels qualified for the State Marching Band Championships and finished with their highest overall placement in many years. The Chamber Orchestra has also made school history this year by becoming the school’s first of two programs to perform at CMEA.

After the new year, Mr. Vandermeer will take the Concert Bands to perform at the CBA Concert Band Festival. He will also take the Jazz Band and Orchestras to festivals, in hopes of continuing to elevate the excellence and achievement of the program. In his free time, Mr. Vandermeer enjoys drinking coffee, performing with the Broncos Stampede Drumline, and spending quality time with friends.

This performance is limited to 75 registered attendees, due to Health & Safety Protocols. Be sure to select "attending" (or click the + symbol) for this session to ensure your spot! Note: Additional seating will be made available on a first-come-first-serve basis after the start time of the session.

Presider - Scott Christy, Columbine High School Principal

Concert Host - Michelle Ewer, Tri-M Chair