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

Percussion For the Small School Director

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Broadmoor Hall C

Justin Elks
Arvada High School, Instrumental Music Director

Justin A Elks is the instrumental music director at Arvada High School where he oversees the concert, jazz and marching bands, orchestra, and winter percussion. In his 12 years of education he has worked with many small schools in Colorado on making the best out of a troubling percussion situation. His passion for percussion has allowed him to work with Winter Guard International and Bands of America groups across the nation. He continues to perform up and down the front range with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Original Cowboy Band. Mr. Elks holds a Bachelors of Music Education from Louisiana State University and a Master in Music, Percussion Performance from Colorado State University.


Are you a small school band director? Do you have limited resources at your disposal? Are you in need of some percussion help? Then this is the clinic for you. We will discuss everything from basic percussion playing techniques to repair on those many instruments. This crash course will give you tons of ideas on how to utilize your percussion equipment in ways you never thought plus bring life back to that broken cymbal stand hiding in the corner.

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