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

Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School - Meloneer Concert Band

IC North

Jonathan Colson
Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School, Director of Music

Jonathan Colson is the current Director of Music at Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School in Rocky Ford, CO. He graduated from Adams State University with three Bachelor of Music degrees and is currently getting his Masters degree from Adams. During his six year career at Rocky Ford, he has restarted the marching band and jazz band and has created a new general high school music program. Colson currently teaches marching band, concert band, jazz band, two choirs, music theory, music appreciation, a special education music and movement class, and a leadership program for his ensemble students during the Summer. Colson writes his own music and drill for his program to help save as much money as possible for the small rural program. Colson has worked to create a program that has students from different backgrounds included as well as performing cultural music at every concert. In his spare time, he can be found at disc golf courses in the Southeast area of Colorado, performing with multiple community bands and seeing movies.

Presider - Cindy Cowan, Rocky Ford High School Principal

Concert Host - Marti Bott, IMC District 6 Representative

John Balderson will receive his 25-year Recognition Award during this concert.