Delbert Anderson had some relatively modest goals in mind — teach some aspiring local musicians a few of the ins and outs of the business, and see if any of what he imparted took root with his students and contributed to the growth of the local scene.”

Mike Easterling

Build A Band

Build A Band offers a step by step experience in Music Education and Music Business through creating a band. Students have the opportunity to create their own band while being educated by local and regional music professionals. Build A Band creates professional working groups formed by San Juan County's finest musicians and community members.

Education includes music fundamentals of group performing, music reading, writing and composing. Business includes public image, booking, touring, professionalism, social media, budgeting and band management.

 

2018 Recipients

Trumpets: Sydney Chapman, Tomafa Ticeahkie, Kris Arrington, Jim Lesher, Aedan Wells. Trombones: Mark Charley, Cameron Murphy, Sierra Drayton, Kyle Maddox. Saxes: Gary Leonhard, Patricia Comacho, Justin Medina, Adrian Ruiz, Deja Trujillo Montoya. Rhythm Section: Maurico Espinal (Sub), Mike McCluhan (Sub), Kyle Jones, Tom Maddox, Phll Meda.

Trumpets: Sydney Chapman, Tomafa Ticeahkie, Kris Arrington, Jim Lesher, Aedan Wells. Trombones: Mark Charley, Cameron Murphy, Sierra Drayton, Kyle Maddox. Saxes: Gary Leonhard, Patricia Comacho, Justin Medina, Adrian Ruiz, Deja Trujillo Montoya. Rhythm Section: Maurico Espinal (Sub), Mike McCluhan (Sub), Kyle Jones, Tom Maddox, Phll Meda.

NAMP 2018 - Featured an 18 piece group known as the San Juan Community Jazz Band. During our eight week course the band performed at our local Dillards and the San Juan Riverfest. The photo above was taken at their sound check before their final concert at the Henderson Fine Arts Center.  

***Congratulations***

Sydney Chapman has received the New Mexico Music Commission Student Spotlight!

 

 

2017 recipients

Left to Right:
Jeremey Bendt, Aspyn Kaskalla, Dylan Washinawatok, Janet Bendt, Natashia Anderson

Left to Right: Jeremey Bendt, Aspyn Kaskalla, Dylan Washinawatok, Janet Bendt, Natashia Anderson

For NAMP 2017, Jeremey Bendt - Trumpet, Aspyn Kaskalla - Vocal, Dylan Washinawatok - Piano, Janet Bendt - Vocal and Natashia Anderson - Vocal were selected to continue private  lessons during the summer to perform in an August Student Recital.

***Congratulations***

Aspyn Kaskalla and Dylan Washinawatok were selected for The Heartbeat Project!

The Heartbeat Project selects students from grades K-12 to participate in a music camp with groups and one-on-one study with Alumni from the Julliard School of Music. Sponsored by the National Public Radio (NPR)

2016 Sacred Sound

Wednesday Jazz Jam

San Juan Jazz Society

New section

Melodic Elements

New section

Noteworthy