University of Northern Colorado School of Music,
Colorado Music Educators Association,
Colorado High School Activities Association
Colorado All-State Concert Band
Dr. Gary Schallert, Guest Conductor
Director of Bands, Western Kentucky University
All-State Symphonic Band
Steven Davis, Guest Conductor
Director of Bands, University of Missouri, Kansas City
The 110-piece Concert Band is open only to
students from high schools of 1,100 or fewer students
[based on “enrollment” count in 2012–2013 CHSAA Directory].
(Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)
The 110-piece Symphonic Band is open to
students from all schools.
(Juniors and Seniors only)
Audition materials and procedures are the same for both bands.
A $20.00 fee will be charged for each auditioning student.
All-State Weekend: April 3 – 5, 2014
Dr. Gary Schallert is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Schallert's responsibilities at WKU include conducting the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting and music education, and supervision of student teachers.
Dr. Schallert earned his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from New Mexico State University, and Doctor of Arts degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to this appointment at WKU, Dr. Schallert served as Associate Professor of Music and Instrumental Coordinator at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Missouri and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Schallert has also taught at several fine high schools including Manzano High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr. Schallert maintains an active schedule as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States. He has conducted touring ensembles in Europe, Australia and Costa Rica, including a performance with the University of Missouri Wind Ensemble at the famed Sydney Opera House. In the summer of 2008, Dr. Schallert served as a clinician and conductor for the Costa Rican International Band Festival in San Jose. In 2011, Dr. Schallert led a 12-day performance and service learning tour to Costa Rica with the WKU Wind Ensemble. His professional affiliations include the College Band Director's National Association (KY State Chair), The National Band Association (KY State Chair), National Association for Music Education, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association. He is member of Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. He and his wife, Amy reside in Bowling Green and have four sons; Ryan, Casey, Evan and Trevor.
Steven D. Davis is Director of Bands and Wind Ensembles, Professor of Conducting, Conservatory Large Ensembles Chair, opera conducting faculty, and conductor of the Conservatory Wind Symphony at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He coordinates the graduate program in Wind Ensemble Conducting and oversees all aspects of the UMKC band program. Davis is the founding director of the UMKC Wind Band Teaching Symposium, one of the largest summer conducting symposiums of its type in the country. He is conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony's Symphony Orchestra and newEar, Kansas City's professional contemporary chamber ensemble, and regularly conducts the Kansas City Symphony Brass. Davis has served as a guest conductor at the Midwest Clinic, MENC National Convention, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, CBDNA National Convention, and the Festival of New American Music. He has been a guest conductor at numerous state music conferences as well as the most significant conservatories in Bangkok and Chang Mai, Thailand; Lisbon, Portugal; and Beijing, China.
Davis is fervently committed to performing new repertoire, and has been praised by several notable contemporary composers including Leslie Bassett, Robert Beaser, Michael Colgrass, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Osvaldo Golijov, Stephen Hartke, David Lang, Zhou Long, James Mobberley, Bernard Rands, Paul Rudy, Steven Stucky, Frank Ticheli, and Chen Yi.
Davis is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and currently serves as the College Band Directors National Association Southwest Division president. At UMKC, he has been