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Dakota Ridge

Jeremy Ewing – Director of Bands and Orchestras

Email: jewing@jeffco.k12.co.us

Phone: 303-982-1974

Mr. Ewing is in his tenth year as Director of Instrumental Music program at Dakota Ridge High School. He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and is now in his 24th year of working with high school music ensembles. His work began in Cincinnati in 1993 where he was the marching and concert percussion instructor for Colerain High School. In 2001, he received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Miami University. While pursuing his degree, he was the percussion section leader in their nationally recognized marching band and participated in numerous concert ensembles. After graduation, he moved to Cleveland and was selected as the head band director at the prestigious St. Ignatius High School. There he directed their Marching Band, Jazz Bands, and Concert Bands in addition to teaching several other academic courses. He remained at St. Ignatius High School for three years before returning to Miami University to pursue his Masters Degree in Music Education which he received in 2006. Mr. Ewing moved to Denver in August of 2006 where he served as a full time music substitute in both the Jefferson County and Cherry Creek school systems. Mr. Ewing has also served on the staff of the nationally acclaimed drum corps, The Cavaliers in tour management.

Summit Ridge Middle School

Katrina Cavaliere – Director of Bands and Orchestra

Email: kcavalie@jeffco.k12.co.us

Phone: 303-982-3918

Mrs. Cavaliere is in her twelfth year of teaching instrumental music at Summit Ridge Middle School. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Music from the University of Northern Colorado and (thirteen years and two kids later) received her Bachelors in Music Education from Metro State College of Denver. Over the past 15 years, Mrs. Cavaliere has worked with drumlines/pits, was an assistant director for marching band, instructed percussion ensembles, and taught music at the preschool level. She has published two of her original percussion ensemble works. Mrs. Cavaliere lives in South Jeffco with her husband (also an middle school instrumental teacher in Jeffco) and her two children.

Carrie Green – Elementary Director

Ms. Green is in her fourth year in the Dakota Ridge area teaching elementary instrumental music. She grew up in Jeffco and has been teaching in the district since 2010. She graduated from the IB program at Lakewood High School, where she discovered her passion for teaching music as the drum major. She received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Colorado State University and graduated with honors. Ms. Green has worked with several elementary, middle, and high school bands and orchestras in the district as a substitute, been a marching band assistant, elementary summer band assistant, and private lesson teacher. Most recently, she taught elementary band and orchestra in the Wheat Ridge/Jefferson area. She currently lives in northwest Denver with fiancee Matt Welch and their two dogs.

Email: CJGREEN@jeffco.k12.co.us
Phone: 303-982-2786


Blue Heron Elementary

5987 W Dorado DrLittleton, CO 80123

Phone: 303-982-2770
Blue Heron Web Site

Colorow Elementary

6317 S Estes St
Littleton, Colorado 80123
Phone: 303-982-5480
Colorow Web Site

Mount Carbon Elementary

12776 W Cross Ave
Littleton, CO 80123
Phone: 303-982-7900
Mount Carbon Web Site

Powderhorn Elementary

12109 W Coal Mine Ave
Littleton, Colorado 80127
Phone: 303-982-0074
Powderhorn Web Site

Westridge Elementary

10785 W Alamo Pl
Littleton, CO 80127
Phone: 303-982-3975
Westridge Web Site