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Bluegrass Ensembles


Director: Keith Reed
Packard 5
(719) 389 - 8128 or cell:(719) 362 - 6618

Audition required.  Contact Keith Reed for details.

Rehearsals: The three ensembles rehearse on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in Packard 9.

Mr. Reed also teaches private lessons in bluegrass guitar and banjo.

The Colorado College (advanced) Bluegrass Ensemble is an instrumental and vocal band created to provide for students a challenging and creative environment in which to develop material with the feel and structure of bluegrass music. The ensemble draws mainly from traditional sources including Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and the Stanley Brothers. The ensemble frequently performs at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, held annually in April. The ensemble receives academic credit and is by audition only. 

The intermediate Bluegrass Ensemble takes the skills developed in the beginning ensemble and moves it further into the performance realm. The ensemble receives academic credit and is by audition only. 

The beginning Bluegrass Ensemble focuses on bluegrass vocal harmony, rhythm and lead playing in an informal group setting without an audition. The ensemble does receive academic credit. Consent of director is needed to participate.

Contact Keith Reed at the phone numbers/email above for more information or to audition

Check out some of our performances:

Colorado College's Bluegrass Ensemble plays Many a Mile