Longmont High School


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Program Overview

Longmont High School’s Trojan Band began in 1922 when a group of ambitious students wanted to form an after-school band. It would be a few more years before a director was hired and band officially became a class. This group quickly earned the nickname, “The Pride of Longmont” and became one of the most visible ambassadors for Longmont High School and the St. Vrain community. In the years since, the Trojan Band has performed for U.S. Presidents and has traveled all over the United States and Europe.

Today, the Longmont High School band program offers nine diverse performing groups and maintains the same high musicianship standards founded nearly 100 years ago. The 130 member marching band is one of the oldest and largest in the area. Band members “bleed blue” with Trojan Pride as they provide music, entertainment and spirit at sporting events, parades and exhibition events.

The Longmont High School Drumline earned its fifth State Championship in the Spring of 2015 and is home to Blue Steel, a steel band, and a new Mariachi Band.


2015-2016 Schedule

  • Home Football Game – 8/28
  • LOCOmotion Parade – 9/12
  • Home Football Game – 9/24
  • St. Vrain Band Night – 10/7
  • CU Band Night – 10/10
  • Home Football Game – 10/15
  • Jazz Band/Steel Band Concert – 10/21
  • Halloween Concert –10/28
  • Halloween Parade –10/31
  • Veterans Day Parade – 11/11
  • Concert Bands Concert –12/3
  • Jazz Band/Steel Band Concert – 12/9
  • Longmont Parade of Lights – 12/12

Meet the Director

David Merrill

David Merrill is celebrating his 15th year as the band director at Longmont High School and his 19th year teaching overall.

He served on the Instrumental Music Board for the Colorado Music Educator’s Association, has numerous nominations to the Who’s Who of American Teachers and was awarded the Eleanor Venture Travel Grant by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, so he could observe band education in Japan.


This Year's Seniors

Seniors Standing L to R: Kristi Johnson, Miguel Jaime, Dylan Larsen, Jacob Stine, Lazlo Stepback, Nicole Phipps, Daniel Stepanek, Hayden Keeslar, Ann McGaughey, Stephen Maher, Dallin Keller, Topanga Schriner Seniors Front Row L to R: Cullin Schmitt, Billy Cook, Laura Osborn, Dustin Esposito, Chris Bopp Not Pictured: Izaiah Anders, Colleen Bird, Michael Bradley, Dawson Fry, Connor Hayes, Brandon Julian, Austin Michon, Tony Ramos, Mitchell Thornock

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