Take a walk anywhere on campus in the late afternoon and early evening this time of year, and you’ll probably hear brass blaring “Fight CU” or drums pounding away at cadences. It’s officially marching band season at CU Boulder.
Jose Leonardo Leon has been a teacher and performer. He’s even been part of a Latin Grammy-winning recording with one of his musical idols. Now, the Venezuela-born trombonist has his eye on the ultimate degree.
The CU-Boulder trumpet studio has its sights set on the biggest trumpet competition in the country. Twenty of the studio’s 22 members are getting their materials together to enter the National Trumpet Competition in March.