Staff

Garren Cuthrell

Instrumental Music Director

Garren Cuthrell is heading into his 5th year as Instrumental Music Director at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado. Prior to this position he spent 10 years as Director of Bands and Orchestra at Pueblo South High School in Pueblo, Colorado and 9 years as director of bands at Roncalli Middle School, also in Pueblo. Mr. Cuthrell received his Bachelor’s degree in secondary music education from Adams State College in 1995 and his Master’s degree in educational leadership from Colorado State University in 2002. His jazz bands at Roncalli middle school and South high School were selected to perform at the Colorado Music Educator’s Clinic/Conference in 2003 and 2008 respectively. He has also recently been the guest clinician for the Jefferson County All-County High School Jazz Ensemble, the Colorado Springs All-City Middle School Jazz Ensemble, The Pueblo Middle School All-City Band and the 2015 Dictrict #3 Middle School Honor Band. Garren resides in Roxborough with his beautiful wife Tammy and his daughter Laney.  

Heather Davis

Woodwind Coach

Heather Davis has enjoyed a varied career in both performing and teaching, and has been a member of the Colorado Wind Ensemble for over 25 years. Ms. Davis is active as a chamber musician in Woodwinds Three, as well as performing with the Denver Municipal Band and as a freelance Woodwind Specialist around the Denver Metro area. Teaching instrumental music from beginning levels through high school in Littleton Public Schools, with the Colorado Honor Band and in her private Woodwind studio offers constant variety and lots of delight. Ms.Davis holds a Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Music, Wind Instruments, from the University of Michigan.

Jon Fuller

Brass and Visual Coach

coming soon....

Dustin Ardnt

Percussion Coach

Dustin Arndt has performed all around the world including tours in the United States, Canada and Singapore.  Equally at home in a concert hall or a small club, Dustin's greatest attribute is diversity. Playing over 100 gigs a year, Dustin stays busy as a freelance percussionist playing all types of music including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Dixie, Irish, World and many more. Dustin is an in demand Musical Theater Percussionist, specializing in drumset and percussion.

 

Dustin received his bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2006. Former teachers include: Mark Foster, Ron Miles, Jeremy Sandoval, Jeff Gust and Paul Romaine.

 

Working for over fifteen years as a music educator, Dustin is well versed in teaching drumset, mallets, orchestral percussion and world percussion.  Dustin has been a featured lecturer at the Metropolitan State College of Denver in the area of marching percussion.

 

Dustin teaches marching and concert percussion at Arapahoe High School, as well as teaching private lessons and directing the award-winning Winter Percussion Ensemble. He also performs several clinics a year throughout Colorado.

 

Dustin is, or has been, a member of such performing ensembles as The Colorado Wind Ensemble, The New York Street Boys, The Urban Island Steel Band, the LCMA Dixieland Band, and the Tivoli Club Brass Band, as well as performing as a contract player with The Boulder Dinner Theatre, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, The PACE Center, Performance Now, Inspire Creative and many, many more.

 

Dustin is a proud Education Endorser for the Vic Firth Company and is pleased to be a member of the SJC Custom Drums family.

 

An avid outdoorsman, Dustin spends most of his off time in the mountains of Colorado where he loves fishing and camping with his family and friends.  Dustin lives in Castle Rock, CO with his wife Erin, twin daughters Lily and Molly, dog Ripley and one very spoiled cat named Ivan.

 

Kristine Pye

Color Guard Coach

Kristine is very excited to be in her second season working with the Scarlet Regiment. She has  great passion for the Marching Arts. Performing and teaching for nearly a decade, Kristine will remain involved in the activity for many more to come. Her experience includes five years working as the Color Guard Caption Head of the Carbondale Marching Terriers, two years performing on tour with The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps (2014-2015), and two seasons as a Color Guard Tech for The Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps (2016-2017). New to Colorado and the Scarlet Regiment, she plans to continue her graduate education at Colorado State University in the coming years to earn an MFA in Arts Leadership.

Kyle Schade

Color Guard Tech

Kyle is new to the Heritage staff but not to Heritage itself. A few years ago I marched in the colorguard myself! This will be my first year being a tech and helping coach the guard. I hope this year will be an amazing year with the guard and band as a whole! 

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