On November 3, 2021, the Crimson Cliffs High School Band Department hosted its first Band Expo Night for their local Washington, Utah community.  

 Mike Winslow, Activities Director and Assistant Principal, shared that “The event was held at the high school and included an [instrumental] petting zoo (run by the band students), step-up instruments from a local music business, and a donation drive for a local elementary schools music program. The night included performances from the high school jazz band and symphonic band. I was able to work with the band students and guest conduct ‘Seventy-Six Trombones’ with the symphonic band. I was allowed to talk a few minutes to discuss the importance of music education and the service project associated with the America’s Band Directors Marching Band. It was a great night for all involved.” 

 Mike formerly taught band in St. George, Utah. Chris Raybould is the band director at Crimson Cliffs High School and proudly directs 100 students in their symphonic band. This event was fun and acted as a great recruitment and retention tool for middle school and elementary school music programs. Crimson Cliffs High School Band was able to put instruments in the hands of elementary and middle school students and involve the local community beyond the band community.