Alan Combs is in his 20th year as Band Director at Coronado High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado—Boulder, and Masters Degrees from Lesley University and University of Colorado—Colorado Springs. Mr. Combs is a recipient of District 11’s Crystal Apple Award (2009) and the National Band Association’s Outstanding Jazz Educator Award (1983). The bands under his direction from Coronado and the former Irving Junior High School have been selected seven times to perform for the Colorado Music Educators Association convention, and have won 1st Place trophies at the Cavalcade of Music, and the Heritage Festivals in Anaheim, California and Washington, D.C. The Coronado Wind Ensemble (including the members of Jazz Band One) and Chamber Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in March. This was their fifth performance in that amazing venue.