CBA Elections 2012
Here is the ballot for the 2012 elections
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Voting will end on May 18th
Del Brickley has been teaching instrumental music in Colorado since December of 1980. He began his teaching career before he had officially graduated with his B.M.E (Dec. ’80) from the University of North Texas (then North Texas State University). He was hired at Cedaredge, on the Western Slope, to teach instrumental music 5-12 and H.S. Choir. In the summer of 1984, he returned to U.N.T on a Graduate Assistantship, and received his M.M.E in the summer of 1985. In the fall of ’85 he was hired as Director of Bands at Fruita Monument H.S. in Grand Junction. He taught there for 3 years before he was recruited to succeed Dr. Jess Gerardi at Englewood H.S., where he continues to teach marching band, jazz band, concert band, musical orchestra, and pep band.
Mr. Brickley’s ensembles have received numerous “Superior” ratings in the areas of marching, jazz and concert performance. He has a strong philosophical belief in the development of a comprehensive high school program, and it has shown in his Englewood program receiving 21 CBA Exemplary Band Awards for Superior performance, and with the selection of over 75 of his students to All-State Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band Ensembles.
Mr. Brickley is in demand as a band adjudicator throughout Colorado, and is an active member in CMEA, Phi Beta Mu, the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, and CBA, having served as its President from 1996-98. His honors include several nominations to Who’s Who Among American Teachers, an Englewood Step Ahead for Kids Award, the CMEA 25 Year Service Award, and two Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Awards.
Mr. Brickley has been married to his wife Denise since 1985 and they have two adult daughters, Alix and Krystina.
Mark Emery was born in Albuquerque, NM. After sometime he moved to Boulder, CO where he attended and graduated high school from Fairview High School. Mark graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1982 with a degree in Music Education. He taught for 27 years at Pueblo County High School and Vineland Middle School. Before that he spent one year teaching at Haxtun, then one in Antonito.
During his teaching career at Pueblo County, the marching band won the CBA 3A State Marching Festival 6 times in the 10 years since 2001. The other 4 years the group placed 2nd. The marching band has won 9 sweepstakes awards at the Colorado State Fair Parade and was the CBA State Champion in the 1st annual CBA State Parade Marching Festival, and they won that honor again the following year. The group has also taken multiple trips to Ireland, Florida, and Hawaii. The band has won sweepstakes at the Canyon City Blossom Festival 6 times. The Jazz ensemble has received numerous division I ratings at the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival, and the Mile High Jazz Festival. His concert groups have received Division I ratings at various State Concert Band Festivals, Cavalcade Music Festival, and the Blossom Festival. Students were regularly selected to All State Band, All State Jazz Band, and CU Honor Band.
Mark also directed the Pueblo Municipal Band. In addition, Mark received honors from the Pueblo City Council when November 5th was declared “Pueblo County Marching Band Day”. Mark served as the VP for CBA during the mid 90’s and recently served as a member of the CBA Marching Committee.
Mark worked diligently with students who came from relatively low income households. Never the less, he achieved a very high level of success with these students. He provided a focal point of pride and dignity within his school, his community, and his profession.