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Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.

- Charlie "YardBird" Parker

Booking and other information contact Chad Aman: or call 720.373.5477

The Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra (ASO), based on early ’60s Jamaican Ska music, is conducted by Denver music veteran Chad Aman.  This talented wall of sound truly dishes up an original musical experience.  The show takes the audience on a roller coaster ride from ingenious Ska-inspired arrangements of standards (from Lady Gaga to Rossini) to innovative orchestral originals.  At points throughout the show, Aman literally “plays” the orchestra like an instrument, resulting in a remarkable feat of improvisation.  You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind musical tour de force!

Chad Aman has been teaching and playing music in Colorado for nearly three decades.  From El Chapultepec to Red Rocks, he's graced nearly every stage in town. His contagious passion and inspirational talent touches everyone he comes in contact with. Whether he's teaching, performing, composing or directing – Chad’s unrelenting dedication is the consummate example of the power of music.

Chad Aman - Conductor, Keys
Jack Alterman - Bass
Derek Aman - Drums
John Hegel - Saxophone
Dave Flomberg - Trombone,Tuba
Don Hegel - Trumpet
Amanda Yuill - Trombone
Chris Siguenza - Cello
Adam Stauthamer - Cello
Jon Kriessner - Violin
Britt Alstad - Trumpet, Flugelhorn