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Percussionist Simon Boyar leads the concert band at Steamboat Springs High School on Wednesday morning. Boyar wrote a piece for the band and will perform with them in spring.

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Marimba player returns to teach Steamboat student bands

On Wednesday morning, the 53 members of the Steamboat Springs High School Concert Band watched the tick of the baton in front of them. As Simon Boyar tapped out the beat, the saxophones bleated and the trumpets wailed. Wednesday marked the first time the students had seen the piece, called “Springs.” Boyar, a professional marimba player, wrote it for the concert band.

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