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Percussionist Simon Boyar plays with the band at the Steamboat Springs High School on Wednesday morning. Boyar wrote a piece for the band to perform 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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