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Junior Kaitlen Bird rehearses alongside other trombonists in the Moffat County High School wind ensemble Thursday. Bird said the high school’s music program, particularly the marching band, has improved in recent years.

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Moffat County High School band grows in numbers, quality

After six years as band director at Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School, John Bolton said his music program has hit its stride. “I think the band is operating at my capacity — for what I currently know, and for what I can currently get kids to do ... Unless I get smarter,” Bolton said. Since Bolton took over in 2004, the music department has seen a steady rise in participation and quality, both of which are quantifiable.

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