Mr. Darren Dukart



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Music Education Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

Mr. Darren Dukart

Mr. Dukart is originally from St. Paul Minnesota and is an fan of all teams Minnesota!  Mr. Dukart went to Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Music Education, with an certification to tech K-12 instrumental, vocal, and orchestral music. 

After teaching for 2 years in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Dukart headed west to the great state of Colorado!  Mr. Dukart was the director of bands at Woodland Park High School where he ran an award winning jazz band, 3 concert bands, marching band, pep band, winter color guard and winter drumline.

from 2015 - 2018 Mr. Dukart was a general music teacher in the Harrison school district where he taught beginning band, helped with the Harrison High School Marching Band and also directed many school musicals.

Mr. Dukart plays the trumpet, but has a passion for all instruments!

Mr. Dukart is married and has one son who UNFORTUNATELY goes to North Middle School (we are working on transferring him).  Mr. Dukart also loves to stay active by running various distance races from 5K's, to full marathons and all distances of triathlons.  Mr. Dukart has finished 4 full Ironman triathlons (140.6 mile races) and is currently training for Ironmans 5 and 6.

  • My Schedule is as Follows:

    Period   Time               Class

       0       7:30 - 8:21      Jazz Band

       1       8:43 - 9:40      Advanced Band (8th Grade)

       2       9:44 - 10:35    Symphonic Band (7th Grade)

       3      10:39 - 11:30   Concert Band (6th Grade)

       4      11:34 - 12:25   PLAN

       5      12:29 - 1:20     PLAN

       LUNCH - 1:20 - 1:50

       6      1:54 - 2:45       Concert Band (6th Grade)

       7      2:49 - 3:40       PLAN / PLC Meetings

               3:40 - 4:00       Office Visits

  • Mid-Quarter Check-in

    Posted by DARREN DUKART on 9/24/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Greetings from the director,

    I just wanted to send out an update from the band room.  We are full steam ahead for the October 18th concert, but a lot of work needs to happen for a successful concert.


    All students should be bringing instruments home and practicing their individual parts at home.  Remember, PRACTICE at home, and REHEARSE in the band room.

    With that being said, we need to do a better job of following our classroom procedures.  When the director (Myself or a guest director) is on the podium, you are not talking, not playing, and listening for directions.  When the director raises the baton, ALL instruments go up and ready to play (even if you start with a rest).

    The more effective the rehearsal procedures are followed, the better we can get as a band!


    Chair placements should be available on Tuesday, Sept. 25th, chair challenges will be announced and explained in another week.


    Thank you all!

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by DARREN DUKART on 8/20/2018

    Welcome back students!  Some important information to get us moving this year.

    METHOD BOOKS:  We are going to be using the "Essential Elements 2000" method book.  6th graders need book 1, 7th graders need book 2, and 8th graders need book 3.  Books can be purchased at either GRANER music or MEEKER music

    Percussion students need to rent a percussion "kit" from either GRANER music or MEEKER music.  The kit should include a pair of snare sticks, a pair of mallets, a snare drum, a bell set, and a practice pad.  Percussionists should leave the bells and snare drum at home to practice on and bring their sticks and practice pad with them to class each day.

    All students should now have an instrument of their own (rental or owned).  Students renting instruments from the school will be bringing home instrument rental agreements on Tuesday, August 21st.

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