By Amy Bounds, Times-Call
The band program is becoming more inclusive and accessible at Mead High School with the creation of a unified percussion class for students with special needs.
The class is based on the St. Vrain Valley School District’s unified sports program. New this fall, the district also started a high school unified bowling league.
Mead’s percussion class, created and taught by band director Chad Lemons, enrolls six students with special needs and five band student mentors.
Their first performance was Wednesday at the school district’s annual band night. The percussion students performed with Mead’s full marching band for the event.