Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade

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“Légère Reeds are extremely dependable, durable, and produce a wonderful tone color. Our students enjoy the consistency of the reeds and how easy they are to maintain. We switched our entire clarinet and saxophone sections to Légère Reeds in 2016. That switch helped us produce an undefeated 2016 ISSMA Class D State Champion marching band. Springs Valley loves Légère Reeds!” – L. Aylsworth, Director of Bands

The Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade is a 27 time ISSMA State Finalist, 3 time ISSMA State Champion (1977, 2010, and 2016), a 7 time ISSMA State Champion Runner-Up, and a BOA Grand Nationals Semi- Finalist. 

The Brigade has been awarded the NAMM Foundation “Best Communities for Music Education” distinction four times (2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017) as well as the NAMM Foundation SupportMusic Award. Our program is directed by Mr. Luke Aylsworth, a third-generation Band Director in our school system. For over seventy years, an Aylsworth has directed the Springs Valley Band. Mr. Aylsworth’s father and grandfather held the same position.