Jack Yonce is a freelance music educator, conductor, adjudicator and musician, having retired in May 2018 after twenty one years as Director of Bands at Cheyenne Mountain High School and twenty-eight years in public school music education. Groups under Mr. Yonce’s direction have been selected to perform at the Colorado Music Educator’s Association Annual Convention thirteen times, to the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival three times, and have performed three times in Carnegie Hall and in the Kennedy Center and Dallas Meyerson Center.
Mr. Yonce is a past president of the Colorado chapter of Phi Beta Mu and the Colorado Bandmasters Association; he currently serves the C.B.A. as Chairman of Concert Band Activities. Mr. Yonce has been named a Cheyenne Mountain High School Teacher of the Year twice, a Gateway High School “Unique Teacher of the Year”, a University of Colorado-Boulder College of Music Outstanding Alumnus, and is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association. Mr. Yonce was the Phi Beta Mu "Most Outstanding Band Director" in 2017, inducted into the Colorado Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 2018, and the CMEA Hall of Fame in 2020.