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Kilgroe, Ryan

Music Composition and Trumpet Performance

DU Lamont School of Music, 2028

Arvada West High School, 2024

(720) 432 - 2766


Kilgroe is committed to University of Denver, Lamont School of Music (starting in fall of 2024) to double-major in Music Composition and Trumpet Performance.

Ryan Kilgroe graduated from Arvada West High School in the spring of 2024. With a history of great dedication and determination, reflected by grades and accomplishments, he has built a reputation for being reliable, organized, and great to work with for group projects. With a history of communicating early and staying on top of everything so that unpleasant surprises are not to be a concern. 

Kilgroe has a passion for music, competing and performing anytime an opportunity presents itself while maintaining professionalism. Kilgroe performs with his high school wind ensemble, jazz band, marching band, and musical pit on trumpet, in addition to a very impressive performance history for his age, including fulfilling a contract performing both for Dr. Ed Cannava and in the Madison Scouts DBC. 

Ryan Kilgroe also has very extensive leadership experience, including leading his lateral peers (both in formal and informal leadership roles), as well as working with primary-school students as he assisted K-5 teachers during JeffCo's summer elementary school program in 2022.

Kilgroe's dreams focus on building a career educating music while composing and performing music.

Honors and Distinctions

Most Improved Brass Member

Fall 2019; Arvada West High School Marching Band

Honor Role

Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022. Spring 2023; Arvada West HS

Academic Letter

2020-21, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023; Arvada West HS

Music Letter

2020-21 (x2), 2021-22 (x3), 2022-23 (x4); Arvada West HS

Outstanding Musician Award

2023; Mile High Jazz Festival

Most Improved Percussionist

2023; Arvada West HS Indoor Percussion Ensemble

National Marching Band Award

2023; Arvada West HS Marching Band

Tyler Correll Award (for exemplifying outstanding positive character within the Arvada West music program)

2024; Arvada West High School Instrumental Music

President's Award for Academic Excellence

2024; Arvada West High School