The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band

Meet Our Musicians--Band Member Bios

Name: Adam Kuyt

Instrument: Tenor Saxophone

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Adam Kuyt plays all four “typical” saxophones, including soprano, alto, tenor and baritone, starting out at age nine “because my big sister played saxophone.”  He’s a regular tenor sax player for the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, but has filled in on other saxophones when needed. 

Adam began his musical career playing the recorder at age six, then took up the saxophone, and has never stopped playing. He reports that he has “been practicing more than 40 years and still learning.”

 Adam grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and played in the Calgary Stampeded Band in high school.  He also played with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve Band, and has played professionally with several different swing bands, including his current band, “Swing City Boulder.”  One year, he played for the Oktoberfest in Niwot with the Community Band, then finished out the evening playing with his swing band.

In his other life, Adam is a civil engineer with Flatiron Construction.  He was responsible for outfitting the band in construction vests and hard hats for several performances, inspiring the band’s motto, “Always Under Construction.” 

He’s a 12-year resident of Colorado and lives in South Longmont. His favorite song is It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.  “Musically, nothing bad ever came out of the big band era,” he explains. 

Adam’s favorite experiences in band were “playing for the Queen of England in a field marching band,” and “leading a big band dance band at the Toronto International Festival.”



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