Second Bell

Henry Schonewise - Guitars and vocals

 

 

Henry is a founding member of Second Bell, and volunteers for Southmoor Elementary School's music program.  Henry has been performing in and around Denver for more than twenty years with the Mostly Strauss Orchestra, the Northland Chorale, Bells Unplugged, The Southside Swingers, various mariachi groups and Second Bell.  He has played gigs with Denver notables Teresa Lynn, Rick Ross and Ron Miles and he once danced with Ann Margaret

Henry has performed on 3 continents and in front four Presidents. (That was on the South Dakota Tour.)  He has also sung from many historic stages including the Central City Opera House and Gruene Hall. 

Henry's music has been influenced by Muddy Waters, James Brown, Harlan Howard, Maceo Parker, Gaetano Veloso, Prince, Dwight Yoakam, and Keith Richards.

Henry plays a 1993 Fender Telecaster.   

Leslie Draper Roy - Saxaphone, vocals and percussion

Leslie is the music teacher at Southmoor Elementary School and was recently named one of "Denver's Distinguished Teachers" by the Board of the Denver Teachers' Award and was named a Mile High Teacher by former Mayor and Second Bell fan, John Hickenlooper.

Leslie's storied musical career in Denver includes appearances with several local bands like The Rock-O-Fellars, Doll House, Sextet, Generic Eric & the White Labels, and The Retros.  She's played in the Blue Knights drum and bugle corps, yucked it up with the members of Parliment Funkadelic and tended bar for the Neville Brothers.

Leslie's music has been influenced by many artists including Beethoven, Mahler, Elvis, Dave Alvin, Buck Owens, The Beatles, Charlie Parker, Maceo Parker, Brian Setzer and she listens to both Milli AND Vanilli.

Leslie performs in Rockmount shirts

 

Phil Leece - Bass Guitar

Phil is a founding member of Second Bell and volunteers for music and arts programs at Southmoor and Valverde Elementary Schools

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Keith Stoetzer - Lead Guitar

Time for a quick bio.  Name, son of anyone famous?  How long have you been playing?  Where did you learn to play?  Why did you pick up this instrument? Any formal training? What bands or groups have you played with? Have you moved through different genres?

Any overseas tours?  Cruises?  Take any detours along the way, like a few years as an engineer or doctor? Played with or fronted for anyone you'd like to mention?  What do you do when you're not playing?

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Steve Chavez - Drums

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Any overseas tours?  Cruises?  Take any detours along the way, like a few years as an engineer or doctor? Played with or fronted for anyone you'd like to mention?  What do you do when you're not playing?

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Estella Almanza-Schonewise - Vocals and Percussion

Estella Almanza-Schonewise, Ph.D. works to ensure that all children and youth in Denver Public Schools have a positive, high quality educational experience.  

Presently, Estella is Professional Development Coordinator for the I3 Collaborative Strategic Reading grant awarded to Denver Public Schools, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Padres y Jovenes Unidos

"Music is reading, writing, mathematics and more.  It is food for the mind and soul. Singing for Second Bell is fun, but it is all about the mission: Keep music in schools!"

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