Teaching Artist (Woodwinds)
Bruce Legge was born in Yuma AZ in 1953. He stared to play trumpet at age 10 in the fourth grade at O.C. Johnson Elementary school in Yuma. He finished high school at Coronado High School in Scottsdale AZ in 1971 after playing trumpet through Elementary, Middle and High School. After high school he enrolled at Scottsdale Community College as a music education major and transferred to Arizona State University in 1973. In 1977 he graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in music education.
Bruce started teaching instrumental music in 1989 in the Roosevelt Unified School District at V.H. Lassen and Percy L. Julian Elementary Schools. In 1994 he became the instrumental and general music teacher at Western Sky Elementary School. During that time he developed jazz band and solo and ensemble programs that are in place today. In 2002 he became the first band and general music at Wigwam Creek Middle School. During that time he developed the districts only jazz band and drum line program in the Litchfield Elementary School District. Because of the national banking crisis in 2008, he was asked to continue the music program at Wigwam Creek Middle School as well as continuing the band program at Thomas Heck Middle School
In 2013 the Litchfield Elementary School District gave him the opportunity to develop the first and only orchestra program in the Litchfield Elementary School District at Wigwam Creek Middle School. He has remained the band and orchestra teacher at Wigwam Creek and Thomas Heck Middle Schools until 2020 where he retired from public education in May of 2020. He is looking forward to being a part or your child’s musical journey and working with the Sounds Academy organization.
Bruce is performing with Scottsdale Philharmonic Orchestra, Territorial Brass, brass band, Whiskey Kiss Rock and Roll band, Symphony of the Southwest, Arizona Pro Art Ensemble. He is a musician on call for many Churches and ensembles in the Phoenix area.