General Info and FAQ

All-Parent "Band Booster" meetings - The Band Boosters refers to ALL band student parents. Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the CHS band room and last approximately one hour. All are invited to attend. This is a great place to hear what is going on, what is coming up, and meet other parents. See the calendar for up-to-date meeting dates and times (occasionally days/times need to be changed).

 

New Parent meetings – There is a Band Booster meeting for new families in March that will provide you with lots of information regarding Marching Band. There is also a mandatory parent meeting on the 1st day of Band Camp at 7pm in the CHS band room. It is very important that you stay informed about the wonderful things our children and the band are accomplishing, and how you can support them.

 

Volunteering - Make sure you check out the volunteering page to get set up to help our kids and the band be successful. We need every family to participate; it takes 20-25 hours per family to cover all the volunteer needs throughout the year. You will get to know what your student is learning and doing and know what questions to ask. Watch for emails to come out requesting specific volunteer help throughout the season.

 

Fundraising – The band offers many opportunities to raise money toward the band's overall budget and students' individual fees. Contact the Fundraising Coordinator for more information.

 

Band Booster Requests - In the early part of the school year expect to receive a weekly newsletter with information including upcoming rehearsal and competition schedules, important meeting information, updates on how the band is doing at performances, and more. The requests could comprise anything from needing volunteers at a competition, to asking for help building props, to preparing food prior to a competition.

 

Leadership - Aaron Vogelsberg is the director and has instructors that help out in the summer. Drum Majors are students that are selected through auditions to lead the marching and pep band under Mr. V.'s direction. Section Leaders are upper classmen appointed by Mr. V and are responsible for their section to know the music and drill for the season's show. The Band Booster Board works with Mr. V to have a successful season and set goals for the future.

 

Marching Band Camp – This is a very important time to kick-off a successful marching band season. The kids come together as a group working to accomplish a huge goal – learning the music and marching drill that will be their performance in competitions and at halftime shows at home football games. It is hard work. Mr. V sends out a detailed letter about Band Camp Do’s and Don’ts in the summer.

 

Practices – These are typically held two days per week after school, usually from 6–9 pm, and all day on Saturdays.

 

Competitions – These are held at high schools around the state. Competitions are an all-day affair, often early morning until around midnight, and are held on Saturdays. Regional and State competitions are held in October on weekdays. See the calendar tab and watch your email for more details about upcoming competitions. CHS Marching Band is the reigning 2012-2016 3A State Champion. In 2017 we moved to Class 4A, which provides us with more competition and the ability to further improve our program.

 

Social events - In addition to gathering at competitions, we typically get together for several band social events for families--potlucks, concerts, and end-of-season parties. Stay tuned to email communications and social media for all the upcoming events and details. 

 

Useful links:

www.coloradobandmasters.org - for the fall marching season

www.rmpa.org - for the winter percussion season

www.rmcga.org - for the winter guard season