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Centaurus High School Marching Band at 2015 Louisville Labor Day Parade
Centaurus High School Band Programs*
Why we need your Corporate Sponsorship
The Centaurus High School Band Program is an enormous source of pride for our students, parents, teachers, the Boulder Valley School District, and our local community. Its success has brought press coverage and prestige to Boulder County. Since 2008, the band program has rapidly grown from 40 students to over 130 students. In fact, over 10 percent of the students at Centaurus participate in the band program! The success of the CHS band program positively impacts open enrollment at CHS, drawing out-of-area students from Boulder, Broomfield, Erie, Superior and Thornton.
This year, CHS has been promoted to the 4A division and has grown from 115 to over 130 students. While exciting, this means new uniforms and instruments - a significant increase in our operating expenses. To compound this new challenge, CHS is also being remodeled over the summer and, likely, into the fall. Our displaced band will be practicing at Angevine Middle School during construction, further increasing expenses for equipment and instrument transport and storage.
We have been the Colorado Bandmasters Association (CBA) 3A State Marching Band Champions for five consecutive years - a state record. The past two years, the Centaurus bands were awarded the CBA’s prestigious “Exemplary Band” award. Our students participate in competitions and festivals for marching, concert, and jazz bands, and have represented Centaurus at the state level in every category. In 2011, the Centaurus Marching Band proudly represented Colorado in the New York City Veterans’ Day and 911 Commemoration Parade, and this past spring most of our students represented Colorado at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston.
The Centaurus Band is an inclusive program that strives for and achieves excellence. Our program builds confident, compassionate, hard-working citizens. Included in the long list of what we teach is music, discipline, work ethic, athletics, teamwork, camaraderie, integrity, and respect. The personal growth these students experience over four years is truly remarkable! We are developing the future exceptional thinkers and leaders of our society. Our marching band program even includes 8th grade middle school students..
The hard work and dedication of the students and their teachers is what makes the CHS band successful. You may not realize the amount of work that goes into a marching band season. The Fall marching season begins in April of the previous school year and continues through the summer into competition season. A typical week as a marching band member includes about 20 hours of rehearsal, primarily outdoors in hot weather. Concert season includes classroom time, personal practice time, music lessons, and competitions. Students in jazz band gather at 6:30 am throughout the year for an additional one hour rehearsal. And, members of the Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion spend the winter rehearsing and competing to prepare for the next marching season. Being in the Centaurus bands is a year-round endeavor. The kids and their teachers are committed!
Over the past 30 years, music and the arts have experienced crushing blows to funding. Annual costs exceed $130,000 to minimally support a successful band program of our size and accomplishment. Our school district provides less than 2% of this amount. The remainder is raised through fundraising, community grants, and generous donations from parents, alumni and sponsors.
Corporate sponsors have many opportunities for exposure. Centaurus Bands attend 20-25 events around the state annually. Every three years we represent our community and Colorado outside the state at events attracting in excess of 1,000 viewers (sometimes tens of thousands). Over 6,000 viewers attend the annual State Championships. Closer to home, the CBA Northern Regionals state-qualifying competition, hosted at Centaurus High School, draws crowds between 3,000-4,000. Additionally, sporting events, school events, community parades, various fundraising events, and numerous performances and competitions draw large crowds providing additional exposure for our sponsors.
How would you like to support the Centaurus High School Band Program?
(Fair Market Value of In-Kind Donations can be applied to determine giving level)
Platinum Corporate Sponsorship ($5,000 or more)
Gold Corporate Sponsorship ($2,500-$4,999)
Silver Corporate Sponsorship ($1,000-$2,499)
Bronze Corporate Sponsorship ($500-$999)
Northern Regionals Competition Advertising Opportunities
On October 18, 2017 our Centaurus High School Warriors Marching Band will host the Colorado Bandmasters Association’s Northern Regionals Competition for the fourth consecutive year. This is a state-qualifying event and will draw bands from across the northern region of the state from all class divisions (1A to 5A). We anticipate 20-25 bands will participate, including an exhibition by the Colorado State University Marching Band, bringing an attendance of over 3,500 spectators.
Regionals Advertisement Package ($250):
Print Ad Only ($50):
Corporate sponsorship is valid for one CHS school year (July 1st - June 30th) and all proceeds are deposited directly to the Centaurus Band Boosters’ general fund or as an offset to budgeted expenses if In-Kind. The general fund pays for operating costs for the band program including transportation, instruments, repairs, competition fees, music and copyrights, insurance, equipment, and more. The band program could not exist without the support of the Centaurus Band Boosters (759 Club) and our generous greater community. For more information, please contact Aaron Vogelsberg at Aaron.Vogelsberg@bvsd.org or (303) 918-6679.
* The Centaurus High School Band Programs consist of a number of different performing ensembles, each with their own schedules and needs. The performing ensembles include Marching Band and Color Guard, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Winter Guard, and Indoor Percussion Ensemble.
Centaurus Band Boosters (759 Club) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and donations could be tax deductible. Please consult a tax professional for tax advice.