The Director

Hans Snell – Director of Bands16427520_10206748706916638_3610818270176120244_n

(970)-254-6200 ext. 22160 (bands office)

Hans.Snell@d51schools.org

Mr. Snell has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at Colorado Mesa University. He has previously taught at Coal Ridge High School and Riverside Middle School in New Castle Colorado.  His other music experiences include bass clarinetist in CMU’s Clarinet Quartet, clarinetist in CMU’s Wind Symphony and Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony substitute clarinetist, pianist in the CMU Jazz Band, Drum Major of the Maverick Stampede for 3 years, collaborative pianist, and tenor in the barbershop quartet Town It Down. He is also actively pursuing composition and has had pieces performed by the CMU Orchestra, Jazz Band, Maverick Stampede, and Maverick Sound.  Mr. Snell is a current member of the Colorado Bandmasters Association and the National Association for Music Education.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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City Market Community Rewards

City Market is committed to helping the Central High School Bands grow and prosper through the City Market Community Rewards program.

All you have to do is enroll your City Market card online, choose the Central High School Band Parents Inc. as your designated nonprofit agency, and City Market will donate a percentage of the total spending of all of our participants to the Band.

The more supporters we have, the more donations we will get! Click here to enroll your card today! Even if you have done this in previous years you will still need to renew your enrollment.


Marching Band Calendar

Please notice,

The marching calendar has two altered dates from the mailed packet.  First, the marching band banquet has been moved from Nov. 8th to (Wed) Nov. 1st.  Second, the State trip will be (Thur) Oct. 26th through (Sun) Oct. 29th.  Thank you all for your understanding and I hope you have a fantastic 4th of July!


Have a great summer

Thank you for a great year in the Central High School Bands! Have a great summer!


Corporate Sponsorships

Are you interested, or do you know of a local business that is interested, in supporting the CHS band program? We are always looking for new community/corporate sponsors!

Please visit the “Community Support” page (link at the top of the website) for more information about sponsoring the CHS band program.


Volunteer Sign Up

We are excited to debut our new “VolunteerSignup” system for the CHS Band! This system has been created in order for you to immediately see what volunteer spots need to be filled for all of our events. We know this system will make it easier for you get involved with the CHS Band program!

We are currently singing up volunteers for all of our band camp events, and we will have a whole new list of band events for you to volunteer at soon.

To sign-up to volunteer at band camp (and eventually for all future events), please visit the band website (www.centralbands.org). On the top right of the page, you will find a link titled “Volunteer and Bingo Sign Up.” On that page is a list of all of the band camp dates for which we need volunteers. Find the day(s) for which you would like to volunteer, and click the link for that day. On that link, you can see all of the roles/times that are needed for each day. Please sign up with your name, e-mail address, and phone number, and we will know that you have signed up to help!

We will also use this system to sign up for working bingo every Monday night. Students and parents will find a link for each bingo date. We will have the fall bingo dates ready to go by the start of band camp. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your continued volunteer efforts for the CHS Band program!


Scrip fundraiser

We are very excited to bring a new kind of fundraising to our program this year. Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that enables us to raise money for our band! This is just another way for you to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards instead of cash, checks, or credit cards.

How it works:
You purchase gift cards from us at face value and we will order the gift cards every Sunday. They will be to us by Thursday of that same week. We will designate a place for you to pick up your cards and you can then use them to shop. We get an instant rebate from the company and you dan’t have to pay anything extra. We will keep the most popular cards on hand so you can get them instantly.

Great Lakes Scrip Center offers over 300 of the biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, and more. This makes it easy to get gift cards for birthdays, holidays, and everyday shopping.

Contact Michelle Harmon at damikoda4@gmail.com or (970)-434-1830 for more information. You can also check online at www.shopwithscrip.com. It is very important to use our enrollment code so that CHS Bands gets the credit. The code is: 7636BCF736148.