Feb. 26th Weekly Update

Hello Band Parents,

Thank you for all you’re support in making last weeks pre-festival concert a success.  I’m looking forward to seeing what these students will accomplish at festival next week Monday, March 5th.  If you are available to ride the bus with the symphonic band students on March 5th and have chaperoned with the band in the past, please contact me (itinerary is attached).  Reminders about upcoming events for the CHS Band program (also found here https://centralbands.org/calendar/):

  • Tues Feb 27th – Jazz Cluster Concert (6:30pm call time) 7:15pm start time (TOMORROW WOOHOO!)
  • Mon Mar 5th – CBA Regional Concert Festival (Next Week!)
  • Wed Apr 4th – Dress rehearsal for CO West
  • Wed Apr 11th – Dress rehearsal for CO West
  • Mon Apr 16th/Tue Apr 17th – State Concert Festival (groups that qualify on March 5th)
  • Thu Apr 19th – Sat Apr 21st – CO West Festival
  • Mon Apr 23rd – 2018 Marching Band Meeting

Students on stage with Symphonic Band need to meet at the CHS at 8:10AM on Monday morning with all equipment and in appropriate concert dress. We will load buses and travel to Palisade High School. We will listen to two other bands and perform at 11:00AM and after our clinic, we will be back at CHS for lunch and afternoon classes. (Students will need to pack a lunch)

Students on stage with Wind Ensemble are excused from CHS at Lunch. They need to meet at Palisade High School at 12:00PM. There is no bus provided. We perform at 1:00PM. After our clinic/listening to two other bands, students are dismissed at 3:00PM.

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns


Hans Snell

(970)-254-6200 ext. 22160


Director of Bands

Central High School


The Director

Hans Snell – Director of Bands16427520_10206748706916638_3610818270176120244_n

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


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.

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.


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!