Friday, April 14th 2017
Cherokee Trail High School
25901 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Aurora, CO 80016
9:40 Go to Symphonic Band and get changed
9:55 Load Bus
10:00 Depart LHS
11:15 Warm Up
12:45 Depart for Lakewood
1:30 Arrive Back at Lakewood/Eat Lunch (Bring a sack lunch this day)
2:00 Return to 8th Block
Students will be excused for 6th/7th block
Students need to bring a sack lunch this day
Tuesday, April 18th 2017
Colorado State University
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
9:40 Meet in Band room and change/load buses (after Tiger Time)
10:15 Depart Lakewood
11:15 Lunch in Loveland (bring $ for lunch)
12:15 Depart Loveland For Fort Collins
12:50 Arrive at UCA and unload
1:15 Watch Skyline HS
1:45 Warm Up
2:15 Perform in Griffin Concert Hall
3:15 Picture/Put Instruments Away
3:45 Watch Cherry Creek II
4:15 Watch Cherry Creek I
4:45 Depart Fort Collins (Snack on Bus)
6:30 Arrive back at LHS
Students - please bring $10 along with permission slip for the bus
Parents are welcome to come up to Fort Collins to watch the performance and the performance of the top concert bands in the state.
Our arrival time at Lakewood is dependent on traffic.
Congratulations to the Lakewood Winter Guard on a fantastic finish to their season! The Winter Guard performed at the RMCGA State Championships on Saturday, April 1st. The guard placed 4th in Finals Competition! Way to go ladies and gents!
We could not be more proud of this group of students who put everything they had in to their show, Everlasting Peace. They came a long way from the beginning of the season and showed tremendous growth as individuals and performers.
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
2250 S. Quitman St.
Denver, CO 80219
9:00 - Meet in Band Room - change in to concert clothes, load instruments
9:20 - Depart LHS
9:45 - Unload and store instruments
10:00 - Watch Bear Creek String Orchestra (everybody)
10:15 - Symphonic Go to Warm Up
10:45 - Symphonic Performs (Chamber Watch)
11:15 - Symphonic Clinic (Chamber Watch Bear Creek Chamber Orchestra)
11:45 - Chamber Go to Warm Up (Symphonic watch Prairie MS)
12:15 - Chamber Perform (Symphonic Watch Chamber)
12:45 - Chamber Clinic (Symphonic with Mrs. Ewer)
1:15 - Load Bus
1:45 - Back to School
Students will be excused from 9:00 AM until 2:15 PM. Everyone should bring a sack lunch, students will eat when we return to school.
Grandview High School
20500 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Aurora, CO 80016
8:45 Meet in Band Room
9:00 Board Bus and Depart for Grandview HS
9:45 unload and store instruments
10:00 Watch Westminster II
10:30 Watch Mountain Vista
11:00 Warm Up
12:30 Board Buses and come back to LHS
1:10 Lunch in band Room (students should bring a sack lunch this day)
Students will be excused from 8:45-the end of 7th block. They will be expected to go to 8th block.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Tickets are $10 – admission to the concert and to the Empty Bowl Dinner. Tickets can be purchased from the Mrs. Boonstra in the financial office.
Empty Bowl Soup Dinner
We will be hosting a soup contest for our empty bowl dinner. Families will enter their best soups and serve sample for dinner. Guests will vote by tickets for their favorite soup. A winner will be crowned during the concert. We are hoping to get 40-50 different soups entered.
Families will receive one complimentary ticket to the concert for each soup that they enter. A ticket to the concert will give you admission to the dinner.
LPAC will provide beverages, rolls and salad.
If you plan to bring a soup, please have your soup at your table by 5:15. We will open the atrium to everyone at 5:30.
The jazz band will provide some great dinner entertainment.
Students will be putting baskets together in their sections in class. The hope is that each student brings something small to make a great basket.
We are also looking for donations of items from local companies. Past items have included tickets to the Zoo, Museum, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Ski Lift Tickets, gift cards donated from local restaurants, large ticket items and more!
All silent auction items are due by Friday, February 3rd. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We have attached a donation letter that you can give to local businesses. Their donation is tax deductible! We will be happy to add them to a list of sponsors in the program and display their name along with their item that was donated.
If you need a soup entry form - it is attached below.
Congratulations to the Bengal Regiment on a great season!
The marching band pushed through three performances over the State Championship weekend, entering in 9th place and finishing in 6th place with a score of 79.70.
The marching band students worked incredibly hard over the course of the season. They had a great run at the end to close out the year.
Check out some pictures below from State. If you have more pictures from state, please email them to Mr. Melaragno. We would love to create a great slideshow for our Bandcoming celebration.
Students should have received invitations to Bandcoming last week. Money for Bandcoming is due on 11/18.
Bandcoming will be on Friday, December 2nd at the Hiwan Club in Evergreen.
Colorado Bandmasters Association
Air Force Academy
Students need to by to LHS by 7:45 AM
8:00-9:30 Quick Rehearsal (we will have a light breakfast for the kids)
10:00 Depart LHS
Snack on the Bus
11:30 - Arrive at Air Force Academy (Bengal Backers should arrive to the truck now)
12:15 - Body Warm-up - A
1:00 - Music Warm Up - A
2:15 - Lunch
Watch other bands
3:45 - Awards ad Announcement of Finalists
If we do not make finals, we will depart Falcon Stadium around 5:30 PM.
If we are in the top 8 bands, we will perform again in finals on Saturday night.
7:30 - 5A Finals Begin
9:30 - Awards and Full Retreat (the whole band will go on the field in full uniform with all of the other finalists for awards)
10:15 - Depart Air Force Academy
12:00 - Arrive at LHS
Preorder discounted tickets for State - No refunds will be available if the band doesn't perform in all rounds of the competition, or in the event of inclement weather. Tickets will also be available on site.
$16 - Adults
$13 - Students/Seniors
Free - Under 10
$17 - Adults
$14 - Students/Seniors
Free - Under 10
Spectators should enter through the NORTH GATE entrance to the Air Force Academy. (Exit 156) - Drivers will need to have their drivers license, proof of insurance, and registration.
Parking is Free at the Stadium
Spectator Entrance - Gate #3