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2024-02-07 | CCHS BPA Update | Uniform Return


2024-02-07 | CCHS BPA Update | Uniform Return

Hello Band Families,

We will be collecting marching band uniforms next week.


Marching Band Uniform Return - February 12, 2024

Marching Band Uniform Intake will be on Monday, February 12 during lunch. Mr. Libby and Mr. Hesch will make an announcement in the band classes but we’d appreciate help in reminding your student.

Please remind your student to go to the Fine Arts Lobby during their lunch period to turn in their uniform so we can have them cleaned for next season. 

If you can help, we would love your assistance as well. Sign up here.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-47782398-uniform

Questions? Email Emily Rissmiller at emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com


Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest









2024-01-14 | CCHS BPA Update | Chipotle Fundraisier & Marching Band Awards Night


2024-01-14 | CCHS BPA Update | Chipotle Fundraiser & Marching Band Awards Night

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Chipotle Fundraiser for CCHS Bands - January 17, 2024, 5 - 9PM

Join us for a Chipotle Fundraising night.  33% of event sales get donated to CCHS Bands.  Order online for pickup using code 93RANXF or show the attached flyer in restaurant.

Fine Print: For online orders to count towards the fundraiser, they must be placed for pickup only from the restaurant location of, and during the hours of, the fundraiser. Delivery orders and gift cards do not qualify. $150 minimum event sales required to receive any donation.


Marching Bands Awards Night - January 20, 2024, 4 - 6PM

Save the Date for the Marching Band Awards Night and the infamous “Libby Awards”.  The awards Night will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 4 - 6PM in the Fine Arts Theater at CCHS.  We hope you can join us as we celebrate our graduating seniors and the Marching Band Season.


Baby Pictures for Awards Night  - Send ASAP

Senior parents! We would love to have a baby picture of your student in the slideshow we will show at the Marching Band Awards Night. Please text junior Drum Major Coleman Rissmiller at  303-257-6657 AND mom Emily Rismiller at 214-783-9819 with a picture of your student along with their name so it will be included. We would appreciate having pictures submitted by 1/1/2024. Thank you!


Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest








2023-12-13 | CCHS BPA Update | Marching Band Awards Night


2023-12-13 | CCHS BPA Update | Marching Band Awards Night

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Marching Bands Awards Night - January 20, 2024, 4 - 6PM

Save the Date for the Marching Band Awards Night and the infamous “Libby Awards”.  The awards Night will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 4 - 6PM in the Fine Arts Theater at CCHS.  We hope you can join us as we celebrate our graduating seniors and the Marching Band Season.


Colorado Gives Day - Thank you!

Thank you to all who contributed and/or shared the link for Colorado Gives Day!  We raised $2575.  Thank you for your support.

https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/Cherry-Creek-High-School-Band-Parents-Association.  


Baby Pictures for Awards Night  - Send by 1/1/2024

Senior parents! We would love to have a baby picture of your student in the slideshow we will show at the Marching Band Awards Night. Please text junior Drum Major Coleman Rissmiller at  303-257-6657 AND mom Emily Rismiller at 214-783-9819 with a picture of your student along with their name so it will be included. We would appreciate having pictures submitted by 1/1/2024. Thank you!


Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest








2023-12-5 | CCHS BPA Update | Colorado Gives


2023-12-5 | CCHS BPA Update | Colorado Gives

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Colorado Gives Day - November 1 to December 5

The Colorado Gives Day ends in a few hours. Donate today and your donation will be supplemented with incentive funds.  Any donation will be greatly appreciated and currently CCHSBPA has raised $2050.  Can you help to raise more?

You can donate or schedule your donation through our Colorado Gives Day page: https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/Cherry-Creek-High-School-Band-Parents-Association.  

The CCHS Band Parents Association is participating in the Colorado Gives Day!  Every donation made Nov. 1 – Colorado Gives Day (December 5)  is boosted by one of the largest Incentive Funds in the country.  Donate now through December 5th and have your funds boosted! At least 25% of funds donated will be restricted for the new box truck, the remainder will be used for operating costs, scholarships, and reserves for future years' costs. 



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest








2023-12-4 | CCHS BPA Update | Colorado Gives, Raise Right, and Band Concert


2023-12-4 | CCHS BPA Update | Colorado Gives, Raise Right, and Band Concert

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Band Concert - Thursday, December 7th at 7PM

A quick reminder about the band concert on Thursday 12/7 in the Fine Arts Theatre. 


Colorado Gives Day - November 1 to December 5

The Colorado Gives Day fundraiser ends tomorrow! Please consider donating!

You can donate or schedule your donation through our Colorado Gives Day page: https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/Cherry-Creek-High-School-Band-Parents-Association.  

The CCHS Band Parents Association is participating in the Colorado Gives Day!  Every donation made Nov. 1 – Colorado Gives Day (December 5)  is boosted by one of the largest Incentive Funds in the country.  Donate now through December 5th and have your funds boosted! At least 25% of funds donated will be restricted for the new box truck, the remainder will be used for operating costs, scholarships, and reserves for future years' costs. 

 

Raise Right - Gift Card Fundraising

Also, a reminder about gift card fundraising through Raise Right. Thank you to those who have participated! This has been a terrific fundraiser for the band and we’d love to see even more participation. 

The CCHS BPA has set up an account for gift card fundraising through Raise Right. Gift Cards can be purchased through Raise Right for hundreds of different brands and a portion of the sales will go directly to the CCHS BPA.  The mobile app makes it easy to access and use your eGift cards anytime, anywhere and physical gift cards are also an option.  See https://www.raiseright.com/brands for the list of brands and the percentage that goes to CCHS BPA.  Gift cards from RaiseRight have no activation fees and they never expire.  

Use this link: https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=UUAHRXE13VY1 to set up an account and start earning for CCHS BPA with your everyday purchases. You can leave the “Who are you earning for?” optional fields blank - all money earned will go to the band as a whole.  

See Gift Card Types • RaiseRight for the types of gift card that can be purchased. Some physical gift cards have a shipping fee, but they can be sent to our Raise Right Coordinator to save on fees. The band will be placing their next bulk order for any physical gift cards on December 8th, and the option to send to our Raise Right coordinator should be an option at check out. Any questions can be directed to Emily Rismiller at emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com.


Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest








2023-11-15 | CCHS BPA Update | Football Playoff Games 11/17 & Fundraising


2023-11-15 | CCHS BPA Update | Football Playoff Game 11/17 & Fundraising

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Football Playoff Games - Friday 11/17

The Marching Band will play as a pep band in the stands for the football playoff game this Friday, November 17thThe game begins at 7pm and the call is 6:30pm.  We’ll meet in the Band Room and troop to Stutler Bowl.  Attendance is required for instrumentalists, and optional for Color Guard members.  Contact Mr. Libby and Mr. Hesch if you have any questions.


Organizer Needed - Dine Out Nights

The CCHS BPA is looking for help in organizing Dine-Out-Night fundraisers.  (e.g. A portion of the proceeds from meals ordered on that day go to CCHS BPA).   The Dine-Out-Night Organizer would be responsible for connecting with local restaurants and coordinating dates for events throughout the year. If you are interested please reach out to Emily Rismiller for more information emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com.  



Colorado Gives Day - November 1 to December 5

The CCHS Band Parents Association is participating in the Colorado Gives Day!  Every donation made Nov. 1 – Colorado Gives Day (December 5)  is boosted by one of the largest Incentive Funds in the country.  Donate now through December 5th and have your funds boosted! At least 25% of funds donated will be restricted for the new box truck, the remainder will be used for operating costs, scholarships, and reserves for future years' costs. You can donate or schedule your donation through our Colorado Gives Day page: https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/Cherry-Creek-High-School-Band-Parents-Association.  Please forward the information to family, friends, co-workers, social media, etc.

 

Raise Right - Gift Card Fundraising

The CCHS BPA has set up an account for gift card fundraising through Raise Right. Gift Cards can be purchased through Raise Right for hundreds of different brands and a portion of the sales will go directly to the CCHS BPA.  The mobile app makes it easy to access and use your eGift cards anytime, anywhere and physical gift cards are also an option.  See https://www.raiseright.com/brands for the list of brands and the percentage that goes to CCHS BPA.  Gift cards from RaiseRight have no activation fees and they never expire.  

Use this link: https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=UUAHRXE13VY1 to set up an account and start earning for CCHS BPA with your everyday purchases. You can leave the “Who are you earning for?” optional fields blank - all money earned will go to the band as a whole.  

See Gift Card Types • RaiseRight for the types of gift card that can be purchased. Some physical gift cards have a shipping fee, but they can be sent to our Raise Right Coordinator to save on fees. The band will be placing their next bulk order for any physical gift cards on December 8th, and the option to send to our Raise Right coordinator should be an option at check out. Any questions can be directed to Emily Rismiller at emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com.


King Soopers Community Rewards - Earn for money for CCHSBA

To sign up for this program,  just go to www.KingSoopers.com and create an account or log into your existing account.  To create a new account, you will need your King Soopers card number or alternate ID (usually a phone number) to get started.  Once signed in, scroll to the very bottom and click on King Soopers Community Rewards.  From there follow prompts to link your card to 'Cherry Creek High School Band Parents Association'.  Every time you shop, show your loyalty card or enter your alternate ID on the pin pad and King Soopers will donate to the band.





Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest









2023-11-8 | CCHS BPA Update | Football Playoff Games 11/1 & 11/17


2023-11-08 | CCHS BPA Update | Football Playoff Games 11/1 & 11/17

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Football Playoff Games - Friday 11/10 & Friday 11/17

The Marching Band will play as a pep band in the stands for the football playoff game this Friday, November 10th and next Friday, November 17thBoth games begin at 7pm and the call is 6:30pm.  We’ll meet in the Band Room and troop to Stutler Bowl.  Attendance is required for instrumentalists, and optional for Color Guard members.  Contact Mr. Libby and Mr. Hesch if you have any questions.


Winterguard Interest Session - Monday, November 13

The Winterguard Interest session (for kids, not parents) is Monday November 13 from 6-9 in the east gym. No experience is necessary. Come learn about Winterguard and practice skills!


Organizer Needed - Dine Out Nights

The CCHS BPA is looking for help in organizing Dine-Out-Night fundraisers.  (e.g. A portion of the proceeds from meals ordered on that day go to CCHS BPA).   The Dine-Out-Night Organizer would be responsible for connecting with local restaurants and coordinating dates for events throughout the year. If you are interested please reach out to Emily Rismiller for more information emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com.  



Colorado Gives Day - November 1 to December 5

The CCHS Band Parents Association is participating in the Colorado Gives Day!  Every donation made Nov. 1 – Colorado Gives Day (December 5)  is boosted by one of the largest Incentive Funds in the country.  Donate now through December 5th and have your funds boosted! At least 25% of funds donated will be restricted for the new box truck, the remainder will be used for operating costs, scholarships, and reserves for future years' costs. You can donate or schedule your donation through our Colorado Gives Day page: https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/Cherry-Creek-High-School-Band-Parents-Association.  Please forward the information to family, friends, co-workers, social media, etc.

 

Raise Right - Gift Card Fundraising

The CCHS BPA has set up an account for gift card fundraising through Raise Right. Gift Cards can be purchased through Raise Right for hundreds of different brands and a portion of the sales will go directly to the CCHS BPA.  The mobile app makes it easy to access and use your eGift cards anytime, anywhere and physical gift cards are also an option.  See https://www.raiseright.com/brands for the list of brands and the percentage that goes to CCHS BPA.  Gift cards from RaiseRight have no activation fees and they never expire.  

Use this link: https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=UUAHRXE13VY1 to set up an account and start earning for CCHS BPA with your everyday purchases. You can leave the “Who are you earning for?” optional fields blank - all money earned will go to the band as a whole.  

See Gift Card Types • RaiseRight for the types of gift card that can be purchased. Some physical gift cards have a shipping fee, but they can be sent to our Raise Right Coordinator to save on fees. The band will be placing their next bulk order for any physical gift cards on December 8th, and the option to send to our Raise Right coordinator should be an option at check out. Any questions can be directed to Emily Rismiller at emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com.


King Soopers Community Rewards - Earn for money for CCHSBA

To sign up for this program,  just go to www.KingSoopers.com and create an account or log into your existing account.  To create a new account, you will need your King Soopers card number or alternate ID (usually a phone number) to get started.  Once signed in, scroll to the very bottom and click on King Soopers Community Rewards.  From there follow prompts to link your card to 'Cherry Creek High School Band Parents Association'.  Every time you shop, show your loyalty card or enter your alternate ID on the pin pad and King Soopers will donate to the band.





Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest









2023-11-1 | CCHS BPA Update | 5A State Marching Band Competition Wrap Up


2023-11-01 | CCHS BPA Update | 5A State Marching Band Competition Wrap Up

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Congratulations to the Band - 6th Place in 5A!

Congratulations to the marching band for a successful marching season and placing 6th in the 5A state competition. They looked and sounded amazing!!  Results can be found here: 2023_5ASemifinals/Finals_Recap.jpeg (cbamarching.com).  A video of the performance has been posted to the CCHS BPA Facebook Page.


Volunteers - Thank you!

The CCHS BPA would like to thank all our parent volunteers and supporters! It took many hands to bake yummy desserts, grill/cook meals, feed the band members, hand out water and plumes, move pit and prop equipment, sell merchandise, donate to/help with the auction, take pictures, support fundraisers ..... make chili, make buttons & state plates, fit uniforms ..... and all the other activities required to keep our AMAZING BAND in motion this season. THANK YOU ALL!

 

Colorado Gives Day - November 1 to December 5

The CCHS Band Parents Association is participating in the Colorado Gives Day!  Every donation made Nov. 1 – Colorado Gives Day (December 5)  is boosted by one of the largest Incentive Funds in the country.  Donate now through December 5th and have your funds boosted! At least 25% of funds donated will be restricted for the new box truck, the remainder will be used for operating costs, scholarships, and reserves for future years' costs.You can donate through our Colorado Gives Day page: https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/Cherry-Creek-High-School-Band-Parents-Association.  Please forward the information to family, friends, co-workers, social media, etc.

 

Raise RIght - Gift Card Fundraising

The CCHS BPA has set up an account for gift card fundraising through Raise Right. Gift Cards can be purchased through Raise Right for hundreds of different brands and a portion of the sales will go directly to the CCHS BPA.  The mobile app makes it easy to access and use your eGift cards anytime, anywhere and physical gift cards are also an option. See https://www.raiseright.com/brands for the list of brands and the percentage that goes to CCHS BPA.  Gift cards from RaiseRight have no activation fees and they never expire.  


Use this link: https://www.raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=UUAHRXE13VY1 to set up an account and start earning for CCHS BPA with your everyday purchases. You can leave the “Who are you earning for?” optional fields blank - all money earned will go to the band as a whole.  Any questions can be directed to Emily Rismiller at emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com.





Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest






2023-10-27 | CCHS BPA Update | CBA Finals Competition Canceled


2023-10-27 | CCHS BPA Update | CBA Finals Competition Canceled

Hello Band Families,

The CBA has just announced they are canceling the finals performances for tomorrow (the semifinal performances are scheduled as usual). The Cherry Creek Marching Band will follow the schedule previously announced but will depart the competition after the semifinal awards and will have dinner at CCHS tomorrow evening.


From the CBA: CBA Band fans, we have an important announcement to share at this time.  After careful consideration, it has been determined that for the welfare and safety of our young performers and everyone associated with our activity, the Finals Competition for Saturday has been canceled.  The Semi Finals schedule will remain the same with the first band performing at 8:30. This competition will be treated as a Semi-Finals and Finals Competition with awards being given and ultimately naming a 2023 Champion in each class.  The Colorado Bandmasters Association appreciates your understanding and support of this challenging decision.

 

Bands performing tomorrow need to understand this.  If you are supporting the band in the warm-up area or prop area AND driving a personal vehicle, you should park in Lot 5A.  This will leave you just across the street from the bands by crossing the street,  If you park in the Lot 1 spectator parking, you will be expected to walk from south of the stadium over the hill behind the press box and back down the hill to the bands (LONG walk).  After helping the bands you may enter the stadium with your ticket through Gate 4 just behind the color guard warm-up.  There are two gates to enter the stadium, one on both ends of the stadium.  AT NO TIME ARE PEOPLE ALLOWED TO CROSS FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE STADIUM WHERE CONSTRUCTION IS TAKING PLACE.



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest








2023-10-27 | CCHS BPA Update | Important Parking Info for States


2023-10-27 | CCHS BPA Update | Important Parking Info for States

Hello Band Families,

We have some important info about parking tomorrow, if you are helping with pit and props or plan to enter the pit/prop area.

IF YOU HAVE PARENTS DRIVING PRIVATE CARS WHO HELP YOU IN THE WARM-UP/PROP AREA DO NOT PARK IN THE SPECTATOR LOT 1.  There is no way to get from the South Side to the Band area without a ticket. These parents need to park in lot 5A directly across the street from the bus parking.  Also:  They are not allowing clear plastic water bottles through the gates. 

Lots 1 and 5 are marked on the map below. If you are helping with pit/props then you follow the Bus and Equipment Entrance route (onto Academy Drive) but instead of turning left into the parking area for Lot 5, you will go right and be able to park in the field across from the bus parking.

Map of Event: http://cbamarching.com/images/Falcon_Stadium_2023.jpg

Website: http://cbamarching.com/ 

Directions: http://cbamarching.com/images/2023_AFA_Entrance_Directions.pdf

Buy Tickets: https://gofan.co/app/school/CO87833

Things you Need to Know: http://cbamarching.com/images/Things_You_Need_To_Know_2_.pdf




Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest






2023-10-26 | CCHS BPA Update | 5A State Marching Band Competition


2023-10-26 | CCHS BPA Update | 5A State Marching Band Competition

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Weather for Saturday & Band Bags - Be Prepared

The weather at the USAFA for Saturday is predicted to be a high of 41 degrees and a low of 16 degrees. Please make sure your band member is prepared, and dresses in layers with long underwear if possible. Extra blankets or outerwear will be helpful in between performances. Also, make sure your band member knows to advocate for themselves if they get cold or need help otherwise. Parent volunteers will be there to help! The BPA will have a bag on hand with the following items if students need: Sewing kits, Mini medicine case, Feminine hygiene zip lock bags (2 regular tampons, pads, hair ties, hand sanitizer) Gloves (limited), Hand warmers, Toe warmers, Eyeglass wipes and cleaning cloths. 


Changes to USAFA Stadium Rules - Be Prepared

The USAFA has a clear bag policy. In particular, drink containers such as YETI, Nalgene, etc. will not be allowed in.  Unopened clear plastic water bottles are allowed.  You can review the rest of the policy here: http://cbamarching.com/images/AF_Clear_Bag_Policy.pdf 

The stadium is also cashless and we are encouraged to buy tickets in advance. Link is below.

Note: The clear bag policy does not apply to the gear and equipment bags that the band takes onto the field. They will bring their gear and needed items as usual.

 

5A State Marching Championships Schedule - October 28, 2023

Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:


Bring food and/or a debit/credit card for concessions if you want snacks after the performance. The stadium is now cashless. Parents should pick students up at CCHS Fine Arts at approximately 11:45 PM.

 

5A State Marching Championships Info - October 28, 2023

The final marching band competition is Saturday October 28th at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Spectators will enter via the North Gate Entrance (Exit 156 off of I25). All drivers and passengers over the age of 16 must produce a valid driver’s license.  Allow yourself time to enter the USAFA and please review the website.

Website: http://cbamarching.com/ 

Directions: http://cbamarching.com/images/2023_AFA_Entrance_Directions.pdf

Map of Event: http://cbamarching.com/images/Falcon_Stadium_2023.jpg

Buy Tickets: https://gofan.co/app/school/CO87833

Things you Need to Know: http://cbamarching.com/images/Things_You_Need_To_Know_2_.pdf

BAND FAMILIES: PLEASE REVIEW THE WEBSITE  http://cbamarching.com/  CAREFULLY IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING THE COMPETITION AS THERE ARE SOME CHANGES INCLUDING A CLEAR BAG POLICY AND A CASHLESS STADIUM.

Finally, an important message from CBA: Unfortunately, there are no livestream options for the Colorado State Marching Band competition and there has been a report of a livestream offering on Facebook.  Please note that this is a SCAM, and that CBA events are not live streamed.  

 

Portable Propane Heaters - Needed for States

The temperature is dropping later this week and the band is seeking some portable propane heaters for the competition.  If you have a portable heater and propane for loan the band would be most appreciative!  Ideally, you drop your heater and propane at the Creek Food area near Falcon Stadium on competition day (look for Creek flags). If that is not possible, please reach out to BPA President Jessica Carmer jcarmer4475@gmail.com for alternative arrangements.

 

Food Committee - State Sign Ups for Saturday October 28th

The sousaphone and clarinet sections are on deck to support meals at the  State Competition. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A728A46-45385781-state

We will be feeding the band two meals. The first is deli sandwiches from Costco (BPA provided) in a brown bag style lunch that they will be bringing with them. The second will be grilled cheese and soup with hot drinks. There will be gluten free, dairy free, and meat free options for each.  There are plenty of slots for anyone to fill (including a spot for $ donations to put towards the band) As always please feel free to reach out to Jen (jenflwrcsu@aol.com) with any concerns or questions. 


Pit & Props - State Sign Ups

We still need help with Pit/Props on Saturday… so far we only have 9 signed up. Many of our regular Pit/Props helpers have seniors and want to see their student’s perform at their last competition.  If you are able to help, the Band and the BPA would really appreciate it.  We promise no experience is necessary, the students tell us what they need and where to go!  Any questions please contact  juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.


Baking Committee - State Sign Ups

There are still a few slots to sign up for States.  Can you help out?

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.


Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about the StateCompetition. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.





Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest






2023-10-24 | CCHS BPA Update | 5A State Marching Band Competition


2023-10-24 | CCHS BPA Update | 5A State Marching Band Competition

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside this week’s update:


A Regionals Results - Can You Dig It?


The band had another fun and energetic performance at Littleton High School for regionals and they placed first in their 5A region.  They also placed 6th overall in the 5A division. That means they will only attend the semifinal & finals day for the state competition. Results from Regionals can be found here: http://cbamarching.com/cbaregionalevents.html


Thank You - Volunteers


A big shout out to all the volunteers for the Monarch Marching Festival, the 5A Regionals, and prepping for states.  It takes a village and you are appreciated!  Thank you to those who took photos, baked goods, cooked food, served food, moved props, helped the pit, loaded the truck, unloaded the truck, cheered on the band from the stands, decorated the band room for states, and helped out in any way!  The band had a spectacular performance!


Auction - Wrap Up


Another big shout out to those who helped with the auction.  The band raised over $17,000!! 


Butter Braids Delivery - Thursday October 26, 2023


Butter Braids will be handed out after practice on Thursday 10/26 at 6:30PM in the Fine Arts parking lot. Contact Emily Rismiller with any questions emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com.


 

5A State Marching Championships Schedule - October 28, 2023

Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:


Bring food and/or a debit/credit card for concessions if you want snacks after the performance. The stadium is now cashless. Parents should pick students up at CCHS Fine Arts at approximately 11:45 PM.

 

5A State Marching Championships Info - October 28, 2023

The final marching band competition is Saturday October 28th at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Spectators will enter via the North Gate Entrance (Exit 156 off of I25). All drivers and passengers over the age of 16 must produce a valid driver’s license.  Allow yourself time to enter the USAFA and please review the website.

Website: http://cbamarching.com/ 

Directions: http://cbamarching.com/images/2023_AFA_Entrance_Directions.pdf

Map of Event: http://cbamarching.com/images/Falcon_Stadium_2023.jpg

Buy Tickets: https://gofan.co/app/school/CO87833

Things you Need to Know: http://cbamarching.com/images/Things_You_Need_To_Know_2_.pdf

BAND FAMILIES: PLEASE REVIEW THE WEBSITE  http://cbamarching.com/  CAREFULLY IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING THE COMPETITION AS THERE ARE SOME CHANGES INCLUDING A CLEAR BAG POLICY AND A CASHLESS STADIUM.

Finally, an important message from CBA: Unfortunately, there are no livestream options for the Colorado State Marching Band competition and there has been a report of a livestream offering on Facebook.  Please note that this is a SCAM, and that CBA events are not live streamed.  

 

Portable Propane Heaters - Needed for States

The temperature is dropping later this week and the band is seeking some portable propane heaters for the competition.  If you have a portable heater and propane for loan the band would be most appreciative!  Ideally, you drop your heater and propane at the Creek Food area near Falcon Stadium on competition day (look for Creek flags). If that is not possible, please reach out to BPA President Jessica Carmer jcarmer4475@gmail.com for alternative arrangements.

 

Food Committee - State Sign Ups for Saturday October 28th

The sousaphone and clarinet sections are on deck to support meals at the  State Competition. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A728A46-45385781-state

We will be feeding the band two meals. The first is deli sandwiches from Costco (BPA provided) in a brown bag style lunch that they will be bringing with them. The second will be grilled cheese and soup with hot drinks. There will be gluten free, dairy free, and meat free options for each.  There are plenty of slots for anyone to fill (including a spot for $ donations to put towards the band) As always please feel free to reach out to Jen (jenflwrcsu@aol.com) with any concerns or questions. 


Pit & Props - State Sign Ups

We still need help with Pit/Props on Saturday… so far we only have 9 signed up. Many of our regular Pit/Props helpers have seniors and want to see their student’s perform at their last competition.  If you are able to help, the Band and the BPA would really appreciate it.  We promise no experience is necessary, the students tell us what they need and where to go!  Any questions please contact  juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.


Baking Committee - State Sign Ups

There are still a few slots to sign up for States.  Can you help out?

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.


Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about the StateCompetition. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.





Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest






2023-10-13 | CCHS BPA Update | Monarch Marching Festival


2023-10-13 | CCHS BPA Update | Monarch Marching Festival


Hello Band Families,

Here is everything you need to know about the Monarch Marching Festival - Saturday, October 14, 2023.

NEW: A few volunteers are needed on Saturday morning at 8AM (meet at Fine Arts) to help move props and stuff  to Stutler Bowl so the band can practice. It will take an hour at most and it will go quicker with more volunteers.  Please email BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com if you can help out.


Monarch Marching Festival - October 14, 2023


The next marching band competition is Saturday October 14th at Centaurus High School, 10300 S Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026. The festival includes 22 High School Bands with a special performance by the University of Colorado Golden Buffalo Marching Band. Spectator info (including tickets, parking  prelims, and finals schedules) can be found at their website. The website also had handy maps of parking and important locations.


Festival Website: https://www.monarchbands.org/monarch-marching-festival


Click here to buy tickets: https://gofan.co/event/1116815?schoolId=CO67973 


Volunteer Update:  This is only a “one performance” competition so there have been some updates to the Sign Up Genius for Volunteering. Also slots have been added for an extra plumes position, to help load the truck at CCHS prior to the competition, and to help unload the truck at CCHS after the competition.  Your help is greatly appreciated: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/


Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:



Bring food and/or money for concessions if you want snacks after the performance. Parents should pick students up at CCHS Fine Arts at approximately 10:00 PM.


Parking Info From the Website: Because of its location, parking at Littleton High School is extremely limited (yes, we know it's a pain).  You will need to plan on extra time to park and get to the stadium.  We have an agreement with Wells Fargo Bank to use their lot (at the corner of Powers and Broadway) for those who are able to walk a couple blocks. We strongly encourage people to carpool and ride share (Uber/Lyft) to avoid congestion and make this an enjoyable experience! Handicap Parking is available at the stadium. Please ensure you have your tags available to show and our team will direct you on where to park.

 

Food Committee - Monarch and Regionals Sign Ups

The Food Committee has two active sign ups. Band members are asked to contribute food items (by section) and parent volunteers are also needed for serving.

Monarch Marching Festival (10/14) where we will be serving breakfast for lunch at Cherry Creek High School.  The trumpet and flute sections are asked to  contribute food items: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A728A46-44903751-monarch

Regional Qualifiers (10/16)  where we will be serving a pasta and salad bar at Cherry Creek High School.  The baritones and mellophone sections are asked to  contribute food items:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A728A46-44904534-regional

Sousaphone and Clarinet sections are on deck for State. As Jim and Jen Gallo are parents to a senior, they are looking for anyone interested in learning the ropes on how to feed all the amazing kids. Please reach out to the Gallos at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com with any concerns or questions.


Baking Committee - Sign Ups

There are still a few slots open for Monarch!

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.


Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Football Games and Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest




2023-10-11 | CCHS BPA Update | Monarch Marching Festival, State Qualifier, & More


Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside this week’s update:

 

Football Games - Thank you!


The marching band just played at their last regular football game on Friday.  Things are looking promising that the football team will make it to the playoffs though, and playing at a championship game is a real possibility. A BIG thank you to all of the volunteers for football games who made the band performances possible.  This includes moving equipment for pit, handing out plumes, placing seat covers, selling gear, preparing food, handing out water, setting up sign-up geniuses, and just helping where needed. Thank you and you are appreciated!

 

Monarch Marching Festival - October 14, 2023


The next marching band competition is Saturday October 14th at Centaurus High School, 10300 S Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026. The festival includes 22 High School Bands with a special performance by the University of Colorado Golden Buffalo Marching Band. Spectator info (including tickets, parking  prelims, and finals schedules) can be found at their website: 


Festival Website: https://www.monarchbands.org/monarch-marching-festival


Click here to buy tickets: https://gofan.co/event/1116815?schoolId=CO67973 


Volunteer Update:  This is only a “one performance” competition so there have been some updates to the Sign Up Genius for Volunteering. Also slots have been added for an extra plumes position, to help load the truck at CCHS prior to the competition, and to help unload the truck at CCHS after the competition.  Your help is greatly appreciated: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/


Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:



Bring food and/or money for concessions if you want snacks after the performance. Parents should pick students up at CCHS Fine Arts at approximately 10:00 PM.


NOTE TO PARENTS ABOUT SPECTATOR PARKING: Parking is limited to ONLY handicapped parking in the area of the stadium and parents and staff should plan on arriving with enough time before performances to walk from the parking available within ½ mile of the stadium at marked businesses and at Angevine Middle School or the Community Medical Center just .8 miles east of the stadium on South Boulder Road.

 


Marching Band State Qualifier - October 16, 2023


The marching band state qualifier is  October 16th at  Littleton High School, 199 E Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO 80121. Spectator info (including tickets, parking, and schedules) can be found at their website: 


https://www.littletonbandwagon.org/5a-regionals


Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:



Bring food and/or money for concessions if you want snacks after the performance. Parents should pick students up at CCHS Fine Arts at approximately 10:00 PM.


Parking Info From the Website: Because of its location, parking at Littleton High School is extremely limited (yes, we know it's a pain).  You will need to plan on extra time to park and get to the stadium.  We have an agreement with Wells Fargo Bank to use their lot (at the corner of Powers and Broadway) for those who are able to walk a couple blocks. We strongly encourage people to carpool and ride share (Uber/Lyft) to avoid congestion and make this an enjoyable experience! Handicap Parking is available at the stadium. Please ensure you have your tags available to show and our team will direct you on where to park.

 

Food Committee - Monarch and Regionals Sign Ups

The Food Committee has two active sign ups. Band members are asked to contribute food items (by section) and parent volunteers are also needed for serving.

Monarch Marching Festival (10/14) where we will be serving breakfast for lunch at Cherry Creek High School.  The trumpet and flute sections are asked to  contribute food items: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A728A46-44903751-monarch

Regional Qualifiers (10/16)  where we will be serving a pasta and salad bar at Cherry Creek High School.  The baritones and mellophone sections are asked to  contribute food items:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A728A46-44904534-regional

Sousaphone and Clarinet sections are on deck for State. As Jim and Jen Gallo are parents to a senior, they are looking for anyone interested in learning the ropes on how to feed all the amazing kids. Please reach out to the Gallos at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com with any concerns or questions.


Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.


Volunteer Opportunities - Competitions

We also need your help for competitions. If you help with Pit and Props you will get a wristband that will let you see Creek perform for free! Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.

Pit Crew: Help the pit bring their instruments and sound equipment to practice areas and onto the field for performances. Also help Color Guard bring out the props. Handy people with tools are a PLUS but not necessary. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).




Butter Braids are Here - Ends 10/17/2023! 

This great fundraiser places 40% of your students' sales straight into their band account! We would love to have 100% participation for this fundraiser. It’s easy! Just click below to set up your online store and then send your online store link to family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.  https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/RegisterSeller/4efeb02e-5ecc-42a9-8cbd-6660d11609dc

The sale ends on October 17; the delivery date is October 26, 2023.  

 

Questions? Contact Emily Rissmiller at emilyrissmillee00@gmail.com.



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest





2023-10-10 | CCHS BPA Update | Concert and Auction - Portraits Dinner & More


2023-10-10 | CCHS BPA Update | Concert and Auction - Portraits, Dinner & More


Hello Band Families,

The Band Concert and Silent Auction is TONIGHT,  October 10th.  Please read below for information about both and two new events (Portrait Sittings & Chick-fil-A) happening early at the auction and concert.  The concert will run from 7PM to approximately 9PM.

 

Fantastic Portrait with Your Instrument - 5PM - 8:45PM on 10/10/23        

Create a great memory and a holiday present for relatives and friends.  Cost of photo session will be $25 (includes two (2) final edited photos via email), which will benefit CCHSBPA. Appointments are limited so sign up early

Sittings will begin at 5 pm and end at 8:45 pm (15 minute appointments). Please use the following link to sign up for appointments (note, payment at sign up):  https://calendly.com/sarachengphotography/auctionphotos2023?month=2023-10

 

Dinner at the Auction - Sponsored by Chick-fil-A & CCHSBPA 

Dinner at the auction and concert sponsored by Chick-fli-A and CCHSBPA will be held between 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm. Come early, come hungry, and have a great time at the auction and concert.

 

Concert and Band Auction - October 10, 2023


The band concert and auction is next Tuesday, October 10th in Fine Arts.  The concert will be from 7 - 9PM approximately, and auction items can be viewed in the lobby between bands.  


The auction is open and will close on October 10th at 10PM (MDT).  The Auction items can be viewed here on bidding owl: https://new.biddingowl.com/2023cchsbpaauction

Additionally, here is a document link to assist on becoming an auction bidder:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JQ8YBq__o1tC3lckiBmqf1ZHHPRPjmk7/view?usp=sharing

Please visit the auction website often since it will be updated with additional items throughout the auction. Also, please feel free to invite your family and friends to join in all the fun.

Any questions can be directed to Vien Perez, 2023 CCHSBPA Auction Chairperson at 2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest




2023-10-07 | CCHS BPA Update | Concert and Auction - Portraits Dinner & More


Hello Band Families,

The Band Concert and Silent Auction is coming next week on Tuesday. October 10th.  Please read below for information about both and two new events (Portrait Sittings & Chick-fil-A) happening early at the auction and concert.  The concert will run from 7PM to approximately 9PM.

 Fantastic Portrait with Your Instrument - 5PM - 8:45PM on 10/10/23        

Create a great memory and a holiday present for relatives and friends.  Cost of photo session will be $25 (includes two (2) final edited photos via email), which will benefit CCHSBPA. Appointments are limited so sign up early.

                 

Sittings will begin at 5 pm and end at 8:45 pm (15 minute appointments). Please use the following link to sign up for appointments (note, payment at sign up):  https://calendly.com/sarachengphotography/auctionphotos2023?month=2023-10

 

Dinner at the Auction - Sponsored by Chick-fil-A & CCHSBPA 

Dinner at the auction and concert sponsored by Chick-fli-a and CCHSBPA will be held between 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm. Come early, come hungry, and have a great time at the auction and concert.

 

Concert and Band Auction - October 10, 2023


The band concert and auction is next Tuesday, October 10th in Fine Arts.  The concert will be from 7 - 9PM approximately, and auction items can be viewed in the lobby between bands.  


The auction is open and will close on October 10th at 10PM (MDT).  The Auction items can be viewed here on bidding owl: https://new.biddingowl.com/2023cchsbpaauction

Additionally, here is a document link to assist on becoming an auction bidder:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JQ8YBq__o1tC3lckiBmqf1ZHHPRPjmk7/view?usp=sharing

Please visit the auction website often since it will be updated with additional items throughout the auction. Also, please feel free to invite your family and friends to join in all the fun.

Any questions can be directed to Vien Perez, 2023 CCHSBPA Auction Chairperson at 2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest




2023-10-04 | CCHS BPA Update | Homecoming FB Game & Concert/Auction & More


2023-10-04 | CCHS BPA Update | Homecoming FB Game & Concert/Auction & More


Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside this week’s update:



Butter Braids are Here - Ends 10/17/2023! 

Butter Braids selling is kicking off today!! This great fundraiser places 40% of your students' sales straight into their band account! We would love to have 100% participation for this fundraiser. It’s easy! Just click below to set up your online store and then send your online store link to family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.  Be sure to also post on social media!

https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/RegisterSeller/4efeb02e-5ecc-42a9-8cbd-6660d11609dc

Our sale runs for the next 2 weeks, ending on October 17; our delivery date is October 26, 2023.  All band students will receive paper forms or can click the link above to have an online store. 

 

Questions? Contact Emily Rissmiller at emilyrissmillee00@gmail.com.


Thank you for helping with 8th grade night! 

Thank you to everyone who donated food or volunteered to help serve chili and mac-n-cheese for 8th grade night!  The event was a success and the word on the street is that the marching band kids were all awesome and helped with cleaning up too.  If you see the organizer Kimarie Mikleton around, please give her kudos as well.


Homecoming Football versus Smoky Hill - Friday, October, 6 2023

Correction: Senior band students and their parents will meet at 5:00 PM (which is 1 hour before call time) for the Homecoming Game to be pinned with their senior boutonniere and take photos together. Photos are usually taken outside the band room door on the south side of the building. Students should be ready to go in their band uniform at 5PM.

Call time for everyone (except seniors) is at 6PM for the 7PM game. Students should eat dinner beforehand.

We suggest everyone buys their tickets for the football game online at the link below to save time as lines can be long. 

https://gofan.co/app/events/655496?schoolId=CO27269

We also need your help with volunteering for this game (and future games)! There still are many opportunities available to help out! See the section below to sign up to help with pit, plumes, seat covers, water or selling gear.


 

Concert and Band Auction - October 10, 2023


The band concert and auction is next Tuesday, October 10th in Fine Arts.  The concert will be from 7 - 9PM approximately, and auction items can be viewed in the lobby between bands.  


Worried about eating dinner before the concert?  Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase before the concert in the Fine Arts Lobby  from 5:30PM - 7PM.


The auction is open and will close on October 10th at 10PM (MDT).  The Auction items can be viewed here on bidding owl: https://new.biddingowl.com/2023cchsbpaauction

Additionally, here is a document link to assist on becoming an auction bidder:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JQ8YBq__o1tC3lckiBmqf1ZHHPRPjmk7/view?usp=sharing

Please visit the auction website often since it will be updated with additional items throughout the auction. Also, please feel free to invite your family and friends to join in all the fun.

Any questions can be directed to Vien Perez, 2023 CCHSBPA Auction Chairperson at 2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com

 

Monarch Marching Festival - October 14, 2023


The next marching band competition is Saturday October 14th at Centaurus High School, 10300 S Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026. The festival includes 22 High School Bands with a special performance by the University of Colorado Golden Buffalo Marching Band. Spectator info (including tickets, parking  prelims, and finals schedules) can be found at their website: 


Festival Website: https://www.monarchbands.org/monarch-marching-festival


Click here to buy tickets: https://gofan.co/event/1116815?schoolId=CO67973 


Volunteer Update:  This is only a “one performance” competition so there have been some updates to the Sign Up Genius for Volunteering. Also slots have been added for an extra plumes position, to help load the truck at CCHS prior to the competition, and to help unload the truck at CCHS after the competition.  Your help is greatly appreciated: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/



Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:



Bring food and/or money for concessions if you want snacks after the performance. Parents should pick students up at CCHS Fine Arts at approximately 10:00 PM.


NOTE TO PARENTS ABOUT SPECTATOR PARKING: Parking is limited to ONLY handicapped parking in the area of the stadium and parents and staff should plan on arriving with enough time before performances to walk from the parking available within ½ mile of the stadium at marked businesses and at Angevine Middle School or the Community Medical Center just .8 miles east of the stadium on South Boulder Road.

 

Food Committee - Monarch and Regionals Sign Ups

The Food Committee has two active sign ups. Band members are asked to contribute food items (by section) and parent volunteers are also needed for serving.

Monarch Marching Festival (10/14) where we will be serving breakfast for lunch at Cherry Creek High School.  The trumpet and flute sections are asked to  contribute food items: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A728A46-44903751-monarch

Regional Qualifiers (10/16)  where we will be serving a pasta and salad bar at Cherry Creek High School.  The baritones and mellophone sections are asked to  contribute food items:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A728A46-44904534-regional

Sousaphone and Clarinet sections are on deck for State. As Jim and Jen Gallo are parents to a senior, they are looking for anyone interested in learning the ropes on how to feed all the amazing kids. Please reach out to the Gallos at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com with any concerns or questions.


Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Football Games and Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Football Games

For each football game we need parent volunteers to help with (1) Pit Crew, (2) Plumes, (3) Band Seat Covers,  (4) Water Committee and (5) Selling Gear. All volunteers will get a pass to enter the game for free. Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Band Seat Covers: Volunteers help reserve space for the  band to sit and vinyl seat covers are placed on the bleachers. Joel and Erin Palmer are organizing parents to help with this important task. Volunteers will meet 30 minutes before the game to place the seat covers and help with removing the covers at the end of the game. Sign up to support one or multiple games. 

Pit Crew: Help move the pit equipment and ancillaries to support the Band’s halftime show! Parents meet at the pit truck on the southwest end of the field ~30 minutes before the game.  Signup to support one or multiple games.  

Plumes: Parents are needed to help distribute plumes before half time and collect plumes after half time. Signup to support one or multiple games. 

Water Committee: Volunteers provide water to the band following the half-time performance since the kids need to remain together and in uniform throughout the game. Jen and Jim Gallo are organizing volunteers for this parent crew. This committee meets 45 minutes before the start of the game to fill coolers with water and ice and then bring the coolers to the stadium. You will also help distribute water following half time performance. Email Jen Gallo at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com to help with this committee.

NEW Selling Gear: Come early to the home football games (and to Back to School Night) and help sell Creek gear; shirts, shorts, jackets and the football program. The band will get 30% back on everything we sell so grab a friend and come early to the home games. You will be finished in time to watch your student perform on the field! Thank you! Any questions, reach out to Emily Rissmiller at  emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com or 214.783.9819.


Volunteer Opportunities - Competitions

We also need your help for competitions. If you help with Pit and Props you will get a wristband that will let you see Creek perform for free! Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.

Pit Crew: Help the pit bring their instruments and sound equipment to practice areas and onto the field for performances. Also help Color Guard bring out the props. Handy people with tools are a PLUS but not necessary. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

Plumes: Help hand out the big feathers that go on the students' Shako hats.  Hand them out before the performance and collect afterwards. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

U-Haul Driver: We need an extra truck this year to help carry props and we will be renting a U-Haul truck. This volunteer must be 21 years of age and bring a driver’s license to the rental location. The volunteer will drive truck from rental location, to school for loading, to the competition site, and then back to school.




Volunteer Opportunities - Baking Committee & Food

(September 27th) Some slots for baking sign-ups have opened up! Use the sign up below to make or buy treats for competitions.

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.






Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest






2023-09-29 | CCHS BPA Update | Seniors Homecoming Game & Auction Website


2023-09-29 | CCHS BPA Update | Seniors Homecoming Game & Auction Website


Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside today’s update:


Homecoming Football versus Smoky Hill - Friday, October, 6 2023

Correction: Senior band students and their parents will meet at 5:00 PM (which is 1 hour before call time) for the Homecoming Game to be pinned with their senior boutonniere and take photos together. Photos are usually taken outside the band room door on the south side of the building. Students should be ready to go in their band uniform at 6PM.

Call time for all other band members (non-seniors) is at 6PM for the 7PM game. Students should eat dinner beforehand.

 

Band Auction - Website is Live - October 10, 2023

Hello friends of CCHSBPA, 

The website for this year's auction is up and running for your viewing pleasure.  The auction website address is https://new.biddingowl.com/2023cchsbpaauction.  Auction will have trips, memorabilia, goods, services, restaurants, and much more.  The auction website will start accepting bids on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 12 pm MDT and end on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 10 pm MDT.  Please visit the auction website often since it will be updated with additional items throughout the auction. 

Also, please feel free to invite your family and friends to join in all the fun. Additionally, you can share the following auction poster (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XqfH-M_4Oj5GzFiYgtzsT78iHKY-j05D/view?usp=sharing) via email and all social media outlets.

If you have any questions please email me at 2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com.  Have a good Friday and great weekend.

Cheers, Vien Perez, 2023 CCHSBPA Auction Chairperson

Questions can be directed to:  2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com


Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest




2023-09-27 | CCHS BPA Update | 8th Grade Night, Homecoming FB Game & More


Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside this week’s update:



Legacy Festival Wrap Up

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped at the Legacy Festival. You are appreciated!  BPA President Jessica Carmer reports “People really showed up in all areas.” Also congratulations to the Marching Band who made it to finals and placed 12th.  We are proud of you!


8th Grade Night & Football versus Cherokee Trail - Thursday September 28, 2023

Practice starts as usual at 4PM at GV Park for marching band members.  The eight graders will join the band there. Everyone will come back to the CCHS Innovation Center for dinner at 5:30PM.  After dinner, the band will get ready for the game.

Annual 8th grade Chili/recruitment night is September 28th.  It is an opportunity for 8th grade students from Campus & West to come, sit among the marching band members, enjoy the band experience, share a meal and hopefully recruit them for the band for the following year.  In order to make this event a success, We NEED your help to provide food and assistance.  Please see the sign-up genius link below to assist us.  

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EA9AC2EA75-8thgrade#/

Unfortunately, this is not one of our many family events.  This event is only for current band members and prospective band members. Any questions, please contact Kimarie Mikleton:  303.907.9577 or mikleton20@msn.com.

We suggest everyone buys their tickets for the football game online at the link below to save time as lines can be long. 

https://gofan.co/app/events/655496?schoolId=CO27269

We also need your help with volunteering for this game (and future games)! There still are many opportunities available to help out! See the section below to sign up to help with pit, plumes, seat covers, water or selling gear.



Butter Braids are coming! 

Selling Butter Braids raises funds that go directly into your student’s  account to help fund marching band expenses.  This year we will be selling Butter Braids and Gluten-Free cookie dough! For every product sold, 40% of the sale goes to your student’s account. Please be on the lookout for your students and order forms the 1st week of October! Questions? Email Emily Rissmiller at emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com.


Homecoming Football versus Smoky Hill - Friday, October, 6 2023

Call time is at 6PM for the 7PM game. Students should eat dinner beforehand.

Senior band students and their parents will meet at 6:00 PM (which is 1 hour before call time) for the Homecoming Game to take photos together. Photos are usually taken outside the band room door on the south side of the building. Students should be ready to go in their band uniform.

We suggest everyone buys their tickets for the football game online at the link below to save time as lines can be long. 

https://gofan.co/app/events/655496?schoolId=CO27269

We also need your help with volunteering for this game (and future games)! There still are many opportunities available to help out! See the section below to sign up to help with pit, plumes, seat covers, water or selling gear.


 

Band Auction and Concert Important Dates - October 10, 2023


The band auction is approaching and help is needed with donations.  Please see the website for info about:

 

Webpage: https://www.cherrycreekbpa.org/fundraising/band-auction-concert

Here are some important dates:

Well, that is it for now but keep an eye out for further auction updates.

Cheers, Vien Perez, 2023 CCHSBPA Auction Chairperson

Questions can be directed to:  2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com

 

Monarch Marching Festival - October 14, 2023

The next marching band competition is Saturday October 14th at Centaurus High School, 10300 S Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026. Spectator info (including tickets, parking  prelims, and finals schedules) can be found at their website: 


https://www.monarchbands.org/monarch-marching-festival


Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:



Bring food and/or money for concessions if you want snacks after the performance. Parents should pick students up at CCHS Fine Arts at approximately 9:00pm.


NOTE TO PARENTS ABOUT SPECTATOR PARKING: Parking is limited to ONLY handicapped parking in the area of the stadium and parents and staff should plan on arriving with enough time before performances to walk from the parking available within ½ mile of the stadium at marked businesses and at Angevine Middle School or the Community Medical Center just .8 miles east of the stadium on South Boulder Road.

 

Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Football Games and Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Football Games

For each football game we need parent volunteers to help with (1) Pit Crew, (2) Plumes, (3) Band Seat Covers,  (4) Water Committee and (5) Selling Gear. All volunteers will get a pass to enter the game for free. Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Band Seat Covers: Volunteers help reserve space for the  band to sit and vinyl seat covers are placed on the bleachers. Joel and Erin Palmer are organizing parents to help with this important task. Volunteers will meet 30 minutes before the game to place the seat covers and help with removing the covers at the end of the game. Sign up to support one or multiple games. 

Pit Crew: Help move the pit equipment and ancillaries to support the Band’s halftime show! Parents meet at the pit truck on the southwest end of the field ~30 minutes before the game.  Signup to support one or multiple games.  

Plumes: Parents are needed to help distribute plumes before half time and collect plumes after half time. Signup to support one or multiple games. 

Water Committee: Volunteers provide water to the band following the half-time performance since the kids need to remain together and in uniform throughout the game. Jen and Jim Gallo are organizing volunteers for this parent crew. This committee meets 45 minutes before the start of the game to fill coolers with water and ice and then bring the coolers to the stadium. You will also help distribute water following half time performance. Email Jen Gallo at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com to help with this committee.

NEW Selling Gear: Come early to the home football games (and to Back to School Night) and help sell Creek gear; shirts, shorts, jackets and the football program. The band will get 30% back on everything we sell so grab a friend and come early to the home games. You will be finished in time to watch your student perform on the field! Thank you! Any questions, reach out to Emily Rissmiller at  emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com or 214.783.9819.


Volunteer Opportunities - Competitions

We also need your help for competitions. If you help with Pit and Props you will get a wristband that will let you see Creek perform for free! Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.

Pit Crew: Help the pit bring their instruments and sound equipment to practice areas and onto the field for performances. Also help Color Guard bring out the props. Handy people with tools are a PLUS but not necessary. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

Plumes: Help hand out the big feathers that go on the students' Shako hats.  Hand them out before the performance and collect afterwards. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

U-Haul Driver: We need an extra truck this year to help carry props and we will be renting a U-Haul truck. This volunteer must be 21 years of age and bring a driver’s license to the rental location. The volunteer will drive truck from rental location, to school for loading, to the competition site, and then back to school.




Volunteer Opportunities - Baking Committee

(September 27th) Some slots for baking sign-ups have opened up! Use the sign up below to make or buy treats for competitions.

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.



Cherry Creek School District Volunteer Application - Due ASAP

 

Are you planning to volunteer with the Marching Band this year in any capacity?  Then you need to complete a quick online form for the Cherry Creek School District.  Information about the policy is here: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/domain/2343 and you can complete the registration form here: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT Thank you!



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest






2023-09-22 | CCHS BPA Update | 8th Grade Night Needs Your Help!


Hello Band Families,

We need your help to  make 8th Grade Recruitment night a success.  We still need quite a few sign-ups for chili, fixin’s and mac-n-cheese. Your help will be greatly appreciated!  Use the sign-up genius below to make a food donation.


8th Grade Night & Football versus Cherokee Trail - Thursday September 28, 2023

Practice starts as usual at 4PM at GV Park for marching band members.  The eight graders will join the band there. Everyone will come back to the CCHS Innovation Center for dinner at 5:30PM.  After dinner, the band will get ready for the game.

Annual 8th grade Chili/recruitment night is September 28th.  It is an opportunity for 8th grade students from Campus & West to come, sit among the marching band members, enjoy the band experience, share a meal and hopefully recruit them for the band for the following year.  In order to make this event a success, We NEED your help to provide food and assistance.  Please see the sign-up genius link below to assist us.  

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EA9AC2EA75-8thgrade#/

Unfortunately, this is not one of our many family events.  This event is only for current band members and prospective band members. Any questions, please contact Kimarie Mikleton:  303.907.9577 or mikleton20@msn.com.


Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest





Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest




2023-09-20 | CCHS BPA Update | Legacy Festival & 8th Grade Night & Volunteering


2023-09-20 | CCHS BPA Update | Legacy Festival & 8th Grade Night & Volunteering


Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside this week’s update:



Legacy Marching Festival - September 23, 2023


The Legacy Marching Festival is this Saturday, September 23, 2023.  See yesterday’s email blast for important information. Did you know you can always find previous email blasts on our website archive?  See here: CCHS Marching Band - Email Archive (cherrycreekbpa.org)


*NEW* From the Food Committee: We are super stoked for feeding these awesome kiddos! Typically a sign up genius goes to one or more sections as to be fair for serving and food needs. We are serving quesadillas with the help of the sensational saxes. There is always a gf and non meat option at each meal. Feel free to sign-up if you can, all are welcome. 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0A4AA9A728A46-44338415-legacy



8th Grade Night & Football versus Cherokee Trail - Thursday September 28, 2023

Practice starts as usual at 4PM at GV Park for marching band members.  The eight graders will join the band there. Everyone will come back to the CCHS Innovation Center for dinner at 5:30PM.  After dinner, the band will get ready for the game.

Annual 8th grade Chili/recruitment night is September 28th.  It is an opportunity for 8th grade students from Campus & West to come, sit among the marching band members, enjoy the band experience, share a meal and hopefully recruit them for the band for the following year.  In order to make this event a success, We NEED your help to provide food and assistance.  Please see the sign-up genius link below to assist us.  

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EA9AC2EA75-8thgrade#/

Unfortunately, this is not one of our many family events.  This event is only for current band members and prospective band members. Any questions, please contact Kimarie Mikleton:  303.907.9577 or mikleton20@msn.com.

We suggest everyone buys their tickets for the football game online at the link below to save time as lines can be long. 

https://gofan.co/app/events/655496?schoolId=CO27269

We also need your help with volunteering for this game (and future games)! There still are many opportunities available to help out! See the section below to sign up to help with pit, plumes, seat covers, water or selling gear.


 

Band Auction and Concert - October 10, 2023


The band auction is approaching and help is needed with donations.  Please see the website for info about 

Webpage: https://www.cherrycreekbpa.org/fundraising/band-auction-concert

Questions can be directed to:  2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com

 

Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Football Games and Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Football Games

For each football game we need parent volunteers to help with (1) Pit Crew, (2) Plumes, (3) Band Seat Covers,  (4) Water Committee and (5) Selling Gear. All volunteers will get a pass to enter the game for free. Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Band Seat Covers: Volunteers help reserve space for the  band to sit and vinyl seat covers are placed on the bleachers. Joel and Erin Palmer are organizing parents to help with this important task. Volunteers will meet 30 minutes before the game to place the seat covers and help with removing the covers at the end of the game. Sign up to support one or multiple games. 

Pit Crew: Help move the pit equipment and ancillaries to support the Band’s halftime show! Parents meet at the pit truck on the southwest end of the field ~30 minutes before the game.  Signup to support one or multiple games.  

Plumes: Parents are needed to help distribute plumes before half time and collect plumes after half time. Signup to support one or multiple games. 

Water Committee: Volunteers provide water to the band following the half-time performance since the kids need to remain together and in uniform throughout the game. Jen and Jim Gallo are organizing volunteers for this parent crew. This committee meets 45 minutes before the start of the game to fill coolers with water and ice and then bring the coolers to the stadium. You will also help distribute water following half time performance. Email Jen Gallo at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com to help with this committee.

NEW Selling Gear: Come early to the home football games (and to Back to School Night) and help sell Creek gear; shirts, shorts, jackets and the football program. The band will get 30% back on everything we sell so grab a friend and come early to the home games. You will be finished in time to watch your student perform on the field! Thank you! Any questions, reach out to Emily Rissmiller at  emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com or 214.783.9819.


Volunteer Opportunities - Competitions

We also need your help for competitions. If you help with Pit and Props you will get a wristband that will let you see Creek perform for free! Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.

Pit Crew: Help the pit bring their instruments and sound equipment to practice areas and onto the field for performances. Also help Color Guard bring out the props. Handy people with tools are a PLUS but not necessary. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

Plumes: Help hand out the big feathers that go on the students' Shako hats.  Hand them out before the performance and collect afterwards. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

U-Haul Driver: We need an extra truck this year to help carry props and we will be renting a U-Haul truck. This volunteer must be 21 years of age and bring a driver’s license to the rental location. The volunteer will drive truck from rental location, to school for loading, to the competition site, and then back to school.




Volunteer Opportunities - Baking Committee

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.



Cherry Creek School District Volunteer Application - Due ASAP

 

Are you planning to volunteer with the Marching Band this year in any capacity?  Then you need to complete a quick online form for the Cherry Creek School District.  Information about the policy is here: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/domain/2343 and you can complete the registration form here: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT Thank you!



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest




2023-09-19 | CCHS BPA Update | Everything Legacy Festival



Hello Band Families,

The first competition is this weekend. Here is what’s inside this Legacy Marching Festival update:


Legacy Marching Festival - September 23, 2023


The first marching band competition is approaching on Saturday 23, 2023 at Adams 12 Five Star Stadium, 9351 Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229. Spectator info (including tickets, parking  prelims, and finals schedules) can be found at their website: 


http://legacybands.org/legacy-marching-festival


Your band member should eat breakfast before coming to CCHS in the morning and should also bring lunch. Only dinner will be provided. Everyone needs to wear this year’s band shirt under the uniform. 

Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:


 

Key Points for Festival - From the Legacy Marching Band Boosters

Here are some key points for your members:


Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Football Games and Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for Remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.


Volunteer Opportunities - Competitions

We also need your help for competitions. If you help with Pit and Props you will get a wristband that will let you see Creek perform for free! Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.

Pit Crew: Help the pit bring their instruments and sound equipment to practice areas and onto the field for performances. Also help Color Guard bring out the props. Handy people with tools are a PLUS but not necessary. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

Plumes: Help hand out the big feathers that go on the students' Shako hats.  Hand them out before the performance and collect afterwards. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

U-Haul Driver: We need an extra truck this year to help carry props and we will be renting a U-Haul truck. This volunteer must be 21 years of age and bring a driver’s license to the rental location. The volunteer will drive truck from rental location, to school for loading, to the competition site, and then back to school.




Volunteer Opportunities - Baking Committee

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.



Cherry Creek School District Volunteer Application - Due ASAP

 

Are you planning to volunteer with the Marching Band this year in any capacity?  Then you need to complete a quick online form for the Cherry Creek School District.  Information about the policy is here: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/domain/2343 and you can complete the registration form here: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT Thank you!


Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest





2023-09-13 | CCHS BPA Update | Legacy Festival & 8th Grade Night


Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside this week’s update:



Spirit Wear - Ready this Week!


Spirit wear will be ready for pick up starting on Thursday 9/14 in the band room. Beginning on Thursday, orders will be in the band room (organized alphabetically) for your student to pick up and take home with them. There is a small delay on embroidered items, so If your order involves embroidery then your student will need to pick up a second bag beginning Monday (9/18). Any questions about delivery of spirit wear  can be sent to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.


Legacy Marching Festival - September 23, 2023


The first marching band competition is approaching on Saturday 23, 2023 at Adams 12 Five Star Stadium, 9351 Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229. Spectator info (including tickets, parking  prelims, and finals schedules) can be found at their website: 


http://legacybands.org/legacy-marching-festival/#1570726030646-24735388-2cb8


Your band member should eat breakfast before coming to CCHS in the morning and should also bring lunch. Only dinner will be provided. Everyone needs to wear this year’s band shirt under the uniform. 

Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:



8th Grade Night & Football versus Cherokee Trail - T September 28, 2023

Practice starts as usual at 4PM at GV Park for marching band members.  The eight graders will join the band there. Everyone will come back to the CCHS Innovation Center for dinner at 5:30PM.  After dinner, the band will get ready for the game.

Annual 8th grade Chili/recruitment night is September 28th.  It is an opportunity for 8th grade students from Campus & West to come, sit among the marching band members, enjoy the band experience, share a meal and hopefully recruit them for the band for the following year.  In order to make this event a success, We NEED your help to provide food and assistance.  Please see the sign-up genius link below to assist us.  

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EA9AC2EA75-8thgrade#/

Unfortunately, this is not one of our many family events.  This event is only for current band members and prospective band members. Any questions, please contact Kimarie Mikleton:  303.907.9577 or mikleton20@msn.com.

We suggest everyone buys their tickets for the football game online at the link below to save time as lines can be long. 

https://gofan.co/app/events/655496?schoolId=CO27269

We also need your help with volunteering for this game (and future games)! There still are many opportunities available to help out! See the section below to sign up to help with pit, plumes, seat covers, water or selling gear.


 

Band Auction and Concert - October 10, 2023


The band auction is approaching and help is needed with donations.  Please see the website for info about 

Webpage: https://www.cherrycreekbpa.org/fundraising/band-auction-concert

Questions can be directed to: 2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com 

 

Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Football Games and Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Football Games

For each football game we need parent volunteers to help with (1) Pit Crew, (2) Plumes, (3) Band Seat Covers,  (4) Water Committee and (5) Selling Gear. All volunteers will get a pass to enter the game for free. Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Band Seat Covers: Volunteers help reserve space for the  band to sit and vinyl seat covers are placed on the bleachers. Joel and Erin Palmer are organizing parents to help with this important task. Volunteers will meet 30 minutes before the game to place the seat covers and help with removing the covers at the end of the game. Sign up to support one or multiple games. 

Pit Crew: Help move the pit equipment and ancillaries to support the Band’s halftime show! Parents meet at the pit truck on the southwest end of the field ~30 minutes before the game.  Signup to support one or multiple games.  

Plumes: Parents are needed to help distribute plumes before half time and collect plumes after half time. Signup to support one or multiple games. 

Water Committee: Volunteers provide water to the band following the half-time performance since the kids need to remain together and in uniform throughout the game. Jen and Jim Gallo are organizing volunteers for this parent crew. This committee meets 45 minutes before the start of the game to fill coolers with water and ice and then bring the coolers to the stadium. You will also help distribute water following half time performance. Email Jen Gallo at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com to help with this committee.

NEW Selling Gear: Come early to the home football games (and to Back to School Night) and help sell Creek gear; shirts, shorts, jackets and the football program. The band will get 30% back on everything we sell so grab a friend and come early to the home games. You will be finished in time to watch your student perform on the field! Thank you! Any questions, reach out to Emily Rissmiller at  emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com or 214.783.9819.


Volunteer Opportunities - Competitions

We also need your help for competitions. If you help with Pit and Props you will get a wristband that will let you see Creek perform for free! Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.

Pit Crew: Help the pit bring their instruments and sound equipment to practice areas and onto the field for performances. Also help Color Guard bring out the props. Handy people with tools are a PLUS but not necessary. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

Plumes: Help hand out the big feathers that go on the students' Shako hats.  Hand them out before the performance and collect afterwards. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

U-Haul Driver: We need an extra truck this year to help carry props and we will be renting a U-Haul truck. This volunteer must be 21 years of age and bring a driver’s license to the rental location. The volunteer will drive truck from rental location, to school for loading, to the competition site, and then back to school.




Volunteer Opportunities - Baking Committee

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167.



Cherry Creek School District Volunteer Application - Due ASAP

 

Are you planning to volunteer with the Marching Band this year in any capacity?  Then you need to complete a quick online form for the Cherry Creek School District.  Information about the policy is here: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/domain/2343 and you can complete the registration form here: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT Thank you!



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest






2023-09-06 | CCHS BPA Update | Back to School Night Thank You & Legacy Festival

Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside this week’s update:


 

Back to School Night - Thank You!


A big thank you to all those who helped out and supported the band at back to school night either by flipping, selling, or purchasing a burger. Kudos to you. The band raised $1891 in net proceeds at Back to School Night.



Legacy Marching Festival - September 23, 2023


The first marching band competition is approaching on Saturday 23, 2023 at Adams 12 Five Star Stadium, 9351 Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229. Spectator info (including tickets, parking  prelims, and finals schedules) can be found at their website: 


http://legacybands.org/legacy-marching-festival/#1570726030646-24735388-2cb8


Your band member should eat breakfast before coming to CCHS in the morning and should also bring lunch. Only dinner will be provided. Everyone needs to wear this year’s band shirt under the uniform. 

Here is a detailed schedule from Mr. Libby:



 

Band Auction and Concert - October 10, 2023


The band auction is approaching and help is needed with donations.  Please see the website for info about 

Webpage: https://www.cherrycreekbpa.org/fundraising/band-auction-concert

Questions can be directed to: cchsbpa2023@gmail.com

 

Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Football Games and Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Football Games

For each football game we need parent volunteers to help with (1) Pit Crew, (2) Plumes, (3) Band Seat Covers,  (4) Water Committee and (5) Selling Gear. All volunteers will get a pass to enter the game for free. Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Band Seat Covers: Volunteers help reserve space for the  band to sit and vinyl seat covers are placed on the bleachers. Joel and Erin Palmer are organizing parents to help with this important task. Volunteers will meet 30 minutes before the game to place the seat covers and help with removing the covers at the end of the game. Sign up to support one or multiple games. 

Pit Crew: Help move the pit equipment and ancillaries to support the Band’s halftime show! Parents meet at the pit truck on the southwest end of the field ~30 minutes before the game.  Signup to support one or multiple games.  

Plumes: Parents are needed to help distribute plumes before half time and collect plumes after half time. Signup to support one or multiple games. 

Water Committee: Volunteers provide water to the band following the half-time performance since the kids need to remain together and in uniform throughout the game. Jen and Jim Gallo are organizing volunteers for this parent crew. This committee meets 45 minutes before the start of the game to fill coolers with water and ice and then bring the coolers to the stadium. You will also help distribute water following half time performance. Email Jen Gallo at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com to help with this committee.

NEW Selling Gear: Come early to the home football games (and to Back to School Night) and help sell Creek gear; shirts, shorts, jackets and the football program. The band will get 30% back on everything we sell so grab a friend and come early to the home games. You will be finished in time to watch your student perform on the field! Thank you! Any questions, reach out to Emily Rissmiller at  emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com or 214.783.9819.


Volunteer Opportunities - Competitions

We also need your help for competitions. If you help with Pit and Props you will get a wristband that will let you see Creek perform for free! Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.

Pit Crew: Help the pit bring their instruments and sound equipment to practice areas and onto the field for performances. Also help Color Guard bring out the props. Handy people with tools are a PLUS but not necessary. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

Plumes: Help hand out the big feathers that go on the students' Shako hats.  Hand them out before the performance and collect afterwards. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

U-Haul Driver: We need an extra truck this year to help carry props and we will be renting a U-Haul truck. This volunteer must be 21 years of age and bring a driver’s license to the rental location. The volunteer will drive truck from rental location, to school for loading, to the competition site, and then back to school.




Volunteer Opportunities - Baking Committee

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167



Cherry Creek School District Volunteer Application - Due ASAP

 

Are you planning to volunteer with the Marching Band this year in any capacity?  Then you need to complete a quick online form for the Cherry Creek School District.  Information about the policy is here: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/domain/2343 and you can complete the registration form here: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT Thank you!



Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest




2023-09-01 | CCHS BPA Update | Band Auction - Donations Needed




Hello Band Families,

The band auction is fast approaching (October 10th) and your help is needed with donations! Read on to learn about


You can also see the webpage for all things auction: 

https://www.cherrycreekbpa.org/fundraising/band-auction-concert

 

Auction Donations - Items Needed!


Auction donations are needed! No item is too small or too big. Not sure what to donate? Everyone can contribute something and here are some ideas.

 

Have a business?  Donate a product or service your business provides and have your name/business seen by over 500 people on our website.

Don’t own a business? No worries! Donate something you love.


Don’t own a hobby? No worries! Donate something you would enjoy!


 

If you are interested in donating or helping out on this year’s CCHS Band Auction, please contact Vien Perez, CCHS Band Auction Chairperson. Call/text:  303.901.5444 or email:  2023cchsbpaauction@gmail.com.


 

Wine Bottle Grab - Donations Needed


Thinking about trying a new wine, but too nervous you’ll get a dud? Now there is an easy way, and it helps the Cherry Creek Bands Program via an auction donation.


It’s a Wine Win Win!!!  And it's easy!! 

 

If you are interested in donating to the CCHS Band Auction, please contact Mélisande Holohan, CCHS Band Auction Committee Member by email:  mholohan@gmail.com.

 

Happenings - Donations Needed


Happenings are back by popular demand! How do you get started?


 

How do people buy a happening?  At the auction people buy a "ticket" to attend the event for the price you set until tickets sell out at the number of people you set. 


Then what?  Host the event  and have a great time! Meet new people and enjoy the event! The band benefits from the proceeds made from the tickets sold for your happening.  For example, if you have a happening for 10 people and tickets sold for $20 each then you had a great time and made $200 for the band!


What are some ideas that have been successful in the past?

 

Interested/Questions:  Contact Kimarie Mikleton By Phone/Text 303.907.9577 or email mikleton20@msn.com

 

Section Baskets - Info for Section Leaders!

The Auction Committee relies on Section leaders to help put their section basket together to gather and provide each section’s “basket” for the auction.  

 

What’s the process?

What are some possible theme ideas? Pick one or pick your own (remember to contact Cara to verify availability)

For any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cara Scheerer at clscheerer@gmail.com or 303.949.2530.  ·   





Go Creek!  Go Band!

Deb Carney Ormes & Kendall Cipra, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2023 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary I & II

cchsbpacomm@gmail.com


Website and Social Media Links of Interest




2023-08-29 | CCHS BPA Update | Thursday Football, Spirit Night, and Volunteering




Hello Band Families,

Here is what’s inside this week’s update:

 

Performance T-Shirts/Spirit Wear - Issue with the Iron On Text

Some of the performance t-shirt's texts are bubbling at the bottom of the t-shirt. If your student's t-shirt has this issue, you can send it to Doug Heacox for repair or you can try to remedy this issue yourself. To fix this issue yourself, you can place parchment paper over the problem text area and use an iron over the parchment paper to smooth it out. Applying some pressure is also needed. DO NOT ACCIDENTALLY TOUCH INK WITH HOT IRON. Slowly peel back the parchment paper after ironing. Doug will be at practice on Wednesday afternoon (August 28th) to fix any shirts that need repair, so have your student bring their shirt in if you don't want to fix it yourself. Please email your questions to dheacox11@msn.com. The bubbling will not be an issue with the items purchased through the Online Sales. Spirit Wear items purchased during the online sale should be available mid-September and will be delivered to students during the school day in the band room.

 

Football Game versus Legacy Lightning - THURSDAY August 31, 2023

This is a Thursday night game and is the new Spirit Night (canceled last week due to the rain). Call time for the game will be 5:00 pm. Students will need to plan accordingly for dinner, as it is not provided for Football Games.  As this is CCHS Spirit Night, the Band, Cheers, and Poms will perform at 6:25 pm before the 7 pm game in the pool courtyard. 

We suggest everyone buys their tickets for the football game online at the link below to save time as lines can be long. 

https://gofan.co/app/events/655496?schoolId=CO27269

We also need your help with volunteering for this game (and future games)! There still are many opportunities available to help out! See the next section to sign up to help with pit, plumes, seat covers, water or selling gear. 

 

Remind App - Sign Up for Notifications

This season we will be using the Remind App (see https://www.remind.com/) for any last minute communications about marching band info for Football Games and Competitions. You can sign up to receive notifications via text or app.  We encourage band families, and especially band volunteers, to sign up for remind notifications this season via this link.

https://www.remind.com/join/dk8389

Any questions can be directed to BPA President Jessica Carmer at jcarmer4475@gmail.com.

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Football Games

For each football game we need parent volunteers to help with (1) Pit Crew, (2) Plumes, (3) Band Seat Covers,  (4) Water Committee and (5) Selling Gear. All volunteers will get a pass to enter the game for free. Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Band Seat Covers: Volunteers help reserve space for the  band to sit and vinyl seat covers are placed on the bleachers. Joel and Erin Palmer are organizing parents to help with this important task. Volunteers will meet 30 minutes before the game to place the seat covers and help with removing the covers at the end of the game. Sign up to support one or multiple games. 

Pit Crew: Help move the pit equipment and ancillaries to support the Band’s halftime show! Parents meet at the pit truck on the southwest end of the field ~30 minutes before the game.  Signup to support one or multiple games.  

Plumes: Parents are needed to help distribute plumes before half time and collect plumes after half time. Signup to support one or multiple games. 

Water Committee: Volunteers provide water to the band following the half-time performance since the kids need to remain together and in uniform throughout the game. Jen and Jim Gallo are organizing volunteers for this parent crew. This committee meets 45 minutes before the start of the game to fill coolers with water and ice and then bring the coolers to the stadium. You will also help distribute water following half time performance. Email Jen Gallo at  jenflwrcsu@aol.com to help with this committee.

NEW Selling Gear: Come early to the home football games (and to Back to School Night) and help sell Creek gear; shirts, shorts, jackets and the football program. The band will get 30% back on everything we sell so grab a friend and come early to the home games. You will be finished in time to watch your student perform on the field! Thank you! Any questions, reach out to Emily Rissmiller at  emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com or 214.783.9819.


Volunteer Opportunities - Competitions

We also need your help for competitions. If you help with Pit and Props you will get a wristband that will let you see Creek perform for free! Any questions? Ask Julia Miller at juliakornmiller@yahoo.com.

Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adaf2ba46-cherry1#/ and see descriptions of positions below.

Pit Crew: Help the pit bring their instruments and sound equipment to practice areas and onto the field for performances. Also help Color Guard bring out the props. Handy people with tools are a PLUS but not necessary. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

Plumes: Help hand out the big feathers that go on the students' Shako hats.  Hand them out before the performance and collect afterwards. This opportunity is broken up into two time slots (prelims and final performances).

U-Haul Driver: We need an extra truck this year to help carry props and we will be renting a U-Haul truck. This volunteer must be 21 years of age and bring a driver’s license to the rental location. The volunteer will drive truck from rental location, to school for loading, to the competition site, and then back to school.




Volunteer Opportunities - Baking Committee

Do you love to bake? We need  your support in baking cookies, brownies, bars and treats for the students at Competitions. Sign up for one or all of them. These do NOT need to be homemade. We're also looking for gluten free and nut free options as well. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49A8AC2AA57-baking.  Have questions? Reach out to Cheryl Kutzer at: ckutzer3@gmail.com or 303.949.5167



Cherry Creek School District Volunteer Application - Due ASAP

 

Are you planning to volunteer with the Marching Band this year in any capacity?  Then you need to complete a quick online form for the Cherry Creek School District.  Information about the policy is here: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/domain/2343 and you can complete the registration form here: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT Thank you!



Legacy Marching Festival - September 23, 2023


The first marching band competition is approaching on Saturday 23, 2023.  The schedule for the festival has not been posted yet, but families should plan for a morning rehearsal at Creek and the event will end around 10PM if the band makes finals. More details will be forthcoming you see general info about the festival here: 


http://legacybands.org/legacy-marching-festival/#1570726030646-24735388-2cb8


Location: Adams 12 Five Star Stadium, 9351 Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229