Updated: Apr 29
Hello Band Families!
I hope everyone had a long and restful spring break! I know the band students earned it, with just in the first half of the semester we have quite a bit to celebrate! All three jazz bands had an excellent concert with the Rocky Top and Century Jazz, and then followed up with Excellent and Superior Ratings at the Mile High Jazz Festival. The Concert Bands had a wonderful performance with the 8th grade Rocky Top Band a few weeks back after going to the CBA Festival receiving Good and Superior ratings, respectively. On top of all of that, the students went to 10 different Basketball Games, we had Anastasia rehearsals and performances, and we had 27 students go to the Scott Lang Leadership Workshop right before break. What a way to welcome a normal semester of band back into our lives (and schedules) after so much time off.
I think we sometimes forget that Spring is much busier for the program than the fall season, which slows down fast after the marching season is over. I’m incredibly proud of our student’s dedication, hard work, and commitment to making our bands excellent and fun to be a part of. With all that being said, we only have a little more push to Summer and the kickoff of the new Marching Hawks Season! As a side note, I will be sending this email through Campus AND the BPA, so I apologize if you get this multiple times, I just really want to make sure everyone is getting the information! Here is what is coming up in the program:
-First Boston/NYC Trip Registration, deposit and Insurance DUE March 28th. Here is the site if you still needed to register: https://advantedgetours.grcoll.co/go/horizon
-You can still add on to the trip later, but the initial deposit cost will obviously rise to get you caught up with other payments further into the trip window.
Here is a link just for the trip packet and information:
Winter Guard Championships- April 2nd
If you haven’t had a chance to see our amazing Winter Guard, they have one last performance coming up for their state competition! Here is some information regarding state championship tickets at Denver University Magness Arena.
-Tickets for Championships. Use code RMCGA50 for $5 off each ticket. Tickets will be full price day of. https://rmcga.ticketleap.com/rmcga-state-championships/ -Share this link for parents and family who plan on coming to championships. Let them know parking is included in the ticket price and more info will be coming out within the next weeks
Canon City Trip Meeting- April 4th @6:00 pm HHS Auditorium
The big trip for this year is fast approaching! We are holding a meeting next Monday, April 4th at 6 pm in the auditorium to go over all the finer details of the trip. This is where students will sign up for rooms (Must be present to sign their own name to a room), we will go over the itinerary, performance times and locations, and we will need additional health information and have a few forms to fill out. If you can’t make this meeting, we will still have all of the rooms posted in the band room for kids to keep signing up for rooms, and we will send out required forms to be turned in later in April.
CBA Concert Band State Festival- April 18th at CSU Center for the Arts
With the fantastic performance Wind Ensemble put on at the regional, it qualified them for the State Concert Band Festival which only 32 of the best ensembles out of the state are invited to. Here is the info:
Where: CSU Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St, Fort Colling, CO 80524
6:30 am- Call time at HHS
7:00 am- Depart HHS for CSU
8:00 am- Listening Block (We are required to listen to 2 other bands and their hard work!!)
9:30 am- Performance time! (Welcome to any spectators for free)
10:00 am- Clinic with College Professor
10:30 am- Depart CSU and go get Lunch in Fort Collins.
12:30 pm- Depart back to HHS
1:30 pm- Arrive back at HHS
Skyline Jazz Festival- April 28th
With the Legends Jazz Festival being cancelled and that usually being a festival we go to, and UNC Jazz being the same day as Prom, the Skyline Jazz Festival was our next best option to get some more exposure and playing opportunity for our Jazzers. All performances are free if you’re up in the Longmont area and would like to see! Here is the schedule:
8:00 am- Call time at HHS
8:30 am- Depart for Skyline HS, 600 E Mountain View Ave, Longmont, CO
10:00 am- Jazz Combo performs!
11:00 am- Depart and go get lunch nearby.
1:00 pm- Jazz 2 Performs
2:30 pm- Jazz 1 Performs
3:30 pm- Depart to HHS
4:15 pm- Arrive back at HHS
Other Important Upcoming Dates:
April 16th- Adams County Honor Band (Rescheduled)
May 3rd- Concert Bands Concert
May 5th- Orchestra Concert
May 6th-7th Canon City Trip
May 10th- Jazz Band Concert
May 19th- Marching Hawks 2022 Season Readthrough and Parent Meeting
May 31st-June 1st- First Marching Hawks Mini Camp
You should have also gotten an email from the BPA with fundraising opportunities and other information to help with the trips coming up. Thank you for all of the support for the music program getting active again and really giving these students fun and memorable experiences that they may have missed out on the past few years.
Thank you and please reach out if you have any additional questions!
Director of Bands Horizon High School firstname.lastname@example.org (720) 972-4472