CHERRY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND
The Cherry Creek High School Marching Band has a long standing tradition of excellence. Under the direction of Tim Libby and Sara Wynes, this group of talented student musicians has earned awards for excellence in performance both on and off the marching field. Students develop and improve their musicianship, leadership and work ethic in order to carry on that tradition with each new school year.
The Marching Band holds a two-day mini camp after school in May, a one-day camp in July, and two weeks of band camp just before school starts in August. During the fall, the band rehearses after school three days a week.
The CCHS Marching Band performs at school events including Spirit Day, pep rallies and football games, and competes in several marching competitions each season.
The band also performs annually in the Littleton Western Welcome Week Parade. In even-numbered years, the band performs in the Denver Parade of Lights and travels to either California or Florida for a variety of exciting performances.
Questions? Contact CCHS BPA Information.
Checklist for 2020 Marching Band Parents & Students
☐ Take Action Now: Make a Donation – http://cchsbpa.org/fundraising/band-fundraising/ -Either
- Write a check payable to CCHSBPA and mail to Attention: Connie Bechtolt, CCHSBPA Treasurer, 7350 East Progress Place, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, C0 80111.
- Donate via Cheddar Up
☐ Take Action Now: Sign up for King Soopers Community Rewards – http://cchsbpa.org/fundraising/band-fundraising/ – To sign up for this program, 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). 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. Please encourage your friends and family to sign up as well. Forty-eight (48) families have signed up thus far. There is a total of 120 families, so there is potential for a considerable uptick. On average, the band receives approximately $800 per quarter, but we can earn more if you sign up and shop for groceries at King Soopers and its affiliate City Market.
☐ Take Action Now: Purchase Safeway Community Giving Cards – http://cchsbpa.org/fundraising/band-fundraising/ – To purchase pre-loaded $5 gift cards, write a check for $5 per card made payable to CCHSBPA and mail to Attention: Kathy Benson, CCHSBPA Gift Card Coordinator, 8067 S. Trenton Ct., Centennial, CO 80112. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so cards could be mailed to you. Buy extra cards for grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Every time you shop Safeway, ask the cashier or courtesy desk clerk to load more money onto your card before your groceries are scanned. Pay for your groceries with your Safeway gift card, and the band will benefit 4% of your total spending. The Safeway Giving Card is a new program we are deploying this year. Please encourage your friends and relatives to sign up as well. Help the band program earn funds by shopping at Safeway and its affiliates – Vons, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, and Carrs.
☐ Take Action Now: Sign up for AmazonSmile – http://cchsbpa.org/fundraising/band-fundraising/ – Go to smile.amazon.com and create or log in to your account. At the top of the home page, drop-down under Your Account to Your Amazonsmile. Use the button to choose or change your charity to Cherry Creek High School Band Parents Association. Just remember to always go to smile.amazon.com (not just amazon.com) when you shop. That’s it! Please encourage your friends and relatives to sign up as well. AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to our Band program.
☐ 8/28 – 9/6: Sign-up to purchase 2020 marching band apparel – https://stores.blueskypromotions.com/ccmarchingband/shop/home – Please note that all 2020 marching band students will receive a short sleeve, cotton t-shirt at no charge, so the orders you place will be additional. All proceeds will benefit the Band program. These would make excellent gifts and is a great way for friends and families to support our amazing marching band students. Below is the design created by a marching band student for the marching band community. If football continues in February, there is a possibility that a pep band might be assembled to play at football games in April and May. We suggest that you consider purchasing a long sleeve shirt or a hoodie to keep your musician warm.
☐ 10/6: Participate in Online Silent Auction – http://cchsbpa.org/auction-2020/ – On October 6th, 2020, the Cherry Creek High School Band Parent Association (CCHSBPA) will hold our largest fundraiser, the 12th Annual Silent Auction. The proceeds from the auction will help raise necessary funds for the purchase and maintenance of musical instruments, and the continued development and growth of programs that benefit our band students. Traditionally this fundraiser is an “in-person” event along with a Fall Concert. This year, in response to the pandemic, we will hold the auction online to respect the safety of our students, parents, and supporters. We will share more details in September.
☐ 10/19 – 10/30 for pick-up on 11/11: Place Butter Braids and Cookie Dough order – http://cchsbpa.org/fundraising/band-fundraising/ – For this year only, the proceeds will be applied to the general band fund rather than individual student accounts. For the 2021 Marching Band season, the funds raised will be applied to the student’s account.
Much thanks to those who have already signed up for these programs. We appreciate your support and generosity in putting our marching band students first.
Latest News & Events
Hello Marching Band Families,
Mr. Libby is hosting an informational meeting via Zoom on Thursday, April 15th at 7pm. The link to the meeting will be available on the Schoology pages of Mr. Libby, Mrs. Wynes, Mr. Wynes, and Mr. Westwood. He will be giving out all of the details including performance and rehearsal dates for next season.
Go Creek! Go Band!
Dear CCHS Band Families,
We hope this April is finding you and your family well and enjoying spring. We are savoring this time more than ever, as it will be our final semester at CCHS and CMS. Our family is moving to Honolulu this summer to begin a new job opportunity and adventure in Hawaii. It is incredibly bittersweet to say goodbye, as we have cherished the past 19 years in Cherry Creek Schools. This community has been so supportive and caring. We can’t express in words our gratitude for the kindness and love shown in so many ways. Thank you for the wonderful memories and great musical experiences shared with your children! Please stay in touch, and certainly look us up when you vacation in Honolulu. We will miss all of you!
Sara and Johnny Wynes