CCHS Marching Band 2019

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.

For more information about the award-winning Cherry Creek High School Marching Band, please explore the rest of this website or contact Mr. Libby or Mrs. Sara Wynes.

Questions? Contact CCHS BPA Information.

Latest News & Events

CORRECTION: Details for Tuesday, July 14th Band Camp from Mr. Libby

CCHS Marching Band – Schedule for July 14th

1.  Full Schedule, Checklist & Emergency Contact Form for Tuesday is below in this email and here:  7-14-20-CCHS-Rehearsal-Info

2.  The waiver is attached and can also be found on the website:  2020-Summer-Waiver

READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY!

Here is all of the information you need to know about camp on Tuesday. The restrictions and requirements that pertain directly to us are on Page 2. I’ve paraphrased them from the district reopening plan. There is a lot to read, but it isn’t as complicated and scary as it looks. It’s all pretty simple. Just follow the rules and the procedure and we’ll all have a great time playing together… 6 feet apart. If you don’t follow the rules, we will be required to send you home.

Summer Waiver 2020

We can’t require you to come to the school for this rehearsal if your parents have a concern for your health and safety and want you to stay home during this stage of the school district’s reopening plan. If that is the case, you won’t be penalized whatsoever.

If you are sick, stay home! It’s obviously important for you to come to rehearsal if possible, but your wellbeing and the wellbeing of others is the most important thing! When you arrive for practice, we will ask you a series of questions about Covid-19 symptoms that you must answer. We will also be checking your temperature with a touchless forehead thermometer. You must have a mask, or we will send you home.

Please arrive at 8:30am and stay 6 feet apart as we check you in so that we can begin practice promptly at 9am.

Make sure to bring your own sunscreen and water. You can definitely wear a hat if you want. As of right now, the forecast says it’s going to be 88° and mostly sunny. I’ll be checking the forecast for any severe weather. If it looks like we’re going to get heavy rain or thunderstorms, rehearsal could be cancelled. However, be prepared if it looks like it may rain. If it’s just raining lightly, we’ll still rehearse.

Here is the procedure for the rehearsal:

*8:30am Arrive. Do not congregate with each other.

*Cohort #1 enter Stutler through the south gate (where we enter for football games).

  • alto saxophone
  • baritone saxophone
  • baritones
  • clarinets
  • color guard
  • Kayli K.

*Cohort #2 enter through the large west gate (where the band truck is usually parked)

  • percussion
  • flute
  • mellophone
  • tenor saxophone
  • trumpet
  • tuba
  • Norah N.

*Check in with the staff members by your gate individually to have your temperature taken and answer some questions. If there is a line, stay 6 feet back from the person in front of you. (About a 4-step interval)

*You’ll then go to your assigned area of the field. Cohort #1 go to the north of the 50 yard line (side 2 of the field). Cohort #2 go to the south of the 50 yard line (Side 1 of the field). We need to maintain the space in the middle of the field between the 40s as a buffer zone. Once you’re on your side of the field do not cross the 40 yardline.

*Section leaders will guide you to your spot and you can visit until everyone else is in their spot, then we’ll begin rehearsal.

*When we finish, leave the school grounds as soon as possible. No congregating.

 

Bring your instruments/equipment (Except Pit). If you need a baritone or mellophone please let you section leader know and I will have one for you at the field when you arrive.

 

 

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! These are the restrictions that apply directly to us and our activity.

 

You must wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart at all times.

 

Bring your own filled water bottle labeled with your name. Bring a big enough bottle to last for the full rehearsal. You won’t be able to refill it at the school.

 

Restrooms will be closed. Go before you come to rehearsal. The nearest restrooms that MIGHT be open are not close by.

 

Students will be required to depart the district facilities immediately after their scheduled workouts/meetings. You can’t hang out and talk to each other before or after rehearsal.

 

No family members or guests will be permitted to enter the location of the summer workouts/practices/meetings or gather for social interactions. While waiting for their children, parents/guardians should remain in their vehicles in the west and south parking lots.

 

We can’t share ANYTHING!! So, have what you need for the whole rehearsal..

 

We have to take any item you bring to rehearsal out of the area. Bottles, jackets, trash, etc.

 

You will also have to clean your hands with sanitizer (provided) on the way out of the exit while maintaining social distancing.

 

You are encouraged to bathe and wash your clothes when you get home.

 

The following is directly from the district reopening plan. Pretty straightforward and common sense.

 

We all must continue to practice good hygiene and safety precautions.

  • Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or inside your elbow.
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
  • Wear a mask indoors – Highly recommended outdoors-
  • Must Practice social distancing.
  • Do not share or use other individuals’ equipment
  • Be honest on questionnaires.

People who feel sick or uncomfortable should stay home.

  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Follow the advice of your medical provider.
  • Athletes or Coaches/sponsors with symptoms will not be allowed to participate and must be cleared by a medical provider.
  • If at any given time an athlete/Coach has tested positive for the Covid-19 all workouts and camps will cease for a period of at least five days.

*At any given time, camps/workouts could be modified, suspended or canceled*

 

It’s very important that we follow the district guidelines! Not doing so could negatively affect your health and the health of others and we could lose our privilege to rehearse together at the school if we don’t adhere to the restrictions and process laid in this stage of reopening. Please let me know if you have ANY questions!!

 

Checklist for Wednesday – Please make sure you have all of these items for rehearsal!

 

___Waiver form (we have to have your printed and signed copy- have parent sign before you come!!)

 

___Emergency contact form (Print page below, fill out and bring with you)

 

___Mask

 

 

___Water bottle, large and filled – Perhaps the most important item to have.

 

___Sunscreen

 

___Hat (optional)

 

 

___Instrument (except for Pit)

 

___Used the restroom at home (Remember: They’re all closed at the school)

 

 

___A great attitude

 

___Your brain

 

___Your full attention

 

 

 

CCHS Marching Band Emergency Contact Form

 

We are required to have this information. Please fill out and turn in with the waiver on Tuesday.

 

 

Student’s Name _______________________________________________

 

 

Parent 1:

 

Name   ________________________________________­­­_______________

 

Phone # ______________________________________________________

 

 

Parent 2:

 

Name   ________________________________________­­­_______________

 

Phone # ______________________________________________________

 

 

Emergency Contact:

 

Name   ________________________________________­­­_______________

 

Phone # ______________________________________________________

 

2020 Marching Band Season Update from Mr. Libby

Dear CCHS Marching Band Community,

As you may have heard, CBA made the difficult decision to cancel marching band festivals and championships this fall. Although it’s very disappointing, I know it was the only option given the current circumstances. Please take a moment to read the official statement at coloradobandmasters.org.

We will still have marching band this fall in some capacity, even though we don’t have the opportunity to perform at competitions. I’ll be working with our administration, marching staff and student leadership to brainstorm new and creative ideas to modify our program for this fall.

It’s extremely important to maintain the identity and positive community we’ve spent the last 20 years developing.  We need to stay positive and support each other as we work to provide a meaningful experience for both new and returning members.

We will have camp as usual next Tuesday and we will set aside some time to answer questions. Above all, we will look forward to being together in person!!  I will send out specific instructions and protocols for camp this Friday.

Sincerely,

Mr. Libby

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