Hello Band Families,

Thanks to all of the amazing parent volunteers that helped get the student’s uniforms fitted and performance-ready and those that worked to make Spirit Night a huge success!

Here is what’s inside this week’s update

  1. Littleton Western Welcome Week Parade
  2. Plumes
  3. Uniforms
  4. Back to School Night Fundraiser Dinner
  5. Spirit Wear Webstore-Order Deadline extended to Saturday 8/20/0222
  6. Directory-Ads & Tribute Deadline extended to Sunday 8/21/2022 @ 9 PM.
  7. CheddarUp Link for Unpaid Band Fees
  8. Snack Donations

Littleton Western Welcome Week Parade – Information from Directors

  • NEW CALL TIME: 7:30AM Call
    (Be in the band room with uniform and instrument at 7:30)
  • 8:20 AM Uniform Inspection and load busses
  • 8:30 AM Busses depart for Downtown Littleton
  • 9:00 AM Warm-up and basics in Gallup Park (beginning of parade) 10:00 AM
  • Parade starts
  • 12:30 PM Parade should be over-congratulations! 1:00 PM Get Water, Load
  • Busses and return to CCHS

*The parade route goes down Littleton Blvd. (from Gallup st.) and ends at Arapahoe Community College. Parents, park at ACC and walk to MainSt./Littleton Blvd. and find a good spot to watch!

Link to Parade Route Map

***Traditionally the students will self-organize a lunch gathering at Red Robin (Arapahoe & Yosemite) for lunch after the parade***

Opportunity for all the NEW TO BAND Parents —Volunteers Needed

We would like to encourage all New-to-Band Parents to support the band by assisting with Plume Collection after Home Football Games or Competitions.

2022 Plume SignUpGenius

For questions regarding Plume help, please contact Susan Niederloh at susan.vanheuvelen@gmail.com.

For parents that prefer a little more excitement and access to the renowned CCHS Marching Band Meal Tent, please consider helping our Pit & Props Crew Team. They’re getting ready for the upcoming Competitions and need your help!  Email Lisa Kelley at lisalou510@aol.com for more information.

The Pit & Prop SignUpGenius will be posted to the website shortly.  Go to the lower right side bar on the Volunteer page to see all active SignUpGeniuses.

Uniform Committee —Important Information

DINKLES – If your student has dinkles (shoes) at home they must be brought to school Saturday, August 20th at 7:30 AM, for Call time.

Students can also put their dinkles from home in their band lockers or in their school lockers this week to have them ready before Saturday morning.

SOCKS – Students are required to wear black, unmarked crew socks with their uniform. Many kids keep extra pairs of socks in their garment bags.

UNIFORM – Under the uniform pants, students should wear dark gym shorts, leggings, or long underwear to facilitate quick, modest changes. No jeans, zippers, cargo pants, big buttons, or belts should be worn under the uniform.  Under the uniform jacket, students will wear the show shirt that is provided. Add more layers if cold. Students should not wear jewelry.

UNIFORMED PERFORMANCES – Except for Percussion – Pit and Sousaphones, All Instrumentalists wear a Shako (hat) and all hair should be up in the hat.  Sousaphones will have beans instead.

GARMENT BAG – Some optional, but recommended, items to have in the uniform garment bag are hair ties for longer hair, band aids or mole skin cut into smaller pieces for blisters, and deodorant.

Back to School Night Fundraiser—Thursday, August 25th, 2022

On Thursday, August 25th, the CCHS Marching Band will be providing a delicious dinner option for CCHS staff, parents, and students.  Enjoy an on-site grilled hamburger or hot dog with chips and bottled water or soda for $6 if prepaid via CheddarUp before 12 PM on Wednesday, August 24th.  Meals can be purchased same-day for $10 cash or check.  Please note that change for large bills may be limited.

Spirit Wear Store—DEADLINE to order is Saturday, 8/20/2022

The band fees only cover one short sleeve t-shirt, and your student would have received their shirt on Spirit Night.  It is suggested that parents order a second or backup short sleeve t-shirt for their student(s) since they must wear this underneath their uniform.  This 2nd shirt will be especially useful on the weeks where there are both Friday and Saturday performances and great for the trip to California

The Online Marching Band Spirit Wear Store opened on August 10th and will now close on Saturday, August 20th.  The link to order additional apparel is https://chaganpromos.com/shop/.

Student Directory – Tributes and Sponsorships

The Cherry Creek High School Band Parents Association publishes a keepsake directory.

We invite you to participate by purchasing a tribute or corporate sponsorship.

Use this form to enter your contact information, set the submission type, and upload your camera-ready art.

  • Full-page submissions are 4½” by 7½” portrait ($60 for both sponsorship & tribute)
  • Half-page submissions are 4½” by 3½” landscape ($40 for sponsorship and $20 for tribute)
  • Our directory is printed in grayscale at 300 dots per inch

To purchase a Sponsorship Ad or a Tribute

  1. Complete 2022 MB Directory Google Form and use the File upload link found at the end of the form to submit your PDF, PNG, or JPEG file.
  2. Pay via Directory Cheddar UP.

Once we confirm your payment, we will publish your tribute or sponsorship.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 9 PM

Competition Food Committee

A quick reminder that sometime before the 20th of August everyone brings an box of snacks (no nuts please). These snacks go into bins on the busses for the kids to grab from. Popcorn, chips, fruit snacks, cookies are all appreciated. There will be a bin by the band room that will be for collection your contributions.

Jen Gallo


Band Fees

For those that still need to pay their student fees, the CheddarUp Link will be open until Friday, Aug 19th at 10 pm.