Hello Band Families,

Thanks you Band Families for all of your hard work and generosity last week at both the CCHS BPA Auction and at the Legacy Festival.  What an amazing community supporting our kids.

Here is what’s inside this week’s update

  1. Big Cat Marching Festival Director Info
  2. Big Cat Marching Festival Parent Volunteer Ops
  3. Plumes and Pit & Prop
  4. Competition Food
  5. Competition Baking
  6. Student-Specific Fundraisers:  Butter Braids, Cookie Dough & Coffee
  7. 8th Grade Chili Night-Friday, Oct. 14th

Also the Jazz Bands are performing this Friday night (9/30) @ 7 pm F.A.

Big Cat Marching Band Festival—Sat., 10/01/2022—Call @ 8:30 am


North Area Athletic Complex (64th Ave and Highway 93)

“Big Cat” Marching Festival Info Sheet

Information from Mr. Libby as of 9/23/2022


October 1, 2022

  • 8:30am-10:00am Practice at GV
  • 10:00am-10:45am Early Lunch (on your own)
  • 10:50am Inspection
  • 11:00am Depart for North Area Athletic Complex (Golden, CO)
  • 11:45pm Arrive and unload
  • 12:05pm Body Warm-Up (Area B)
  • 12:30pm Pit Warm-Up (Area B)
  • 12:45pm Music Warm-Up (Area B)
  • 1:45pm Watch D’Evelyn perform from the track
  • 2:00pm Prelim Awards Ceremony
  • 2:30pm Back to the busses to eat dinner (Provided)
  • 4:00pm Finals performances begin
  • 8:00pm Finals Awards Ceremony
  • 8:30pm Depart for CCHS

Parents should pick students up at CCHS Fine Arts at approximately 9:45pm.

Purchase tickets ahead of time using the following link https://lakewood-performing-arts-council.square.site/big-cat-marching-invitational

Big Cat Document Links

Parent Volunteer Opportunities—Big Cat Marching Festival

We are still looking for parent volunteers for Plumes, Pit and Props

  1. Plumes:  2022 Plume SignUpGenius.  This crew is still looking for a finals volunteer.  Email Natalie Dube’ with questions
  2. Pit Crew:  SignUpGenius for Pit Crew & Prop Crew
    We still need a lot of volunteers for Big Cat (~15 pit & prop for prelims & final).  I can guarantee that this event will get you >10K steps in for that day.  Come join in the fun of “Pit Fit.” Text Lisa Kelly (303.717.9874) or Cathy Dundon (303.885.6440) for more information

Competition Food —Big Cat Marching Festival

Hello from the Food Committee!

A HUGE thanks to all of the super helpers at Legacy last Sunday. With only an hour or so we made sure all the kids (and most of the volunteers) had food in their bellies!

This week, as we head to Big Cat, the clarinet section is helping out with dinner. We are serving scrambled eggs, potatoes, and turkey sausages. (With dietary needs options too).

Big Cat Clarinet Meal SignUpGenius

I am so very grateful for all that this village does to make the competitions run smoothly, and am available for questions or concerns at any time!

As always, feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Jen Gallo (773)627-4584

Competition Baking Committee — Big Cat Marching Festival

Calling all fabulous bakers please sign up for a breakfast or dessert item! I will be outside the FA building Saturday morning From 8:00-8:30AM to collect all baked goods.

Full details can be found on the SignUpGenius Page

Please text or call Megan Eggleston at 303-437-6606 with any questions.

Butter Braids & Premium Coffee—Student-Specific Fundraiser

Selling Butter Braids, Cookie Dough, Coda Coffee AND new this season, Premium Coffee, raises funds that go directly into your student’s account to help fund marching band expenses.  This year we will sell Butter Braids, Yumbana Gluten-Free cookie dough flavors and the award-winning Coda Coffee. Each Butter Braid product sells for $13.00-$14.00, Gluten-Free Cookie Dough sells for $13.00, and Coda coffee $16. For every product sold, 40% of the sale goes to that student’s account.

To learn how your Student Account works and how credits can be used, please see Student Accounts Information on the CCHSBPA Website.

Due to the timing, credits from Butter Braid sales, cannot be used for the November 2022 CCHS Marching Band Hollywood Trip.


October 5th:   Fundraisers kick off with free samples for students and the online order store goes live. Look for the Online Store link coming to the parent emails before October 5th. You can share this link with friends and family, tell them to find your student’s name, and place all orders through the Online store. Online Orders require credit card payments to be submitted.  CCHS MB Student Account ButterBraid Online Orders

  • October 11th:  PREMIUM COFFEE ORDERS, paid on-line due. Sorry no exceptions on this
  • October 23rd:  BUTTER BRAID Orders, paid & submitted on-line DUE.
  • October 27th:  After practice, Butter Braids, Yumbana GF Cookie Dough & Coda Coffee, and Premium Coffee will be ready for pick up by students.

Feel free to contact Emily Rissmiller, emilyrissmiller00@gmail.com or 214.783.9819 with any questions.


8th Grade Chili Night—Friday, 10/14/2022 @ 4:30 pm

Our annual 8th grade chili night is October 14, 2022.  It is an opportunity for our middle-schooler (8thers) to come and sit among the marching band members and enjoy the band experience and Hopefully recruit them!  To make it successful, We so NEED your assistance.  Please review the sign-up below for where we need help.

Unfortunately, the food being served is only for current and prospective band students and volunteers.  It is not one of our family events.

Please consider volunteering to bring chili, sides, and supplies or volunteer your time using this 8thGradeChiliNight_SignUpGenius

Go Creek!  Go Band!

Cathy Asleson Dundon, on behalf of the CCHS BPA

2022 CCHS BPA Communications Secretary


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