All-State Concert Band and Jazz Band Auditions Posted

Juniors and Seniors interested in auditioning for all-state, contact Snell for information and music for all-state concert band and jazz band. hans.snell@d51schools.org


CHS Band Booster Nominations

CHS Band Booster Board Positions up for nomination.  Email the name of who you would like to nominate to Mr. Snell here: hans.snell@d51schools.org.  Deadline for nominations is June 1st and voting will take place at the band booster meeting on June 10th at 6pm.  Zoom meeting details will be given to those who ask for them and the nominees.

 

a) President: Presides over all meetings of the Board and of the Organization, supervise the affairs of the Organization, and give effect to orders and resolutions of the Board, act as the primary liaison between Band Director(s) and the Organization, provide an annual report to the General Membership and Band Director(s).

 

b) Vice-President: Preside over meetings of the Board and of the Organization when the President is absent, assists the other Officers as needed,  ensures that all fundraising activities and events are being directed by an Officer or a duly appointed and authorized Committee Chair(s), serves as the back-up liaison to the Board for the Committee Chair(s), should the At Large position be absent.

 

c) Secretary: Will attend and take notes at all meetings and keep records of minutes of meetings and will be media contact for the Organization.

 

d) Treasurer: Will handle and maintain accurate and current records of all money, tax filings, non-profit status fillings, and incoming funds.  Will track student accounts and meet with Budget & Accounting office of Central High School of Grand Junction as needed.

 

e)  At Large: Handles communication between the Board/Band Director and Committee Chairs as necessary and ensures Committees are on task, manage and conduct of events and activities of the Organization, making progress on projects and have necessary information and materials to achieve their duties.


May 11th Weekly Update

Hello CHS Band Parents and Students,

 

Please find Snell’s Video here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ysq-OrVx1tVnpFHIr4lCWuvVQyToKkwG

 

Information in this email will include:

 

Music/Instrument Check in- Summer Check Out

End of the Year Awards

Reminder about Finals

 

 

Seniors

 

  • Ryan Barnhart

 

  • Sirah Bond

 

  • Tatum Brown

 

  • Miranda Chaffin

 

  • Jayden Chapman

 

  • Kaylee Coombs

 

  • Michael Ethridge

 

  • Shaelyn Grant

 

  • Sarah Gray

 

Avery Hernandez (Sorry I forgot it the Video)

  • Hunter Prather

 

  • Ceejay Prichard

 

  • Evelyn Rath

 

  • Izabelle Rogers

 

  • Hannah Scheef

 

  • Joshua Tombleson

 

  • Orion Wilson

 

Outstanding Junior Award

 

  • Aiden Schriefer

 

Outstanding Sophomore Award

 

  • Quinn Regan

 

Outstanding Freshman Award

 

  • Marissa Garza

 

Outstanding Wind Ensemble Member

 

  • May Beckstead

 

Outstanding Symphonic Band Member

 

  • Aiden Walla

 

Outstanding 5th Block Jazz Band Member

 

  • Jacob Booker

 

Outstanding 6th Block Jazz Band Member

 

  • Ian Prieto

 

Outstanding 8th Block Jazz Band Member

 

  • Tatum Brown

 

Class Clown Award

 

  • DJ Torres

 

 

 

1st Year Letter

 

  • Leobardo Marin

 

  • Kendalle Costello

 

  • Eden Schmalz
  • Michael Nowlin
  • Jacob Blazer
  • Khyler Sawyer

 

Multiple Year Letter

 

  • Logan Howard

 

  • Mary Beckstead
  • Landon Washburn
  • Shaelyn Grant

 

Louis Armstrong Award

 

  • Orion Wilson

 

John Philips Sousa Award

 

  • Sirah Bond

 

Director’s Choice

 

  • Ceejay Prichard

 

 

 

 

 

Music/Instrument Check in- Summer Check Out

 

Students will be allow to come to the school to turn in music, turn in instruments, check out instruments, pay fees, clean out lockers, etc. On their assigned day after May 14th.

 

May 15 SENIORS ONLY (by Last Names)

 

8-9am: Adair-Creech

9:30-10:30am: Cressler-Harris

11-12: Hendrick-Miears

1-2: Miller-Schmitt

2:30-3:30: Searcy-Zimmerman

May 18 (Grade 9-11 by Last Name)

 

8-845: Abacheche-Berger

9:15-10:Bermudez-Cisneros

10:30-11:15: Clark-Feaster

12:30-1:15: Fender-Gray

1:45-2:30: Green-Infante

3-3:45: Iniguez-Linsley

May 19 (Grade 9-11 by Last Name)

 

8-8:45: Little-Miles

9:15-10: Miller-Parsons

10:30-11:15: Partida-Rocha

12:30-1:15 Rodgers-Slaugh

1:45-2:30: Smith-Vargas

3-3:45: Vaughn-Zubiat

May 20 (8th Graders that want Summer instruments)

 

If you use a school owned instrument fill out this form: https://forms.gle/NEzNiZV589a4dQJz5

 

Reminder about Finals

 

Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band Students will practice and perform at solo during our google meeting time on May 14th.  Each week they will submit a practice record to Snell to show their progress.

 

5th, 6th & 8th Block Band Students will practice and perform at Jazz solo transcription during our google meeting time on May 13th or 14th.  Each week they will submit a practice record to Snell to show their progress.

 

Music Theory Class will present their composition during our google meeting time on May 13th.  Each week they will submit a progress report to Snell to show their progress.


May 5th Weekly Band Update

Hello CHS Band Parents and Students,

Please find Snell’s Video here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NJxeitzsDK6iwuZx5LJ1mmPpEEaTCPhy

Information in this email will include:

  • End of the Year Awards
  • Music/Instrument Check in- Summer Check Out
  • Reminder about Finals

End of the Year Awards

Please congratulate the following students for these awards!  Snell will be dropping off your award between 11am-4pm at your house on May 6th.  All seniors will be recognized at our 1st concert in the next school year and are invited to join us.  Your certificates are attached to this email due to limitations with COVID-19.

Seniors

•             Ryan Barnhart

•             Sirah Bond

•             Tatum Brown

•             Miranda Chaffin

•             Jayden Chapman

•             Kaylee Coombs

•             Michael Ethridge

•             Shaelyn Grant

•             Sarah Gray

  • Avery Hernandez (Sorry I forgot it the Video)

•             Hunter Prather

•             Ceejay Prichard

•             Evelyn Rath

•             Izabelle Rogers

•             Hannah Scheef

•             Joshua Tombleson

•             Orion Wilson

Outstanding Junior Award

•             Aiden Schriefer

Outstanding Sophomore Award

•             Quinn Regan

Outstanding Freshman Award

•             Marissa Garza

Outstanding Wind Ensemble Member

•             May Beckstead

Outstanding Symphonic Band Member

•             Aiden Walla

Outstanding 5th Block Jazz Band Member

•             Jacob Booker

Outstanding 6th Block Jazz Band Member

•             Ian Prieto

Outstanding 8th Block Jazz Band Member

•             Tatum Brown

Class Clown Award

•             DJ Torres

1st Year Letter

•             Leobardo Marin

•             Kendalle Costello

•             Eden Schmalz

Multiple Year Letter

•             Logan Howard

•             Mary Beckstead

Louis Armstrong Award

•             Orion Wilson

John Philips Sousa Award

•             Sirah Bond

Director’s Choice

•             Ceejay Prichard

Music/Instrument Check in- Summer Check Out

Students will be allow to come to the school to turn in music, turn in instruments, check out instruments, pay fees, clean out lockers, etc. On their assigned day after May 14th.

May 15 SENIORS ONLY (by Last Names)

  • 8-9am: Adair-Creech
  • 9:30-10:30am: Cressler-Harris
  • 11-12: Hendrick-Miears
  • 1-2: Miller-Schmitt
  • 2:30-3:30: Searcy-Zimmerman

May 18 (Grade 9-11 by Last Name)

  • 8-845: Abacheche-Berger
  • 9:15-10:Bermudez-Cisneros
  • 10:30-11:15: Clark-Feaster
  • 12:30-1:15: Fender-Gray
  • 1:45-2:30: Green-Infante
  • 3-3:45: Iniguez-Linsley

May 19 (Grade 9-11 by Last Name)

  • 8-8:45: Little-Miles
  • 9:15-10: Miller-Parsons
  • 10:30-11:15: Partida-Rocha
  • 12:30-1:15 Rodgers-Slaugh
  • 1:45-2:30: Smith-Vargas
  • 3-3:45: Vaughn-Zubiat

May 20 (8th Graders that want Summer instruments)

If you use a school owned instrument fill out this form: https://forms.gle/NEzNiZV589a4dQJz5

Reminder about Finals

Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band Students will practice and perform at solo during our google meeting time on May 14th.  Each week they will submit a practice record to Snell to show their progress.

5th, 6th & 8th Block Band Students will practice and perform at Jazz solo transcription during our google meeting time on May 13th or 14th.  Each week they will submit a practice record to Snell to show their progress.

Music Theory Class will present their composition during our google meeting time on May 13th.  Each week they will submit a progress report to Snell to show their progress.


CHS Band Mandatory Meeting

Hello,

Any returning or incoming CHS band students should watch the following video and find important documents attached to this email.
Mandatory Meeting Video – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hhxSrDpvpO2TOfAPjXOd1MJLipo-Zo8m
 
2020 CHS Marching Warriors Contract – https://forms.gle/ozEcGVmxuAuH5e2C6
Thank you,
Hans Snell

Central High School
Director of Bands

Join the Band

Join the Band!


Insane Inflatable 5k

Insane Inflatable 5k
Saturday June 13th
Mesa County Fair Grounds
7:00 AM Check-in time work until 1:00PM (no lunch provided)

Everyone will receive a t-shirt at check in, and $50 dollars will be donated to the Band for each volunteer.
If anyone has any questions form me please feel free to give them my phone number, they can reach me either call or text 970-589-1076 or my email is tljessup33@yahoo.com

We need to have our spots filled by April 4th if possible. We currently have 10 spots left to fill

https://forms.gle/GhazaBjbFZx9Ugz98


Distance Learning

Hello CHS Band Parents and Students, Video of Snell https://drive.google.com/open?id=122HhcE78gLcef9YzkahngyJWf0LcrFZs

Hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this time.  Also, I know I had many students come in to grab instruments, music and Chromebooks which will be essential as we transition to distance learning.  Please respond to this email with your name and what your favorite song is so that I can verify who is receiving this email and who I need to help sort it out.

Below you will find the following information:

  1. Expectations for distance learning
  2. Google Classroom Codes and information
  3. Calendar events that have been cancelled/rescheduled
  4. Director’s Notes

Expectations for distance learning

District 51 expectations:

The District has given instruction that each class should provide 3 assignments/lesson per week to continue students learning at an acceptable level.  I understand that we are all working through this technology learning as we go so I will definitely be as understanding as I can. Please communicate with me through email, remind text, or phone call if you need any help with this process.  I’ll work to response as quickly as I can to any message as well as I am working on a live meeting through google hangout so students and parents can ask any question they need to to me directly.

Students Expectations:

Students will need to have access to a computer/chromebook and internet access in order to complete the assignments I will give for band in the google classroom.  Additionally, each student should practice their instrument daily on any of our concert music and warmups.  This is similar to a daily workout to maintain the skills and technique we have worked on all year.  The standard practice time should be 30 minutes per day.  Mr. Snell will primarily communicate with students via google classroom.

Parent Expectations:

Communication is the key.  I understand that many of you have many students at a variety of levels with many teachers communicating with you.  My goal is to be as clear as I can be with you in as few individual messages from me as possible.  Stay up to date with our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolBands/ and our website https://centralbands.wordpress.com/ for general announcement/information updates.

Google Classroom Codes and information

Each band class will have its own online place for assignments and information specific to each class.  When signing into google classroom please use each of the corresponding codes to join the class. Please note that each class does not have any assignments as I am wanting to make sure all of them work first.

  • 3rd Block Symphonic Band – m3qpfng
  • 4th Block Music Theory – knpfq33
  • 5th Block Jazz Band – z7njb46
  • 6th Block Jazz Band – ci3llan
  • 7th Block Wind Ensemble – q2vtcuq
  • 8th Block Jazz Band – 2ons3ah

Students will have at least 3 assignments that they will complete each week which will be posted in the classwork section of the classroom.

Calendar events that have been cancelled/rescheduled

Due to orders by our Governor and District 51 we will be utilizing distance learning through April 17th at which point they will evaluate whether or not we will go back to class as usual.  As a teacher, I need to be prepared for the situation that we will return and that we will not.  Additionally, considerations need to be made for appropriate preparation time for concerts and other events.  With all those things and others in mind, below are the follow updates to our calendar and schedule as of March 25th, 2020:

  • Thursday April 16th 2020 – Spring Concert with CMU Wind Symphony– 7:15PM at CHS Band Room, Auditorium (WE, SB, JII, JI, MW) CANCELLED
  • Monday April 20th – Marching Leadership Applications Due to Snell
  • Tuesday April 21st – Wednesday April 22nd – Fall 2020 Wind Ensemble Audition after School
  • Wed April 23rd – Sat April 25th 2020 – CO West Music Festival – Auditorium, Band Room, Choir Room, Make Up room (All ensembles: WE, SB) CANCELLED
  • Friday April 24th – Leadership Auditions in the CHS Bandroom starting at 3:30pm
  • Thursday April 30th – Mandatory Marching Band Meeting in CHS Auditorium starting at 6:30pm
  • Monday May 4th 2020 – CMU Jazz Festival – All Day (JII, JI) CANCELLED
  • Wednesday May 13th 2020 – CHS Bands Pops Concert – 7:15PM at CHS Band Room, Auditorium (All ensembles: WE, SB, JII, JI, MW)
  • Monday May 18th -20th 2019 – CHS Graduation Commencement at Stocker Stadium (All ensembles: WE, SB, JII, JI, MW)
  • Thursday May 21st 2020 – Last day of school (All ensembles: WE, SB, JII, JI, MW)
  • Friday May 22nd 2020 – 2021 CHS Marching Warriors and Color Guard Mini-Camp at CHS 8am-12pm, Band Room, Auditorium, Choir Room, Marching Field
  • Saturday May 23rd 2020 – 2021 CHS Marching Warriors and Color Guard Mini-Camp at CHS8am-12pm, Band Room, Auditorium, Choir Room, Marching Field

Find the google calendar here: https://centralbands.wordpress.com/calendar/

 

 

Directors Notes

This is a lot of information I know and you will have many questions that I am more than happy to answer.  Understand that this is what I know at this point and that may change in coming days/weeks/months.  As a band family, know that we are all here for each other.  I miss you all and can’t wait till the time we get to resume classes as normal.


Wind Ensemble Auditions for Fall 2020 April 21st-22nd after school.

Wind Ensemble Auditions for Fall 2020 April 21st-22nd after school.


The Director

Hans Snell – Director of Bands16427520_10206748706916638_3610818270176120244_n

(970)-254-6200 ext. 22160 (bands office)

Hans.Snell@d51schools.org

Mr. Snell has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at Colorado Mesa University. He has previously taught at Coal Ridge High School and Riverside Middle School in New Castle Colorado.  His other music experiences include bass clarinetist in CMU’s Clarinet Quartet, clarinetist in CMU’s Wind Symphony and Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony substitute clarinetist, pianist in the CMU Jazz Band, Drum Major of the Maverick Stampede for 3 years, collaborative pianist, and tenor in the barbershop quartet Town It Down. He is also actively pursuing composition and has had pieces performed by the CMU Orchestra, Jazz Band, Maverick Stampede, and Maverick Sound.  Mr. Snell is a current member of the Colorado Bandmasters Association and the National Association for Music Education.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.