Hans Snell – Director of Bands16427520_10206748706916638_3610818270176120244_n

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

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 the 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.


Francisco Castaneda – Color Guard Instructor

Francisco Castaneda is currently the orchestra/choir director at Grand Mesa Middle School. Mr. Castaneda has been on the staff for the CHS band program as the color guard instructor since 2003.


Katie Stiles – Percussion Instructor

Katie Stiles is currently the band director at Grand Mesa Middle School. Miss Stiles has been on the staff for the CHS band program as the percussion instructor since 2006.