Central High School Main Office: (970)254-6200
550 Warrior Way  
Grand Junction, CO 81504  
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  BAND (INSTUMENTAL MUSIC)  Click this link to go directly to the Band Website!

   Congratulations to the "CHS Warrior Marching" band for placing

   8th at  2015 CBA state marching band competition. 

   Mission Statement: Pursuing perfection through superior performances, inspired rehearsals, and surpassing previously

                                   established goals to become a preeminent band program in the state of Colorado while striving for

                                   excellence and acheiving a level of prestige.  





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The Teacher  
The Groups 


  The band program offers a wide variety of oppotunities for students to  

  experience various styles and types of music. Students involved in the

  band program may beinvolved in various honor bands and district solo/

  ensemble opportunities.  Some of the classes and after school activities

  are listed below.



Mr. Hans Snell is the director of bands at Central High School   where he oversees all aspects of the CHS band program,  including: three concert bands, two jazz bands and the Warrior  Marching Band. This is Mr. Snell's first year at Central High School.




  School Phone #: 970-254-6200  ext:22160

The Groups:
    Concert Bands:   

       Wind Ensemble

       Symphonic Winds

       Warrior Concert Band
    Jazz Bands:

       Jazz Band (Spectrum)
Jazz Band (Prism)

    Marching Band:

       Marching Warriors

Winter Percussion Ensemble
    Other Ensembles:
Pep Band
Musical Pit Orchestra

       Chamber Groups (Sax quartet, Brass choir, Woodwind Quintet)

    Concert Band Stats-

  - Wind Ensemble qualified for the Colorado Bandmasters Asso. State Concert Band Festival

     by receiving a Superior rating at regionals and then received an Excellent rating at State.

  - Symphonic Winds have received high two's or solid one's the last five years at all large group festivals.

  - Wind Ensemble in 2003,2005,2007,2008, 2009, and 2011 received straight one's at CHSAA and the

    Colorado West Festivals.

  - Warrior Band has received "a two (excellent) rating," or higher since 2000, at any large group festival.




  2006-2016 Awards

   -Colorado Bandmasters Asso. Exemplary Band program 

     award 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015

   -C.B.A. Regional Concert Band Festival,Superior rating. 

       2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

    -C.B.A. State Concert Band Festival,  Excellent rating: 2007, 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2014,2015

   - Veterns Day Parade         Best Youth Group   2011

   -Rocky Mt. Color Guard Asso. Regionals "A" Class

      Color Guard 3rd Place performance!

   -Winter Guard International Regional  Scholastic Regional A   1st Place

   -Praire View High Guard Contest           Scholastic A   2012   3rd Place

   -Western Slope Winter Guard Contest   Scholastic A   2012   1st Place

                                                            Independent A  2012   1st Place

   -Pomana Winter Guard Show                                      2010   1st Place

   - Lakewood High School Auxilary Competition 2010  Independent A    3rd Place

    Colorado West Music Festival

       -Outstanding 5A Concert Band   2006,2007, 2010

       -Outstanding 5A Full Orchestra  2006

       -Outstanding 5A Jazz Band       2007,2008

   C.B.A. Regional and State Marching Band Festival

    2015  Regional:  2nd Place Field Show

                State:    8h place for 4A Schools

     2014  Regional:  3rd Place Field Show

                State:    14h place for 4A Schools

    2013  Regional:  3rd Place Field Show

                State:    11th place for 4A Schools

    2012  Regional:  1st Place Field Show

               State:     14th place for 4A Schools

    2011 Regional: 1st Place Field Show   

              State:   15th place for 4A Schools

    2010 Regional: 1st Place Field Show   

              State:   12th place for 4A Schools

    2009 Regional:   1st Place Field Show  

                              1st Place Percussion

              State:   14th place for 5A Schools

    2008 Regional:   1st Place Field Show  5A

                              1st Place Auxiliary    5A

              State:      14th Place for 5A Schools


    2007 Regional:   1st Place Field Show 5A  

                             1st Place Auxiliary  5A

                             1st Place Drum Major All Classes

                             1st Place Overall    All Classes

              State:   15th place for 5A Schools

    2006 Regional:   1st Place Field Show  

                              1st Place Percussion

              State:   9th place for 4A Schools

    2005 Regional:  1st Place Field Show

                           1st Place Percussion

                           1st Place Auxilary

                           2nd Place Drum Major

             State:   Placed 13th at State Marching Band Contest

                         Most Improved award for 4A schools

     2003 Regional: 2nd Place Field Show   

                      Outstanding Drum Major

             State: Placed 13th at State Marching Band Contest

     2002 Regional: 2nd Place Field Show   

              State:  Placed 14th at State Marching Band Contest


     2001 Regional: 1st Place Auxilary

                            2nd Place Percussion

                            Outstanding Inspection

     2000 Regional: 1st Place Drum Major

                            2nd Place Parade

                            2nd Place Percussion

                            2nd Place Auxiliary

                            Outstanding Inspection


       2005 Heritage Music Festival

                Wind Ensemble 1st Place

               Jazz Band        1st Place

               Sweepstakes award for Instrumental

               Festival Sweepstakes Award   

      Colorado West Invitational Marching Band Contest
      Marching Band Seepstakes Award 1995,2007,2008
      Outstanding Field Conductor          00,01,05,07,08,10
      Outstanding Auxiliary                     01,02,04,07,08,09,11,12,13

      Outstanding Percussion                 10,11

      1st Place Field Show                     07,08

      1st Place Parade                           07,08,10,11,12
      2nd Place Field Show                    01, 02,05,06,09,12
      3rd Place Field Show                     00,03,10,11

      2nd Place Parade                          00, 02, 05,06,09

      3rd Place Parade                           03

      Outstanding Inspection                  04,08,09