The Monthly Newsletter of the Arapahoe High School Band Boosters
From The Podium Concert Band for achieving overall excellent
by Dr.Cannava ratings at the State Qualifying Festival!
It is with much sadness that I write Congratulations to Mr. Fred Bowlus and the
this month’s newsletter and with Winter Percussion Ensemble for scoring 87
such a tremendous sense of loss for one of our points and placing 1st at the March 14th
most dedicated band students, freshman Martin Longmont Show. They then placed 2nd in
Walworth. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go Prelims, and 3rd in Finals, at the W.G.I.
out to Matthew and Janet for the loss of their Regional, held at Northglenn H.S. on March 21st.
incredible son. Martin was a committed Congratulations Winter Percussion Ensemble!!
member of our Warrior Marching Band the last
two years. He was a percussionist in Symphonic The Winter Guard, under the direction of Mr.
Band and a past member of the Winter Kenny Bailey, achieved Silver Medals at
Percussion Ensemble. Martin did a wonderful Saturday’s State Competition! Arapahoe is the
job assisting with our sound system at the jazz State Champion Runner-up Winter Guard for
concerts throughout the year. We will miss you, 2009!! Congratulations to all of you!!
Martin—but your contributions to our Warrior
Band, Arapahoe High School and this community Our guard has been scoring in the 80’s and
will impact us forever. Your smile and placing in the top two at all of their
willingness to help in any way possible will be competitions! At the Arapahoe Show, our
sorely missed. guard was just .1 out of 1st place!! Way to go
A special thank you to all our band students and
parents who have poured their hearts out to the The Guard would like to thank all of you for
Walworth Family throughout this very difficult your support throughout the 2009 Season—
time. We truly are a family—thank you for all thanks for coming out and cheering us on at all
you’ve done to help Janet and Matthew through our shows!!!
this tragedy. Later in this newsletter you’ll see
the address where donations can be sent to the Congratulations to all our musicians who
scholarship fund set up by the Walworths in performed at our March 18th Band Concert—you
Martin’s honor to help students attend some are all sounding so professional this year. Way
wonderful Christian youth programs. to go Warrior Band!!
Congratulations to all of our concert bands for A special congratulations to our 2009 Warrior
having outstanding performances at the 2009 Marching Band Drum Majors—Blair Larson and
Metro Denver CBA State Concert Band Donna Villanyi, and our Alternate Drum
Qualifying Festival. Wind Ensemble achieved Major—Phillip Strom! Our 2009 Marching Band
unanimous superior ratings and qualified to Leadership selections are underway.
perform at the State Concert Band Festival in Congratulations to the following band members
Griffin Concert Hall, on the CSU campus in Ft. who have been selected so far: Flute—Emily
Collins, on Tuesday, April 21st!! Also, Haller (Section Leader) and Tom Roberts
congratulations to Symphonic Band and (Squad Leader); Clarinet—Philip Strom (Section
Leader) and Phoebe Flynn (Squad Leader);
Saxophone—Denae Hill (Section Leader); “Be Valiant and Soar to Greatness!”
Trumpet/Mellophone—Sarah Cheney (Section
Leader); Battery Percussion—Kevin Matthews Martin Walworth Memorial Fund
(Section Leader) and Cameron Brown (Squad Janet and Matthew Walworth have established a
Leader); Pit Percussion—Jake Mirow (Section memorial fund in Martin’s name. This fund will
Leader); and Color Guard—Krissy Cloyes and provide opportunities for young people to be
Sarah Churchill (Co-Section Leaders)!!! involved in Christian youth programs like the
ones that had such a meaningful impact on
Upcoming Events Martin’s life. Contributions should be made to:
Good luck to all members of our Winter
Percussion Ensemble who will perform on Grace Presbyterian Church Martin Walworth Fund
Saturday, April 4th, at the RMPA 251 East Sterne Blvd.
Centennial, Co 80122
Championships at the Budweiser Events
Center in Loveland!
Thanks for all your caring and support!
You’re all invited to attend the CHSAA Large
Group Music Festival, at Rock Canyon HS, on
Thursday, April 9th. All 3 of our concert
ABB Board Position and Chairperson
bands will be performing: Concert Band at Openings
4pm; Symphonic Band at 5:30pm; and Wind Several Board and Committee leadership
Ensemble at 7pm. positions are open for parent volunteers next
Be sure to come and see our musical, “Damn year. Please contact Doug Cheney if you are
Yankees”, on Wednesday, April 15th through interested. The next meeting is Tuesday, May
Saturday, April 18th. All shows are at 7pm. 5th, at 7pm in the Band Room.
The Pit Orchestra has been working really We sincerely hope to see you there!!
hard on this!!
Good luck to our Wind Ensemble who will be **********************************************************
performing at the State Concert Band YOU ARE INVITED
Festival, on Tuesday, April 21st, at Griffin
Concert Hall, on the CSU campus in Ft. To All Friends, Family and Colleagues of Dr.
Collins. Our performance is at 2:15pm. Cannava,
The Dry Creek Dixie Dawgs will be
performing at Bemis Library (6014 S. Datura Please join us for Dr. Ed Cannava's final band
in Littleton) on Wednesday, April 22nd, from concert at Arapahoe High School on Saturday,
4-5pm. It’s free, but donations/tips will be May 9, 2009. In addition to the concert, there
accepted for their upcoming trip to the will be social events before and after. Alumni
Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. are welcome to play in the concert.
All 3 of our jazz groups will perform at the
UNC-Greeley Jazz Festival on Friday, April Whether or not you are able to attend, please
24th—good luck to all you jazzers!! respond to this online invitation to show your
The Solo and Ensemble Festival will take support: http://tinyurl.com/warriorband
place throughout the day at Lakewood HS on Please forward the web link below to all of your
Saturday, April 25th. band colleagues and friends, and encourage
them to respond (if they did not get this
Our final Jazz Concert of the year will be on
Tuesday, April 28th, at 7pm in the cafeteria.
It will be a dessert potluck, as usual. This
will be the seniors and my last jazz concert
Please respond immediately so we can plan
at Arapahoe—how sad for us…
Parents, thank you for your continuous support
of our wonderful band students. Remember this
Doug Cheney, President
Arapahoe Band Boosters
A Great Investment!—For the maximum instruments. Please see the listing of private
progress in band, please plan on purchasing a teachers on our website, or Dr. Cannava (303-
tuner and metronome if you play an 347-6031) can recommend teachers for your
instrument, and a metronome if you are in student. The students who study privately
Color Guard. Tuners will help your pitch usually make the highest band chair
development on a consistent basis. You can put placements, honor/all-state groups and music
the tuner on your music stand as you practice, scholarships!
and check the various troublesome pitches as
you go. What a difference this will make in ABB Meetings
your playing!!! Metronomes will help Just a reminder that ABB meetings are not just
everyone’s ability to keep time and maintain for the board members. Any parent of a band
tempo. These are great for Color Guard student is an ABB member, and you are all
members to practice their flag, rifle, dance, encouraged to attend. We need your input and
and saber routines. Musicians can work on their fresh ideas to keep the band program going and
basic time, as well as musical subdivisions. moving in a positive direction. The next
Metronomes will assist all of us in our musical meeting is at 7pm on Tuesday, May 5th, in the
development, no matter what level we are Band Room. Hope to see you there!!
currently at. Please bring in $40 for a
metronome purchase or $25 to buy a A High Quality Instrument Makes a Difference!
combination metronome/tuner—make checks Parents always ask me how they can best
payable to ABB, and add your student’s first support their student musician. I recommend
and last name. purchasing an upgraded instrument-either
intermediate or professional in quality. This is
Private Lessons really more important than private lessons in
Private Lessons are strongly encouraged for all many respects. Please contact me at 303-347-
our band students. You can use your share 6031 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help in
account funds to pay for approved private upgrading your student’s instrument. Brad
instruction! All students studying privately Brickley of Kolacny Music and Al Davis of
receive 3 Letter Award Points. Private Flesher-Hinton Music can be very helpful in
instruction will help our instrumentalists getting you the best discounts possible.
make maximum progress on their
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM OUR INCOMING BAND FAMILIES
1. When do we have to decide about marching band?
The sooner, the better – but a few students have waited as late as the first day of the June Camp
2. We may have said we were doing a concert band, but when have we actually signed up? Class
registration for Arapahoe is coming up later this month. When you register for band as a class, you
have signed up.
3. What is the process for being assigned to a concert band for my freshman year?
We automatically put all incoming students in Concert Band. Your upcoming spring audition will
determine your band placement. The band director will then initiate any necessary schedule
changes with the guidance counselors.
4. I’m hearing my student will have to audition for band sometime this spring. What comprises an
audition and how are they scheduled? When do we find out the results of the audition?
Students will be contacted by their respective section instructor to set up a time for an audition,
which typically takes place at the high school. Audition music is available from your respective
middle school band teacher. Results will then be forwarded to the middle schools at the beginning
5. What if I know I will miss some of the summer band camp?
Please avoid scheduling appointments during camp and try to reschedule any appointments you
may have already made. If you are going to be out-of-town or have an unavoidable conflict, fill
out an Excused Absence Form and turn it in to the band director as soon as you know you have a
conflict. The Excused Absence Form can be found on the Arapahoe High School Website. Go to:
“Activities” “Band” “General Information” “Academic Paper Instructions/Forms”.
6. How much does band cost?
These are last year’s fees. We do not anticipate increasing the band fees for next year.
Summer Marching Band Camp $325
School Year Marching Band $160
Concert Band, Symphonic Band or Wind $130
Fall Color Guard $210
Jazz Band $125
Uniform Fees (shirt ($18), shoes ($24)--major Variable
components of the uniform are provided)
Arapahoe High School Activity Fee (required) $25
ABB Family Membership Fee (optional) $35
Guard Uniforms – billed later Variable
Yard Sign, if desired $10
Not all of these apply to every student. It depends on what you are participating in. Also,
we have scholarships for students who feel that participating in band would be a
financial hardship. We don't ever want the cost to be a reason someone can't be in band.
7. What is a “section”?
This is a group of kids who play the same instrument (for example, clarinets or percussion).
“Section Instructors” are the professional musicians who will be doing the spring auditions.
“Section Leaders” are our student leaders.
8. What are the different bands at Arapahoe?
We have the Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz II, Jazz I, Winter
Percussion Ensemble and Winter Guard. Placement in all but Marching Band, Concert Band and
Small Ensembles is by audition. Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz II and Jazz I
are classes you register and get class credit for. The others are extra-curricular; however,
students who are in Marching Band for all 4 years get 2 PE credits waived.
9. Where do I go for answers to other questions I might have? Any of our board members or
chairpersons are happy to answer your questions. Our names and phone numbers are provided on
the last page of this newsletter. Tom Haller, as a veteran parent, and Doug Cheney, as the ABB
president, are both good resources. If you don’t know who to direct your questions to, Pam Tetley
will take your question and either answer it for you or direct you to the right person for a reply.
Her phone number is 720-482-1609 and email is email@example.com. Another good source of
information is always our website.
ARAPAHOE MARCHING BAND CAMP
June 18 & 19 (Thursday/Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Drum Majors, Color Guard Captain/s & Section Leaders
June 22 – 26 (Monday thru Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Band & Color Guard
July 30 & 31 (Thursday/Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Drum Majors, Color Guard Captain/s & Section Leaders
August 3 – 7 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
August 10 – 14 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Full Band & Color Guard
Western Welcome Week Parade – Saturday, August 15
Marching Rehearsal Schedule after school hours will begin August 17, 2009.
Until Mr. Hackett arrives at AHS, please direct questions to Mrs. Gottlieb, Assistant Principal (303-347-
6013), Mr. Bowlus, Assistant to Mr. Hackett, or Mr. Bailey, Color Guard Coach.
Come Support The
Dry Creek Dixie Dawgs
In a Fun Afternoon of
New Orleans Jazz
At Bemis Library on Wednesday, April 22nd!
Located at 6014 S. Datura St.
(Just South of W. Littleton Blvd.)
4:00 to 5:00p.m.
Come hear a bunch of Entertaining Dixieland Jazz!
SEE YOU THERE!!!
All Tips and Donations will Benefit the Band’s
Performance at the 2009 Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
Each band student receives semi-private instruction from one of at least 12 sectional instructors
whose salaries are ENTIRELY paid by our fundraising proceeds. The Arapahoe Band Boosters must
fundraise to maintain our outstanding music program.
Bingo, the Student Car Wash and phone book deliveries are the major fundraisers benefiting the
entire band program. There are also several fundraising opportunities to enable each student to
secure their own funds, in their share account, and use that money to help pay the various program
fees. These fundraisers include Grocery Certificates, Scrip, Butter Braids, and Cookie Dough sales.
Romano’s Italian Restaurant in Highlands Ranch will donate 20% of your dinner check to the band.
Romano’s Night is the 1st Tuesday of the month. Make a copy of the coupon from our website (or see
below) and have dinner at Romano’s on April 7th.
Province Car Wash, south of County Line on Colorado, will donate $1 to the band for every $8 or $9
car wash purchased through their automated bays. Just enter the Code: 43210. Pass this on to family
ARAPAHOE BAND GROCERY CERTIFICATES
This is probably the easiest way to earn money for your share account. Use the proceeds to make trip
payments, pay for private lessons and pay yearly fees. King Soopers, Tony’s Meats and Sunflower
Market grocery certificates are available. For every $100 you buy, $5.00 goes directly to your student
account. Sell certificates to your friends and neighbors and earn even more!
Contact one of the following ABB members to purchase Grocery Certificates:
Ellen Strom Joan Berres Kellie Bridges Denise Reznicek Sondra Durfee-Peugh
Homestead Farm II Highlands 460 Liberty Hills S. Suburban Ice Arena Arapahoe High School
Holly & Dry Creek Dry Creek & Adam Easter & Eudora Arapahoe & Univ. 4 blocks W. of AHS
7862 S. Ivy Ct. 2903 E. Otero Cir. 7005 S. Dahlia St 2121 E Panama Dr 7454 S Downing Cir E
303-773-3623 303-795-6624 303-771-2250 303-794-3420 Cell – 303-241-9238
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CHANGES TO OUR SCRIP PROGRAM
Starting with the April 15th order, all Scrip orders will be done via www.shopwithscrip.com. So
sign up now so you are ready! We are making this change in order to provide the most accurate
documentation for our ABB members. Besides, it is easier for you!
All you have to do is go to www.shopwithscrip.com and register. There is information on the site that
will lead you through the steps. There is also an 800# you can call with questions. When you register,
you just need to designate Arapahoe Band Boosters as your organization and use the following
enrollment code: 213646FE544L.
In order to assure the right student is credited into their share account please put the student’s
name in parentheses after your last name when you register. i.e. Flaum (C.Flaum). MAKE SURE
YOU PROVIDE AN EMAIL CONTACT FOR PICK-UP!!! Thus, you can have other people also register
on-line and enter orders for your student.
After you register, you can place your order on-line. You have two options for payment. You can print
out the receipt of your order and drop your check off at Christine Flaum’s house. Or, you can register
for Presto Pay and your amount can be deducted from your checking account directly- no check to drop
off!! (Register for Presto Pay after you sign in and there is an option to the left.)
Any questions?? Contact Christine Flaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our website for the latest and greatest…
There is a lot of information about the band program, fundraising details, band awards and history, and
quite a few section photos of our fabulous musicians on our band pages of the AHS Website. The link is
To Access the AHS Band Website:
Click on Activities
Click on AHS Band
ABB Executive Board
President Doug Cheney 303-862-6212
VP-Chaperones Russ Furry 303-741-3807
VP-Transportation Rusty Walters 303-221-0508
VP Color Guard Paul Howald 303-725-7544
General Treasurer Carol Matthews 303-221-1104
Bingo & Trip Treasurer Rebecca Steinebrey 303-347-0474
Secretary Deb DeLaTorre 303-519-4595
Bingo Coordinator Linda Haley 303-221-4625
Uniform Coordinator Yara Fedde 720-489-3927
Directory Pam Tetley 720-482-1609
Alumni Coordinator Vacant
Grocery Coupon Chair Ellen Strom 303-773-3623
Scrip Coordinator Christine Flaum 303-694-4885
Arapahoe Festival, Auction, etc. Tom Haller 303-770-5836
Hospitality Chair Lynne Brown 720-493-8595
Fundraising Doug Cheney 303-862-6212
Webmaster Mike Matthews 303-221-1104
Communications Pam Tetley 720-482-1609
Historian Kim Haller 303-770-5836
Propmaster Jack Jensen email@example.com