Calhan Band Program

calhan band
 
Welcome back bulldogs! Welcome Back Band Night is Aug. 16th 4PM-7PM.
FREE PIZZA AND FUN GAMES.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Symphonic High School Band
This band is for all high school band students, and takes place during 8th period 3:05-4:00 PM. Classes are only one semester long, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students participate in band for the whole year. Only students who participate for the whole year are allowed to go to the Elitch Gardens Music Festival at the end of the year. Required performances include, but are not limited to, ALL Bulldog Marching/Pep Band performances, Winter and Spring concerts, large group festivals, and Graduation. Symphonic Band members will get the opportunity to play with various college bands, participate in Solo & Ensemble, and a chance to participate in honor bands all over Colorado with other high schoolers. Musicians also get the opportunity to get a Varsity Letter. Students who have never played an instrument before but are interested in joining the Symphonic Band, come see Ms. Gerczynski to find an instrument that works for you! 
 
Intermediate Concert Band
This band is for all middle school students who have previously played an instrument in 6th grade or at another school. Talk to Ms. Gerczynski if you are unsure if you qualify for this band. This class takes place during 6th period, 1:09-2:04 PM. Classes are one semester long, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students participate in band for the whole year. Only students who participate for the whole year are allowed to go to the Elitch Gardens Music Festival at the end of the year. Required performances include, but are not limited to, Winter and Spring concerts, and large group festivals. There are many extra credit opportunities if students wish to participate in the Bulldog Pep Band for football games, basketball games, volleyball games, parades, and more! Band members get the chance to participate in Solo & Ensemble Festival and various honor bands in various regions of Colorado with other middle school band students. Students who have never played an instrument before need to join the Beginning Concert Band.
 
Beginning Band
This band is for every 6th grader, and middle school students who have never played an instrument before. If a 6th grader has been playing for more than one year or takes private lessons, then talk to Ms. Gerczynski about joining the Intermediate Concert Band. This class takes place during 7th period, 2:07-3:02 PM. Classes are one semester long, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students participate in band for the whole year. Only students who participate in band for the whole year are allowed to go to the Elitch Gardens Music Festival at the end of the year. Required performances include, but are not limited to, Winter and Spring concerts and large group festivals. There are many extra credit opportunities if students wish to participate in the Bulldog Pep Band for football games, basketball games, volleyball games, parades, and more! Band members get the chance to participate in Solo & Ensemble Festival, and a chance to play in elementary and middle school honor bands in various regions of Colorado with other middle school band students.  
 
Bulldog Marching/Pep Band
The Bulldog Pep Band is available to all 6th through 12th grade students, whether they are enrolled in band or not. The Pep Band brings overflowing school spirit and plays at all home football, volleyball, and basketball games. Pep Band members receive a brand new marching uniform, and receive more performance opportunities. This year we will be incorporating more marching with the Pep Band, so members need to make sure they sign the Calhan Student Participation Packet and Athletic Handbook Agreement. Schedules are subject to change throughout the school year, so please check back frequently.
 
Elementary Music
Students in Kindergarten through 4th Grade follow a general music curriculum through Quaver Music. After logging in, you and your student can navigate through Quaver's Marvelous World of Music. There are many opportunities to create your own music, play music theory games, and even explore the world through music. If you are unsure of how to login or don't know your access code, please contact Ms. Gerczynski!
3rd and 4th graders use recorders. 
 
5th Grade Band
Every 5th grade student is required to learn a band instrument. There are a limited amount of instruments available for students to rent from the school, so renting an instrument through Graner Music is recommended. The 5th grade band performs at both the fall and spring elementary music concerts.

Instrument Rentals

It is strongly recommended that students rent instruments through Graner Music if they do not already own their own instrument. Discounts are available to Calhan community members! Graner is located in Colorado Springs, 4460 Barnes Rd. Please feel free to contact them at any time at (719) 574-2001. There are school instruments available to rent for those families who are unable to rent through Graner. School instruments are available for $10 per year, and there is a limited selection so a student may not get their first pick of instrument. Students take full responsibility of their instruments during the school year: this means cleaning and repairs.