Frequently Asked Questions
Can I be in band and other activities such as athletics?
Yes. The positive relationship between the fine arts programs and the athletic department is something that we value greatly. There has never been a situation that we have not been able to work out between programs. With block schedule and double blocking we recognize that it can be difficult to participate in as many events as students would like. Our philosophy in the band program is to provide as many opportunities as possible for students.
Can I do all AP Classes and Band?
Most AP and Pre-AP classes are full of band students. It’s difficult for students to manage taking 8 90-minute lecture classes (A/B schedule) all-day, every day. We recommend Band as a “creative break” in the day - a chance to flex your creative muscle and a time to build your musical abilities (and your resume). The Colleyville Heritage Band has 6-8 students in the Top 20 of every class, and our students are often the most dedicated members in AP classes.
How do I join the Diamonds?
The Diamonds are the auxiliary squad of the marching band and are open to both male and female. This specialized group hosts auditions in the Spring for the following Fall semester. During the Spring, the Diamonds participate as a Winterguard in competitions. If you are interested in being in the Diamonds, please contact our Diamonds Director, Martin Godoy.
Can I participate in band for only half of the school year?
No. We require all band students to participate fully in both marching and concert band unless extenuating circumstances arise. Please speak with a CHHS Band Director for more information.
What do double-reed players do during marching season?
Double-reed players can choose to audition for the Diamonds or can make a seasonal switch to a new instrument for marching.
What should we do if my student has a conflict with a rehearsal, game or other performance scheduled on the band calendar?
Generally, attendance at all rehearsals, games and performances is mandatory. It is expected that band will be a priority, so please consult the band calendar before scheduling other appointments. If you do have a conflict with any band events, contact the director immediately. Early communication is key.
I write a variety of checks for band functions; to whom should I write my checks?
All checks should be made payable to the CHHS Band Boosters except for private lessons.
Private lesson checks should be made out to the private lesson teacher.
*** We encourage the parents to use the memo section of your check, for student's name, type of fundraiser, etc. for proper crediting. This is very helpful as some of the students' names are different than the name on the check.