2020 TAG Day
The Bear Creek High School Music Program has a long tradition of pride and prestige. High school music activities, in general, contribute significantly to the development of disciplined, responsible young people and provide one of the most wholesome activities for high school students. Many of our musicians earn awards for excellence in solo and ensemble contests, and have been selected to participate in honor bands and orchestras at the district, state and national levels.
Over the years, the Bear Creek High School Music Program has consisted in as many as 200 students participating in Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Percussive Studies, Jazz Band, Guitar, Winter Percussion Ensemble, Winter Guard and the school musical. These ensembles have a long history of excellence throughout the Jefferson County School District, the State of Colorado, and the nation.
Did you know that the school and district budgets only provide 11% of the amount needed to operate our current music program? All of the programs above must draw their resources from this budget. While it is unfortunate, the school budget is not sufficient for even the most basic expenses. Uniforms, instruments, instrument repairs, entrance fees, transportation, music rental, instructors and other items are all funded by parents and students in the Bear Creek High School Music Booster organization. Therefore we engage in a variety of fundraising events. Our annual Craft Fair is an eagerly awaited community event. We have also manned a food stand at Empower Field during Broncos games, asked for donations during Tag Day and offered several individual fundraisers to help offset the cost of fees for families.
COVID has presented us with a unique challenge - virtual fundraising. We are unable to host our annual craft fair, which is our biggest fundraiser. We don’t wish to endanger our community by sending our students out for Tag Day. But our monetary needs remain the same.
We know this year has been difficult for everyone. We have appreciated the support of our community over the years, and will continue to do so. Our music students appreciate any contribution you can make, no matter how small. Help us to keep music alive at Bear Creek High School.
Bear Creek High School Instrumental Music Program
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