Performing Arts

Mr. Stan Scott for being awarded the National Federation of State High  Association's 
"OUTSTANDING MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD"  for 2019.  This is given out to one music teacher for the state of Colorado.  Congratulations Mr. Scott...
Ms. AMBER CAMPBELL, CHS's orchestra teacher, who 
was selected AND received the "OUTSTANDING STRING TEACHER AWARD " for 2018-19 for the state of Colorado.  This is an award that is given out by the "American String Teacher's Association.  This award was voted on by all the string teachers in the state of Colorado.

All information on each music department page is supplied by the current instructor.




CHS Music Page

Performing Arts Calendar

CHS All-State Music Students

Music Resources

State & District Music Standards

Music Course Description Guide

Music Department Web Page Survey


The Central High School Music Department is inclusive of all students who have the desire to make. We are proud of our students and the work they do here at C.H.S. Our school is on a four-period block using a split block on the first and third blocks. The school has been on this schedule for the last eighteen years and has adapted the schedule to meet the needs of our students and staff.

The Music Department is comprised of:

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Music Theory & Music Appreciation

The Teachers of the Performing Arts Department:

  • Mr. Hans Snell - Band
  • Ms. Kara Leonardi  - Orchestra
  • Mr. Stan Scott - Choir
  • Ms. Amanda Meltzer - Theater & Music Theater

Colorado West Music Festival Sweepstakes Award 98,99,06,07,08,09,11
Heritage Music Festival Sweepstakes Award (Colo. Springs) 05,07,08
Heritage Music Festival Sweepstakes Award (Anaheim) 2006, 2009, 2017

Mission Statement of the Music Department
The Music Department at Central High School provides the opportunity to perform in numerous ensembles at varying levels that challenge each student. Diverse types and styles of music are studied and performed to assist in the students' understanding of music. Through the study of music theory, the students' musicianship is continually challenged and refined to gain an enjoyment of music and become a life long musician and appreciator of music.

Mission Statement of Central High School
Through rigor, relevance, and relationships, we strive for academic excellence and following the "Way of the Warrior."

Way of the Warrior: R.E. D.
"R" - Respect, "E" - Excellence, "D" - Determination