BAND (INSTUMENTAL MUSIC) Click this link to go directly to the Band Website!

Congratulations to the "CHS Warrior Marching" band for placing 8th at 2015 CBA state marching band competition.

Mission Statement: Pursuing perfection through superior performances, inspired rehearsals, and surpassing previously established goals to become a preeminent band program in the state of Colorado while striving for excellence and achieving a level of prestige.

The Teacher

The band program offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to experience various styles and types of music. Students involved in the band program may be involved in various honor bands and district solo/ensemble opportunities. Some of the classes and after school activities are listed below.

The Groups

Band DirectorThe Teacher

Mr. Dylan Ford is the director of bands at Central High School where he oversees all aspects of the CHS band program, including: three concert bands, two jazz bands and the Warrior Marching Band. This is Mr. Ford's third year at Central High School.Mr. Ford is a Colorado native, and an alumnus of the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Co.) where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. While at UNC, Mr. Ford was a versatile student and musician, and performed as a trombonist in many ensembles including; symphonic band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, lab II jazz ensemble, trombone choir, and the undergraduate brass quintet. He also played in the pit orchestra for numerous UNC productions as well as the professional theatre company "The Little Theatre of the Rockies". In addition to these performing responsibilities, Mr. Ford was the drum major for the "Pride of the Rockies" marching band, a position which he held for three years. Mr. Ford was also a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard, a world class drum and bugle corps from Santa Clara, CA.Professionally, Mr. Ford has attended and conducted at the UNC Conducting Symposium in Greeley, Co. He has previously served as the low brass instructor at Grandview High School (Aurora, Co.) and is currently on the staff for the Blue Knights drum and bugle corps from Denver, Co. Mr. Ford is a member of the Colorado Bandmasters Association, Colorado Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Phone #: 970-254-6200 ext:22151

The Groups:
Concert Bands:
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Winds
Warrior Concert Band

Jazz Bands:
Jazz Band (Spectrum)
Jazz Band (Prism)

Marching Band:
Marching Warriors
Winter Percussion Ensemble

Other Ensembles:
Pep Band
Musical Pit Orchestra
Chamber Groups (Sax quartet, Brass choir, Woodwind Quintet)

Concert Band Stats-
- Wind Ensemble qualified for the Colorado Bandmasters Asso. State Concert Band Festival
by receiving a Superior rating at regionals and then received an Excellent rating at State.
- Symphonic Winds have received high two's or solid one's the last five years at all large group festivals.
- Wind Ensemble in 2003,2005,2007,2008, 2009, and 2011 received straight one's at CHSAA and the Colorado West Festivals.
- Warrior Band has received "a two (excellent) rating," or higher since 2000, at any large group festival.



2006-2016 Awards
-Colorado Bandmasters Asso. Exemplary Band program
award 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015
-C.B.A. Regional Concert Band Festival,Superior rating.
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
-C.B.A. State Concert Band Festival, Excellent rating: 2007, 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2014,2015
- Veterns Day Parade Best Youth Group 2011
-Rocky Mt. Color Guard Asso. Regionals "A" Class
Color Guard 3rd Place performance!
-Winter Guard International Regional Scholastic Regional A 1st Place
-Praire View High Guard Contest Scholastic A 2012 3rd Place
-Western Slope Winter Guard Contest Scholastic A 2012 1st Place
Independent A 2012 1st Place
-Pomana Winter Guard Show 2010 1st Place
- Lakewood High School Auxiliary Competition 2010 Independent A 3rd Place

Colorado West Music Festival
-Outstanding 5A Concert Band 2006,2007, 2010
-Outstanding 5A Full Orchestra 2006
-Outstanding 5A Jazz Band 2007,2008

C.B.A. Regional and State Marching Band Festival
2015 Regional: 2nd Place Field Show
State: 8h place for 4A Schools

2014 Regional: 3rd Place Field Show
State: 14h place for 4A Schools

2013 Regional: 3rd Place Field Show
State: 11th place for 4A Schools

2012 Regional: 1st Place Field Show
State: 14th place for 4A Schools

2011 Regional: 1st Place Field Show
State: 15th place for 4A Schools

2010 Regional: 1st Place Field Show
State: 12th place for 4A Schools

2009 Regional: 1st Place Field Show
1st Place Percussion
State: 14th place for 5A Schools

2008 Regional: 1st Place Field Show 5A
1st Place Auxiliary 5A
State: 14th Place for 5A Schools

2007 Regional: 1st Place Field Show 5A
1st Place Auxiliary 5A
1st Place Drum Major All Classes
1st Place Overall All Classes
State: 15th place for 5A Schools

2006 Regional: 1st Place Field Show
1st Place Percussion
State: 9th place for 4A Schools

2005 Regional: 1st Place Field Show
1st Place Percussion
1st Place Auxilary
2nd Place Drum Major
State: Placed 13th at State Marching Band Contest
Most Improved award for 4A schools

2003 Regional: 2nd Place Field Show
Outstanding Drum Major
State: Placed 13th at State Marching Band Contest

2002 Regional: 2nd Place Field Show
State: Placed 14th at State Marching Band Contest

2001 Regional: 1st Place Auxiliary
2nd Place Percussion
Outstanding Inspection

2000 Regional: 1st Place Drum Major
2nd Place Parade
2nd Place Percussion
2nd Place Auxiliary
Outstanding Inspection

2005 Heritage Music Festival
Wind Ensemble 1st Place
Jazz Band 1st Place
Sweepstakes award for Instrumental
Festival Sweepstakes Award

Colorado West Invitational Marching Band Contest
Marching Band Seepstakes Award 1995,2007,2008
Outstanding Field Conductor 00,01,05,07,08,10
Outstanding Auxiliary 01,02,04,07,08,09,11,12,13
Outstanding Percussion 10,11
1st Place Field Show 07,08
1st Place Parade 07,08,10,11,12
2nd Place Field Show 01, 02,05,06,09,12
3rd Place Field Show 00,03,10,11
2nd Place Parade 00, 02, 05,06,09
3rd Place Parade 03
Outstanding Inspection 04,08,09