FROM THE DESK OF MR. FUNK...
Welcome to band at Arapahoe High School!!!
It is such an exciting time for the entire music department here at Arapahoe and I am glad that you are a part of it. I am a graduate of Arapahoe High School and was a member of virtually every large ensemble, including the marching band, during my four years. I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach here! I am very familiar with how this program has been run in the past and I will do my best to continue running it
following the very high expectations that the Arapahoe community has become accustomed to.
At Arapahoe we have three concert bands, one jazz band, and marching/pep band. In order to be in marching band or jazz band, students are expected to participate in one of the three concert bands. The marching band will participate in various field show competitions throughout the fall, as well as at home football games. Also, the marching band will march in the Western Welcome Week parade in August and the Parade of Lights at the beginning of December. Music Theory and Music Appreciation are also offered as non-performance classes.
As a member of the Arapahoe High School Band and Color Guard program, you are part of an organization with a long tradition of excellence. It is my sincere wish that your time spent with us will be some of the most rewarding times of your life.
Please take time to read the handbook under the documents tab. This handbook has been provided for both students and parents so they may better understand our policies and procedures. It is my philosophy that maintaining high standards in the areas of attitude, discipline, effort, preparation, and daily rehearsal skills are the main ingredients to success.
I am looking forward to an exciting year!
Shawn D. Funk
Director of Bands
Band Room (Room E1347 – former room E14)
Office Hours (Unscheduled Hours):
Before School (special arrangements only please)
Monday – Period 2 and 5
Tuesday – Period 1
Wednesday – Period 2 and 5
Thursday – Period 1
Friday – Period 2 and 5
2:20 – 3:00 (After School)
The Arapahoe High School Band and Color Guard provides an opportunity for growth and enrichment unmatched by any non-musical discipline. It encourages each student to work toward his/her fullest potential and challenges him/her toward maximum possible intellectual and creative growth.
Membership in an organization such as this one is a remarkable opportunity to both work as a team and gain individual recognition, to experience leadership and follow the lead of others, and to learn discipline, cooperation and responsibility while at the same time engaging in a creative activity.
It is our sincere desire to provide all students with a positive learning experience while academic success in ALL classes is paramount.