Century Band Handbook

All detail that you need is enclosed to have a successful year in Century Band and Colorguard.

If you are new, please be sure to read this.  You and your student will need to sign and return the last page, which states that you have read and understand the information in the Handbook.

If you are a returning Marching Band or Colorguard student/family, it is important that you reread this Handbook!  There have been several changes made and you’ll also be responsible for the information within.  You will also need to return the last page, signed so that we know that you are aware of the information.

Also attached is the Handbook insert containing contact and leadership information for this coming school year.

It is not quite complete, but it’s necessary to send it out so that you have current information about who to contact for specific information.


Handbook yearly insert 2013-14

Century High Band Camp

Our annual BAND CAMP will begin this coming Monday, August 19 through Saturday, August 24th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  We will end this camp with a family performance and potluck picnic and first parent meeting Saturday evening at 6:00 pm.

Parent Meeting for All New Incoming Parents

Friday, August 16th at 6:00 pm in the Century High Bandroom.

We will be there to give you an overview of Century Band and Colorguard, make you aware of fundraising opportunities and answer any questions you might have.

Freshman Band Camp

On Thursday, August 15th Freshman camp begins.  Meet in the Bandroom at Century High at 3:00 pm.  Camp will be Thursday and Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

Another Great Camp: Young Musicians & Artists

Space is still available!

SESSION 1: Sunday, June 23 – Friday, July 5, 2013

SESSION 2: Sunday, July 7 – Friday, July 19, 2013

Young Musicians & Artists seeks accomplished musical students to play shoulder-to-shoulder with professional musicians from around the country, work with YMA Music Program Director Michael Gesme, and perform in a state-of-the-art concert hall (Hudson Hall). The students will spend two weeks living and playing on the Willamette University campus, surrounded by other young adults who love music as much as they do. High school students have the opportunity to enter into our leadership training program, which can lead to a counselor position.

Please encourage your students to follow in the footsteps of 50 years of notable musicians while making lifelong friends! Tuition assistance is available to those who qualify.

Questions? Please call Quinland Porter at 503.281.9528.

Annual Jazz Cabaret!

7:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2013

This is in conjunction with the Choir and is a great night out!

Advance tickets are available from any band student and if you buy in advance, all proceeds go to the band, but they will also be sold at the door.

All door sales will be split 50/50 with the choir department.

Decadent desserts, coffee, lemonade and great music are in store for this wonderful evening of choir and jazz performances!

Please invite neighbors, friends, and relatives to join us.

Admission is only $5.00 in advance or at the door.


Summer Camps 2013

Summer is going to be here before you know it. Here are some Summer Camps to start thinking about.




Fragile by Sting

From Wikipedia: Fragile (song)

Fragile” is a song composed by English musician Sting from his 1987 album …Nothing Like the Sun. Released as a single the following year, it placed to number 70 on the UK Singles Chart.

The following is from the album STING: Sting Live In Berlin.


Kinda Dukish / Rockin’ in Rhythm


Western Oregon Band Festival 2013