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Program Overview

Erie High School’s band program focuses on being a vital part of the community and school culture. The Marching Band performs at all the home football games, the Fair and Rodeo Parade, St. Vrain Valley Band Night, the Homecoming Parade, the Halloween Parade, the Veterans Day Parade, all the school assemblies, Erie’s Parade of Lights as well as many basketball games as possible.

The Jazz Band performs at Erie’s Biscuit Day, the Dickens, Oskar Blues and Erie’s Town Fair. Students have a major part in the selection of the music they play. This year the marching band students voted for “I Got You,” by James Brown, “Fancy,” by Iggy Azalea and “Come out and Play,” by The Offspring.

The drum line practices every Tuesday in June and July and the drum majors participate in the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy. Other facets of the instrumental music program include String Orchestra, Beginning and Advanced Guitar, Drum Class, and various music history classes.


2015-2016 Schedule

  • Fair and Rodeo Parade – 9/1
  • LOCOmotion Parade – 9/12
  • Home Football Game – 9/18
  • St. Vrain Band Night – 10/7
  • Home Football Game – 10/9
  • Home Football Game – 10/16
  • Home Football Game – 10/23
  • Halloween Parade – 10/31
  • Home Football Game – 11/6
  • Veterans Day Parade – 11/11
  • Erie Middle School – 11/11
  • Erie Parade of Lights – 12/4

Meet the Director

Doug Carmichael

Doug Carmichael is an alumnus of Erie High School. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education and saxophone performance.

Doug has performed with the Lee Thomas Band, Mojomama, the Dale Ness Quartet, See Spot Groove, 3ology, DKO and 3rd Degree Burn, Archie Funker, the Make Shift Funk Band, the Eric Dorn Band, the Matt Pack and the John Mills Orchestra.


This Year's Seniors

Seniors L to R: Brandon Cummings, Ryan Paterson, Forrest Hayworth, Ethan Fesmire, Anja Riedel, Chris Culley, Jordan Cartwright and Zach Hoobler Not Pictured: Bri Myers

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