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Instrumental Music

Welcome to the Bear Creek High School Instrumental Music Program (BCHSIMP). We're glad to have you be part of our community. Our program consists of the following music ensembles, under the leadership of Tammy Ahmed, music director, and Kirstin Miller, orchestra director.

When considering which musical program to join for your high school career, Bear Creek High School is definitely one of the top programs in the state. Among it's accolades, you'll:

  • Be a part of an award-winning ensemble program.
  • Gain access to a state-of-the-art performing arts facility.
  • Enjoy comprehensive program options.
  • Have access to quality instruction and resources.

About the Program

Music Ensembles

Bear Creek has a thriving music scene with as many as 200 students across nine different groups creating music in and outside the halls of this great school. This award-winning program is successful in every category and each group has many honors to their credit. This is due in large part to Tammy Ahmed, BCHS Instrumental Music director, and her creative, knowledgeable staff. She is an extremely accomplished musician and educator. We are proud and honored to have her as our students' teacher, mentor and leader. She hales from the highly acclaimed Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. She is passionate about the music and the program, but most importantly, she is a compassionate educator who puts the well-being of her students first and foremost.

Concert Band

The Bear Creek High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Band have been recognized among the top ensembles in Colorado, earning superior first-place ratings at state and regional concert band festivals.

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Color Guard/Winter Guard

The BCHS Color Guard has been recognized as one of the top in the state of Colorado and has a long history of success, competing at the state and national level.

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Marching Band

Marching Band event and performance schedules and requirements.

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Jazz Band

The Bear Creek Jazz Band is a select group of students chosen by audition who are interested in pursuing studies in jazz literature and improvisation.

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String & Chamber Orchestra

BCHS now offers two classes in orchestral instruction, offering more individualized attention at each level.

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Bear Creek High School Winter Percussion is a competitive percussion ensemble that will perform at both in-person and video-recorded “virtual” opportunities through the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association (RMPA).

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Wind Ensemble

The Bear Creek Wind Ensemble is a select audition group of woodwind, brass and percussion students who are interested in pursuing music at the highest performance level.

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Registration and Payment

Frequently Asked Questions

When new to the BCHS Instrumental Music program, there are always lots of questions. We've created this section with the hope of answering the ones that we hear most to help your transition into a high school music program. Of course, if you don't see an answer to your question, you are always free to contact our leadership team, contact information below, and we'll be more than happy to help get you the answers you need.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the remarkable corporations and families whose steadfast support is a driving force behind our vibrant and diverse musical community. Your generosity empowers us to cultivate musical talent, create beautiful harmonies, and inspire the next generation of musicians.

Instrumental Music Sponsor Hohman
  • Dana Dawson
  • Margaret Allington

Contact Us

Tammy Ahmed, Music Director
Phone: 303-982-8741

Kirstin Miller, Orchestra
Phone: 303-982-0556