August 16, 2018



Student Access

Parent Resources

 Career Center


Mr. Dave Keckes-Chartrey

360-313-3900 ext 3926 - I prefer that you contact me via e-mail.  The phone answering system is not reliable.

See subpages below for more information and study materials for these classes.
Jazz Band
Assignments and ear training drills for all jazz band classes.
Concert Band & Orchestra
Assignments, syllabus, and general information for students of the Concert Band and Orchestra.

Columbia River High School Instrumental Music

Dave Keckes-Chartrey, Instructor


Music Department Fees

Dress Order Form 2016-2017
Marching Shoes
We do 4 parades and a field presentation for homecoming every year where we wear our marching uniforms.  We ask that everyone where the same shoes for these performances.  While we have a few shoes to loan, most people prefer to wear shoes that have not been worn by other folks (and their foot issues).  For these folks, we try and put together an order of new shoes every fall.  The order form for these shoes is below.  We intend to send this order off on September 30th.  If you wish to order this year, please return a completed form and the required remuneration by that date.  Thanks!
Portland Marathon Fundraiser Sign Up
Marathon Water Station Sign Up Link - Click Here
Every year the CRMA runs a water station for the Portland Marathon. It is a pretty good fundraiser for us, and contributes a lot to our program. The date this year is Sunday, October 8th. Our shift runs from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you can help, please click on the link above and fill out the info. Thanks! KC

Activities and support...

Columbia River Music Support Group
The CRHS Music Association meet, generally, the first Thursday of each month, won't you consider joining them? Without solid fundraising and support, the types and numbers of activities we do will be severely limited. Please do everything you can to help and support this important organization.

Next meeting: Thursday, May 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the CRHS Music Room.

We will be discussing spring performances and travel. We also need to elect new officers.  See you there!


Below find the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. Near dates are reasonably accurate. Dates further away are a little more ambiguous. For this reason, it is useful to check in with this page and document frequently for changes or additions.

Revised 5/3 to include spring concert performances and rehearsals nd correct dates for marching rehearsals.

Band and Orchestra "Clearance"
Students participating in Band and Orchestra must "clear" with the business office.  The district-mandated fees need to be paid and band students will need to complete a physical.   This is being done online this year.  The link to do this is below.



Forms and Stuff:
Instrumental Music Class Syllabus 2017-2018
Grading criterion, explanation of fees, uniforms, class rules.
Program Advertisement Fundraiser
Uniform Contract, Part 1
Uniform Contract, Part 2
IB Musical Investigation Paper
IB Musical Culture Worksheet
Blues in F
Passive Fundraisers
Blank Field Trip Form
What to Practice in Woodwind Instruments
What to Practice on Brass Instruments

IB Music Forms and Projects

An Introduction to IB Music at CRHS
Elements of Music (Word Examples)
General Questions for Music Analysis
Blank Music Analysis Grid
Listening Analysis Terms (Version 1.2)
Music Links Paper Culture Worksheet
Medieval Music Notes
Ordinary of the Mass
Renaissance Music Notes 1
Ornamentation types and terms
Mozart 41, the Least You Need To Know, Draft 2
Characteristics of the Renaissance
Characteristics of the Baroque
The History of Instruments in the Orchestra
Potentially Useful Words, Vol 1
Vocal Terms
Kodaly Score
Characteristics of the Classical Style Period
Sonata Pian e Forte Annotated Score
Mozart Piano Sonata 15 Annotated Score

Recurring Weekly Activities

Monday: CRHS Music Council, 2:10 - 3:00 p.m.: IB Music Listening Party with Mr. KC, 3:05 - 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday: Faculty Meeting, 2:15-3:00: IB Theory/Composition

Thursday, Pandemic Steel Drum Band 2:10 - 3:00; IB Music 3:05-4:00 p.m.: Parent Meetings (First Thursday of the month only)

Friday, Sectionals, 2:10 - 3:10; Combo, 3:05 - 4:00 p.m.

Sectionals and Chamber Music coaching by appointment

Marching Rehearsals as scheduled on the calendar - 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Athletic Band schedule and times on the calendar