State Championship!

Congrats to the Marching Band on a successful California trip!  Score recaps and judge’s commentary are now available here!

Our full AZ State Championship schedule, including call times, warm-up times, and more, is here.

Here’s the performance schedule for the day (all four divisions).

ASU Clear Bag Policy WILL BE in affect for this event.  Go HERE to view the policy.

Spectator parking for the event will be in the Stadium Parking Structure just south of Sun Devil Stadium.  Plan to arrive early so you have time to park, purchase tickets and enter the stadium.  The ticket windows are at the south end of the stadium.  Spectator stadium entrance will be at the Southwest entrance.

DVD Sales – Box 5 – DVD Store (Order online or use THIS FORM)

Box 5 will live stream the event.  CLICK HERE to purchase access to the live stream (this is great for relatives out of town that want to watch the show!)

Special Championship T-shirts and “action photos” will also be available for purchase for the event.

Our Brass is on the Line!


State Marching Festival

Update: Congratulations to the Aztec Marching Band on earning a “Superior with Distinction” rating at the ABODA State Marching Festival, and earning special caption recognition in the areas of Music, Percussion, and Color Guard.  The band was also honored to move on to the Arizona State Marching Band Championship as one of the top 8 bands in the State in two weeks!

Full Score Recaps, Score Summaries, and Judges Commentary can be found here!

Video here!

Holiday Card & Canvas Fundraiser!

Debra Durma with Forever is generously offering the CdS Band a very timely fundraiser with 4 different options:

  • Cards for a Cause – Holiday Card creation – percentage of purchases donated to the band program. The self-service site offers several styles and colors of customized Holiday Cards to choose from with your own pictures!  Step by step instructions here. 
  • Subway Canvas Prints – Special Band Canvas with a percentage of the purchases donated to the band program. Different colors, different sizes!  Click here for your order form.
  • Holiday Card Creation Event – If you are looking for a little help in getting your Holiday Cards created, a team of experts will be available on November 4th to assist. Rita Mann’s house 1pm – 4pm (see this flyer for directions)  
  • Raffle for a 12 x 12 Marching Band Subway Canvas or any 12 x 12 Canvas – 100% of proceeds go to CdS Band Boosters


Hot Chocolate Run – Volunteers Needed

Our Annual participation in the Hot Chocolate Run is just around the corner, December 2, 2018!  This is an event that pays for volunteer participation and over the years, the volunteer numbers have increased from our group, so much so, that we have earned the honor of volunteering in the Chocolate tent last year. We have committed to 100 volunteers this year.

Many of you may have received an email from the Hot Chocolate Run group, please do not sign up through that email, we need to use the link in this paragraph to be included in the CdS Band Booster volunteer group. Click here to register as a volunteer

Gilbert & End of Season

Update: Congratulations to the Aztec Marching Band on their 1st place finish at the Gilbert Invitational this weekend! Scores/recaps/judge’s commentary can be found on the Marching Band Page. Video is here.

We have our LAST regular-season marching invitational this weekend at Gilbert High School (Saturday October 27).  Schedule for the full day, including participating bands, is available here.  Also included on the file is information about the last three weeks of our season, including the modified after-school rehearsal schedule.  Please refer to this and our online calendar to make sure you are “in the know” as we approach the end of our season!

Welcome back to our new year!

Open House will be held Monday August 20.  Here’s a printable schedule from Corona admin to fill out with your student’s schedule to follow so you know where to go!   2018-2019 Open House Evening Schedule

Also, we’ve compiled a list of important information (contact info, calendar, newsletter, members only section of the website, remind text codes, SmartMusic free subscription info, and class grades).  The PDF is password protected and is our normal band password.  If you need the password, please contact us. Bands Info Sheet 

Also, members of the Band Council played the National Anthem with other band students from the five other district schools at the district-wide teacher kick-off meeting at Desert Vista HS.  Special thanks to our students who participated.  See the amazing performance here!

2018 Marching Band Show – “A Thousand Cranes”

How exciting!  Our 2018 Aztec Marching Band show is titled “A Thousand Cranes” with music feature from a collection of Japanese pieces.  View the show video theme by clicking hereView the BAND CAMP CONCERT performance here.

1000 Cranes are a symbol of peace, health, prosperity and mythical wisdom. It is asserted that everyone has his own hopes and wishes. According to Japanese tradition, 1000 Paper Cranes (also referred to as Senbazuru) can help people to cherish their wishes and make them become true.

A person who folds 1000 Origami Cranes will be granted a chance to make one significant wish.

What will YOU wish for?

To help make the wish come true, you can Sponsor a Crane or more with your wish.   You can also help keep the heart beat of the wish alive by sponsoring our Taiko Drums

**All sponsors and their wishes will be published on our website**

CDS Band Corporate Sponsorship Program 2018-2019


We are happy to announce our Corporate Band Sponsorship Program for the upcoming year! There are multiple levels, depending upon what you are comfortable donating. Details are available in these documents: Corporate Sponsorship Details .

Volunteer Opportunities!

During the school year (particularly during Marching Band season) there are often a wide variety of activities that Boosters can help out with. Here is an updated list of current volunteer opportunities:

Hydration Team (Marching Band Rehearsals) Help keep the kids hydrated at marching band night rehearsals.

Bus riders (For parents who have been cleared by the district)

CDS Band Boosters Online Store

Check out our Square Store, which will allow you to pay online for various Booster items, Band Booster memberships, and other awesome stuff!

How We Keep in Contact

We like to keep in touch with our awesome boosters. Toward that end, most of the information you need to know can be found at this website (particularly the Gmail calendar on the right) as well as our occasional e-mails. We also like to use Twitter and Facebook from time to time for news, quick reminders, etc. If you think that you are not receiving e-mails, please first check your spam folder (or “promotions” tab in Gmail), and if you’re still having issues, please try our e-mail sign-up form.