DV Invitational

The Aztec Marching Band will be performing in our first competition of the season on Saturday, September 29 (the Desert Vista Invitational).  We will be starting our schedule with the GROUP PHOTO at Corona, eating dinner, and then going to DV to perform.  Click here for the full schedule and more details!

If you are planning on going to watch the show as a spectator, remember to get there early, cheer loudly, and wear your yellow!  Remember to be “first class” and not say anything negative about the other ensembles – we are all out there working hard and making music!  Information on ticket prices are on the full schedule linked above.

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!

First Assignment

Concert Band Members (1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th hour bands): Please fill out the online Information Form here!  (Marching Band members do NOT need to fill this out – we have your information already).  This is due by Thursday (50 pts).  Families who fill out by the end of the day on Monday get 10 extra credit points.

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.

Band Council & Ensemble Results

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned/applied for the 2018-19 Band Council and the Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band!  Results are below.

Band Council 2018-2019 (first meeting Monday after school – 11:30am)

Ensemble List 2018-2019

Percussion at the WGI Championships in Dayton Ohio

The 6th hour percussion ensemble performed at the WGI World Championships this past weekend and placed 2nd in the finals competition.  The 1st place group edged them out by .025 of a point.  So close!!!!  Special thanks to Lonnie and Lynn Slawson for driving the truck to Dayton Ohio! 


Marching Band Forms 2018

UPDATE: The deadline for MB Forms/1st Payment has been DELAYED to May 16 due to the School Closures.  No late fees will be assessed.

Band Camp Forms – click here to download the information packet!

Student Information Google Form – fill this out after reading the packet!

ALL students in marching band should create/update a profile in “Register My Athlete”

and complete a sports physical with their doctor or other type of “minute clinic” and submit by May 16.  For returning members, you have to do a new physical every school year.  This information will also be used for Athletics if you participate in a school sport.  Please direct all physical/Register My Athlete questions to our school activities secretary Mary Baker (mbaker@tempeunion.org).  Thank you!

New Members

8th Grade Families: If your student is interested in joining the Aztec Marching Band, please fill out the Interest Form here.  Thank you!