CdS Adult Steel Band

Corona del Sol Adult Steel Band
Looking for fun people to join the CDS Adult Steel Band.  Learn to play authentic steel drums and perform on a CDS percussion concert!
No musical experience necessary!
Fee/suggested donation: $52.50 – Payable on square account only
At checkout, be sure to add your Name, Email address and Phone # in the “Notes” section.

February 13th   7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room
March 5th         7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room
March 19th        7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room

March 26th       7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in CdS Auditorium

March 27th       6:00-6:20pm CdS Auditorium
March 27th        7pm Concert CdS Auditorium

MB – End of Season Options

Marching Band members: We will start our regular “zero hour” schedule starting on Monday November 20 (be in the band room by 6:23am for attendance in sections).  We will recap State, the season, talk about the Awards Night, and get ready for end-of-season projects to finish the semester.  PLEASE CLICK HERE and fill out this survey prior to Monday morning.  Thanks!

State Championship

ABODA State CHAMPIONSHIP Schedule 2017

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Corona dol Sol will perform at 7:30pm at ASU Sun Devil Stadium this Saturday 11/18!  (Call Time for students: 4:15pm at Corona) We hope all families can join us for our final performance.  Please see schedule for more details about tickets, parking, and more!


The CDS Marching Band would like to thank the Boosters, family, friends, and alumni for “sponsoring a wave” this season!



Congratulations to the Corona del Sol Wind Ensemble and the Corona del Sol 6th Hour Percussion Ensemble for BOTH being selected to perform at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference in featured honor concerts on February 2-3 (more details to come).  Only 6 groups were selected to perform from the state, including Altadena MS Band, Highland HS Orchestra, Rincon/University Jazz I, Boulder Creek HS Wind Ensemble, and the 2 Corona groups.  Our Wind Ensemble last performed at the Conference in 2017 as a clinic group, and in 2013 as a featured concert group.  The Percussion Ensemble last played at the Conference in 2007.

From the ABODA President:

“It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you and members of the Corona del Sol Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble that you have been selected by the ABODA Board to perform at the 2018 Arizona Music Educators Association State In-service Convention at the Mesa Convention Center.

This singular honor is the direct result of superior teaching and much hard work and effort on behalf of your students. Your students and entire school community should be very proud of this accomplishment. Your convention performances will be attended by music educators and administrators from across the state and will showcase the wonderful talents of your ensemble. Additional information will be forthcoming from Mr. Eric Haenfler, and Bill Richardson, convention coordinators, concerning specific performance date and time. Once again congratulations and best wishes for every continued musical success this school year.”

Hot Chocolate Run – Volunteers Needed

Our Annual participation in the Hot Chocolate Run is just around the corner!  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

Ironman Arizona – Volunteers Needed

The CdS Band Boosters have been asked to volunteer at the IRONMAN Arizona event on November 19th. The IRONMAN Arizona will be funding groups for volunteers through their grant program. We earn money for the CdS Band Program when we volunteer!

We need 45 volunteers registered by Wednesday, November 15th to be eligible for these funds. We will be manning a Gear Bag station and Security.

Distributing Gear Bags – 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Distributing Gear Bags – 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Security for Bike Riders – 2:30pm – 7:30pm

The teams will distribute gear bags to the participants during and after the bike race and also manage crowd control for the safety of the riders.

This a great opportunity for the CdS Band Boosters to raise funds.

Please click here to register

Picture Orders

The group, sectional and individual pictures are available for purchase!  Please use this form to purchase the pictures.  Please place your order by Tuesday, November 14th.  The pictures will be distributed at the Awards Banquet.

Once you place your order, we will send you an email with the total amount owed through the Square Store.

State Festival

Congratulations to the Aztec Marching Band on a “Superior with Distinction” rating at the ABODA State Marching Festival, and a caption award for Color Guard.  The band secured a spot in the top 8 for the State Marching Championship at ASU on November 18 and will perform at 7:30 pm (more details to come).

Rehearsals resume Monday morning at 5:45am (See revised rehearsal schedule for this week and next).

The full recap with rank/scores, score summary and judges’ commentary can be found here.

Our Marching Band Seniors

Congratulations to all our Marching Band Seniors!