Summer Marching Rehearsals!

Marching Band: Check out our CALENDAR for upcoming summer rehearsals.

All rehearsals are REQUIRED unless you are out of town.  If you will be out oftown on a scheduled rehearsal, please contact the following:

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 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**

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

Band Camp Wish List

The Band Camp snack shelves are a little bare. The students work very long hours during band camp, a snack or two between meals and during breaks are great pick-me-ups to keep them going.   The oops & ouch drawers  (we know those moments happen) need some replenishment too. 

We are accepting donations during each of the summer rehearsals. They can be placed in the band room.  Also Kathy Askins is accepting donations at her home – contact her at to make the arrangements. 

Our wishlist is SignUpGenius.


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 (  Thank you!

Summer Youth Steel Band


Dates: June 4th – June 8th, June 11th – June 14th, 2018 (Both classes will perform a concert on June 14th  @ 6:00pm)

Where: Corona del Sol High School Percussion Room C170 – drop off is in the small Knox parking lot behind the auditorium.

This camp will focus on playing island and pop music on authentic steel drums. We will also learn basic musical skills such as note reading and rhythm reading.

Beginning class from 8:00am – 9:45am
No musical skills to basic musical skills
Students that are going into grades 4th, 5th, and 6th

Advanced class from 10:00am – 11:45am
Basic musical skills to advanced musical skills
Be able to read simple music
Students going into grades 7th, 8th, and 9th

To register click on this link:
Click on: Camp and Clinics
Click on: Corona del Sol Summer Steel Band

Cost: $85 for either level

Questions: Contact Scott Werner

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! 


All State Results

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for All-State this weekend at Gilbert, and for those selected into this extremely elite group!  Thank you SO MUCH to all our parent and student volunteers who came in at the beginning of their spring break to help – we couldn’t have done it with out you!!!

  • Rachel Eisinger-Leavitt – Band Piccolo
  • Julia Qiu – Orchestra Bb Clarinet 1 (first in the State! Also made first in the state on Eb Clarinet!)
  • Anthony Perkins – Band Bb Clarinet 1st part
  • Matt Marples – Band Horn 3rd Part

Unable to participate due to WGI Dayton trip, but made it in:

  • Spencer Pote – Band Percussion
  • Brightan Hsu – Orchestra Percussion

Links for participants:

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!