Parade Tracks

Here are the practice tracks for the parade. Please practice!

Best Years
Girls Like You
Jump in the Line
Only Human
Under the Sea

Corona del Sol Youth Steel Band

The Youth Steel Band is for middle school students that are involved in
music programs at their school.  We have 4 rehearsals and perform at the
Corona del Sol Spring Percussion Concert.  Learn the music of the islands
on authentic steel drums.
Fee: $30

To register click on this link:
Click on: Camp and Clinics
Click on: Corona del Sol Youth Steel Band
Sign Up!

February 26th – Wednesday 3:30-4:30 rehearsal in room C170
March 4th – Wednesday 3:30-4:30 rehearsal in room C170 March 18th – Wednesday 3:30-4:30 rehearsal in room C170 March 23rd – Monday  4:00pm-5:00pm rehearsal in Auditorium March 24th – Tuesday  7pm Concert CdS Auditorium – Call time 6:45pm

Where: Corona del Sol High School 1001 E. Knox Rd. Tempe AZ 85284 Drop off students on Knox Rd. behind the auditorium.  The gate will be open and the door to the percussion room (C170) will be open. Hope you can join us! Scott Werner Questions?

Congrats Aztec Marching Band!

Congratulations to the Aztec Marching Band for finishing Third Place in the entire State at the Arizona State Marching Band Championships this past weekend at Glendale Community College. We are proud of the work our students put in and constantly seeking to improve week after week! Please join us at the Band Awards on Tuesday night to celebrate (more details in the post below). Full score recap here. Video coming soon!

The Marching Band Awards Banquet is Tuesday, November 19

Come celebrate the wonderful achievements of our Marching Band!

All students and their families are invited.

During this event the staff will recognize students for their hard work and dedication to the program. Student leaders will recognize their peers with fun and amusing awards. Immediately following the students will have a celebration dance and social hour.

EACH student and their families are asked to bring either ONE dozen cookies or another dessert option. Please sign up for an item and bring to the event, a table will be set up and volunteers ready to display the items.

Volunteers also needed for this event! 

Please see the sign up genius to help volunteer and detail the dessert you will bring.

MB Post-season Projects

MB students – please see the schedule/details for Jazz Band, Steel Drum, Combined Concert Band, and Winter Guard and the “post season.” MB Students are required to fill out this survey after (and indicate their project to finish this semester) before Monday November 18. We will have a required zero hour meeting with the Marching Band on Monday November 18 at 6:23am in the Band Room. Marching Band Awards and Dance will be Tuesday November 19, 6-9pm, in the Cafeteria.

CdS 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: $52.50 – Payable on square account only 

Here is the link.
At checkout, be sure to add your name and email address in the “Notes” section.

February 24th   7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room
March 2nd         7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room
March 16th        7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room March 23rd       7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in CdS Auditorium March 24th       6:00-6:20pm CdS Auditorium
March 24th        7pm Concert CdS Auditorium

M.B. Event Schedules

Please remember our Band goal of “Perfect Attendance” – we need all students at all events to be successful! Please plan accordingly with the following schedules.

  • Judging Sheets can be found here – see what your band is being adjudicated on!
  • Need to drive your student to or from an away football game or marching band competition (i.e. – not taking bus to or from an event)? Parents ONLY can drive their student to/from an event in a private vehicle. Here’s the NEW FORM – please download/fill out/email back to Mr. DuPlessis at at least one week prior to the event. Forms turned in the day of the event will not be accepted.

State Semifinals

Congrats to the Aztec Marching Band on their ABODA State Semifinals performance, earning fifth place and a spot in the Arizona State Marching Band Championships on November 16! See “Event Schedules” below this post for our Utah and Championship schedules.

Crown of the Sun Marching Invitational

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Update: THANK YOU to all our Invitational chairpeople and army of parent and student volunteers who made our Invitational a HUGE success! It was a truly special day and we appreciate everyone who gave their time to help run a FIRST CLASS event.