State Championship

Congratulations to the Aztec Marching Band on their strong 4th place finish at the WBA Southern California Championship! Special thanks to all our families that traveled to California and volunteered with meals, moving equipment, driving trucks, and more – we literally couldn’t do it without your amazing support.

On Friday night (11/19), we will have our SENIOR NIGHT recognition and our PARENT PERFORMANCE where we will do a special presentation of our show for friends and family before the state championship. Let’s have a great last week and finish our season strong!

Our last competition will be on Saturday, November 20 at the ABODA STATE MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIP.  We have a call time of 3:45 pm, and a performance time of 8:30 pm. More information can be found on our schedule here. This is a REQUIRED performance for all marching band members, so please plan accordingly.

Judges commentary from CA: https://soundcloud.com/user-620188655/sets/wba-southern-california-state-championships?si=e3f2d157d9064d4da9c9cd5dfc46122e

Score Recap from CA: https://recaps.competitionsuite.com/b0e4599e-5d15-42dc-9689-bd2db9eac919.htm

CdS Adult Steel Band – Sign up NOW!


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: $55.00 – Payable on square account only 

Here is the link.  https://squareup.com/store/cds-band-boosters-inc/item/adult-steel-drum-band
At checkout, be sure to add your name and email address in the “Notes” section.
NO REFUNDS

Dates
February 7th.    7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room
February 28        7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room
March 14th        7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in percussion room

March 21st       7pm-8:15pm rehearsal in CdS Auditorium

March 22nd      6:00-6:15pm CdS Auditorium
March 22nd        7pm Concert CdS Auditorium

California Trip Volunteers

Want to help out while we’re traveling this week? Sign up for our California Remind group by texting @4488ka to 81010. We will text you when we need help and let you know where to meet.

Thank you for all of your help and support!

California Trip

The Aztec Marching Band will be representing Arizona and traveling to California for the WESTERN BANDS ASSOCIATION (WBA) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP at Trabuco Hills High School on November 11-14. FINAL ITINERARY, trip details, hotel/competition sites, and packing list can be found here. Make sure the last band payment ($450, due September 20) is PAID IN FULL before the trip forward all receipts to Mr. DuPlessis if you have not done so already. Click here to pay.

ABODA State Semi Finals

Congrats to the Aztec Marching Band on a great show at the DV Invitational, with a jump of 2.776 points from the previous week, and 2nd Place overall. Our color guard also received the Auxiliary caption. We made great strides in all the captions. Most importantly, we have qualified for the State Semi Finals! The group’s highest scores determine what order they perform – and currently we are the 2nd highest score in the state so we get to perform 2nd to last this weekend!

Our next competition will be on Saturday, November 6 at the ABODA STATE SEMI FINALS.  We have a call time of 4:40 pm, and a performance time of 8:30 pmMore information can be found on our schedule here. This is a REQUIRED performance for all marching band members, so please plan accordingly.

DV Invitational

Our third competition will be on Saturday, October 30 at the DESERT VISTA INVITATIONAL. We will also do our senior individual photos at CdS before leaving, as well as our large group band photo and official section photos. We have a senior call time of 11 am at Corona, a full group call time of 1:10 pm, and a performance time of 7:45 pm. More information can be found on our schedule here. This is a REQUIRED performance for all marching band members, so please plan accordingly.

If you are interested in what criteria the bands are being judged on – you can see the judging sheets here for more information! Scores for events will be posted to the ABODA website here.

CdS Marching Invitational

Update – Thanks to all our amazing volunteers who made the CdS Invitational a resounding success! Scores, judges commentary, video – check your email!

Our next marching competition is right here at Corona! On Saturday, October 23, the Aztec Marching Band will perform at our HOME SHOW – the “Crown of the Sun” Marching Invitational! We have a student call time of 5:40 pm at Corona, and a performance time of 8:30 pm. More information can be found on our schedule here. This is a REQUIRED performance for all marching band members, so please plan accordingly.

If you are interested in what criteria the bands are being judged on – you can see the judging sheets here for more information! Scores for events will be posted to the ABODA website here.

Please see below post on signing up for parent and student volunteer shifts! We need “all hands on deck” to fill these spots and run a successful event!

Concert Band extra rehearsals

Extra Required Concert Band Rehearsals (outside of class). THESE ARE REQUIRED AND WILL BE GRADED. FOR ACLAB SECTIONALS – ONLY THOSE SECTIONS SHOULD SIGN UP ON THOSE DAYS SO WE HAVE SPACE. Those sections should sign up on the school AcLab google form a week prior to the sectional. THANK YOU!

  • WED OCT 27 – ACLAB – FLUTES/DOUBLE REEDS SECTIONAL
  • WED NOV 3 – ACLAB – TRUMPETS/HORNS SECTIONAL
  • WED NOV 10 – ACLAB – CLARINETS/SAXOPHONES SECTIONAL
  • WED NOV 17 – ACLAB – LOW BRASS SECTIONAL
  • WED NOV 24 – ACLAB – OPEN PRACTICE SESSION (anyone can sign up)
  • WED DEC 1 – ACLAB – COMBINED CONCERT BAND REHEARSAL (BAND ROOM)
  • THURS DEC 2 – 0 HOUR – COMBINED CONCERT BAND REHEARSAL (BAND ROOM)
  • MON DEC 6 – 0 HOUR – COMBINED CONCERT BAND REHEARSAL (STAGE)
  • TUES DEC 7 – 0 HOUR – COMBINED CONCERT BAND REHEARSAL (STAGE)
  • TUES DEC 7HOLIDAY CONCERT (ALL CONCERT BANDS, GUITAR, PERCUSSION)

Basha Invitational

Our first marching competition is right around the corner! On Saturday, October 16, the Aztec Marching Band will perform for a big audience and a panel of judges at the Basha Invitational. We have a student call time of 4 pm at Corona, and a performance time of 7:45 pm. More information can be found on our schedule here. This is a REQUIRED performance for all marching band members, so please plan accordingly.

If you are interested in what criteria the bands are being judged on – you can see the judging sheets here for more information! Scores for events will be posted to the ABODA website here.

Crown of the Sun Invitational

If you missed our Committee Meeting on September 7th you can find the slides from that meeting here. If you are interested in more information or how you can help please contact Marcos Voss at marcosdvoss@gmail.com