Marching Band 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. We will get the schedules for State Semi-Finals the week prior, and the State Championship two weeks prior.

  • 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 day prior to the event. Forms turned in the day of the event will not be accepted.

CdS Invitational Advertising

The CdS Invitational is coming up on Saturday, October 19 where 28 bands will be featured in front of approximately 5,000 students, educators, parents and attendees.

You can advertise in the Invitational program for $150 or less. Advertisements must be reserved no later than Friday, October 4. See the attached flyer for details.

Percussion Concert!

The percussion concert is on October 22nd in the CdS auditorium @ 7pm.  Advanced tickets are now on sale at the online bookstore portal until October 17th!  After that you can purchase tickets at the door the evening of the concert.  Tickets are $5 and are assigned in the order they are received.  The Fall Percussion Concert will feature our Percussion Classes, Guitar Classes, World Music Classes and our famous Orange Man Group.  This concert usually sells out! To purchase tickets:Go to the online portal (copy link into your browser) You must sign in using your parent view username and password or sign in as a guest user. Once you are in the system click on: “Items At All Schools” “High School” “Corona del Sol” and finally click on:”2019 Fall Percussion Concert”

Crown of the Sun Invitational Meeting – Open to All!

The Crown of the Sun Marching Invitational at Corona del Sol is coming up on October 19!

Join the Invitational Committee and Band Board for a meeting open to all band parents and families interested in helping out.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30 pm in the CDS band room.

Come learn about ways to volunteer (for adults AND students), opportunities to loan your tables/chairs/pop-up tents, etc., as well as donation needs for concession sales!  At the end of the meeting you’ll be able to sign up to volunteer.

*Remember, you’ll get free admission to the invitational if you volunteer for four hours or more!

For more questions or more information, contact Marcos Voss at

Congrats Aztec Marching Band!

Great job to our Aztec Marching Band who had a GREAT first assembly and football game performance, cheering our varsity football team on to victory! The band also had a strong first halftime show! Band members are required to review the show video AND the show animation video (with part 3 included) at least twice before next this Monday’s rehearsals:

CdS Crown of the Sun Marching Invitational – October 19

Parents!  Please save the date for the event, because we will need your help. There will be plenty more information coming about needed volunteers.

Currently, we can use a few more lead volunteers for our bigger and better Crown of the Sun Marching Invitational coming up in October.  If you are interested in leading any of the following areas, please contact Marcos Voss at

Admissions Chair: Lead volunteers for day-of event admissions sales and wrist-banding.  Work with Finance Chair to manage cash deposits and cash boxes for ticket windows.  Requires fingerprint clearance card.

Clean-Up Chair:  Lead volunteers to roam stadium and campus for trash collection and disposal.  

Concessions Finance and Judges’ Food Chair:  Handles overall concessions finances (with Finance Chair) and coordinates complimentary food for judges throughout the day. Requires fingerprint clearance card; possession of food handler’s card preferred.  

Concessions Volunteers and Inventory Chair: Determine appropriate volunteer shifts and training.  Manage and restock inventory throughout the day.  Possession of food handler’s card preferred.

Concessions/Vendor External Operations Chair:  Coordinate and supervise secondary snack and vendor stations.   Possession of food handler’s card preferred.  

Program Design and Print Chair:  Work with Invitational Chair and Program Ad Sales Chairs to design the printed program.  Coordinate with Tempe Union Print Shop to ensure quality printing and delivery of programs for day-of sale.  Requires familiarity and access to design software (Adobe Illustrator/InDesign used for prior programs).    

Program Ads Sales Team (4-5 people):  Work with Program Ad Sales Co-Chairs to solicit local businesses and parents for ads in the event program.  Prices range from $30-$145.  

Band Supplies Needed

We have just updated our list of needed supplies on Amazon. Helping is easy!! Just click here and you will see our list on Amazon. When ordering, choose the “Corona Band’s Gift Registry Address” under “Choose a shipping address.’   Thank you for your continued generosity of the band program.

DCI Championships

Congratulations to Kevin Delzepich, Emma Werner and Rheaven NeSmith on their amazing performance with the Academy Drum Corps this summer!

Corporate Sponsorships

Are you a business owner or work for a business that wants to support high school students with their passion for music? Do you want your business to be exposed to scores of teenage kids and their families? Please review our 2019 – 2020 Corporate Sponsorship Program where you can help at varying levels of financial support, including buying individual musical instruments. We truly appreciate our wonderful community who provides support to this wonderful program. For further information, please contact Yolanda Crosson at

It’s Marching Band Season!!

Band Camp ended on Saturday, July 21 in Prescott with beautiful weather, a sneak peek of the new show “Rattler” and a lot of motivated students.

It was a week of very hard work by the students and directors that culminated in a performance to remember. All parts of the marching band were showcased in front of parents, family and friends. We are so proud to be a part of this community as we watch our students perform so well this early in the year. We can’t wait to see the show progress over the coming weeks.

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped facilitate the event, and thank you to all the family members that made the drive from Phoenix. This world class band organization appreciates your on-going support.

A special thank you to Michael Schaaf of Schaaf Images for taking so many wonderful pictures Saturday. We truly appreciate his dedication to the organization. You can find further information about Schaaf Images on his website.