Marching Band 2023

Spring Training Dates (required for new and returning students to Marching Band) – click here for the full schedule!

New to Marching Band? (Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Colorguard): Fill out our short Google information form so we can keep you in the loop with upcoming auditions and workshops!

Want to be part of our Marching Band Percussion Section or Pit?

CdS Percussion Garage Sale! – Save Your Stuff!

Saturday – January 28th

7am – 12:00pm

Taking donations

Tuesday January 24th 4:30pm-6pm

Friday January 27th 5-8pm

What: We are currently taking donations for the Percussion Garage Sale.  We are in need of your used household items, clothes, books, sports equipment, furniture, etc.  Furniture must be in good shape.  No mattresses.

Where: Corona del Sol High School

1001 E. Knox Road

In the Knox Road Parking Lot 

Jazz Band Auditions

Auditions: online submission – due by Thursday December 22, 2022 at 3 pm. Jazz auditions are for Band and Part Assignment (i.e. – Jazz Band I or Jazz Band II, Trumpet 3 part, etc.)

If selected, members will commit to:

  • Signing up for JAZZ BAND course (0 Hour course, starts 2nd semester in Jan.)
  • Paying the school 0 Hour School Fee for JAZZ BAND (usually $175)
  • Arriving 10 minutes EARLY to start warming up (6:10 am)
  • Rehearsing every day during ZERO HOUR (6:20 am – 7:15 am)
  • Practicing your parts outside of class – this is an “honor band”
  • Listening to jazz artists during your free time (again, this is an honor band)
  • Playing at every concert and event.
  • Having a positive attitude and working hard to make our jazz bands the best!

Audition Material:

  • Submit an audition at: (login with Google, then login with your school email address)
  • “Billie’s Bounce” – play along with backing recording her:
  • You can embellish the melody and “make it your own” – listen to this song played by various artists to get ideas (listen to people on YouTube like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, etc.)
  • Make sure you are using correct swing style and articulations.
  • After you play the melody 2 times (with repeat signs) you will then improvise a solo.  Practice this with the recording on the website. 
  • Rhythm section auditions:
    • Drum set: swing grooves at 120, 200; rock beat at 112
    • Guitar/Piano: Play “Billie’s Bounce” melody 1st time, chords “comping” 2nd time, improvise a solo 3rd time
    • Bass: Play “Billie’s Bounce” melody 1st time, improvised quarter note walking bass line 2nd time, improvise a solo 3rd time

Sign up for Band next year!

CURRENT Corona del Sol students – click here for course registration information and how to sign up for Concert Bands, Percussion Ensembles, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Steel Drum Band, and Color Guard for next year! ALL Brass, Woodwinds, and Color Guard should bring course registration paper to Mr. DuPlessis to double-check course numbers and to sign (he will also keep track of signups to make sure students get band on their schedule with the Guidance Office). All Percussionists should bring course registration paper to Mr. Werner to double-check course numbers and to sign.

Recruiting Video – check it out!

Incoming Freshmen (current 8th graders) – click here to for information on how to sign up for Band for next year.

Donations Welcome!

Percussion, Guitar and Piano Star Wars Concert 10/18/22

The percussion, guitar and piano concert is on October 18th in the CdS auditorium @ 7pm.  Advanced tickets are now on sale at the online bookstore portal until October 13th.  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, Guitar and Piano Concert will feature our Percussion Classes, Advanced Guitar, Advanced Piano, Middle School Students and The Brisas Mallet Masters.   

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” “PERCUSSION”and finally click on:”Fall 2022 Percussion, Guitar and Piano Concert October 18th, 2022 @ 7:00PM”

Marching Band Event Schedules

Band Handbook Agreement Form

Welcome back to school! Here is our Band Handbook Agreement form for all concert band classes (1st hour Symphonic Band, 2nd Hour Freshmen Concert Band, 6th Hour Wind Ensemble). Please review the HANDBOOK and fill out the AGREEMENT FORM by FRIDAY AUGUST 5. Thank you!

CONCERT DATES (more info will be on the CALENDAR) – be sure to subscribe to the google calendar!

  • Middle School Recruiting Concert (Wind Ensemble ONLY with middle school bands): Wed. Sept. 28
  • Fall Band Concert (ALL Concert Bands): Thurs. Sept. 29
  • Holiday Concert (ALL Concert Bands/Percussion Classes/Guitar Classes): Thurs. Dec. 15
  • TUHSD Concert (Wind Ensemble ONLY): Tues. Feb. 7 at Mountain Pointe HS
  • Spring Band Concert (ALL Concert Bands and Jazz Bands): Thurs. March 9
  • Area Concert and Jazz Festivals (off-site field trips): TBA (late-February/early March)
  • State Concert and Jazz Festivals (Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band 1 ONLY): April 24, 25, 26, or 27 off-site
  • Music Under the Stars (ALL Concert Bands and Steel Band): Fri. April 28 (Tempe Diablo Stadium)
  • Year-End Jazz Bands and Steel Band Concert – Date TBA (May)
  • Pops Concert (ALL Concert Bands/Percussion Classes): Tues. May 16
  • Graduation Performance (ALL Concert Bands): Thurs. May 25