A Day in the Big City

Help us build our city. We have multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities available.

  • Skyscraper sponsor – $500(we will use existing scaffolding with new custom-printed vinyl to create a few skyscrapers to set our scene. Your name/message will be printed on the vinyl) – our goal is 3 sponsors
  • Central Park bench sponsor – $200 (your name/message will be included on a gold plaque on the bench) – our goal is 12 benches
  • Central Park light post sponsor – $100 (your name/message will be included on a gold plate on the base) – our goal is 12 light posts
  • Front Panel sponsor – $50 (the front of the field will have 3′ tall panels that will be decorated with New York scenes and Subway maps. Your name/message will be printed on the vinyl) – our goal is 30 sponsors
  • Bass Drum Head sponsor – $150 sponsor a drum head and you get to keep it as a souvenir at the end of the season – our goal is 5 bass drum heads
  • Flag sponsor – $25 (we will be looking to bring down costs for our color guard members, so purchasing a flag can help bring down fees and get more people involved in the guard. No names will be printed on the flags to keep the flag costs low) – our goal is 50 sponsors

Click the link below to access our online store and become a sponsor today!


Updates – Week of May 4

Video Update from Mr. DuPlessis (Week 6 – week of May 4)

Congratulations to our students who auditioned for upper-level concert bands for next year. Here are the results of the auditions for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band for next school year.

Congratulations to our new 2020 Band Council! (see video above for more details). We had a record number of students try out for leadership positions and we are excited to begin our training. The first leadership meeting is Tuesday May 5 from 3-4 pm on Zoom. We will follow up with a meeting with Bill Humbert on Thursday May 7 from 3-5 pm, with more to come. Click here to see the new band council list.

Calling all Seniors! Check your email – we are collecting photos and videos for our Senior recognition. Send to dduplessis@tempeunion.org to be included in the slide show (send by Thursday this week!)

Band Awards will be online next Tuesday, May 12 at 7 pm. We will honor our seniors, and present awards for Concert Bands, Percussion Ensembles, Jazz & Steel Bands, and our Guard program. We will also reveal the new 2020 Marching Band theme!

Congratulations Art Seal Recipients!

Special congratulations to Corona Band seniors who have applied and been awarded the 2019-20 Arts Seal of Proficiency from the State of Arizona Department of Education! They will receive a special seal on their diploma recognizing the extra work they have contributed to the Band and their arts studies over the last four years at Corona. 

  • Andy Amazeen
  • Thomas Carroll
  • Carson Clark
  • Maleah Cooper
  • Kevin Delzepich
  • Heather Dominguez
  • Lauren Greenberg
  • Kara Hardy
  • Jax Hatfield
  • Isabelle Henderson
  • Kendall Jarman
  • Mikale Kaminer
  • Tommy LaPenna
  • Daniel Lim
  • Sam Maurer
  • Lisa Masuyama
  • Gina Mills
  • Drelyn Monroe
  • Alex Pichardo
  • Eliades Ponce
  • Tyler Shelton
  • Christopher Shin
  • Maxine Tuason
  • David Utagawa
  • Anika Voss

Corona del Sol Fight Song

Please enjoy this video of the 6th hour Percussion Class. This was our project for week 1.

Week of April 6

Band Video Update from Mr. DuPlessis: https://youtu.be/FSdDD1stC-Q

Band students – we have one last chance to pick up instruments that you may have left at school. Please sign up for a time to pick up instruments this Thursday April 9 here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DA8AB22A2FB6-instrument This is the LAST chance to pick up instruments for this semester. Please show up for the time you sign up for – instruments will be brought out to the curb of Knox Road and be separated by ten feet to keep your distance from others.

Percussionists (new and returning) – we are doing Zoom video help sessions for next year’s Pit and Drumline – please email Scott Werner (swerner@tempeunion.org) if you need the link!

We are posting new Schoology assignments for Band and Percussion – make sure you are in the habit of checking in each Monday for the week’s assignments!

Last – here’s all the information you need for Band Council Applications!

Update – March 30, 2020

We will be officially moving classes online for Tempe Union starting tomorrow.  All classes will be posting assignments for the week by 9 am each Monday morning, and all assignments will be due by Sunday night at 11:59 pm (including band classes).  This will be standard practice for EVERY class you are enrolled in. For brass and woodwind students, please use the “CDS Combined Concert Bands” class on Schoology ( https://tempeunion.schoology.com/ ).  For Percussion, click on your Percussion class in Schoology. All our assignments and responses will be posted/recorded there. 

We will be updating our Band Council application and posting that on Monday April 6 with more information on how to apply for drum major, section leader, and committees for next year.  We will also be sending out more information regarding Marching Band Camp 2020 in the next couple weeks. Our plan is not to inundate you with emails and text reminders – but please start to get in the habit of checking the Schoology page each Monday morning so you can plan out your week accordingly for band and your other classes. We hope you are all doing well and we miss you!  

Office Hours – email us and we will get back to you if you need help!

FROM MR. KLEVE – PRINCIPAL (in case you missed his email last Friday):

Congratulations to Percussion and Guard on their amazing but short seasons!