Band Camp 2017!


Corona del Sol's Band Camp will take place this year from Monday, July 17 to Saturday, July 22 at Pine Summit Camp in Prescott. If your student is attending, here is what you will need to do:

Step 1: Fill out the online form for your student.

Step 2: Download, print, read, and fill out the appropriate portions of the paperwork [PDF, 1MB].

Step 3: Send in payment to Corona del Sol (April 28 deadline for $400 "early-bird" price, $470 thereafter). This may be paid through a tax credit, as discussed in the packet.

Step 4: Turn in all paperwork (including physicals and medical clearance forms) by May 1, 2016.

Additional information will be provided as we get closer to the July date.

Butter Braid Fundraiser


Our Butter Braid fundraiser is under way! These tasty Butter Braid Pastries are $12 each, with about $5 of that going to the student's account. Order forms are available in the Band Room, or online. Money and orders are due to Mr. DuPlessis by April 17, 2017, and the frozen braids will be delivered May 2nd. Checks should be made out to "CDS Band Boosters."

WGAZ State Championships


Congratulations to CDS Percussion for their first place score of 93.05 at the WGAZ Percussion Championships, and congratulations to CDS Guard for their second place score of 82.82 at the very competitive WGAZ Guard Championships last weekend! Full recaps are available for both the guard and percussion competitions.

MEF/ASU Band Camp 2017


The Musician Enrichment Foundation (MEF) is excited to be partnering with ASU to offer MEF/ASU Band Camp 2017. It will be held at the ASU School of Music, Tempe, June 12-16. The camp will be limited to 100 participants (and 12 Student Leaders) and so far 31 students have applied. The early registration deadline is March 31st. The camp is open to students grades 6th-12th in Fall 2017. The camp staff includes ASU professors (Joshua Gardner, Robert Spring, Deanna Swoboda, Jill Sullivan, Christopher Creviston, and more) and community educators (David and Arlie DuPlessis, Emery Harvison, Tracy Werner, and more). Daily activities include band rehearsals, sectionals, electives, professional concert attendance and social activities. The week will culminate in a performance by the camp concert bands and chamber ensembles at 5pm Friday, June 16, in the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre at ASU. A flyer that you can pass out is available here [pdf, 1MB].

There are twelve volunteer Student Leadership Team positions available for exceptional students entering 11th and 12th grade. These students will perform with the bands, assist the staff, mentor younger/less experienced players and receive 6 hours of leadership training. There is no cost for the Student Leadership Team members. Interested students should apply by March 31st at the MEF website.

Acceptance to the camp, and to the Student Leadership Team, will be based on experience, teacher evaluation, and the number of positions available for each instrument. It is highly recommended that students apply by March 31st. The brief teacher evaluation form should be completed online at MEF.

The camp tuition is $200, or $175 if paid by April 10th. We do have financial aid available and many students will be able to attend MEF/ASU Band Camp at a reduced cost or no cost.

ABODA All-State Band/Orchestra


Congratulations to everyone who tried out for All-State! Here are the results:

Rachel Eisinger-Leavitt - Piccolo, Band (also made Flute)
Amanda Xu - Flute, Band 2nd part
Julia Qiu - Eb Clarinet, Band (also made Clarinet)
Debashis Biswas - Clarinet, Band 1st part
Matt Marples - Horn, Band 4th part
Alex Manning - Trombone, first alternate
Spencer Pote - Percussion, Band 1st part (first overall)
Volunteer Opportunities!

During the school year (particularly during Marching Band season) there are often a wide variety of activities that Boosters can help out with. Here is an updated list of current volunteer opportunities:

- Hydration Team (Football games) Help keep the kids hydrated at games.

- Bus riders (For parents who have been cleared by the district).

- Uniform Check-In (Also for parents who have been cleared by the district).

CDS Band Boosters Online Store

Check out our Square Store, which will allow you to pay online for various Booster items, Band Booster memberships, and other awesome stuff!

CDS Band Individual and Corporate Sponsorship Program 2016-2017


We are happy to announce our Individual and Corporate Band Sponsorship Program for the upcoming year! There are multiple levels, depending upon what you are comfortable donating. Details are available in these documents: Corporate Sponsorship Details and Individual Sponsorship Details.

How We Keep in Contact

We like to keep in touch with our awesome boosters. Toward that end, most of the information you need to know can be found at this website (particularly the Gmail calendar on the right) as well as our occasional e-mails. We also like to use Twitter and Facebook from time to time for news, quick reminders, etc. If you think that you are not receiving e-mails, please first check your spam folder (or "promotions" tab in Gmail), and if you're still having issues, please try our e-mail sign-up form.