State Marching Championship
Update: Congratulations to the Marching Aztecs for taking home third place in the very competitive Division I ABODA finals (just 0.04 points behind second place!). A complete recap of scores is available here.
The ABODA State Marching Championship take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Glendale Community College. The Aztecs perform at 8:15PM, and awards will be presented at 9:15PM. More information for band members is available here. ABODA has posted a detailed schedule of all band performances for the day.
Here's a quick recap of the band's scores for 2015:
09/26/2015 Desert Vista Invitational: 70.20 (1st Place, Div. I)
10/03/2015 Gilbert Invitational: 76.58 (1st Place, Div. I)
10/24/2015 Bands of America Southern CA Regional: 71.05 (8th place at Finals)
10/17/2015 Corona del Sol Invitational: 76.72 (1st Place, Div. I)
10/31/2015 Mountain View Invitational: 88.48 (1st Place, Div. I)
11/07/2015 ABODA State Marching Festival: 90.03 (Superior with Distinction)
The 2015 Band Portraits may be found here. Portrait orders are now being accepted for Group Photos, Individual Portraits, Friends and Fun, and Senior Night Family Photos.
Please download this form, and submit it with your payment to Mr. DuPlessis or Mr. Werner by Friday, November 13. Photos will be delivered at the Marching Band Awards on Friday, November 20. All proceeds will benefit the Marching Band.
It's time to help out with the the much-anticipated Hot Chocolate Run, which takes place on Sunday, Dec 6th. Volunteers will generally work from 5:00 AM to noon, and will help set up the finish line water station, pass out water and Gatorade to runners, and clean up their respective stations after the race. Color Guard will also have a separate station, so if you are Color Guard, please sign up in that section of the Sign Up. The band gets a significant donation for helping out with this event. All family members and friends (even non-band friends!) aged 12+ are invited to sign up. All volunteers will get Hot Chocolate Volunteer gear for helping. To volunteer, please fill out this online form.
It's always movie time! Earn money for your student's band account by selling Harkins gift cards and loyalty cups! The gift cards will be sold for $25.00 each with $2.50 going to the student's account. Cups will be sold for $5.25 each with $1.00 going to the student's account. Order forms with payment are due by Nov. 20th and can be turned in to Mr. DuPlessis or Emily Manning. Items can be picked up at the December 9th Holiday Concert. A voucher will be given for each cup, which can be then traded at any Harkins theatre for the 2016 loyalty cup.
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 (Assist with filling, transporting, and setting up water coolers in the stands during football games).
- Competition Hydration Needs (For invitationals and competitions during the year).
- Bus riders (For parents who have been cleared by the district).
- Uniform Check-In (Also for parents who have been cleared by the district).
- General Band Booster Opportunities (See the list of example tasks, such as pit crew, uniform alterations, etc.).
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.