ABODA State Marching Band Championship

updated 11/17/2014

Update: Congratulations to the Marching Aztecs for receiving third place at the very competitive ABODA Championships, right behind Sandra Day O'Connor and Desert Vista. It was a great season!

It's hard to believe, but the 2014 marching band season is almost over! The Aztecs will present their Parents Performance this Friday at 8:00pm, and on Saturday, November 15th, at Glendale Community College, they will be competing in the ABODA State Marching Band Championship (call time is 4:30pm; Corona performs at 8:15pm). Please see the detailed schedule for more information.

2014 Hot Chocolate Run


Water to go! It's time to help out with the the much-anticipated Hot Chocolate Run, which takes place on Sunday, Dec 7th. Volunteer time is from about 5 am to noon. Our Band Booster group gets a donation for our efforts! For those of you not familiar with this effort, we will be helping set up the Finish Line water station, passing out water and Gatorade to runners, and helping clean up our station 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. All family members and friends (even non-band friends!) aged 12+ are invited to sign up. The more the merrier! All volunteers will get Hot Chocolate Volunteer gear for helping. To volunteer, please fill out this online form.

Holiday Concert and Dinner


Please join us for the Holiday Concert and Dinner on Tuesday, December 9th! The dinner, which is catered by Rigatony's, takes place in the CDS cafeteria from 5:00-6:30pm, and the concert begins at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Please submit your dinner orders (via the order form) by Tuesday, December 2nd.

Harkins Fundraiser

updated 11/14/2014

Update: Due to additional demand, this fundraiser has been extended to November 24th. Also, amount going to student account has been updated (slightly less).

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 $2.25 going to the student's account. Cups will be sold for $5 with $0.75 going to the student's account. Order forms with payment are due by Nov. 24th and can be turned in to Mr. Duplessis or Emily Manning. Items will be delivered before the winter break. A voucher will be given for each cup, which can be then traded at any Harkins theatre for the 2015 loyalty cup.

2014 Band Portraits


The 2014 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 Monday, November 10. Photos will be delivered Tuesday, November 18. All proceeds will benefit the Band Boosters.

Poinsettia Fundraiser


Our annual Poinsettia Fundraiser is in progress! These beautiful, red poinsettias are $11 each, with 50% of sales going to your student's band account. The due date for payment is Tuesday, October 21, and the poinsettias will be available for pick-up on December 9th after the Holiday Concert. For more information, please see the flyer. A multiple-item order form is also available here.



We had a number of parents volunteer through the "Pick your Pleasure" form that was distributed with the Band Camp packet. Thanks! Another way to volunteer is to indicate which events and/or support roles you might be interested in via this handy on-line form. A list of the myriad tasks and events that people typically help out with is available here.

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 from time to time for 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.