Band Camp!

updated 7/21/2014

UPDATE: Be sure to check out our Twitter page and photo albums from time to time during the week to see any photos of the campers that we've received.

The CDS Marching Aztecs will be at band camp from Sunday, July 20th to Saturday, July 26th at Camp Tontozona [ map | directions ]. If you're curious about what goes on during the week, take a look at some of our great photos from last year. If you've misplaced any of your band camp info, an electronic version of the packet (sans blue card and physical form) is available here [zip file].

Students should arrive on Sunday at 1:00pm to start loading luggage (please review the packing list). Don't forget your hat, sunglasses, water bottle, and music binder. Roll call will be at 1:30pm in the CDS Band Room, and the students will depart for Payson at about 2:00pm.

Remember also that there is a mandatory meeting for parents and students on Saturday, July 19th at 9:00am. Marching Band shoe orders will be taken prior to the meeting, starting at 8:00am (see details in news item below). We will also be accepting clothes for the clothing drive.

The band will perform around noon on the last day of Band Camp (Saturday, July 26th), and the BBQ will take place from 11am to noon, right before the concert. Remember that parents will need to provide transportation of their students back from camp. We recommend bringing folding chairs and the like for watching the concert.

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Marching Band Shoe Orders


Order this season's hottest trend, the MTX marching shoe, on Saturday, July 19th at 8:00am in the CdS auditorium. The MTX is designed for hardcore marching and is in a class of its own with rugged endurance, extreme stability, comfort, feel and contemporary styling. Uniform managers will be on hand to take your orders and answer any questions. Shoe and glove samples will be available to try on. Remember to order new shoes if you've outgrown your old pair. Shoes are $40.00 and gloves are $4.00 per pair. Music flip folders can also be ordered at this time. Cash or checks accepted. Download an order form here

Important Info re Band Camp Forms


In addition to the forms you have already filled out for Band Camp, two more are required. First, every student needs to fill out this Online Food Allergy Form, even if the student does not have any food allergies. This allows us to make sure we account for everyone. Second, there is a NEW Camp Release of Liability Form required by Camp Tontozona. Families should print this form out and send it in with their students to the next summer rehearsal (or send it to Corona Band, 1001 E. Knox Road, Tempe, AZ 85284). Also, this is a gentle reminder that all physicals and blue medical cards are due by July 1st. Thanks.

2014 Band Camp BBQ


Be sure to join us for lunch on the last day of Band Camp (Saturday, July 26th). The BBQ will take place from 11am to noon, right before the concert. Meals are only 7$ each, and payment should be submitted along with the BBQ Order Form by July 19th. See you there!

2014 Marching Band Show


As was revealed at the Pops Concert, the 2014 Marching Band theme will be "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires," and will include music based on the nuevo tango work of Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla in addition to Vivaldi's well-known concertos. Check out the trailer!

Welcome, New Band Parents!


If you're a new band parent, you will definitely want to check out the excellent presentation that Jill Maurer put together, which is available here.

Band Booster Board for 2014-2015


Please welcome your Band Booster Board elect for the next academic year, elected on 4/22/2014 by unanimous vote!

- President: Pam Brink
- Vice President: Ianet Molina
- Secretary: Mary Vaughan
- Treasurer: Marci Wade
- Communications: Dan Pote

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.