Marching Band Invitations  and Parades:

  • Performed in Disneyland Holiday Parade - November 27, 2015

  • Performed in the London New Year’s Day Parade – January 1, 2015​

  • Performing in Paris at the foot of the Champs Elysees - City of Paris's Special Christmas & New Year Fair – December 2014

  • London 1997, 2005, & 2010 (25th Anniversary) "New Year’s Day” Parade - 2010 Mass Band performance with other hand-selected bands; Wayne Downing of the Blue Devils conducting

  • Rome 2007 “1st American Parade in Italy, New Year’s Day”​

  • Ireland 2001 “St. Patrick’s Day Parade"

  • Disneyland Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011

  • Invitation to audition for the Presidential Inauguration Parade January 20, 2013​

  • 50th Anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial & the Pearl Harbor Parade – December 7, 2012 – Oahu, Hawaii ​

  • Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure"  Pep Performance - Phoenix, AZ

Desert Mountain High School 

Band and Orchestra

Award & Recognition History


​​Jazz Band Awards:    
  • Received Superior Ratings at NAU Jazz Festival, Area Jazz Festival,

          State Jazz Festival, and Jazz on the Mountainside  throughout the 17 years of the school

  • Jazz Band has performed in Ireland at the Blarney Woolen Mills in Blarney, Ireland

  • Jazz Band has performed in London in 2005 at the Gala Concert at Westminster Hall in Westminster, London

  • Jazz Band has had two compositions written for them by Allen Carter entitled “Shell Game” & most recently “Happy Birthday” to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Arizona. Performance at Scottsdale Center for the Arts on February 14, 2012 

  • Jazz Band has won the Outstanding Ensemble at the Heritage Festival 3 times, this is awarded to the ensemble with the highest score for the entire festival weekend

  • Jazz Band performed at the Mayor’s State of the Union address in February 2006

  • Jazz Band performed at the Scottsdale Mayor’s meeting at Scottsdale Center for the Arts in January 2003.

  • Jazz Band performed at the honoring of Mayor Drinkwater retirement in 1996

  • Several Students Audition and are selected for​  All-State Jazz Band

​​​Concert Ensembles:
  • Orchestra - Superior Rating at 2015 ABODA Area Concert Festival

  • Performed in London at the Gala Concert – January 2015

  • Performed in Paris – December 2014

  • Has received Superior and Excellent ratings at the ABODA Area Concert Festival

          and State Concert Festival

  • Performed in London at the Gala Concert in 2005 in Westminster Hall in downtown Westminster, England

  • Performed in Ireland at the Blarney Woolen Mills in 2001   

  • Performed in Ireland at the Dublin Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland   

  • Received 1st place at the Heritage Festival 7 times   

  • Received the Spirit of Anaheim, Las Vegas, and San Francisco – awarded by Heritage Festival for the ensembles that best represents the community they come from  

  • Performed in Salzburg Cathedral in London 2010 

  • Several Students audition and selected for Regional and All-State Bands

  • Several Students audition and are selected to advance in the Solos/Ensemble Competition


 

​​Other Performances:

  • Pops Concert, Winter Concert, Performing Arts Assembly,  Evening of Music, 

          DMHS Musicals, Spring Concert and DMHS Graduation Ceremony 

Marching Band Awards:

2017-2018:

  • Flowing Wells Invitational– Division II – Excellent Rating



2016-2017:​​


  • ABODA STATE Marching Festival – Division I – Excellent Rating

  • NAU Band Day - Division I: Excellent Rating

  • Goldwater Marching Invitational: Division I: 5th Place Ranking

  • Williams Field Marching Invitational: Division 1: 4th Place Ranking

  • Gilbert Marching Invitational - Division I: 4th Place Ranking

  • AZ PAS Fall Festival:  Excellent


2015-2016:​

  • ABODA STATE Marching Festival – Division I – Excellent Rating

  • Mountain View Invitational - Division I :  6th Place Ranking 

  • Goldwater Marching Invitational: Division I: 6th Place Ranking

  • NAU Band Day - Division I: Excellent Rating

  • Gilbert Marching Invitational - Division I: 8th Place Ranking

  • AZ PAS Fall Festival:  Excellent


2014-2015:

  • ABODA STATE Marching Festival – Division II – Excellent with Five caption awards of Outstanding Visual Performance,  Outstanding General Effects, Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Percussion and Outstanding Auxiliary (Color Guard)

  • U of A Band Day: Excellent -Division II

  • Gilbert Marching Invitational: 3rd Place Ranking – Division II

  • Desert Vista Marching Invitational: 6th Place Ranking – Division II

  • AZ PAS Fall Festival:  Excellent


2013-2014:​

  • ABODA STATE Championship– Division II – 4th Place

  • ABODA STATE Marching Festival - Division II - Superior with Distinction and caption awards of Outstanding Visual Performance, Outstanding General Effects, Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Percussion and Outstanding Auxillary

  • U of A Band Day: Excellent -Division II

  • Barry Goldwater Invitational - Division II - 3rd Place Ranking

  • Gilbert Marching Invitational: 3rd Place Ranking – Division II​

  • AZ PAS Fall Festival:  Excellent