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Thunder Band In The News

+ Desert Vista Takes Gold in the Windy City AFN 21Apr16
+ Band Champs – Thunder Marching Band once again crowned state champions AFN 02Dec15
+ Desert Vista Marching Band ends season on high note AFN 10Nov15
+ Desert Vista awarded $1K for monthly Fulton Homes Noon Salute Win AFN 26Jan2015
+ Desert Vista Thunder Band on NBC at Super Bowl XLIX! 01Feb2015

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May 11, 2016: Mr. Thye named Quarter-finalist for 2017 GRAMMY Award!
Today, Mr. Thye was informed that he was one of the 290 music teachers from 264 cities in 41 states that were named as quarter-finalists for a 2017 Music Educator GRAMMY Award.
In total, more than 3,300 initial nominations were received from all 50 states. Less than 10% of the initial nominees were selected for this round, and it is a great honor to get this far.

Eventually, the field will be reduced to 10 finalists, with one winner.

It appears that there are two quarter-finalists from Tempe Union, with Scott Werner from Corona del Sol also on the list. This speaks to the wonderful music education available to our students.

Good luck Mr. Thye, and whatever the outcome, we are very proud of you!

DV Band Director Mr. Thye voted 2013 Best High School Teacher!
Every year the people of Ahwatukee have a great opportunity to vote for the Best Of Ahwatukee, hosted by The Ahwatukee Foothills News. In 2013 the education section expanded the “Best Teacher” category and created “Best High School Teacher,” “Best Elementary/Middle School Teacher,” as well as “Best Childcare.”

Our own Mr. Thye received 1st Place in the new Best High School Teacher Category! Congratulations Mr. Thye!