New Member Information

Welcome Incoming Band & Guard Families!

Starting high school is an exciting time, and Desert Vista has many opportunities available for students.

As you consider participating in the Band Program, there will be many questions. You will find some answers here on the band website, and on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

You may also email ThunderBandWelcome@gmail.com if you need more information.

The Rehearsal Schedule will help you understand the time commitment required.

Band and Guard Help Sessions are offered before auditions. (See below or the Rehearsal Schedule for schedule.)

We look forward to welcoming you into the Band Program.
Go Big Blue!


Required Clearance
Tempe Union High School District requires all Marching Band members to complete the District Sports/Activities Clearance. This clearance is a state requirement for all students participating in a school sport or club activity. We encourage you to start this process now, even if you are just considering joining the band.

Before registering, you will need to request your incoming student’s DV Student ID Number fron the DV Office (480) 706-7900. Let them know you are working on a sports clearance for an incoming Marching Band member.

To register your student(s), log into
http://www.registermyathlete.com/schools.

Sports Physical must be completed after 01 March 2017.
Clearance must be completed before 15 May 2017.

* You may start the registration process and add the additional “E-SIGNATURE” documents at a later date.
* Students will not be able to participate in any Marching Band activities after 24 May without this process being completed.
* Create only 1 account per family
* Main login should be the primary guardian – not the student
* Registration year = 2017-2018
* Sport = Band
* DV Athletic Fee paid directly to Desert Vista during book distribution in July
* All additional Marching Band fees are paid directly to DVBB


For more information on the DV Activities Registration process, please contact:
Becky Richardson (DV Activities Office)
brichardson@tempeunion.org    (480) 706-7946


2017 Band Help Sessions
(4:00 pm arrive/register/check in)
Mon 24 April   4:30 – 6:30 pm
Mon 01 May   4:30 – 6:30 pm

2017 Guard Technique Clinics
No experience necessary!
(4:00 pm arrive/register/check in)
Mon 24 April   4:30 – 6:30 pm
Wed 26 April   4:30 – 6:30 pm
Mon 01 May    4:30 – 6:30 pm
Wed 03 May    4:30 – 6:30 pm
2017 DV Sponsored
Sports Physical

Sat 08 April   8:30 – 12:30 am
$15 – Desert Vista Gym


2017 Marching Battery Audition
(Marching Band Drumline)

Mon 17 April 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Band Room
♪ All interested students must be in attendance.

2017 Fall Marching Band Audition:
Winds, Front Ensemble & Guard

Sat 06 May 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
♪ All interested students must be in attendance.
♪ Wear athletic shoes, shorts & (mostly) white t-shirt.
♪ Bring your instrument, & water!
♪ Sunscreen & a hat would be a good idea, too.


2017 DCI – Southwest Corps Connection
Drums Across the Desert
Mon 03 July 7:30 -10:00 pm
Mesa Community College

♪ Highly recommended for marching band members.
♪ Check out high-level marching arts.
♪ And…support The Academy!!

Fri 04 August 2017 – Thunder Day! (Freshman Orientation)

Mon 07 August 2017 – Start of School