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 from 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 in to

Sports Physical must be completed after 01 March 2018.
Clearance must be completed before 15 April 2018.

* 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 15 May without this process being completed.
* Create only 1 account per family
* Main login should be the primary guardian – not the student
* Registration year = 2018-2019
* 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

2018 Band Help Sessions
(4:00 pm arrive/register/check in)
Mon 30 April   4:30 – 6:30 pm
Mon 07 May   4:30 – 6:30 pm

2018 Guard Technique Clinics
No experience necessary!
(4:00 pm arrive/register/check in)
DAY DATE TBD   4:30 – 6:30 pm
DAY DATE TBD   4:30 – 6:30 pm
DAY DATE TBD    4:30 – 6:30 pm
DAY DATE TBD    4:30 – 6:30 pm
2018 DV Sponsored
Sports Physical

DAY DATE TBD   8:30 – 12:30 am
$15 – Desert Vista Gym

2018 Marching Battery Audition
(Marching Band Drumline)

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

2018 Fall Marching Band Audition:
Winds, Front Ensemble & Guard

Sat 12 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 jug!
♪ Sunscreen & a hat would be a good idea, too.

2018 DCI – Southwest Corps Connection
Drums Across the Desert
Mon 02 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 03 August 2018 – Thunder Day!
(Freshman Orientation)

Mon 06 August 2018 – Start of School