DV MB Earns 1st Place

November 19, 2017 : Archived Posts, Featured Posts, News

Congratulations to the 7x ABODA AZ State Champions –
DV’s Thunder Marching Band

DVMB earned 1st Place 18 Nov at the ABODA AZ Championships with a score of 91.319
and won Caption Awards for
General Effect
Visual Performance

Community Performance & Senior Night

November 16, 2017 : Archived Posts, News

Desert Vista Thunder Marching Band invites family and friends
to come see our 2017 production of From Time to Time.
A free performance, Friday 17 November 8:00 pm
Desert Vista High School Stadium

Our Graduating Seniors will also be recognized this night.

Christmas Tree Fundraiser

November 16, 2017 : Archived Posts, Featured Posts, News

Fresh Cut Oregon Tress – 3151 E Chandler Blvd
Bring this flyer when you purchase a tree, and Fresh Cut Oregon Trees will donate $5-$10 to the Band!

Please share this with family & friends

Banquet Photos Available!

May 16, 2017 : Archived Posts, Ensemble Members Only, Marching-Members Only, News

Photos from the Band Banquet are posted on the 2016-17 Performing Ensemble Photos & Video page.
Photos from before dinner, Awards and Class of 2017!


May 12, 2017 : Archived Posts, Ensemble Members Only, Jazz Band, Marching-Members Only, News

There is a new password for the website.
Be sure to check with Mr Thye or Mr Lopez to get the new password!

2017 Show Theme

May 9, 2017 : Archived Posts, Marching-Members Only, News

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Guard Program – Policy Change

May 3, 2017 : Archived Posts, Marching-Members Only, News

Dear Guard Program hopefuls,
We wanted to reach out to you with an update to our Guard/Winter Guard program. The following is from Mr Keith Casey, our Guard Caption Head. This decision has been carefully considered the past 2 seasons. I completely support Mr Casey and his vision for the program. I know this may be a change in philosophy and implementation for us, but I truly believe this will allow the Guard program to take the ‘next step’. (This is already in effect for the top Guard programs across the region/national scene.) Thank you so much for your support!

Josh Thye

Desert Vista Fall Color Guard/Winter Guard Policy Change for the 2017-18 season:

The 2018-19 season will mark a huge milestone for the Desert Vista guard program. In the winter of 2019, the Desert Vista Winterguard will be competing at the Winter Guard International Championships in Dayton, OH.

With this opportunity, it is crucial our students are properly trained with the appropriate skill sets to adequately prepare them over the course of the next two seasons. The skill sets implemented in the summer are designed to improve our technical proficiency, thus allowing us to add to the degree of difficulty during the winter within our program.

At the start of the winter season, those basic skill sets are enhanced by increasing the level of difficulty. This allows those students who have put in the time over the summer and fall to continue being challenged with newer, more varied tasks in the winter as their level progresses.

When members attempt to join mid-season, it creates an unfair environment for the members who have committed from the start of the season (summer training). They now have restrictions placed on their learning of enhanced skills for the winter since all training has to stay at the basic level to accommodate the mid-season additions to program.

Instead of moving forward with enhanced skills for the winter season, the fall members are now in review mode. Furthermore, it also puts us at a huge disadvantage when we attempt to compete on the national level with only basic skills at our disposal.

Given this situation, we must make some policy changes to ensure our students are given the best possible vehicle for success when we make our debut on the national stage.

As a result, the following changes will be made starting with the 2017-18 season:
​* The Desert Vista Guard is considered a YEAR-ROUND program.
​* Winterguard participants MUST march the fall season prior in the guard.

Band Banquet May 6th

April 27, 2017 : Archived Posts, Ensemble Members Only, Jazz Band, Marching-Members Only, News

For All Band Members
(Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Steel Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band)
2017 Band Banquet Invitation

+ Saturday May 6th, 2017 – 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm @ Desert Vista Cafeteria
        Doors open at 4:45 pm
The banquet menu follows this year’s marching season theme – a picnic! (hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, chips, and watermelon)

+ Semi-formal attire is requested (no jeans please).

+ RSVP by May 1st !!!

Band Member ticket is FREE
Entrance ticket for non-band member is $20

Pre-order your 50/50 raffle tickets: 1 ticket for $5 ~~ 3 tickets for $10

MB Year End Video available on Flash Drive w/Show Logo $20

2017 Band Banquet Invitation

State Concert Festival Judges Comments

April 26, 2017 : Archived Posts, Ensemble Members Only, News

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Percussion Video Now Available

April 10, 2017 : Archived Posts, Ensemble Members Only, News

Video from the Spring Percussion Concert (April 4) and AZ PAS (March 25) are now posted on the Performing Ensemble Video web page http://thunderband.org/photos-and-videos/2016-17-performing-ensemble-photos-video/

2018 Wind Ensemble & Adv Percussion Trip

March 31, 2017 : Archived Posts, Ensemble Members Only, News

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Marching Band Activities Clearance – Start NOW !

March 23, 2017 : Archived Posts, Marching-Members Only, News

Time to begin the Tempe Union District required Sports/Activities Clearance for the upcoming Marching Band season! The registration process has changed from last year. It is streamlined and more user friendly.

Start the process now by Registering at http://www.registermyathlete.com/schools.

Your student will not be able to participate in any Marching Band activities without the Activities Clearance completed by May 1, 2017 !

Create ONLY 1 Account per family – Account should be set up using primary parent’s name/information.
Additional parent/guardian, and student(s) information will be added after the 1 account is set up.

NOTE: the Sports Physical must be completed AFTER March 1st, 2017. Any physical dated prior to March 1, 2017 will be rejected for the upcoming Marching Band Season (2017-2018).

On DV Campus Sports Physicals available April 8th only! $15 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

More info on Sports Physical Clinics and tips for completing Clearance is available here.

For more information on the DV Activities Clearance registration process, please contact:
Becky Richardson (Desert Vista Activities Office)
(480) 706-7946