Ahwatukee Youth Steel Band

AYSB provides an opportunity for local 7th and 8th grade musicians to learn how to play the steel drums, and perform at the Desert Vista Band Pops Concert in May.

No previous percussion or steel band experience required!
We have two steel bands at Desert Vista, and a good portion of them are wind players who have never played percussion before. If you have experience reading music, you’ll be fine!

AYSB has weekly practice sessions in April and May, and concludes with a concert performance at Desert Vista in May.

It is extremely important that all members of the AYSB are at ALL rehearsals and the concert.
Please make sure you can get a Hawaiian shirt by the concert date!

AYSB is limited to the number of steel pans that we have – currently 24.

Schedule and Location

Rehearsal Schedule

All Rehearsals 4:00-5:00 pm

Wed, Apr. 11
Wed, Apr. 18
Wed, Apr. 25
Wed, May 02
Wed, May 09


$5 admission

Thur, May. 10

5:45-6:45 pm
Steel Bands Play
DV Courtyard

6:30 pm
Auditorium doors open

7:00 pm
Concert starts


Desert Vista High School

Rehearsals are held in the Band Room

Steel Concert will be held in the Courtyard
Pops Concert will be held in the Auditorium

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Required Paperwork and Payment

All AYSB Members please complete the following:

1) Fill out the online AYSB Application (Google Form)
If the 24 person limit has been reached, you will be directed to a waiting list.

2) Pay your participation fee
Middle school students use “Add To Cart” under “AYSB Middle School Students”

✓ Please include Student Name(s), School and ID Number(s) in the PayPal Special Instructions or on check memo line.

✓ Please complete & send in a Payment Coupon, even when paying through PayPal.

✓ Checks should be made payable to “DVBB” & mailed to
DV Band Boosters, 3145 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 110, Box 606 Phoenix, AZ, 85048.


AYSB Concert Videos