Nov 8th Updates. State Band Competition & Senior Night Updates

From the Director

Below are snippets of  email sent out directly to the students parents through charms office. For the entire read, please visit your email or spam folder from 11/8/21

Marching Band

"Happy State Championships week! The Copper Thunder Marching Band will be traveling to Campo Verde HS in Gilbert, AZ this Saturday, 11/13 to perform in the AzMBA 3A State Championships. We are performing once at 3:00 pm and will stay for the rest of the competition as afterwards, every band (the full band!) participates in the awards ceremony on field. After awards, we will travel back to Vail and anticipate a late arrival time (ETA: ~1:00 am). The itinerary for this trip will be passed out tomorrow (11/9) during zero hour."

"Finally, we are excited to kickoff our first basketball pep band starting next week (Thur., 11/18). This will be open to all students (marching and non-marching) and will take place from November-April. Students have received info on this today, and will continue to receive info as we wrap up the competitive marching season."

Concert Ensembles

"Our concert ensembles also have been hard at work. On Mon., 10/18 we held the first part of our Fall instrumental music showcase featuring the 2nd Period Symphonic Band and 4th Period Orchestra. You can find the performance livestream link here ( The second part of the showcase featuring the 1st Period Concert Band and 3rd Period Jazz Band is a week from today (Mon., 11/15)! These students have been hard at work perfecting some great repertoire and will finalize their performance readiness at our dress rehearsal this Wed., 11/10 from 4-5:30pm. We look forward to your continued support of these students either in-person or via the live stream. "

"Competition-wise, our Orchestra continued their tradition of participating in the annual ABODA Fall Orchestra Festival at Tucson HS on Fri., 10/22 and received Excellent ratings across the board. This group of students worked really hard and enjoyed a great performance along with critique that will serve us well moving forward. Our Symphonic Band will participate in the ABODA Fall Band Festival at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for the first time in many years on Sat., 12/4. How exciting!!"

State Competition Details

Student Copper Thunder Photo information. Because photo day for individuals was rescheduled, please hold on to those individual photo forms.  Group photos were taken and Mr. Knox should have spoken to students about ordering those. The individual photos for all instrumental programs will be sometime in November- Chris Durnan

Senior Night Updates for 2021

"There is officially no football game this Fri., (11/12), so senior night has been postponed to next week. We're still waiting to see if we'll host or travel for the first playoff game. If we host, the senior night will be done next Friday (11/19). If we are playing a road game, it'll be done on Thursday (11/18)." - Mr. Knox


Please have them fill in the google form. The deadline is November 15th to be completed. 

Volunteer Needs

Competition Volunteer Sign-Up for Marching Band Season 2021

We appreciate all your help in keeping the program running. Thank you!

Parent Volunteers

We will need to pull your volunteer application. If you have completed one with the Vail School District already, THANK YOU!

If you still need to. HERE is the link. Thank you!



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