DV Band Pops Concert

The Symphonic Band performs during the Desert Vista High School Band Pops Concert at Desert Vista on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

[David Jolkovski/AFN]

Band students at Desert Vista High School gathered along with band director Josh Thye to accept a $1,000 check from Fulton Homes for being December’s monthly winner of the Fulton Homes Noon Salute program. The school’s band was featured on KOOL FM the week of Dec. 15-21 playing the national anthem. The school’s version of the patriotic song can be heard by visiting www.fultonhomesnoonsalute.com.

Fulton Homes and KOOL FM have partnered for the fourth consecutive year for the Fulton Homes Noon Salute. Each week during the school year, Fulton Homes and KOOL FM recognize outstanding performances by area middle school and high school bands by airing a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner.” At the end of each month, one of the bands is selected to receive a $1,000 donation from Fulton Homes. Additionally, each band’s performance will be on an Internet URL for others to listen to. The program is designed to recognize high school musicians and their hard work and dedication to their musical studies, as well as the teachers who develop their musical talents.

Desert Vista was named the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Arizona State Champions at the Division 1 ABODA State Marching Championships.

• Contact: Theresa DiBona, (480) 898-7924 or tdibona@ahwatukee.com.

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