ABOUT THE COYOTE PRIDE MARCHING BAND
The Coyote Pride Marching Band is recognized as one of the most prestigious high school marching bands in the state of Arizona and functions under the direction of Band Director, Matt Kozacek, and Assistant Director, Taylor Mitchell.
The band consists of 108 highly competitive members who perform at home football games, state competitions, and special events. The band includes a drumline, color guard, percussion. Join the Coyote Pride Marching Band to develop your musical talent, make new friends, and have fun!
NEWS & UPDATES
Audition materials for next year are now available for your 8th grade student to start working on! We will be scheduling with Mr. Bannon a time in mid to late April to come to SVJH and listen to students who want to audition. Auditions ARE NOT required. Student can stay in Concert Band or Jazz Band I if they would like.
Congratulations to the members of the Winter Guard Program (WGP) for delivering remarkable performances during the Winter Classic Tournament last Saturday. The varsity team performed their show “Revolution,” claiming second place and the JV team won third place after their stunning performance called “Stay.”
The highly competitive winter percussion season has begun, and the Coyote Pride Winter Drumline is ready for the challenge. To prepare for a successful season, the members of the drumline endure vigorous physical and mental training to learn and execute each move simultaneously while playing an instrument with confidence.
Winning a position in Jazz All-State is no small feat! Jaden Dupree auditioned against a number of other extremely talented guitarists through multiple rounds to win his position playing with one of the two featured ensembles for the weekend. There is only one guitarist position for each of the bands, so Jaden is one of the top two musicians that auditioned.
The band entertained thousands of live spectators who watched in awe as the band played upbeat melodies, including the popular song “Sweet Caroline.” The band also captured the attention of thousands of viewers who tuned in to watch the television broadcasts.
The concert kicked off with joyful Jazz classics inspired by Michael Collins-Dowden's "Big Noise From the North Pole," Alan Baylock's arrangement of "Go Tell It On The Mountain," and Roger Holmes arrangement of "Christmas Time is Here" composed by Vince Guaraldi, among other popular selections.
Congratulations to the Coyote Marching Band for being recognized as one of the top-5 high school marching bands in the state by the Arizona Marching Band Association (AzMBA). This great accomplishment came after the band's outstanding performance during the state championships on November the 10th.
The Coyote Marching Band unleashed its field show "To This Day," and beat the competition during the Western Band Association Tournament in Chino Hills, California last Saturday, November 3rd. The competitions were held at Don Lugo High School where many highly competitive marching bands participated.
The Campo Verde High School Marching Band traveled to the University of Arizona to compete against dozens of high schools during the 65th Annual Band Day on the 13th of October. The band performed its field show, "To This Day" under the direction of Band Director, Matt Kozacek earning 5th place in its class.
The concert began with the Jazz Ensembles who performed music by jazz legends Chuck Mangione, Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Bernstein, and music like "Freedom Jazz Dance," and "The Girl from Ipanema." With ground-breaking solos and exceptional ensemble work, the Coyote jazz musicians delivered an incredible performance.