Traditions of Inspiration – Out of This World!
At Campo Verde High School, the Coyote Pride Marching Band is equally as important as the football team generating the soundtrack and crowd-pleasing hype for the evening festivities. The Homecoming events of last night offered a welcoming landscape for students, alumni, fans, and visitors and proved to be a game full of excitement from beginning to WIN! As a parent of a recent marching band graduate, attending a Homecoming game as a spectator brought about a rush of varied emotions as I watched current band members, cheer leaders, and alumni come together for a meal beforehand then combine in the stands as a unified team. Being a part of the marching band has proven to be much more than a short-lived phase during high school involving only the students. It’s a family where people have a sense of belonging, feel ‘at home,’ and this transcends the confines of each school year roster of team members. Oh yes, marching band isn’t what we do, it’s what we are: students, parents, family, friends, and the community. This reality was in full bloom last night as we came together as a family, cheered, danced, and celebrated who we are, together.
The annual tradition of Homecoming continues to entice alumni band students and families as they meet new members and connect with familiar faces. The pep band was on FIRE last night with the additional participants, instruments, and laughter among all. Seeing my son back in the stands, playing his instrument, laughing and performing with familiar and new members was OUT OF THIS WORLD! I am so proud, thankful, and blessed to experience this year after year. Though I’m sitting on the outside as an alumni parent, I feel connected in a way like never before because I’m here by choice. We are in the midst of marching band competitions with events happening throughout October and November.
The Coyote Pride Marching Band participated in the AzMBA Bradshaw Mountain High School competition on Sat, 9/21/19 and took 1st Place in 3A Class and were awarded all caption awards: High Music, High Visual, High General Effect, High Percussion, and High Auxiliary. This performance and recognition marked the launch of the marching band competitive season and proved to be a perfect showcase of the student talent. It was an amazing evening with lots of support from parents, friends, and spectators alike.
Next Up: Support the Coyote Pride Marching Band when they perform at the AzMBA Mesquite High School Competition THIS Saturday, 10/5/19 at 8:15pm. Check out all details at: azmba.org/events.
CVHS BPO Executive Director and Alumni Parent