ABODA State Marching Band Competition
On November 15th, the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) held its State Marching Championships. There are three divisions in which marching bands are grouped together based upon size. In Division III, Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) had two bands competing – Chaparral and Coronado High Schools. Coronado, under the direction of Dr. Schultz Bennett, finished in 3rd Place and received a caption award for Outstanding Visual Performance. Chaparral, under the direction of Mrs. JenniferMireau finished in Place and received caption recognition for Percussion and General Effect.
The Top 10 Bands from the State Marching Festival in each division met on November 1st to compete for the state title in their division. Both Chaparral and Coronado received an Excellent rating and both took caption awards for Music, Visual Effect, General Effect, Percussion, and Auxiliary. Saguaro and Desert Mountain participated in Division II. Saguaro received an Excellent rating and a Visual Caption, and Desert Mountain received and Excellent rating and captions in Music, General Effect, Visual, Percussion, and Auxiliary.