Awards & Resume

    The Bands of Cathedral City High School
    Musical Performances, Awards & Honors
    CCHS Band Program

CCHS Symphony Band

  • 2018- Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018- World Premiere- “And Yet, The Sun Rises” by composer Brett Abigaña (Commissioned by World Projects International, dedicated to the CCHS Symphony Band)
  • 2017- Ten Day Performance Tour of Australia
  • 2017- Concert at Sydney Opera House, Sydney Australia
  • 2017- Featured Ensemble, California All-State Music Education Conference, San Jose
  • 2016, 2013, 2009, 2008 – California State Level Winner, Mark of Excellence Wind Band Honors
  • 2015- World Premiere- “Lux Contrapunctum” by composer Brett Abigaña  (Commissioned for World Projects International, Dedicated to the CCHS Symphony Band)
  • 2015- Concert at Symphony Center, Chicago, IL
  • 2014 – Concert At Cal-State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014- Concert at Chabot College, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 – Concert At The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
  • 2013-  Grammy Signature School- California Award
  • 2012 – Concert At Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles
  • 2012 – World Premiere – “Exuberance” By USC Composer Eric Schmidt
  • 2011 – Twelve Day Performance Tour of France and Germany
  • 2011 – Clinic With Composer Frank Ticheli
  • 2010-  Grammy Signature School Finalist
  • 2009 – Twelve Day Performance Tour of England and Wales
  • 2009 – Performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles International Wind Band Festival – Gold Rating
  • February, 2008 – Featured Ensemble Performance at 51st Annual California Band Director’s Association Annual Convention
  • 2008 – Clinic with Dr. Jeff Boeckman – CSU San Bernardino
  • December, 2007 – CCHS Symphonic Band featured in Teaching Music Magazine
  • April, 2007 – Stand- Alone Concert At Carnegie Hall – New York City
  • April, 2007 – Performance at White Plains High School (White Plains, New York)
  • April, 2007 – Clinic With Dr. James R. Tapia – Syracuse University
  • April, 2007 – Clinic with Dr. Mitch Fennell – California State University Fullerton
  • January 11th, 2006 – Officially Proclaimed as the “Official High School Band of The City Of Cathedral City, California” By the Cathedral City Mayor and City Council
  • June, 2006 – Compact Disc “Cathedral City Sounds” Professionally Recorded and Produced
  • March 9, 2006, Clinic at Arizona State University With Prof. Gary Hill – Director of Bands, Arizona State University
  • July, 2006 – CCHS Bands featured on local television show, “Talk Of The Desert”
  • September, 2005 – CCHS Bands website featured in School Band & Orchestra Magazine
  • June, 2005 – Compact Disc “Symphonic Sessions” Professionally Recorded and Produced
  • March, 2005 – Host for University of Illinois School of Music Archipelago Group Residency and Combined Concert
  • 2004 Premiere Performance – Overture in E flat- by John Acker
  • April 2004, Clinic at Riverside Community College with Dr. Kevin Sedatole – Director of Bands, Baylor University
  • 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, Cal-State Fullerton Wind Ensemble Festival Performance
  • 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, Palm Springs Youth Music Festival Participant
  • 2002 Southern California Bands and Orchestra Association Festival Participant
CCHS Marching Band
  • 4th Place: 2017 California State Band Championships, Grand Championships (CSBC)
  • 5th Place: 2016 California State Band Championships, Grand Championships (CSBC)
  • 2nd Place: 2015 California State Band Championships, Division 4A (CSBC)
  • 4th Place: 2014 California State Band Championships Division 4A (SCJA)
  • 2nd Place: San Gorgonio 2014 Field Tournament (SCJA)
  • 2nd Place: Shadow Hills 2014 Field Tournament (SCSBOA)
  • 1st Place: West Valley High School 2014 Marching Tournament (SCJA)
  • 2nd Place: 3A Division – Shadow Hills 2013 Field Tournament.
  • 2nd Place: 3A Division – Irvine High School 2013 Field Tournament.
  • 2nd Place Irvine High School Field Tournament 2012 Tournament.
  • 3rd Place – West Covina HS Field Tournament 2011 IHS Tournament.
  • November, 2010 – Hollywood Christmas Parade Nationally Televised Parade Performance.
  • 2nd Place, 3A Division – 2010 – West Covina High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 3A Division – 2009 Valley View High School Field Tournament
  • 2nd Place, 3A Division -2009 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place – 2008 Valley View High School Field Tournament
  • 2nd Place – 2008 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 2007 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl Participant
  • December, 2007 Nationally Televised San Diego Holiday Bowl Big Bay Balloon Parade Performance.
  • 2nd Place – Holiday Bowl Marching Band Tournament
  • Sweepstakes Award Winner– Palm Springs High School Field Show Tournament
  • Best Overall Music – 2007 Palm Springs High School Field Show Tournament
  • Best Overall General Effect – 2007 Palm Springs High School Field Show Tournament
  • 1st Place, 3A Division, 2007 Palm Springs High School Field Show Tournament
  • 2nd Place, 3A Division – 2007 Colony High School Field Show Tournament
  • 1st Place, 3A Division, 2006 Palm Springs High School Field Tournament
  • 3rd Place, 3A Division, 2006 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2005 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament
  • Sweepstakes Award Winner, 2005 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament
  • Audience Appeal Award, 2005 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament
  • Best Overall General Effect, 2005 Palm Springs High school Invitational Field Tournament
  • November 24, 2005- Participant in Nationally Televised State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade – Chicago, Illinois
  • 3rd Place, 2A Division – 2005 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2004 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament
  • 2nd Place, 2A Division, 2004 Valley View High School Field Tournament
  • 2004 San Francisco Performing Tour (April 2nd-5th)
  • 1st Place Band, 2004 Palm Springs Black History Parade
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2003 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A White Division, 2003 Canyon Classic Field Tournament
  • 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, UCLA High School Band Day Participant
  • 2007, 2004, 2003 Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade Participant
  • 2006, 2002 Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Award Recipient
  • Silver Medal, 2A Division, 2002 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament

CCHS Jazz Band

  • 2018: Performing Artists, Palm Springs Village Fest
  • 2017: Performing Artists, Palm Springs Village Fest
  • 2016: First Place, Ted Herman Jazz Festival
  • 2015: First Place, Palm Desert High School Jazz Festival
  • 2014- Performed at “The Show” @ Agua Caliente Casino and Resort
  • 2010 – American Jazz Institute Jazz Festival Participant
  • 2010, 2009, 2008 – Concert at California Adventure Resort – Disneyland
  • May, 2008 – Compact Disc “Cathedral City Collaboration” with Jazz Legend Buddy Greco Produced
  • February 1, 2008 – Concert with Jazz Legend Buddy Greco
  • February, 2008 – Featured on High School Jazz.com
  • 2007 – Concert at Disneyland, California Resort
  • June, 2006 – Compact Disc “Cathedral City Sounds” Professionally Recorded and Produced

CCHS Percussion

  • 1st Place- Open Division- 2017 Shadow Hills Invitational Tournament
  • 1st Place- Open Division- 2017 West Valley Invitational Tournament
  • 1st Place- Open Division- 2016 Shadow Hills Invitational Tournament
  • 1st Place- Open Division- 2016 West valley Invitational Tournament
  • 1st Place- Open Division- 2015 Shadow Hills Invitational Tournament
  • 1st Place- Open Division- 2015 West valley Invitational Tournament
  • 2nd Place- Open Division- 2014 Shadow Hills Field Tournament
  • 2nd Place- 4A Division- 2014 West Valley Invitational Tournament
  • 3rd Place – Open Class – 2013 Shadow Hills Field Tournament.
  • 2nd Place, 3A Division – 2010 – Irvine High School Field Tournament
  • 2nd Place, 2A Division – 2007 Holiday Bowl Marching Band Tournament
  • Best Overall Percussion – 2007 Palm Springs High School Field Show Tournament
  • 1st Place, 3A Division-2007 Palm Springs High School Field Show Tournament
  • November, 2007 – Performance at California State School Board Association Annual Conference
  • 2nd Place, 3A Division – 2007 Colony High School Field Show Tournament
  • 2008 – Performance at California School Boards Annual Convention, San Diego, California
  • 1st Place, 3A Division, 2006 Palm Springs High School Field Tournament
  • 3rd Place, 3A Division, 2006 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2005 Palm Springs High School Field Tournament
  • 2rd Place, 2A Division, 2005 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2004 Palm Springs High Invitational Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2003 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A White Division, 2003 Canyon Classic Field Tournament
  • 3rd Place, Class A, 2002 Riverside Community College Big Orange Classic Field Tournament

CCHS Colorguard

  • 4th Place- 6A Division- 2017 California State Band Championships
  • 3rd Place- 4A Division- 2016 California State Band Championships
  • 2nd Place- 4A Division- 2015 Shadow Hills Invitational Field Tournament
  • 1st Place- 4A Division- 2014 Shadow Hills Invitational Field Tournament
  • 3rd Place- 4A Division- 2014 West Valley Invitational Field Tournament
  • 4th Place-4A Division- 2014 San Grorgornio Field Tournament
  • 3rd Place – 3A Division – 2013 Shadow Hills Invitational Field Tournament.
  • 2nd Place – 3A Division – 2013 Irvine Invitational Field Tournament.
    Best Overall Colorguard – 2A Division- 2007 Holiday Bowl Marching Band Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2007 Holiday Bowl Marching Band Tournament
  • Best Overall Colorguard – 3A Division – 2007 Palm Springs High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 3A Division, 2007 Palm Springs High School Field Tournament
  • 2nd Place, 3A Division, 2007 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 3A Division, 2006 Palm Springs High School Field Tournament
  • 4th Place, 3A Division, 2006 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2005 Palm Springs High School Field Tournament
  • 3rd Place, 2A Division, 2005 Colony High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2004 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2004 Valley View High School Field Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A Division, 2003 Palm Springs High School Invitational Tournament
  • 1st Place, 2A White Division, 2003 Canyon Classic Field Tournament
  • Silver Medal, 2A Division, 2002 Palm Springs High School Invitational Field Tournament