Welcome to The Coronado High School Band Program of Scottsdale, Arizona!
Coronado High School is a public, four-year secondary school which is part of
the Scottsdale Unified School District. Scottsdale is a city of over 200,000 in the northeast area of the Valley of the Sun. The student population at Coronado High School is
approximately 1250. Coronado is proud to maintain a reputation of excellence musically, athletically and academically within a diverse environment.
The Coronado High School Marching Band has experienced great success. With a Superior rating at the Arizona State Marching Band Competition, the 80 member Marching Band has come a long way to make their school proud.
The Concert Band Program at Coronado High School consists of approximately 65 students in the ninth through twelfth grades. The program is broken up into three parts: Concert/Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Percussion. The combined group rehearses outside the school day to prepare for adjudication and concert performances.
Band and Advanced Music Courses offered at Coronado High School
Mr. Lee is a native Iowan and has taught for 34 years in four different schools in Iowa. He is a 1983 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Trumpet Emphasis. He also holds a Masters Degree in Education from Viterbo University in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.
He was active in the Iowa Bandmaster Association serving as president of the Southwest Iowa Band Masters Association and the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association as well as serving as district representative for Marching Band Affairs and Concert Band Affairs over many years in both districts.
Mr. Lee has been a judge for the Iowa High School Music Association adjudicating state marching, concert, jazz and solo/small ensemble festivals as well as serving as adjudicator for the all-state auditions and chair placement at the all-state festival. He has also judged numerous other contests and festivals, served as clinician and directed several honor bands.
Under his tenure, his bands have traveled to Orlando, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City and Phoenix to participate in festivals and competitions. He has worked as advisor for the Iowa Ambassadors of Music and traveled in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 with over 300 Iowa band and choir members for a 16 day Europe tour.
His teaching philosophy includes providing the best education possible to all students to prepare them for their post-secondary goals as well as developing high level musicianship for each individual and all ensembles.
He along with his wife JoEllen have three adult children still living in Iowa and they are both excited to work with the Coronado High School Band and Orchestra Students and Parents.
2018 Band Enrollment is now open! Learn more about our award winning marching band and special events taking place this year!. Interested in joining Coronado Dons Band? Please contact us today. We look forward to talking to you!
CORONADO DONS BAND
Mr. Bret Lee, Director of Bands
Coronado High School
7501 E. Virginia Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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