Celebrations of Success

Below are some of our recent successes:


Concert Bands:


  • Consistent Superior and Excellent Ratings at ABODA area concert festivals

  • Consistent Superior and Excellent Ratings at ABODA state concert festivals

  • 3 students selected for AMEA South-Central All-Regional Virtual Honor Ensembles (2021)

  • 12 students selected for AMEA South-Central All-Regional Honor Ensembles (2020)

  • 3 students selected to AMEA All-State Honor Ensembles (2019)

  • 1 student selected for the NAfME All-National Ensembles (2018)

  • 3 - 4 concerts, including the Arts-a-Palooza Fall Festival each year


Jazz Ensembles:


  • Consistent Superior and Excellent Ratings at ABODA area jazz festivals

  • Consistent Superior and Excellent Ratings at ABODA state jazz festivals

  • 1 student selected to AMEA All-State Virtual Jazz Honor Ensembles (2021)

  • 3 students selected to AMEA All-State Jazz Honor Ensembles (2020)

  • 1 Student Selected for the All-National Jazz Band in New York City, NY (2018)

  • 2 students selected to AMEA All-State Jazz Honor Ensembles (2018)

  • 3-4 concerts, including the Arts-a-Palooza Fall Festival each year


Nighthawk Vanguard Marching Band (Fall Semester):


  • Consistent top-tier placements at AZMBA and ABODA competitions

  • 2019 Bronze Medalist at 1A/2A AZMBA Grand Championships with caption awards in music, general effect, visual, and percussion

  • 2019 2nd place finish at U of A Band Day with caption awards in music, general effect, visual, and percussion

  • 2019 1st place finish at the March the Ridge Competition at IRHS with all captions

  • 2019 2nd place finish at Mesquite HS competition with caption awards in music and percussion

  • 2019 Bands of America: Flagstaff Regional Participant at Northern Arizona University

  • 2018 Holiday Bowl Sweepstakes Winner, with captions in all areas out of 12 bands

  • 5-6 fall home football games

  • 4-5 fall competitions in Tucson and the Greater Phoenix Area.

  • Pep rally performances, Oro Valley Tree-lighting Ceremony parade, Santa’s Workshop Mini-Parade collaboration with the Home Depot of Oro Valley, and various performances around Oro Valley & Tucson.


Indoor Percussion Ensemble (Spring Semester):


  • 2021 WGI Virtual Finals Semifinalist – Scholastic A

  • 2020 WGI Phoenix Regional Champions – Scholastic A (Undefeated Season)

  • 2019 WGAZ Silver Medalists – Scholastic A

  • 2019 WGI Western Power Regional Finalist – Scholastic A (San Bernardino, CA)

  • 2018 WGAZ Bronze Medalist – Scholastic A

  • 2016 WGAZ Gold Medalist – Scholastic Local-A (Undefeated Season)

  • Founding percussion member of Winter Guard Arizona (WGAZ) Circuit


Historical Performance Locations Outside of the Tucson Area:


  • Greater Phoenix, AZ Area (9-10x a year for various festivals and competitions and 2x Fiesta Bowl Performer)

  • Flagstaff, AZ (NAU Band Day, Bands of America Regional, NAU Jazz Festival)

  • San Diego, CA (4x Holiday Bowl Performer)

  • Los Angeles, CA (Western Band Association Competitions & various performances)

  • San Bernardino, CA (WGI Western Regional)

  • San Francisco, CA (Blue-Diamond Walnut Bowl Performer)

  • Gainesville, FL (Gator Bowl Performer)

  • Washington D.C.

  • Waikiki, HI (2016 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade)


***More exciting and fun band trips & adventures to come!!!***