fultonhomeslogo header1 FULTON HOMES NOON SALUTE


It is with great honor to our nation and those who serve it, that Fulton Homes has partnered with 94.5 KOOL FM to offer an opportunity for local school music programs to show their patriotism. Local school bands and choirs will have a chance to perform the national anthem on the radio with the Fulton Homes Noon Salute on 94.5 KOOL FM.

Every day at noon, 94.5 KOOL FM pays tribute to our country and our troops, with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” for its listeners.  94.5 KOOL FM and Fulton Homes is now looking for submissions from local school bands and choirs to perform their version of the national anthem.  Each month, we will feature three schools.   The top submission for the month will be awarded a $1,000 donation to their music department from Fulton Homes and their version will re-air on 94.5 KOOL FM.

Here is how it works:

  • Schools can audition by sending a recording of their bands’ version of “The Star Spangled Banner” on a CD to the radio station.
  • If your school is unable to record their band or choir’s version of “The Star Spangled Banner,” KOOL FM will set up a time to record your performance for you.
  • Fulton Homes and 94.5 KOOL FM will listen to each CD and pick the best performances.

The Fulton Homes Noon Salute is designed to recognize high school musicians and their hard work and dedication to their musical studies, as well as the teachers who develop their talents.

To enter your high school’s version of the “The Star Spangled Banner” for a chance to be featured, mail a CD and the User Generated Content Release Form to:

840 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Click here for the Official Rules!

Click Here for User Generated Content Release Form

Fulton Homes Noon Salute is brought to you by:

Fulton HomesFultonHomes

Founded in 1975, Fulton Homes is the largest privately owned and family operated builder in Arizona. Known for its legendary Fulton quality, Fulton Homes has built more than 20,000 high-quality single-family homes over the past 35 years in the Phoenix area. Fulton Homes is headquartered at 9140 S. Kyrene Road in Tempe, Ariz. For more, visit www.fultonhomes.com.

Featured School

Week of November 16th

Basis Scottsdale School

The BASIS Scottsdale a cappella group, “The Accidentals”, was first formed last year under the direction of Nancy Carbone.  Now in its 2nd year, the group has grown from 10 to 21 students who meet weekly after school and mostly play other musical instruments in addition to their love of singing together.

We all thank you for giving us this opportunity to be heard and continue to spread our love of music.



Week of November 9th



Marcos De Niza High School

Marcos De Niza High School Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers are a highly select, auditioned group specializing in early music, chamber music and vocal jazz.  During the holiday season, they can be seen performing carols and other songs of the season at private and civic functions throughout the valley. They rehearse daily at 6:40AM.  They consistently earn superior ratings at state, regional and national festivals.  They performed the national anthem 2 years in a row for the Insight Bowl and were selected to sing the national anthem for the Phoenix Suns game on March 21, 2016.

The MdN Chamber Singers are directed by Mr. Darin Shryock, currently in his 24th year as Director of Choirs at Marcos de Niza High School.

Week of November 2nd

Mountain View High School Symphonic Strings.

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Mountain View Symphonic Strings under the direction of Dr. Walter Temme

“This is a 60 piece string orchestra that performs professional level classical orchestral literature. The Symphonic Strings consistently earns top ratings at performance festivals around Arizona. This February, they will be traveling to New York where they will be performing in an exclusive concert at Carnegie Hall.”

Week of October 26

A Cappella Choir of Arizona Lutheran Academy (ALA)

11-4-15 Arizona Lutheran Academy Check Presentation (8)

The A Cappella Choir of Arizona Lutheran Academy (ALA) is a 23 piece auditioned group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Members of the A Cappella Choir travel to churches throughout the Greater Phoenix and Tucson areas, participate four concerts per year and participate in a wide variety of regional and state festivals. In addition to A Cappella Choir, many members are also involved in Student Council, drama, a wide variety of athletic activities, as well as regularly contributing to their communities through service hours. The choir members will be traveling to Wisconsin in November to participate in the WELS National Choral Festival at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School.

The A Cappella Choir is under the direction of Andrea Oppermann. Oppermann is in her third year at ALA, but comes with many years of successful show choir experience in Wisconsin. Prior to her tenure at ALA, Oppermann was employed with Hal Leonard Corporation, one of the world’s foremost music publishers.

Ms. Oppermann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, Secondary Choral Music and Secondary Instrumental Education from Martin Luther College. She is currently in the final stages of completing her Masters of Church Music in Choral Conducting from Concordia University Wisconsin.

Ms. Oppermann and the A Cappella Choir would like to thank Kool FM and Fulton Homes for this wonderful opportunity!




Week of September 21st

Sierra Linda High School Concert Band.

The name of the ensemble is the Sierra Linda High School Concert Band.  This concert band consist of 85+ students and are all intermediate to advanced level students that play here at Sierra Linda High School.  This ensemble in the past has received high ratings in Regional and State level concert band ensemble competitions as well as other national competitions that we participated in, in the Great State of California.  These students model what it is to be dedicated, committed, and passionate about what they do.  These students come from an array of different paths but the collaboration and unity they show is astounding.  It’s not music they are creating, but a majestic art.  They are the best well rounded bunch of gifted students that aim for much more that playing what’s on the page.  They play to depict that portrait of themselves and to move their audience to experience an adventure or a beautiful journey.




Trevor Browne High Performance (1)

Week of September 14th

Trevor G. Browne High School Marching Band

The Trevor G. Browne Marching Band has been under the direction of Mr. Rebb for the past 5 years.  This award winning band of 55 members has participated in numerous competitions throughout the state of Arizona.  Last year, the TGB band qualified to compete at State.  This year the TGB marching band will compete at the Prescott Invitational, Corona Del Sol Invitational & Verrado Invitational.

08-28-2015 Highland High Choir (2)

Week of September 7
Highland High School Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is one of five vocal ensembles in the Performing Arts curriculum at Highland High School. It is comprised of 58 auditioned seniors and juniors. Members of the Concert Choir participate in a wide variety of regional, state and southwest festivals each year.

The Highland High School Concert Choir is under the direction of Rita Scholz. Scholz is in her thirty-third year as choral director with the Gilbert Public Schools. She has been choral director at Highland High School for 23 years.

Ms Scholz holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Northern Arizona University and Masters Degree in Choral Music from Arizona State University. She has held state and Western Division offices for the Choral Directors association.

Choirs under her direction have performed for regional, state and southwest festivals, state Music Educators Conferences, the1998 MENC National convention, Orchestra Hall in Chicago in 2003 and Carnegie Hall in 2007 and 2015

Ms Scholz is active as guest conductor and clinician. She has directed regional and honor choirs in Arizona, Nevada and the British Columbia All Province Honor Choir. Ms Scholz is also an adjunct faculty at Chandler Gilbert Community College where she conducts the Chamber Singers.

Week of August 17th
Centennial HS Bel Canto Choir

The words Bel Canto mean “beautiful singing”. Bel Canto Choir is the top “varsity” ensemble at Centennial High School. This group consists of 30 singers who do a variety of music and touring throughout the school year. They have performed pieces in multiple languages including Spanish, Hebrew, German, Italian, and French. Along with the 4 school concerts they hold a year, Bel Canto also sings at hospitals, retirement homes, festivals, competitions, and other community functions. To be in this audition-only group you have to not only be talented at singing but have good leadership skills, motivation, and a positive attitude.


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