FULTON HOMES NOON SALUTE

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94.5 KOOL FM AND FULTON HOMES PROUDLY PRESENTS THE 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:

KOOL FM
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:

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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 January 16th

Casteel High School

Casteel High School, a Chandler Unified School, opened just a year and a half ago and has five choirs, the top choir being Chorale.  In that short time, Casteel Chorale has already received superior ratings at state festivals, performed for the AZ Diamondbacks, and is looking forward to performing at a national festival in California this March.  Casteel Chorale is made up of 9th and 10th graders and is under the direction of Mrs. Cami Clausen.

 


Week of January 9th

Marcos de Niza High School

The Marcos de Niza 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. The Chamber Singers 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 a Phoenix Suns game in March of 2016.

The MdN Chamber Singers are directed by Mr. Darin Shryock, currently in his 25th year as Director of Choirs at Marcos de Niza High School. Mr. Shryock’s choirs have performed most notably at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall (NYC) and the Pearl Harbor Memorial (Honolulu). He currently serves the state as President of the Arizona Choral Educators.


Week of January 2nd

Highland High School 

 

Highland High School is one of 39 schools in the Gilbert Unified School District in Gilbert, AZ, and currently, enrolls over 3000 students in grades 9 – 12.

 The Orchestra program at Highland has been under the direction of Bill Bitter since opening in the fall of 1993, and Amy Bennett joined the orchestra staff as associate director in 1998.   Since then, the program has grown to include five orchestras with over 300 students enrolled.  In 2012, we were pleased to welcome Michelle Stoker to our staff as assistant orchestra director at Highland Junior and Senior High Schools.

 Course offerings at Highland include the Symphony, Sinfonia, Chamber, and Concert Orchestras, as well as the Starlight Serenade, a 55 member strolling strings ensemble.  Members of the Starlight Serenade have served as musical ambassadors for the Highland Orchestras for over twenty years, beginning with just six members in 1993.

 The Starlight Serenade performs a wide variety of music ranging from classical and Broadway to pop, jazz, and bluegrass.  Members of the Starlight Serenade are also members of one of the “core” orchestras at Highland, and many of them study privately.  The Starlight Serenade maintains an active performance schedule throughout Gilbert and the surrounding communities.  Previous performances have included the Trilogy Resort, Scottsdale Sheraton, Phoenix Country Club, and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.

 


Week of December 26

Coronado High School 

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ACE, [Advanced Choral Ensemble] a long-held tradition at Coronado High School, is a select vocal choral group that performs for settings such as commemorations, memorials, inaugurations, grand openings, pep assemblies, and holiday festivities.

Along with group tours and competitions, ACE has gained notoriety for its’ superior performances at the annual Jazz/Madrigal Festival at NAU, winning top honors.

This group enjoys performing the Star Spangled Banner for sporting events, including Diamondbacks games, and Salt River Field’s Spring Training games for the Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.  They have performed for the Small Business Women’s Bootcamp organization with military TAPS, and for Coronado’s home football and basketball games.


Week of December 19th

Mohave Middle School

Mohave Middle School MetroNotes under the direction of Mrs. Jaime Lee Frank. Mohave Choir has been honored to sing the National Anthem at the Arizona Diamondback’s game for the 5th year in a row! Students are also looking forward to our annual competition trip to California at the end of April in hopes to come home with the 1st place trophy!


Week of December 12th

Bright Beginnings Elementary

Our music classes at Bright Beginnings Elementary are based on the philosophy that there is a musician within all of us.  We utilize music as an avenue to teach our children to use their voice and to be a leader in the classroom, on the stage and most importantly; in the world. This year, kindergarden-6th grade completed a lengthy patriotic unit that included the history behind the National Anthem so we were thrilled to learn about the Noon Salute on 94.5 Kool FM!  We concluded the patriotic unit with a flag ceremony so students could practice the etiquette they were taught in class with their family and friends.  We felt it was important for our youth to understand where the song came from, what the words mean and why it’s an important part of our nation’s history.  Our submission features our 5th and 6th graders singing the Star Spangled Banner which was one of many patriotic songs that they learned during our patriotic unit.  Thank you for the opportunity to share not only our love for music but also our pride in our country!


Week of December 5th

Coronado High School

ACE, [Advanced Choral Ensemble] a long-held tradition at Coronado High School, is a select vocal choral group that performs for settings such as commemorations, memorials, inaugurations, grand openings, pep assemblies, and holiday festivities.

Along with group tours and competitions, ACE has gained notoriety for its’ superior performances at the annual Jazz/Madrigal Festival at NAU, winning top honors.

This group enjoys performing the Star Spangled Banner for sporting events, including Diamondbacks games, and Salt River Field’s Spring Training games for the Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.  They have performed for the Small Business Women’s Bootcamp organization with military TAPS, and for Coronado’s home football and basketball games.

 


Week of November 28th

Cholla Middle School

The Cholla 8th Grade Choir from Cholla Middle School is under the instruction of Ms. Charlotte Anderson and is part of the Washington Elementary School District. It is a growing group that has performed around the district and at local parks to support the community, and will be performing at the Arizona Coyotes game on December 10th. Cholla’s Principal is Mr. Phil Garitson.


Week of November 21st

Ironwood High School

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Week of November 14th

Shadow Mountain High School 

 

 

The Marching Matadors are under the direction of Natan Simon.  They play a huge role in their community, performing entertaining music at football games, assemblies, and parades, all while maintaining a rigorous rehearsal and contest schedule.  In Fall 2015, the Marching Matadors were one of only two bands in their division to receive a rating of Superior at the State Festival, ultimately placing 3rd at the State Championships.  These dedicated students have performed at Chase Field, Fry’s Grocery Grand Opening, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, and most recently, the Marching Matadors represented the State of Arizona at the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Waikiki.


Week of November 7th

Combs High School

The Combs High School Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Earl Thornton, hails from the growing community of San Tan Valley.  Combs High School opened in 2008 and the orchestra program expanded with it.   That is quite the feat since the string program was introduced to the district in 2006 as an after school club.  The Chamber orchestra received a “Superior” rating at area festival and an “Excellent” rating at the State festival last spring.  Our goal is to have “Superior” ratings for both festivals in 2017.  Go Coyotes!!


Week of October 31st

Ironwood High School

Ironwood Excelsis is the advanced choir at Ironwood High School.  Excelsis actively participates in many school and community events, as well as competing and participating in regional and state sponsored choir festivals and competitions.  In September Excelsis hosted a jazz workshop with Matt Falker, professor of jazz choral studies at Mira Costa college and USC.  In October Excelsis accepted invitations to compete at the annual Peoria Oldtown Christmas Choral contest, as well as committing to sing at 4 different charity and community service events for the holiday season.   Most recently Excelsis registered for and was accepted into the annual NAU Jazz/Madrigal festival, held in February, and currently has several members preparing for Arizona all-regional/all-state choir auditions.  Excelsis is a yearlong commitment, and is under the directions of Geoff Hutter.


Week of October 24th

Payne Jr. High School
Payne JHS offers two choirs: Beginning Choir and Advanced Women’s Choir. Choir students learn vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and perform a variety of choral music. We are currently preparing for our “Broadway under the Stars” concert. Last year, eleven students from Payne were accepted into the AzACDA Cantaremos Jr. High Honor Choir. This year we anticipate the acceptance of many students as well. Choir is the place to be at Payne Junior High School. Go Panthers!


Week of October 17th

Chandler High School

The Treblemakers, directed by Lori Lyford, is the top women’s choir at Chandler HS. This 43-member ensemble sings much of its repertoire in the four-part a cappella style called Barbershop, which is sung in close harmony.
This week, the Treblemakers are singing at the Sweet Adelines International convention in Las Vegas. They will be singing to an audience of over 8000 at the MGM Grand Arena during a fund raiser to help other young women get the opportunity to learn about barbershop.The Treblemakers also sing women’s choral music and combine with the Men’s Choir to sing SATB Choral music.


Week of October 10th

Marcos de Niza High School

The Marcos de Niza 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. The Chamber Singers 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 a Phoenix Suns game in March of 2016.

The MdN Chamber Singers are directed by Mr. Darin Shryock, currently in his 25th year as Director of Choirs at Marcos de Niza High School. Mr. Shryock’s choirs have performed most notably at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall (NYC) and the Pearl Harbor Memorial (Honolulu). He currently serves the state as President of the Arizona Choral Educators.

 


Week of October 3rd

Payne Jr. High School
Payne JHS offers two choirs: Beginning Choir and Advanced Women’s Choir. Choir students learn vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and perform a variety of choral music. We are currently preparing for our “Broadway under the Stars” concert. Last year, eleven students from Payne were accepted into the AzACDA Cantaremos Jr. High Honor Choir. This year we anticipate the acceptance of many students as well. Choir is the place to be at Payne Junior High School. Go Panthers!


Week of September 26th

Desert Vista High School

The Desert Vista High School Choir Program is an award winning choir that has been performing happily in Phoenix, Arizona for almost 20 years!

With 200+ students enrolled in their program, they successfully put up 4 concerts a year with their amazing director, Meg Foote! As part of the program, their 5 choirs travel to competitions, special performances, and retreats throughout the school year.

Along with concerts, DV Choir also offers many performance opportunities to students such as their annual Choir Showcase and Lunch on the Lawn at Cerritos Elementary School.

DV Choir also teams up with the Desert Vista Thunder Theatre Company to put on the school musical almost every year.

Their concert repertoire mainly consists of classical choral music as well as some fun songs during the holidays for the first 3 concerts of the year. The last concert is called our “POPS” Concert which consists of only pop music. This concert is a DV Choir favorite, the students get to perform their favorite songs, dress up in costumes, and learn choreography.

Thier Ultimate Mission is to offer a fun, creative class where students can express their love for music and build confidence in a safe, judgement free environment.


Week of September 19th

Thunderbird High School Orchestra

Thunderbird Orchestra boasts the largest and arguably the best orchestra in the Glendale Union High School District and West Phoenix. Some of its members have been playing since fourth grade, some have just begun on their instrument. Representing the orchestra today is the chamber orchestra playing the National Anthem arranged by Director Dana Graybeal. The Orchestra participates in district and regional festivals. The orchestra performs at school and district functions, as well as seasonal concerts. They also participate in the Disney Studio Soundtrack Industry workshops. The orchestra provides camaraderie and lifelong friendships.

 


Week of September 12th

Desert Vista High School

The Desert Vista High School Choir Program is an award winning choir that has been performing happily in Phoenix, Arizona for almost 20 years!

With 200+ students enrolled in their program, they successfully put up 4 concerts a year with their amazing director, Meg Foote! As part of the program, their 5 choirs travel to competitions, special performances, and retreats throughout the school year.

Along with concerts, DV Choir also offers many performance opportunities to students such as their annual Choir Showcase and Lunch on the Lawn at Cerritos Elementary School.

DV Choir also teams up with the Desert Vista Thunder Theatre Company to put on the school musical almost every year.

Their concert repertoire mainly consists of classical choral music as well as some fun songs during the holidays for the first 3 concerts of the year. The last concert is called our “POPS” Concert which consists of only pop music. This concert is a DV Choir favorite, the students get to perform their favorite songs, dress up in costumes, and learn choreography.

Thier Ultimate Mission is to offer a fun, creative class where students can express their love for music and build confidence in a safe, judgement free environment.


Week of September 5th

Hamilton High School 
The Marching Band is Hamilton’s most public performing Music Ensemble. The Hamilton Marching Husky Band in under the Direction of Christopher Holley. Mr. Holley has led the Marching band in the achievement of division-II 1st Place Championship award with a sweep of all three caption awards of Outstanding Visual, Outstanding Music, and Outstanding General Effect and the marching band has performed in the Arizona Fiesta Bowl Marching Band Championships and Parade.

The Hamilton Marching Band is a competitive Marching Band that competes in 5 competitions during the Fall Semester. These competitions are all on Saturdays and usually begin at the end of September through the middle of November. Every year the Marching Band Travels out of State to Compete.

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