Desert Mountain is celebrating its 24th year as a High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Desert Mountain Bands and Orchestra heavily compete throughout Arizona and California, receiving outstanding performance captions and Superiors at Marching, Concert and Jazz Festivals. The Band and Orchestra consist of 9th – 12th graders and have performed in parades and events throughout the United States, including opening the Thanksgiving Day Parade at Disneyland in Anaheim California, the Pearl Harbour Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii and performed at the Arizona memorial commemorating the 50th Anniversary. Desert Mountain has also performed in parades in Italy, Ireland, France and at London’s New Year”s Day Parade.
This will be Band Director, Michelle Irvin’s, 5th time to the UK. She has a passion to share the UK experience with her students due to her British heritage. Her British Grandfather was a King’s Trumpeter as part of the prestigious Royal Horseguards. Michelle believes the history of the UK and London is very important for heightening her students global awareness.