Website Updates

Wildcat Band Families, Alumni, Supporters, and Friends,

Our website is currently in the process of being updated to better our communications and accessibility with our students and the greater Gilbert community. Some of these updates will include;

  • Direct access to a calendar with all MHS Bands Dates (including rehearsals, performances, fundraisers, etc.)
  • Slight adjustments to layout and website appearance
  • Re-vamped Members Areas and Ensemble pages
  • General relevant updates

Thank you for your patience as these updates occur over the next few days. 

Desert Winds Steel Drums (Fri. April 28th 7:00 pm, MHS Auditorium)

A great way to support the Mesquite High School
Wildcat Bands Program!

On Friday, April 28th at 7:00 pm, the Desert Winds Steel
Orchestra, in the Mesquite High School auditorium, will be
performing a fun variety of island melodies, calypsos, and songs
of the 60’s.

Come check out the the steel pan orchestra and be prepared to
relax and unwind as your troubles float away. Learn about the
history of the pan and it’s origination from the island of
Trinidad with its association to the Calypso style of music.

Bring your friends, family and neighbors to this event as 100%
of the proceeds go directly to the MHS Wildcat Bands Program.

End of Year Concerts and Banquet

As we bring the 2016-17 school year to a close, we have a few more opportunities to see our students in action. Here are our final concerts for this year, as well as the end of year banquet.  We hope you can join us!:

  • Percussion/Jazz Concert with MJHS Percussion – Tue. April 25th (7:00 pm MHS Auditorium)
  • Final Band Concert – Tue. May 2nd (7:00 pm MHS Auditorium)
  • Band Banquet – Tue. May 9th (3:30 pm doors open, 5:00 pm dinner, 6:30 program) @ Amazing Jake’s Food and Fun (1830 E Baseline Rd)


2017 Wildcat Marching Band “Try-it” and Mini-Camps

Please note the following dates as we begin out 2017 marching band season!:

Wed. April 19th – Try-it Night #2 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Sat. May 6th – Mini Camp #1 and Drum Major Auditions (8:00 am to noon – MANDATORY FOR ALL 2017 MEMBERS)

Sat. May 13th – Mini Camp #2 and Parent/Student Informational Meeting (8:00 am Meeting, 8:30 Mini Camp begins, goes until noon – MANDATORY FOR ALL 2017 MEMBERS)

WGAZ Championships

The Mesquite Winter Guard and Mesquite Winter Drum Line as they conclude their 2017 seasons this weekend, April 1st at WGAZ Championships.

  • Winter Guard performs at 1:16 pm @ Highland High School
  •  Winter Drum Line performs at 1:45 pm @ Desert Ridge High School

Best of luck as they each conclude successful seasons! Be sure to come out and support as well!

2017 Area Festival and Williams Field Invitational

Congratulations MHS Band Students on a great weekend! There were some wonderful performances the past 24 hours. Spring season is officially off and running!

Wind Ensemble – Excellent at ABODA Area Festival
Symphonic Band – Excellent at ABODA Area Festival
Winter Guard – 1st place, score of 70.25 at the Williams Field Invitational

Central Region Honor Ensembles 2017

Congratulations to the following students who qualified for 2017 Central Regional Honor groups! Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

Jefferson Boothe – Orchestra Trumpet 2
Konrad Hinze – Band Trumpet 2
Aaron Merrill – (Alternate 1) Bari Sax

Mesquite Big Band 2017!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in auditions this past week! You are all welcome to register for A Hour Jazz Band. Here are the members of the 2017 Mesquite Big Band (Alphabetical. As of 12/8/16):

Rhythm Section: Belen Adams (Drums), Chandler Haywood (Piano), Jordan Boglin (Bass), Jack Eastin (Drums)

Sax Section: Liam King (Tenor), John Le (Tenor), Aaron Merrill (Bari), Nick Navas (Alto), Ibuki Sato (Alto), Derek Zhender (Alto)

Trombones: Jonathan Godbee (Bass), Rheaven NeSmith, Alex Porter

Trumpets: Jefferson Boothe, Konrad Hinze, Alan Nguyen

Remember, even if you are not on this list and auditioned for jazz band, do still register for A Hour Jazz Band for Spring Semester and say alert for when the Rep. Band rehearsals will begin!

Winter Concert – “Warmth on a Winter’s Night”

On Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 7:00 pm in the MHS Auditorium, Mesquite Bands invite you to join us for an extravaganza featuring our Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. As a special treat, the three-time defending ABODA Division 3 State Champion Wildcat Marching Band will be performing the music to their 2016 program “Beyond Limits” to conclude what has been a remarkably successful marching season. It will be a night of lush sounds, familiar tunes, and warm feelings within to counter the cold surroundings of winter. Join us on the 13th for a great night of music!