Desert Treasure Band and Visual Corps
1011 E. Vista Chino
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Eduardo Contreras, Director of Bands
Welcome to the Raymond Cree Middle School "Desert Treasure" Instrumental Program and Visual Corp! Please visit us often as we are currently updating the website.
Visit our other tabs for more information on upcoming events, practices and Booster meeting information.
To show your support to the band, please consider making a financial contribution via the link below. THANK YOU!
To support a specific sponsorship opportunity for the 2013-2014 season please visit the "2013-2014 Wish List" link provided!
Congratulations to ALL THREE BANDS for receiveing the GOLD Rating! Outstanding job Beginning Honor Band, Advanced Band and Wind Ensemble for the awesome performances on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Fullerton College! Great job bands!
Congratulations to all the performers that attended the Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival at Cal Baptist University in Riverside, CA on April 20th! Students qualified to be for this opportunity to perform by receiving a Superior Rating at the District Festival held at Cree February 2nd.
Unanimous Superior Rating Recipient
Bass Clarinet Solo: Samuel Rodriguez
Superior Rating Recipients
Alto Saxophone Solo: Maddie Barton
Snare Solo: Raquel Harris
Snare Solo: Omar Rubio
Flute Trio: Kaitlin Callorina, Diane Chan, Arelly Vallejo
Saxophone/Horn Quartet: Maddie Barton, Kaley Perez, Rene Signoret, Kevin Forrero
Excellent Rating Recipients
Trumpet Solo: Cesar Vega
Congratulations again on your musical accomplishments! You were all amazing!
Congratulations to the Advanced Band and Wind Ensemble for their performances at this year's Festival at Indio High School on Saturday, March 16! Wind Ensemble performed with an overall "Excellent" rating and Advanced Band took one of the top honors of an overall "Superior" rating! Congratulations again and hope to raise the bar for Forum Festival on May 17, 2013!
Thank you for everyone that participated in this year Tea Party Band Fundraiser! Special thanks goes to all that sponsored our fundraising efforts either in purchasing ad space, raffle/auction items or the wonderful food everyone enjoyed! Also, thank you DAVID GREEN for your wonderful words of inspiration you shared! THANK YOU! We look forward to this RCMS Band tradition slated for March 8, 2014!
Congratulations to ALL the performers! We hope to see you again next year!
If you are a recipient of a Superior Rating, you are invited to the Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival. You will receive a notice from Mr. Contreras if you qualify.
Thank you to all the parents and students that helped in donations of concesion items and personal time to make this festival the most successful yet at Cree! We can't thank you enough for the wonderful support!
Want to make a DONATION or need to make a Uniform Donation Payment, you can now do it through PayPay! Follow the link to make your payment using any major credit card or bank. Safe and secure the RCMS Band says THANK YOU!!!
Visit regularly as forms are soon to be posted for you to print and return on Schedual Pick-up day! Bring the signed forms to receive a band dollar! Tell your friends to check out the website!
You will need with you:
- 2012-2013 Handbook Signature Form (All students print and return LAST page.)
- Student Information Form (All Students)
- Unform Checkout Form (Adv.Band/Wind Ens.)
- Field Trip Release Form (Adv.Band/Wind Ens.)
Links will shortly be added.
Take a look at the NEW practice cards that are going to be used this year AND due every TWO weeks!
Also, don't forget to be working on your scales as we are going to be testing the first week of school for chair placements! Email Mr. Contreras if you have any questions! Looking for a wonderful new year!
Wonderful performances by all particpates that spent a week at the Wildwood Institute of Music Summer Program and two weeks at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program! Amazing work in a short amount of time! Great music, new friends and lots of fun!
Wind Ensemble Auditions today by appointment. Email Mr. C to set an appointment.
Final practice card DUE!!!
BEGINNING HONOR BAND 2-3PM
ADVANCED BAND 2-3PM
ALL BEGINNING BAND 2-3PM
AWARDS CONCERT at 7pm in the GYM
Wind Ensemble 6:00pm
Advanced Band 6:15pm
Beginning Band 6:30pm
Drum Major Practice 2-3PM