Anderson Children's Foundation

Cathedral City High School

Help Us Recover from COVID! (2021-2022)

The Mission of the Cathedral City High School Bands is to provide the student musicians who comprise the Cathedral City High School Band Program with a balanced, and well-rounded music education. To that end, the Cathedral City High School Bands aim to provide all participating students with the fundamental, historical, theoretical, and musical knowledge to allow them to progress and delve further into the study of music both at Cathedral City High School and beyond. Furthermore, the Cathedral City High School Bands aim to provide students with positive, life-changing experiences that will serve to broaden their education and allow them to personally experience new and unique performance opportunities, cultures, and repertoire.

The Cathedral City High School Bands believe in the expectation of musical excellence. Thusly, the Bands of Cathedral City High School aim to mold students to understand and fully realize their own potential for excellence. Using music as the teaching medium, CCHS Band students will be taught discipline, citizenship, teamwork, goal-setting and fulfillment, work-ethic, musicality, and to realize their own skills and talents through individual and collective challenge. Students in the Cathedral City High School Band Program will be positive representatives of Cathedral City High School, and Cathedral City proper; students will learn first-hand the strength that diversity of culture, thought, and ethnicity can bring to an organization.

As a musical organization, the Cathedral City High School Bands will provide all students with quality, level –appropriate literature. With musical excellence as the foundation, the Bands of Cathedral City High School will perform in concert with musicality; and students will develop a passion for music as a basis for all that the bands endeavor to rehearse and present. Students will be challenged to emote, and to discuss their experience with music through verbal discourse and the written word. Lastly, all students in the Cathedral City High School Bands will find an environment that enables successful learning to take place with an emphasis on Excellence, Service, Family, and Legacy.

Contact: Matt Howe Director of Bands
Email: mhowe@psusd.us
Phone: 760-333-8020

Contact: Natalie Calderon Band Booster President
Email:ncalderon@psusd.us

Contact: Rachel DeGuzman Band Booster Vice President
Email: Rdeguzman1@psusd.us

Contact: Treese Pflum Booster Treasurer
Email: cchsbands.org@gmail.com

Band Program (2018-2019, 2015-2016, 2014-2015)

The Bands of Cathedral City High School aim to introduce students to the varied wind band repertoire at the highest level possible, while also providing them with knowledge to delve further into the study of music.

The Cathedral City High School Bands consist of the Concert Band, Symphony Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and the "Royal Regiment"—the CCHS Marching Band. The 250-plus students who participate in the instrumental music program reflect every background, academic pursuit, and scope of the student body at Cathedral City High School.

The CCHS Band Program has performed at a plethora of prestigious venues and locations, including Carnegie Hall (New York City), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), St. John’s Smith Square (London, England), Heidelberg Castle (Heidelberg, Germany), Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte (Paris, France), Holy Trinity Church (Stratford, England), the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California), Disneyland Resort, The Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Hawaii, San Francisco, and Chicago.

The CCHS Marching Band has performed in parade live on national television three times since 2005. Additionally, the CCHS Symphonic Band was selected by the California Band Director's Association as the feature ensemble during the 2008 CBDA Convention.

Choir Apparel (2018-2019)

Cathedral City High School, one of 4 high schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District, serves a demographic of students who come from socio-economically disadvantaged families with over 80% living in poverty.

The award-winning choral program consists of 3 vocal ensembles that have earned accolades in local, regional, national and international choral festivals. Their consistent ratings of "Superior", "Gold" and "First Place" from district & national adjudicators are a testament of their commitment and dedication despite their challenges.

CCHS students continue to strive and maintain this distinction in choral music. With the ACF grant for "Hello, beautiful!" they can focus on other areas of the current program; sustain their pursuit of mastery and strengthen their caliber of music.

The students will look fantastic and they'll feel great wearing these new uniforms! They will wear them with pride. As members of the choral program at Cathedral City High School, they will perform with confidence and create lasting memories of their high school career.

Wrestling Wall Mats (2018-2019)

The Cathedral City High School wrestling team is an athletic organization that strives to set themselves apart from traditional athletics teams. Each of our 50 plus members are true student athletes who last year completed over 300 hours of community service with a goal to reach over 500 hours this current school year.

Due to recent budget cuts to athletics programs across the valley and state normal items that are regularly replaced have had to be extended in life whether the item is serviceable or not. 

The wrestling mats we are able to purchase with the help of Anderson Children’s Foundation is going to greatly improve the quality of life for these wrestlers. We are looking forward to reducing injuries by providing them a space and mats to protect them. We will also free up time that would have been used to make a small amount of money fundraising to volunteer for local charities.