Band Update – March 24, 2020

Good afternoon,

The Directors would like to wish you and your family safety and good health in these strange times.  We understand that there’s a lot of anxiousness and uncertainty; just know that things will get better and eventually return to normal. For our students, we encourage you to look at this through the lens that you’re experiencing something unique and different. Instead of looking at opportunities lost (performances, class meetings, etc.), look at what you’re gaining; time with family, opportunities to read and learn what you want, and discovering what your parents already know… there’s nothing good on daytime tv.

If you want to pick up your instrument, the Directors’ will provide curbside drop-off beneath the gym overhang, on Thurs. March 26. Complete this form to select your pick-up time and give the directors info to find your instrument in the locker room.

As far as the Universal spring trip refund, the tour company is working as quick as possible and we should have some info very soon. The tour company is having to work from home and greatly appreciates your patience and understanding.

For students desiring a leadership position next year, application and training links have been tweeted from @RiverdaleBand and we hope to have them on the website soon. Those online application materials are due by April 3rd. Leadership Application Link –

For students wanting to sight-read music to pass the time, here’s a link to some public domain band music (lots of marches here…sorry horns!).

Last but not least, we have no idea how any of this affects spring concerts/banquet/band activities at this time. We’ll deal with these challenges as we get closer – and know that we will find a way to celebrate our students and their successes, in some shape, form, or fashion.

Again, be safe, keep social distancing, wash your hands, and take care of each other.

Musically yours,

Mr. Aymett & Mr. Crossley