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Week of April 6th Lesson

“GETTING IN SHAPE! Developing a Personal Practice Routine.”  We all know that practice is the key to developing a musical skill set but unfocused practice can be frustrating. Horn-on-face is a good start to establish a practice routine but without goals, gets old quickly.   Unfocused practice is like getting in a car to go somewhere but without knowing exactly you’re going, how long it will take, or […]

Field Commander Training 2020

Field Commander Training 2020 Watch each of these brief videos. Make notes, practice, and rewatch as often as needed. If the info becomes too much for you to follow, that’s okay; work at the level you are comfortable. As always, email any questions you may have. There’ll be more detailed exercises, music, and info coming […]

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 […]

Mid-State and All-State Band Results 2017

We are blown away by the awesome Mid-State Band audition results! Eleven Riverdale HS Band students earned a spot in the honor band clinic and SIX of those earned All-State status – the most Riverdale All-State Band representatives since 1987! Making Mid-State are; Matthew Johnson, clarinet Skyler Cannon, clarinet Emma Newberry, bass clarinet Will Lantz, Eb clarinet […]

Fall 2016 Rehearsal Schedule

Be sure to checks the CHARMS calendar and sync your mobile devices to keep up-to-date with any calendar changes. Dues to RCS half day schedule on Thurs. Sept. 15, we will rehearse 6-8:30 pm instead of our regular Thurs. afternoon time. Mon.   Aug. 1-Sept 19        3:00-5:00 pm (winds only) Tues. Aug. 2-Sept. 27       6:00-8:30 pm […]

Student Leadership 2014-2015

Congratulations to the following Band Members for their leadership position within the band this year! We will have our initial Leadership meeting on Thursday, July 17 at 1:00 pm. Again, congratulations and good luck! Section Leaders Flute Keyra Ivy Clarinet Nayana Kallie Saxophone/Low Reeds Christian Asst. – John A. (concert band) Asst. – John T. […]

Music is here!

Attention all brass & woodwinds – Music to Parts 1 & 2 of “ClassicALL” are now posted in CHARMS! Be on the lookout for mp3 practice tracks to download.  Check the calendar for updated office hours, especially if you’re interested in having an informal music sectional, need music help, or want to get Leadership work […]

Band Camp & Summer Dates

 LEADERSHIP CAMP (Officers & Section Leaders) July 17   1:00-5:00 pm. Dinner provided.    BRASS/WOODWIND REHEARSAL & INSTRUMENT CHECK-OUT (marching band) July 17   6:00-8:00 pm (new members).   BAND CAMP – Week 1 July 21-25 July 21 9:00 am-12:00 pm (new members and Band Leadership Team only). Leadership team reports at 8am-2pm. July 22-24 8:00 am–noon & […]