Entries by Matt Crossley

Percussion Training/Auditions for 2017-18

Attention ALL percussionists! There are four training sessions and one formal audition for the 2017-18 RHS Percussion section.  The training sessions a long with the formal audition are required of all current Riverdale students as well as incoming freshman percussionists. For questions, contact Director of Percussion, Mr. Tim Hale – timmy.hale@yahoo.com Training Sessions: April 25 […]

Calling all 8th graders!!

Our annual 8th grade Night will be on Friday September 16, 2016 at the Riverdale vs. Coffee County Homecoming game!  Dinner will provided by our awesome Riverdale Band Boosters, so please RSVP at the link below!  We love meeting future Warriors and you will have a fantastic time GUARANTEED! 2016 8th Grade Night Registration

Percussion Ensembles Perform at 2015 Percussion Fest

Blackman Middle School will be hosting the 2015 Percussion Fest which will include student ensemble performances, guest clinicians, and music vendors.  Our percussion instructor, Tim Hale, will also be presenting a clinic.  Percussion Ensemble I & II are scheduled to perform at 9Am this Saturday as well as attend the clinic.  The clinic is 9AM-4:30PM, […]

Symphonic Band Reference Recordings for CPA

While you’re taking a break from snow ball fights and building snowmen, check out these recordings of our Concert Assessment music! Some horn-on-face time (HOFT)  this weekend will be crucial to our success next week! Antecedium by Ed Huckeby Big Four March by Karl King/arr. J Swearingen

Wind Ensemble Reference Recordings for CPA

While you’re taking a break from snow ball fights and building snowmen, check out these recordings of our Concert Assessment music! Some horn-on-face time (HOFT)  this weekend will be crucial to our success next week! Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo by Sir Malcolm Arnold/arr. J. Paytner Bullets and Bayonets by J.P. Sousa

11th/12th Grade Mid-State Results are in!

MTSBOA Mid-State auditions were held at Antioch High School this past weekend.  Students from area mid-state schools competed with an individual audition consisting of a prepared piece, scales, and sight-reading.  The following students will be representing Riverdale at the annual Mid-State Band Clinic held at MTSU in January.  Congrats to these students on a successful […]

Mid-State Audition Information

The following link contains detailed  information for Mid-State Auditions that are  just around the corner!  The 11-12 Grade Auditions are this weekend at Antioch High School, and 9-10 Grade Auditions are the weekend of December 13th at McGavok High School.  A hand-out will also be given out in class. Mid-State Audition Information  

Competition Philosophy

Check out this fantastic article by Pope High School (Marietta, GA) band director Gary Gribble regarding competitive band programs. Competition…is it a good thing or a bad thing? Our philosophy on competition has evolved over the years into what we believe is a healthy, productive, and sustainable approach to being a competitive band program. We […]

Riverdale Band Hosts 8th Grade Night

Riverdale Band will host all incoming 8th grade students & parents at the September 26 home game.  Festivities will begin at 5PM with dinner provided by the RHS Band Booster Club, followed by football pep band fun!  If parents are not attending, they should plan to be on campus at approximately 8:30PM (at the conclusion […]

2014 Color Guard Announced

Congrats to the 2014 Riverdale Color Guard! Taylor Heath, Kortney Zienkiewicz, Raeann Walker, Jessica Wade, Ananda Wade, Rosa Palacios, Bethanie Walters, Darien Houston, Emily Robinson, Desiree Fetty, Bailey Stadelmann, Alyssa Ross, Gabby Cathey, and Grace McCarley.  Looking forward to a great season!