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 […]

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 […]