Marching Band Camp!

Dear Parents & Students:

School is fast approaching.  I’m excited to start the school year.  I will need to meet with the percussion section on Monday, August 18Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  If you ARE a member of the percussion section, please complete the online form indicating your preference on which drum you would like to play.

Freshmen band members will need to meet on Tuesday, August 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.  Freshmen do not bring any instruments to school on August 19.  We will just be learning marching band commands.

All marching band camp rehearsals will be held in the new RBHS Band Room!

If you are sophomore, junior, or senior band member and NOT a member of the percussion section but would like to play in the percussion section during marching band, please complete the online form Please complete the online form even if you have played in the marching percussion section in the past.

Freshmen, If you are unable to attend on Tuesday, August 19, please have one of your parents email.

See you soon!

Mr. Hayes
Band Director
Roanoke-Benson High School

RBHS Graduation Instructions for Band Members

Sunday, May 18, 2014

All RBHS Band members (including Seniors) will need to be in the gym – ready to play at 2:45 PM on Sunday. Megan Armstrong will give a tuning note at 2:48, and the entire band (with Seniors) will “La Tregenda” beginning at 2:50 PM. The RBHS Chorus will sing immediately following the band. Seniors will leave to get into line for the processional. “Pomp & Circumstance” will be played starting at 3:00 PM.

Wear nice dress clothes.

“Early is on time. On time is late. Late is unacceptable.”
Steve Hayes
Band Director
Roanoke-Benson School District 60

Spring Band Concert Details for Students & Parents

Click to download a pdf copy of the information that was emailed to students and parents.

April 30, 2014

Dear Band Parents and Students:

Tomorrow night, May 1, is our big Spring Band Concert which will feature all band students from 5th grade through high school. The concert begins at 7:30 PM and will be held in the RBHS gymnasium. Students should arrive to the high school at 7:00 PM.

  • 5th and 6th grade band students will line up in the hall going towards the music rooms.
  • 7th & 8th grade band students will use the high school chorus room to warm-up.
  • RBHS Band students will use the high school band room to warm-up

All band students should wear nice dress clothes. If a student only has “school clothes” then he or she should simple wear their best school clothes. We’re about making music, not a fashion statement! :)

Two very special guest soloists will perform with the RBHS Band. Their bios are posted on the band website.

Thank you for your support! It’s been a great year. The students have been awesome.

Steve Hayes
RB60 Band Director

May 1st Spring Band Concert Will Feature Two Guest Soloists

This year’s RB60 Spring Band Concert will feature two guest soloist.  Dan Dermody will do a narration to Carmen Dragon’s arrangement of “America, the Beautiful” and percussionist Jeremy Clark will be featured in “Concerto for Drum Set and Band.”  The concert starts at 7:30 PM in the RBHS gymnasium.  (Information regarding call-time for students and dress will be emailed to both students and parents.  Please contact Mr. Hayes, if you do not receive the email.)

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Ilene Remmers, Becca Blunier, Lea Gross, and a “Mystery Boy” are Named to the Band Hall of Fame!

It’s a pleasure to announce four new additions to the RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame.  Ilene Remmers, Becca Blunier, Lea Gross, and a “Mystery Boy” (who wants to surprise his family) have each played all twelve major scales in under 60 seconds.

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Ilene Remmers, RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame

Becca Blunier, RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame

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Lea Gross, RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame

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“Mystery Boy”, RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame (His identity will be announced at the Spring Concert on May 1st)