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)


RB60 Spring Band Concert – Thursday, May 1, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 8.25.29 PMThe RB60 Spring Band Concert will be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 1st in the RBHS gymnasium. This year’s Spring Concert will feature two guest artists performing with the RBHS Concert Band. Professional jazz musician Jeremy Clark will be featured in “Concerto for Drum Set and Band” by Larry Neeck.  The second guest soloist will the legendary radio DJ Dan Dermody who will perform a narration to “America, the Beautiful” arranged by Carmen Dragon.

Additional information will be posted and emailed to parents.



Seniors RBHS Pep Band Members

Thank you, Senior Pep Band Members for a great four years!

RB Music Booster 2014 Fundraiser

Music Booster 2014 Fundraiser

It is fundraiser time for the Roanoke Benson Music Boosters. Profits are used to support both Band and Chorus in all schools. This is musical year, so we will be supporting the upcoming musical Annie. We try to make wise use of the funds you diligently raise!

  • Wednesday, January 22nd – fundraiser starts
  • Monday, February 3rd – turn in order sheets
  • Thursday, February 27th – pickup orders in Sowers Cafeteria between 3:00 & 4:30. (enter thru the playground doors)
  • Tuesday, March 18th – Inflatable party, 4:00-7:00 JH Gym (JH students)
  • TBA – Cool Kid Party – Movie, treats and dinner (HS students)


  • Make sure your name, phone number and grade are on the order forms.
  • Please total the rows before turning in form.
  • Do not add sales tax.
  • Do NOT turn in money with your order form – turn in sales money after delivery

Online Ordering is available (non-perishable items only):
Friends & family who live far away can order from you and have it shipped directly to their homes. Direct to log on to, click on the “Order Online” link, and follow the prompts using this code: ROABE.

We have exciting incentives for students who participate.

All students in grades 5-12:

Top individual seller $50.00  The 2nd highest seller $40.00  The 3rd highest seller $30.00

Sell 15 items: Draw from the money box containing $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20 bills. For each additional10 items sold, you will get an extra draw from the box. Money will be drawn on pickup day.

Junior high students 5-8:

Sell 20  items: You will be treated to the Inflatable Party  complete with four inflatables, a live DJ, hot dogs and treats. Participating students may ‘hang-out” in the band room after school until the party starts.

High school students 9-12:

Sell 20 items: You will be treated to the Cool Kid Party.  This will include bus, movie, treats and dinner at Five Guys. The date will be voted on by the participating high school students.

Special Family Pack  – families with multiple students in 5-12th grade music, who sell a total of 30 items or more, will be treated to the Inflatable Party and/or the Cool Kid Party!! Please attach a note to the order sheet listing who the siblings are so I don’t miss someone.

Over the years, some families have chosen to donate cash in place of participating in the sales process. This is welcomed by the Music Boosters. If the donation is $125 or more, your children will be eligible for the parties. Please send the check by order turn in day (Feb 3rd ) and list all eligible kids.

Thank you for supporting the Roanoke-Benson Music Department!!

Kathy Anderson, Music Booster President –

Shannon Unzicker – Treasurer; Suzy Thompson – Volunteer Coordinator

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