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 18, Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If you ARE a member of the percussion section, please complete the online formhttp://goo.gl/MO84p4 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 http://goo.gl/MO84p4. 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!
Roanoke-Benson High School
Dates for the 2014-2015 RB60 Band Department are posted on the RB60 Band Calendar and the appropriate RB60 school online calendar (RBJH Calendar, RBHS Calendar). Detailed information about our upcoming events will be both posted here and emailed home in the near future! This will be an awesome year for the RB60 Band Department!
RBHS Marching Band members marching in the Roanoke Festival Parade will need to meet in the RBHS Band room at 11:30 AM.
Congratulations to 6th grade trumpeter Claire Hartman on making the RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame. Claire correctly performed all 12 major scales in less than one minute!
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.”
Roanoke-Benson School District 60
The RBHS Marching Band will perform in the Roanoke Festival Parade on Saturday, May 24. The parade will start at 12PM. RBHS Band members will need to report to the band room between 11:15 to 11:30 AM.
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.
RB60 Band Director
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.)
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.
Ilene Remmers, RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame
Becca Blunier, RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame
Lea Gross, RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame
“Mystery Boy”, RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame (His identity will be announced at the Spring Concert on May 1st)
Congratulations to Liz Schirer and Ryland Thompson on making the RBJH Musicians’ Hall of Fame. Both 7th grade trumpeters correctly performed all 12 major scales in less than one minute!