Advanced Band

The Advanced Band is the top performing ensemble at RHMS, and it is comprised of students who have earned a spot in the group by audition. Throughout the year this group will present four concerts, perform at the CMEA Music Festival, and travel to Santa Clara to participate in the Great America Music Festival!

Classroom News and Information

Updated Tue, Jun 6th

We are a bit short on volunteers for the big event tomorrow night!  Please consider signing up to help out:

RHMS Band presents Notes & Floats! Join us for the our annual music festival and family picnic. Help us make the event a great success by donating and/or signing up for a shift at the bake sale and root beer float tables.
 
We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. 

Please sign up for RHMS Notes & Floats Band Concert! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/PJCtuHy 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually

Updated Fri, Jun 2nd

The Notes and Floats Pops Concert is approaching!  I'm looking forward to a night full of great music, great food, and great company!  It's going to be a blast!

Here are some details:

-Wednesday, June 7th (Music from 6-8 PM, Food from 5-9 PM)

-Please plan to have dinner at this event!  This concert is an outdoor picnic extravaganza, and we will have 3 food trucks selling yummy food as a fundraiser for the band!

-We will also have our customary bake sale and root beer floats for sale.

-Students can wear whatever they please as long as it follows the school dress code.

-Food service begins at 5:00

-Beginning Band students arrive at 5:30

-MRSH (teacher rock band) will perform at 6:00 PM

-Beginning Band will perform at about 6:20 PM

-Intermediate Band will perform at about 6:45 PM

-Jazz Band will perform at about 7:15 PM

-Advanced Band will perform at about 7:40

-8th Grade Awards will be handed out at about 8:00 PM

-Food service ends at about 9:00 PM

See you all there!

Updated Tue, May 30th
RHMS Band presents Notes & Floats! Join us for the our annual music festival and family picnic. Help us make the event a great success by donating and/or signing up for a shift at the bake sale and root beer float tables.
 
We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. 

Please sign up for RHMS Notes & Floats Band Concert! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/PJCtuHy 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually

Updated Tue, May 30th

Hi Music Booster Community,

The last music booster meeting is tonight at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  We will be approving the next year board and having final closing discussions.  We would love to see people attend!!!

Thank you!!

Kawai

MB President

Updated Tue, May 30th

Hello Band Community,

(This is a note from your Music Booster President.)

Notes and Floats is on June 7 and so we need to get all contributions by Friday 6/2.  Mr. R has taken our kids to such extraordinary heights in their music development with exceptional success in the Great America competition.  This is the time to show how much we appreciate him.  Every year, I am just unbelievably amazed by him.

Steve needs time to go to the bank to deposit all checks and get the cashier's check.

Please put this gift in a sealed envelope with "Steven Waste" written on the outside.  You can deposit this in the music booster box in the classroom or our safe in the school office with Sue Odom.  Cash is preferred over check as we have a parent volunteer (Steven Waste) who is overseeing this and will getting this cashier check from these funds.  If you write a check, please make it payable to Steven Waste.

We usually get the question of what is the normal amount and on average it is $20-50 per family.

Unfortunately, this was the only way to communicate to all the bands.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email me at oktanm@gmail.com or Steve at wastrel@me.com.   

Thank you so much!

Kawai Billawala
Updated Wed, May 24th
RHMS Band presents Notes & Floats! Join us for the our annual music festival and family picnic. Help us make the event a great success by donating and/or signing up for a shift at the bake sale and root beer float tables.
We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. 

Please sign up for RHMS Notes & Floats Band Concert! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/PJCtuHy 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually

Updated Mon, May 22nd

Mr. Rawlinson is sick today, so we are moving the meeting since it is the last one for the year to next Tuesday (5/30) at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria.

Sorry for the last minute notice.  We found out he was sick yesterday.

Updated Sat, May 20th

Hello Band Community,

It is the last booster meeting.  We will be discussing the final needs for our Notes & Floats and voting for next year's board.  We are still looking or members for next year:

  • Secretary: Attend ~8 meetings about once a month and taking minutes. Contact: Judi Thayne (judithayne [at] yahoo.com).
  • Concert Programs: creating, producing and handing out programs for the fall, winter and spring band concerts.  Contact - Theresa DeSoto (theresadesoto [at] yahoo.com)
  • Bake sale co-chair: Organize the bake sale for 4 annual concerts. Contact -Dawn Byron (dawn.byron [at] me.com)
  • Possibly President: Overall leader for boosters & run ~8 meetings about once a month. Contact  - Kawai Billawala (oktanm [at] gmail.com)

We would love to have you at the meeting.  Hope to you there!  Thank you for a great year.

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION for you know who.  Details in prior email.  You can also contact me (oktanm [at] gmail.com) or Steve Waste (wastrel [at] me.com) for any questions.

Kawai Billawala

MB President 

Updated Wed, May 17th

This is a note from your Music Booster President.  

I cannot believe the year is almost over.  It is crazy how fast it goes each year.  It is a tradition for us to present our end of the year gift to Mr. R at the Notes and Floats, which is on June 7.  

If you would like to contribute, please put this gift in a sealed envelope with "Steven Waste" written on the outside.  You can deposit this in the music booster box in the classroom or our safe in the school office with Sue Odom.  Cash is preferred over check as we have a parent volunteer (Steven Waste) who is overseeing this and will getting this cashier check from these funds.  If you write a check, please make it payable to Steven Waste.

Please provide your gift by Friday 6/2.  This will give Steve time to go to the bank to deposit all checks and get the cashier's check.

Unfortunately, this was the only way to communicate to all the bands.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email me at oktanm [at] gmail.com or Steve at wastrel [at] me.com.   

Thank you so much!

Kawai Billawala