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Please watch this section for important announcements about upcoming events, Music Booster meetings, and information about band class.

Updated Wed, Apr 25th

Due to low participation, I am pulling the group out of the CMEA Music Festival this weekend.  Performing for a panel of judges with an incomplete band and leaving out parts of the music defeats the whole purpose of the event.  We'll try again next year!

Updated Mon, Apr 23rd

District regulations concerning school field trips state that we need one adult for every ten kids.  Counting me and Mr. Aguayo, we still need 4 more parents to sign up as chaperones.  This trip is very simple!  We'll depart from RHMS at 1:00 PM, arrive at Cupertino Middle School, play some music, take a group picture, and return to RHMS by 4:00 PM.  All you will need to do is help me keep the kids together!  Please let me know if you'd like to be a chaperone!

Thanks!

Mr R

Updated Fri, Apr 20th
• Students with season passes MUST bring them on the trip!
 
• Students who have cell phones should plan on bringing them on the trip!
 
• Students should bring money for meal and snacks.
 
• Sunscreen and a jacket recommended
 
• Students must be on their best behavior in order to 
represent their school and community with pride!
Updated Mon, Apr 16th

I hope to see you at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria!

Updated Tue, Apr 17th

As we all begin planning for the month of April, I thought I'd make sure everybody understands the time commitments I'm asking the students to make for the Symphonic Band's upcoming music festivals.

The first performance, which is on Saturday, 4/21, will take place at Milpitas High and will last from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  This performance will be followed by a trip to Great America, which will last until 8:30 PM.  You received a detailed itinerary with the permission slip packet. The required uniform for this trip is simply the band polo shirt. Students may follow the dress code for the rest of the outfit.  Choose comfortable clothing for the amusement park!

The next music festival, which is on Saturday, 4/28, will take place at Cupertino Middle School, will last from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.  I will send home a detailed itinerary and permission slip after the vacation. The required uniform for this festival is the full band uniform, from the black polo down to the shiny black shoes!

It is essential that every student attend these events so that we can show the judges the full strength of our ensemble!  

Please send me an email if you have any questions!

Updated Thu, Mar 29th

The RHMS Spring Concert is less than 1 week away!  Read on for some important details.

What: RHMS Spring Concert

When: Wednesday, 4/4, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM (Eagle Band arrives at 6:30 PM)

Where: RHMS Gym

Notes:

-All students are expected to stay for the entire event.  I know it makes for a long evening, but it's very important that we support each other from the audience!

-Please sit with your kids so we can have a quiet, respectful atmosphere.

-Please be sure that the students wear black shoes, black socks, black pants, and their band t-shirt (Eagle Band) or polo shirt (Concert and Symphonic Bands).

-Eagle Band students should arrive at 6:30 PM and report to the band room.

-Concert and Symphonic Band students should arrive and be seated in the gym by 7:00 PM

-There will be a bake sale during the intermissions with lots of goodies, hot dogs, and Kona ice! Please consider signing up to help!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all next Wednesday!

Updated Wed, Mar 28th

Time to sign up to help with the bake sale at our upcoming Spring Concert!  Read on for the details.

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. 

Please sign up for RHMS Spring Band Concert and Bake Sale! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/login/entry/4769987495970500106 
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 Wed, Mar 28th

The Symphonic Band will be participating in the STEAM Showcase tonight at Monroe Middle School.  The students need to report to the MMS gym at 5:00 PM, and the performance will be from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.  The students will wear black shoes, socks, and pants with their new STEAM t-shirt on top.  See you tonight!

Updated Mon, Mar 19th

Read on for a message from the Music Booster President about tonight's meeting.  I hope to see you there!

Mr. R.

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Hi Music Community,

We are having our next meeting on Monday at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  I have attached the agenda and meeting minutes from the prior meeting.  We have a lot of events in April and welcome anyone who can make it to join us in our discussions.  We are also still in need of emails for all parents to finish out the year strong and help set up next year so if you do not see a fellow parent's email on the list, please forward this email and ask them to add their contact information (their name, child's name & class, and email). 
Please note we have 1 open position still to fill for this year.  We need someone to help with Band events.  There are about 2 events that we need to a coordinator to transport all the kids' instruments to and from the competition event.  
Open positions for next year that we still need volunteers:
President
Fall Fundaraiser
Choir Programs
Notes & Floats
Band Events
Please let me know if you are interested in any of the above.  I can provide more information and direct you to the current committee member.  
Thank you so much everyone and hope to see you all at the meeting!
Kawai
MB President
Updated Sun, Feb 25th

Read on for a message from our wonderful Music Booster President, Kawai Billawala! I hope to see you at the meeting tomorrow!

Mr R.

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Hi Music Community,

We are having our next meeting on Monday at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  We have a lot of events in April and welcome anyone who can make it to join us in our discussions.  
We are still in dire need to get emails from all parents to plan out the remaining events of the year and help our music directors get set up for next year.  Many of our events are in the second half of the school year.  Please email Van Doan at vtdoan7 [at] gmail.com with your (1) your name, (2) email and (3) your students name and class.  
Please note we still need someone to help with band events.  There are about 2 events that we need to a coordinator to transport all the kids' instruments to and from the competition event.  
Open positions for next year that we still need volunteers:
President
Catalog/pen
Choir Programs
Notes & Floats
Band Events
Please let me know if you are interested in any of the above.  I can provide more information and direct you to the current committee member.  
Thank you so much everyone and hope to see you all at the meeting!

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