Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is the top performing ensemble at RHMS, and it is comprised of 7th and 8th grade 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, May 9th

It's on!  We will be sorting and filing sheet music in the band room after school tomorrow!  We would love to have a few helpers, and your efforts will pay off in community service hours!

Updated Wed, May 3rd

I need to notify any who are interested in helping out with the music library project of a slight change in plans.  The first work session will now be after school on Wednesday, May 10th.  Due to unforseen circumstances, the session today had to be cancelled.

Updated Mon, May 1st

We are looking for a few student volunteers to help get the sheet music library back in shape before the summer vacation.  This project may take a few after-school work sessions before it is completed.  Volunteers will sort the unfiled music, check each folder for completeness, and file it away in the library.  The time you spend helping with this project will definitely count toward community service requirements.  

The first work session will be Wednesday, 5/3, in the band room after school.  Please let Mr. R know if you'd like to help out!

Updated Mon, May 1st

It's time to return your band shoes!  Please place them in the shoe bag, make sure your name is on the bag, and take them to the back corner of N2 (near the uniform room) as soon as you can!

Thanks!

Updated Tue, Apr 25th

After a brief hiatus, the RHMS Jazz Band is ready to begin rehearsing again!  This time around, however, we're going to try having our practices after school on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.  If your child is part of the Jazz Band this year, please plan for them to attend our rehearsals every Friday, starting this week (4/28).  Thanks!

Updated Mon, Apr 24th
Music Booster Committee is looking for volunteers the following positions for next year:
Secretary: 
Attending approximately 8 meetings, which happen about once a month and taking minutes of the meeting. These are typed up and approved at the next meeting.  For more information, please contact Judi Thayne (judithayne [at] yahoo.com).
Concert Program:
Responsible for creating, producing and handing out programs for the fall, winter and spring band concerts. Involves requesting student names/instruments and music selections for each participating band from the band director in advance of each concert; formatting, printing/copying and folding the programs, and handing out (and/or recruiting volunteers to hand out) the programs at each concert. Requires some experience with Microsoft Word. For more information, please contact Theresa DeSoto (theresadesoto [at] yahoo.com).
Bake Sale Chair & Co-Chair:
This dynamic duo handles the biggest source of fundraising for our group.  They organize the bake sale for 4 annual concerts (Fall, Winter, Spring and Notes & Floats).  For more information, please contact Dawn Byron (dawn.byron [at] me.com).
President: Possibly Open
Ensures the music boosters are meeting the needs of the band class and Mr. Rawlingson.  This includes organizing/ running approximately 8 meetings, which happen about once a month, ensuring the committee positions are filled, assisting committee members as needed, and being the point person for any band parent questions.  For more information, please contact Kawai Billawala (oktanm [at] gmail.com).
Updated Mon, Apr 24th
It is time for another meeting.  It is the second to the last one.  This time of year is when we have more final key events coming up and next year planning so it would be great to see more of you there!
I have attached the following:
  1. Agenda for the meeting
  2. 2017 School Year Committee - noting open positions - PLEASE LOOK and confirm if you role.
  3. Prior meeting minutes for the last two meetings
Updated Mon, Apr 10th

Wednesday, April 12th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the RHMS Gym!

Notes for parents:

-Please consider signing up to help with the Bake Sale

-Please plan to stay for the entire concert

-Please sit with your children and help them to be on their best behavior

Notes for students:

-Beginning Band should arrive at 6:30 PM and report to the band room

-Advanced/Intermediate Band should arrive by 7:00 PM (keep instruments in band room) in order to watch the other bands

-Please wear black shoes, black socks, black slacks, and your band shirt (tucked in)

-Please sit with your parents and try to be on your best behavior

Updated Mon, Apr 10th

Please sign up for RHMS BAND - Spring 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/LoToZw 
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! 

Updated Mon, Mar 27th

Music Booster meeting tonight, 3/27, in the cafeteria at 6:30 PM.  See attached agenda.  I hope to see you there!