RHS Bands Update
May 11, 2016
A note from Mr. B...
Wow! This year has really flown by (or maybe it's just me...)! Can you believe we have less than a month of school left (including YES Plan)? This has been a very busy year, but I have to say that I am extremely proud of all of our RHS Band Members for their hard work and dedication and I'm thankful that I get to work with such great people every day.
Even though school is rapidly winding up for the year, we are entering one of the busiest times for the RHS Bands. Please take note of the many events listed below.
Festival of the Arts (Band Concert - May 18)
Day one of the festival is on Tuesday, May 17 and features student art displays, Encore Theatre, the Choral Concert, and the Strings Concert. All of these events take place in the Information Center and Theater between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. These day one events are not required for band members, but students are encouraged to come check out the artwork and performances to support their peers.
Day two of the festival on Wednesday, May 18 is the Spring Band Concert, featuring the members of the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. We will also recognize our graduating seniors. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the RHS Gym and students must be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. (with instruments and in our usual concert dress).
Memorial Day - May 30
We are also looking for a bit of parent help for this event as we need to transport some equipment from the school to the cemetery and back. If you have a truck or a large van that can fit things like a xylophone, marimba, music stands, etc. and are willing to help out, please contact Mr. Barnett (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Graduation - June 9
Jazz Ensemble @ the Paramount
The Jazz Ensemble performed at the Paramount Theater in April as part of the Global Issues Network Conference
The 2016 Vermont All State Band
Congrats to Alisha and Jonathan!
Congratulations to Alisha and Jonathan for a great performance as part of the 2016 Vermont All State Band May 5-7!
Jazz Ensemble @ the Paramount
Jazz Ensemble Events (YES Plan Edition)
The Jazz Ensemble's busy year continues during YES Plan. Below is a summary of the events left this year, in addition to the Spring Band Concert on May 18. A YES Plan rehearsal/class schedule for the Jazz Ensemble can be found on the Jazz page of the RHS Band website.
- Friday, May 27: Clinic with Saxophonist/Jazz Director Brian McCarthy - This special clinic will take place during our class time.
- Thursday, June 2: Six Flags New England - All Day (Bus leaves at 7:15 a.m., Return to RHS at 10:00 p.m.)
- Friday, June 3: Alumni Jazz Night - 6:30 p.m. - Main Street Park (Students report @ 6:00 p.m.)
- Tuesday, June 7: Discover Jazz Festival - All Day (1:15 Performance) - Church Street Marketplace, Burlington (Bus leaves RHS @ 9:00 a.m., Return to RHS @ 5:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, June 8: Final Jazz Concert - 10:00 a.m. - RHS Information Center
RHS Alumni Jazz Night
This year's event will be held in Main Street Park starting at 6:30 p.m. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll move indoors to the RHS Cafeteria.
Any alumni wishing to participate should complete this form so we can plan for the appropriate number of people: http://goo.gl/forms/5TUcTB2NR4 Please help spread the word!