Rio Combo Chosen as Finalist in Prestigious Festival:

Congratulations to the Minguys Jazz Combo on their acceptance into the 5th annual Charles Mingus High School Jazz Festival and Competition!  The band will travel to New York City to participate in the event, held at the Manhattan School of Music, on February 16th-17th.  The days are filled with clinics and concerts from New York’s … Read more

Rio Band Alum Michael Wang (2012) Presidential Scholarship

trombonist Michael Wang was awarded Berklee College of Music’scoveted Presidential Scholarship. The four-year scholarship is valued at approximately $225,000 and covers tuition, housing and fees, school officials said. It is awarded each year to seven of the most talented young musicians across the world. Read more here from the Sacramento Bee about Rio Band Alum … Read more