Our 38th annual Playathon was another huge success. Fantastic music and good community vibes contributed to a wonderful event. A huge thank you to Anna Chriss and James Treadwell, our student and parent chairs, respectively as well as EVERY student and parent who had a hand in the organization, planning and implementation of this tremendous undertaking. The cooperation and dedication of our band community is what truly sets us apart. We raised nearly $30,000 for the band program, thanks to pledge parties and the generous donations of our families and the community. Way to go Rio!
Please join Rio Band for 17 hours of non stop fun and music! Here is the schedule of events:
7am-1:50pm: Performances for Rio students
2-3pm: HCB, AM and Smamble perform for Rio Staff
3:15-4:20pm: HCB with middle school kids
4:30-5:30pm: ACB with elementary school kids
5:50-8:45pm: Public concert- In order: FM, PM, AM, ICB, ACB, HCB
Midnight: cleanup and pickup
ALL times are approximate
Come on out and join the fun!!
We are presenting three concerts this week. All are at 7pm in the PAC. They are free and open to the public.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, 10/16)- The world-famous AM Jazz Ensemble in concert, with three of our fantastic small jazz combos. This concert is mandatory for all members of the FM Jazz Ensemble.
Wednesday, 10/17- Piano recital
Friday, 10/19- The United States Air Force ‘Band of the Golden West’ performs at Rio! Our Honors Concert Band will open the show. This concert is mandatory for all members of our Intermediate and Advanced Concert Bands.
Rio Band will be host to several guest artists this month. The Marquis Hill Blacktet will be performing for students in the band room during 3rd and 4th periods this Friday. Mr. Hill and his group come to us courtesy of the Mondavi Center where they are performing this week. Here is link to more information: https://www.mondaviarts.org/event/2018-19/marquis-hill-blacktet
Rio Band will also be host to guest artists Allison Miller and Boom Tic Boom on October 18 during 3rd and 4th periods in the band room.
And finally our Honors Concert Band will open for the US Air Force “Band of the Golden West” on October 19 at 7:00 pm in the PAC
The San Juan School District is implementing new graduation requirements, starting with next year’s 9th graders. This change may necessitate a change in Rio’s daily schedule. These changes could have major implications for Rio Band. Rio will be holding a public forum on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6 pm in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). We are asking as many band parents and students as possible to attend this meeting. If you speak or ask questions, please identify yourself as a band parent or student.