Rio Bands Shine at Folsom Jazz Festival

Our 3 Jazz Ensembles and 2 of our combos participated in the Folsom Jazz Festival over the weekend, along with 140 groups from schools throughout Northern and Central California. The showing from the Rio groups was very strong, and the adjudicators awarded many individual and collective accolades to our kids. Here’s a breakdown:  AM Jazz … Read more

Time for Dinner Dance

Our annual Rio/ Arden Dinner Dance is coming up on Saturday, March 2nd. This lavish event features all of the Rio Jazz Bands, as well as the Arden Middle School Jazz Band, playing sophisticated, groovy and funky music for dancing. It is also a major fundraiser for our band programs, and the money raised benefits EVERY … Read more

All the Latest News for January!

Congratulations to our “Mingus” Combo! Once again Rio’s Mingus combo has been selected as one of only 3 national finalists for the 11th annual Charles Mingus Jazz Festival, to be held next month at The New School in NYC.  All the details for the festival can be found here: http://mingusmingusmingus.com/jazz-education Way to go and good luck Mingus … Read more

Playathon a Great Success!

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 … Read more