Thank you to all who have helped throughout the year. Your contributions are why RMHS Music Boosters is so strong. We are in the homestretch and there are a number of events that are still in need of volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to help yet, we would love it if you could spare some time. Specifically we need help at the Spring Band Concert (Tuesday, May 11), the Spring Jazz Band Concert (Thursday, May 19), and the Spring Orchestra Concert (Thursday, May 26). Clicking the event link will take you to volunteerspot.com where you can sign up to help. You can also see these events listed on the Volunteer page.
Today’s activities began with fantastic Band, Choir, Color Guard, and Orchestra workshops at Broadway Classroom in Manhattan. Students got to rehearse with Broadway directors, musicians, and actors who also shared stories about musical life in NYC and gave advice on being a professional musician. After the workshops, we spent the time exploring the area in and around Times Square. We then had a wonderful dinner at the Crossroads Restaurant at the beautiful Marriott Marquis and then saw the hilarious and amazing musical Something Rotten.
After a long bus ride, we arrived at Penn State University early Tuesday morning to have band, choir & orchestra clinics with their esteemed faculty. It was a very productive and worthwhile experience in preparation for Thursday’s big concert. Following lunch, we made our way to NYC and got to experience the city at the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center). We had some amazing views of Central Park and Manhattan. Check out some of the pics below:
Students began arriving as early as 10:30 a.m. for band, choir, and orchestra rehearsals. Suitcases, bags, cases, etc. littered the halls and music classrooms in anticipation. At 3:30 p.m., the music department presented their Farewell Concert in the gym which featured music that will be performed at Carnegie Hall. Following the concert, we loaded the buses and were off!
To prepare for the new school year, the students must be fitted for uniforms and tuxes or dresses. Since there are over 140 members of the marching band and orchestra, we need some parent volunteers to help out during band camp (Monday, August 3 through Thursday, August 6) and orchestra camp (Monday, August 10 through Wednesday, August 12).
Tasks include helping students try on uniforms and dress clothes to ensure they’re not too tight and they’re the correct length. With so many students, we need a few volunteers every day for each type of fitting. We could also really use your help if you can do minor sewing, such as hemming and sewing snaps back onto uniforms and maybe some tacking. (You can even take the work home, if you prefer.)
Please go to the Volunteer page, scroll down to Band Uniform Fittings and/or Orchestra Uniform Fittings and click the VolunteerSpot link or click one of these links: Band Fittings or Orchestra Fittings. This will take you to a list of tasks. Please sign up for as many days as you can. The listed times are when fittings will be done, but you can come and help whenever it’s convenient for you within those hours.
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you have any questions.
As was mentioned in early March, our 2016 Spring Trip will be to New York City to (among other things) perform at legendary CARNEGIE HALL! Below you will find a trip itinerary filled with all of the thrilling activities & experiences which are being planned in addition to a payment schedule. To help offset the trip cost, there are a number of fundraisers scheduled in which students may participate. The trip cost may also drop if there are more people attending than what was originally planned.
We are very excited to offer this opportunity to RMHS students, parents, and friends. Imagine performing on Carnegie’s historic stage in front of thousands of people! Imagine being in the audience, seeing your child perform with the RMHS Bands, Orchestras, or Choirs! This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will not want to miss this!
This Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m., the RMHS Orchestras will present their concert titled Stories. It will feature performances of such prominent works as Peer Gynt Suite, Overture to Nabucco, and Night on Bald Mountain. The concert will also feature special performances by senior violin soloist Michael Priller and the premiere performance of the RMHS Youth Honors Orchestra made up of students from Holmes Jr. High, Sandburg Jr. High, and South Middle School. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students/seniors. If you’d like to volunteer with refreshments after the concert or help to take admission fees, please visit the Volunteer page or click the link below.