Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Ceramics Workshop!

Twenty area junior high and high schools are attending the RBHS Ceramics Workshop this week and next creating and glazing pottery and sculpture, learning new techniques, and experimenting with metalworking processes. Stay tuned to view photos of their finished work next week...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weekly Instrumental Update

Members of the RB Marching Band, Orchestra, and Jazz ensembles pose outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on their recent trip to Cleveland. Check out more pictures on our Shutterfly Page.
Dear Instrumental Community,
Wow! What a great trip to Cleveland! Students left for Cleveland on Friday after school. Saturday morning started out with a trip to see the house where "A Christmas Story" was filmed. students then were treated to a lunch and Cruise on Lake Erie and the river. after the cruise students toured the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We then had dinner at Fat Fish Blue and the Jazz combo played for the dinner crowd. Then Saturday night we attended the Cleveland Symphony's presentation of Bruckner's 8th Symphony. On Sunday we traveled to Cedar Point where the marching band performed and then had the rest of the day to enjoy the park. Thank you to all the chaperons who helped supervise on the trip, Lena, our tour director, and our bus driver Jon for getting us everywhere safely.
Students interested in auditioning for IMEA next year should see Mr. McOlgan or Mr. Baum about acquiring their audition music and scale sheets.
All audition music for next years chair auditions have been distributed to all students in Symphonic Band next year.
All concert uniforms need to be returned by Friday so that we can send them into the cleaners. Many students have yet to return their uniforms, so please check at home for our tuxes or skirts.
Our entire calendar for next year has been posted on the Fine Arts Google Calendar. Please visit this site to stay current with all of our performances and practices.
The band call time for the graduation ceremony is 6:00 PM. All students in band are required to attend. Students should wear white dress shirts and black dress pants.
Calling all community musicians! We need you to join us for the July 3rd Parades. Practices for the parades are every Monday night starting June 16th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. all are welcome, so invite your friends.
Congratulations to Cassidy Fritsch, Dovas Lietuvninkas, Sarah Otmanski, and Molly Chaney who were all excepted into the Chicago Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra. This is a tremendous opportunity for these fine young musicians!
Mr. Baum and Mr. McOlgan

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Feeder School Dance Festival

Fourty-five students from Hauser Junior High came to RBHS for its first feeder school dance festival. The students took a hip hop dance class with Ms. Haines, learned choreography from senior Repertory Dance Ensemble dancers and performed for one another. The day was a huge success. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated.