Friday, November 26, 2010

Artwork Returns to RB

Five panels from Riverside's Arcade building have returned to RB for permanent display.  The panels were painted by art students and show the community in the fall.  This amazing piece is located just inside the new main entrance.  Enjoy! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

RBHS Theatre announces 'The Wiz'

The stage is set for our spring musical, The Wiz.  Ease on down to RB for shows on March 17-19.

The Wiz is an adaptation of the original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Suffering from life's struggles, Dorothy finds herself transported to the land of Oz where she meets a few new friends in an effort to return home.

Musical workshops are open to ALL students:
Choir Room
Monday, December 13
Girls 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Boys 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, December 14
Boys 3:15 -3:45 p.m. Music
All 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Acting Workshop
Girls 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Music

Tuesday, January 11 – Singing
Wednesday, January 12 – Singing
Thursday, January 13 – Dancing
Friday, January 14 – Call Backs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Instrumental Update

Dear Instrumental Music Community,

Congratulations to all music students who represented RB at this year’s IMEA District festival. It was an exceptionally great year with 19 choir students, 4 band students and 3 orchestra students participating from RB. Dovas Lietuvninkas, Kevin Dinh, and Molly Chaney all sat first chair in their sections!

Last week we held our annual feeder school band festival. Over 80 eight graders joined us for full day of rehearsals and community building. It was very exciting to see our 8th graders so spirited about being a part of band next year; we look forward to seeing them soon!

December 1st, will be “We are RB”. Both Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble will be performing during the evening. Although this is an evening targeting 8th graders, all are welcome to attend our performances this evening.

We are busy preparing for our Holiday Concerts. This year the concerts will be held on the evenings of December 8th and 9th beginning at 7:00 PM. Pre-orders for tickets went home with all music students today and are due back by December 3rd. Tickets will also be available at the door, but to guarantee entry, please consider pre-ordering.

Thank you to all the mothers who have been helping to fit the band students in their concert attire. Men wear tux’s (provided by the school), black dress shoes and socks, tux shirts, and bow ties. Ladies wear black skirts (provided by the school), black dress shoes, and white blouses that cover to the elbow at a minimum. Once the mothers have fitted students with their uniforms, the students should take them home. If you need us to order a shirt or a bow tie, please let us know.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mr. Baum and Mr. McOlgan

Monday, November 22, 2010

Congratulations to the Music Department

The RB Music Department was well represented at the IMEA Music Festival this past Saturday.  Nineteen members sang in the Senior choir, four in the band and three in the orchestra.  Mrs. Marelli was the piano accompanist for the Senior Choir, directed by Dr. David Rayl of Michigan State University.  Mr. McOlgan accompanied with Mrs. Marelli for the final piece, "El Vito".  Congratulations to everyone!

Band: Kevin Dinh, Cassidy Fritsch, Dovas Lietuvninkas, Ben Mitchell
Orchestra: Molly Chaney, Kelsey Dickenson, Sarah Otmanski
Choir: Trent Baer, Ben Bergstrom, Andrew Brondos, Haley Buntrock, Taylor Dalton, Nathan Dimaano, Tre Edwards, Eileena Giurini, Tom Linehan, Max Marciniak, Sara Nie, Andrew Payton, Becky Pendola, Araon Perfect, Kyle Perfect, Kristin Ripoli, Clarissa Shaw, James Wang, Kaylee Weinert

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Good Doctor is a Hit!

Audiences cheered for RBHS Theatre's rendition of Neil Simon's The Good Doctor.  Images of the show can be viewed on our Photo page or click here.  Great work cast and crew!  

Vocal Jazz at IMEA

Congratulations to Clara Shaw.  She was selected to participate in the IMEA Jazz Vocal Ensemble this past Saturday, November 13.  As one of only 32 students in the group, it was quite an honor to sing in this fine group.  The Festival was hosted by Fenton High School. Dr. Steve Widenhofer of Milliken University was the director of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bulldog Music Fundraiser November 16

You are invited to attend the First Annual Bulldog Music Fundraiser.  The recital which will feature students, parents and faculty members will begin at 7 p.m.on Tuesday evening, November 16,  in the RB auditorium.  Mr. Baum on bari saxophone, Mr. Monti on guitar, and Mrs. Marelli on piano will all be featured along with parents and students.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Funds will help defray costs of the upcoming choir trip to Orlando, Florida.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Portraits Inspired from Visiting Artist

Over the past several weeks Drawing/Painting III and AP Studio art students have been using Skype to work with artist Gwenn Seemel.  Each student created a portrait learning from Gwenn's unique style.  Enjoy!

Learn about the RB Fine Arts

Friday, November 5, 2010

RB Theatre Presents The Good Doctor

The Theatre Department will perform Neil Simon's The Good Doctor on Friday and Saturday.  The show is a series of comedic short stories based on the Russian writer Chekhov.  Show times are Friday at 7:30p, Saturday at 2:00p, and Saturday at 7:30p.  Hope to see you!

Monday, November 1, 2010

RBHS Music Department Makes Semi-Finals

Congratulations to the RB Music Department who, along with 130 school nation wide, and 13 schools state wide, where selected to move into the semi-final round of the prestigious Grammy Signature Schools Competition. Students and faculty will now be working to submit a recording for the audition committee to consider for the next round. Last year 12 schools were selected as a Grammy Signature School. Good luck Bulldogs!