Friday, December 17, 2010

RBTV Presents The Art of Raku

Check out the video created by RBTV to see our ceramics students experience the raku firing process.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Congratulations Winter Art Award Winners

Click on the video to view the art award winners!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Instrumental Update

Hello Music Community,

It was great to see you all at our Holiday Concerts. Thank you for all the kind emails and letters! We were very pleased with the students’ performances! In addition to the evening performances the students performed two assemblies for the entire student body; both went exceptionally well. Be sure to check back here for recordings of the concerts.

On Saturday morning the Rob Parton Big Band rehearsed in the RB band room. RB students were treated to his open rehearsal featuring some of the nations most talented musicians. At the end of the event students had the opportunity to talk to the musicians and ask them questions. Thanks to Rob Parton for thinking about holding his rehearsal at RB.

Also on Saturday, several RB Musicians performed at the La Grange Park holiday walk. Students performed with Mr. McOlgan at the La Grange Park Village Hall. Thank you to all who performed and all who were in attendance.

This coming Wednesday all RB musicians will be excused from third hour to hear Michael Colgrass, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer and RB graduate, speak about his career and compositions. This is a tremendous opportunity for our students!

Also on Wednesday, the Chamber orchestra will be presenting their Holiday Recital. They will be performing music by Bach, Mozart, and Corelli, as well as some holiday favorites. The recital will begin at 7:00 PM at St. Peter and Paul’s Lutheran Church at the intersection of 31st and DesPlaines in Riverside.

Audition music for Symphonic Band has been distributed. Any current cadet band or concert band member is eligible to audition for Symphonic Band. Please see Mr. Baum or Mr. McOlgan if you didn’t receive your music, or you would like help preparing your audition.

Congratulations to Andrew Payton who recently purchased his own C Tuba. It sounds great!

Also congratulations to Cassidy Fritsch and Molly Chaney who performed at Symphony Center last Sunday with the Chicago Youth Concert Orchestra.

Please keep us up to date with all your accomplishments!

Musically yours,
Mr. Baum and Mr. McOlgan

Friday, December 10, 2010

12.14.10 | RB Winter Art Show & Empty Bowls Event

The RBHS Fine Art Dept. is hosting the annual WINTER ART SHOW  Tuesday December 14th 6-8pm in the Art Pit on the second floor of the school. This show is open to the public and will exhibit work by our visual art students. View invite for more information!

For the first time we are also hosting an EMPTY BOWLS event during the show.  Art Club and ceramics students have created and donated pottery to fill with food, sell to the community, and then pass on most of the proceeds to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In the spirit of the Empty Bowls organization, we are raising money to fight hunger on a local level. You can view our event on the national calendar and read more about the cause at

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Shenannigan's Show is a Go

RB's Improv Troupe, Shennanigans, presents "Welcome to My Tollbooth: An Improv and Sketch Show"

Come and watch this hilarious group of students perform:

Friday, December 10th @ 7:00p
Saturday, December 11th @ 7:00p

All performances will be in the Little Theatre

Shennanigan's is also currently featured in The Landmark newspaper, click here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dancers perform in Riverside and Brookfield for the Holidays

RB's Repertory Dance Ensemble performed a holiday concert at the Riverside townhall on Friday, December 3rd and the Brookfield Village hall on Saturday, December 4th. The dancers enjoyed performing to music of the holiday season and inviting members of the community to dance with them on stage. A special thank you to Arlene Rovner of Brookfield and Brian Brennen of Riverside for inviting the dancers to perform at the annual holiday celebrations.

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Fun Weekend for Singers

The Madrigals started their musical weekend on Friday evening when they sang at the Riverside Holiday Stroll to help welcome Santa to Riverside!  On Saturday, the Madrigals began their performance day in the morning when they sang before the matinee performance of "A Christmas Carol" at Drury Lane in Oak Brook.  They were invited to watch the play and everyone thought it was a beautiful production!  We were excited to see Haley's mom, Jamie Dawn Gangi, in the production!  After a delicious lunch at Burger King the Madrigals sang at the Brookfield Recreation Dept.  They finished their performance day with a very nice concert at the North Riverside Library.  Thanks to all the parents and friends who attended these concerts. 

Concert Chorale was singing in Riverside on Saturday afternoon.  They volunteered to ring bells for the Salvation Army.  Of course, they were able to entertain people who donated by treating them to a Carol or two.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Winter Holiday Concert

Embrace the winter season with RB's Holiday Concert.  All RB music groups will be performing at this spectacular event. 

Show Times:
Wednesday, December 8 @ 7:00p in the Auditorium
Thursday, December 9 @ 7:00p in the Auditorium

Tickets: $5 Available at the door 

Let it snow, let it snow!

Riverside's Holiday Stroll filled with the RB Arts

Students Rebecca Niemiec, Jorie Lima, and Sam Friend worked together to create this photo cutout that will be on display at the upcoming Riverside Holiday Stroll. 

Madrigal Singers will perform by the tree in Centennial Plaza from 5:15-6:00p

Repertory Dance will perform at 6:30p at the Riverside Township Hall.   

Go Fine Arts!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

RB Art at Brookfield's Holiday Stroll

RB Artists will have their mural on display at the upcoming Brookfield Holiday Stroll.  Alvaro Zavala and Megan Kennedy led a group of art club students to create this festive painting.  Enjoy!