Friday, March 25, 2011

Guest Hip Hop Choreographer teaches at RB

The week of March 14th twenty-one Orchesis dancers worked with professional hip hop and contemporary dancer Katy Kempen. Recently, Katy toured with R. Kelly and Jay-Z where she performed with various award winning artists. Katy shared her stories of being a professional concert dancer and a dancer traveling on tours. RB dancers can not wait to perform Katy's dance at this year's Orchesis show on April 29th and 30th.

Choir Concert Performance!

Choir Concert Performance!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Choir Concert!

Please come to a concert presented by the choirs of RBHS, Wednesday March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  The concert will feature World Music, including "Jai Ho" from the movie "Slumdog Millionaire".  We will also present the DVD the choirs made when they performed in Disney World.  Hope to see you at the concert!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Instrumental Update

Dear Instrumental Music Community,

Congratulations to everyone involved with the musical “The Wiz.” The pit sounded great, the crew performed amazingly, and the cast was exceptional. We hope you had the opportunity to

“ease on down the road” to see the amazing work of the students in the music and drama departments.

On March 5th many of our students participated in the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest. Between the choirs, bands, and orchestra students 162 Division 1 medals and 52 Division 2 medals were won. Great job Bulldogs!

The Jazz Band will be performing at This Must Be the Place in Lemont on May 1st and at Hackneys May 4th. Please make reservations if you plan to attend the May 1st concert, we look forward to seeing you there!

The Bands and Orchestras are busy working on their music for the spring concert. This year the concert will be on April 14th at 7:00 PM.

Congratulations to Molly Chaney who has been accepted to Interlocken Music Festival this summer.

Congratulations to Ben Mitchell and Sam Cox who just achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in troop 24. We are all very proud of you both!


Mr. Baum and Mr. McOlgan

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fine Arts Department Accepts Award

On Thursday, members of the Fine Arts department traveled to Springfield, Illinois to accept the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education School of Distinction Award.  Mindy Haines also accepted the award for Dance Educator of the Year.  Congratulations RB Fine Arts!

Art Students @ Metro Suburban Conference Event

On Wednesday, 7 RBHS art students were selected to attend the Metro Suburban Conference Art Festival.  Students displayed their artwork and attended workshops given by professional artists.  Conference art teachers also met to collaborate on curriculum.                                                                                     
Participating students included Paige Bottari, Krystyna Serhijchuk, Lila Hernandez, Olivia Lauritsen, Emily Kedzie, Dan Curtin, and Bailey Csech. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Art Show @ RAC

Click here to view pictures from the art show at the Riverside Arts Center. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

RB Choir Featured in The Suburban Life

Click Here to read about the Choir trip to Disney World in The Suburban Life.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Art Show @ The Riverside Art Center

Our annual AP Art Show will be exhibited at the Riverside Art Center.  The opening reception is set for Friday, March 11th from 6:00-9:00pm.  The artwork will remain on display through April 23rd.  Featured artists include our current AP students and our 2011-12 AP students.  See you there!

Featured AP Students:
Jacob Curtin
Cassie Cook
Alessandra Panasky
Anne Sventy
Jennifer Grasser  

Featured Upcoming AP Students:
Michael Abbatacola
Salem Baer
Karla Bley
Thomas Cichon
Samantha Friend
Natalee Garza
SarahJane Gembara
Aneliese Gibson
Mara Henk
Jessica Huebner
Caitlyn Kasper
Katie Linhart
Sandra Lopez
Grace Moore
Maddie Muntean
Tatiana Reaves
Collin Roberts
Hannah Roppo
Grace Salerno
Sophia Soluri
Amanda Stamm
Alvaro Zavala