Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Professional Choreographer teaches Repertory Dance Ensemble

Donnette Cannonie, a nationally and internationally known choreographer, choreographs a dance that will be performed at RB's Winter Dance Concert on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. The dance was inspired by student's ideas and the struggles of making a life decision. Donnette worked with the dancers during 4th period for six days. In the picture above Donnette Cannonie (center) talks to Alaina Sliz, about her transition from the stack of suitcases. To see more photos check out snapshots.mysuburbanlife.com/1332241

Choir Concert Tonight!

The RB Choirs will present the first concert of the school year tonight at 7 p.m. in the RB auditorium.  The Madrigal Singers, Chamber Choir, Concert Chorale and Treble/Bass Choir will perform pieces they have worked on since the beginning of this school year.

In addition, Krisin Ripoli, Cynina Mason and Lex Richter will perform "Mama Who Bore Me" from the musical "Spring Awakening". 

This morning, the Choirs from S. E. Gross, Hauser and Komarek Schools will visit RB from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  They will have the opportunity to sing with the RB choirs and see what we do in choir every day!  We welcome all the Jr. High Students!

Choir members are all working diligently on their IMEA music.  Auditions are next Tuesday, October 11 at Carl Sandburg High School.  Audition times will be posted today.  All of the music students will take a bus to Sandburg together.  Good luck on your auditions!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Instrumental Music Update

Dear Instrumental Music Community,

Thank you to the 35 band students who played for the Class of 1966 Reunion on Saturday, and the parents who helped with carpooling. Members of the class of 1966 have been raving about how great you sounded and how wonderful it was to have you at their reunion.

Despite the poor weather, the band looked and sounded great! Our presence in the stands was excellent and the 8th graders really seemed to enjoy their time with us. Many thanks to the parents who helped buy and distribute the pizza and soda, as well as the parents who helped distribute water and set up the drum major podiums.

IMEA Audition times have been posted. More information about when the bus will be leaving and returning will be made available shortly. Auditions will be held at Carl Sandburg High School on Tuesday, October 11th.

A message from Lena regarding the Tour: the deadline for your trip deposit has been pushed back to October 17th.

On November 5th, we will be hosting the IMEA Junior High Festival. We will have about 300 junior high students and their directors on campus that day. As such we will need everyone’s help the night before, and on that day to make everything run smoothly. Signups and more information will be made available shortly, however please mark your calendars now.

This Thursday is the RB Orchestra Festival. We will be joined by 50 junior high students from Hauser to play music inspired by war. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there!


Mr. Baum and Mr. McOlgan