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Radio Program Tomorrow

Rio Band Families,

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night, at 8pm 88.9 FM (our local NPR music station) will feature Rio’s own Hannah Oldfield as a guest DJ along with Gary Vercelli for an hour-long ‘Excellence in Jazz on Campus’ broadcast. Check it out if you can. The press release is copied below.

On Wednesday, May 18 at 8 p.m. ~ The Music Station – 88.9 – 91.7 – 88.7 ~ will
premiere “Excellence in Jazz on Campus” featuring guest DJ Hannah Oldfield, a senior
at Rio Americano High School, sitting in and selecting music with Gary Vercelli.
Hannah spoke with Gary about her passion for jazz and the role it plays in her
life. Hannah will be attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in
Boston this fall. 

Hannah’s talents as a saxophonist and vocalist have been
nurtured by Rio’s award-winning music program under the direction of Josh
Murray. Oldfield has performed with Rio’s AM Jazz Band in New York City,
Monterey and Italy. This summer they travel to Japan. Oldfield cites Ella
Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond and Charles Mingus among her influences and plans to
pursue a career in music. “I spend most of my time practicing, composing,
and rehearsing with the various bands I’m in, so there’s not much time for
activities outside of music,” she says.
Oldfield did manage to spare an hour to spend with Gary Vercelli
for our new series, Excellence in Jazz on Campus.

Josh Murray
Band Director
Rio Americano High School
Sacramento, CA

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Volunteers still needed for Friday

Rio Band Families,

We still need volunteers for this Friday’s Spring Concert. The bottom line is this- we must have volunteers in order to put these events on. We need every family to do their part to ensure the continued excellence of Rio Band. Here’s the information from parent chair Keri Telander again:

In order for our Spring Concert to be a success we need parents to volunteer for a shift to help supervise the band rooms/ sell t-shirts and band bears.  Please use the following link to sign up to volunteer for a 30 min. shift. Please sign up ASAP as the concert is coming up very soon.

In addition, plan on buying some dinner from the Chando’s food truck between 5:30-8:30.  They will be donating 10% of the proceeds band to the band. If you have been wanting a chance to buy a band t-shirt or bear, now is your chance!  They will be available for sale during the concert.

Thank you for all of your support of our great band program!

Keri Telander Spring Concert Parent Chair Contact me at with any questions.


Josh Murray Band Director Rio Americano High School Sacramento, CA

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