Playathon 2017 A Huge Success!

Our 37th Playathon was a huge success and great way to showcase our students in the beautiful new Performing Arts Center. Fantastic music, good community vibes, and above-projected fundraising all contributed to a wonderful event. Thank you to our student and parent chairs, EVERY student and parent who had a hand in this tremendous undertaking. And, to the community members who past and present have been a part of the Rio Americano Band Program! The cooperation and dedication of our band community is what truly sets us apart. Over $32,000 was raised for the band program, thanks to the generous donations of our families and the community. Here is a sample of coverage on KCRA3.

6 Ways To Help Rio Band Program

  1. Join RABB (Rio Americano Band Boosters)
  2.  Amazon Smile – Register with Amazon Smile and a part of every eligible purchase will come to Rio Band.
  3. State employees can participate in the “Our Promise” campaign and school Rio Band for your payroll deduction.
  4. Consider donating to RABB if you have an Employee Campaign or matching program.
  5. Playathon 2017 (Nov. 8th – & Dinner Dance (March 3rd – – Be a part of our biggest fundraisers.


Natalie Kowalski, Antonio Lopes, Nathan Gauthier, Ben Hansen, Brad Aurea-Tan, Ana Clarke and Chris Dobbins have all been selected to participate in the annual American River College Honor Band!

Get a Rio Band Booster Membership!

RABB is an organization of parents, alumni, and friends who support music education at Rio Americano High School. This premier program includes many levels of concert, jazz and pep bands that are unique to our school. Our outstanding team of instructors lead students in their musical experiences and growth to provide top-notch education for students at all levels of musical ability and experience. Become a member! Basic Family Membership: $20/year / Alumni Membership: $10/year. Get started here.


24-24-24 for Rio Band!

Thank you to everyone that made a donation for our 24-24-24 Fundraiser! As of last count, nearly $4,000 was donated by Rio Band Families, Alumni, and other friends of the Rio Americano Band Program! These gifts will be used to fund the purchase of instruments and equipment for the new Rio Americano Academic and Performing Arts Center opening in May 2017! If you would still like to donation, go here.


KCRA Coverage Of Rio Musicians Heading To Mingus Festival

Thank you to KCRA for the great coverage of our talented musicians! Check out the story here.

Fall 2017 Piano and String Classes! 

Rio Americano is offering two NEW music electives for piano and string players Fall of 2017 for student musicians who want to know if there is something at Rio for them!

PIANO CLASS – Open to all levels but geared toward beginning musicians or those interested in becoming part of Rio Band. Up to 6 advanced players will be selected as TA’s and models for musical performance.

STRING ORCHESTRA – The first course of its kind in the Sacramento area is also open to all levels although prior experience is strongly recommended. This ensemble will take part in high-level performance opportunities, festivals, and competitions throughout the year.

Sign up to be part of these new & exciting classes! Contact or visit Mr. Kiesner in P6/7 for more information. (916)971-7512

2016 Playathon Coverage on KCRA-TV!