Kudos to Rio Band Members….
Kimberly Dunning, Lucas Bere and Emily Dunning have been selected as members of the CMEA Capitol Section Honor Band, comprised of the finest high school musicians from counties around the Sacramento Region. Congratulations to them.
Congratulations to Andrew Stephens, who was selected as the lead trumpet player in the Grammy High School Ensemble, which is truly the best of the best from around the US. Andrew will travel to LA in January to work with the elite group and participate in the Grammys. Pretty amazing! Here’s the press release- http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/press-release/the-grammy-foundation-selects-students-from-across-the-united-stat-0
If you have some excellent band photos, please share them by clicking here or email to the band account. These photos will be posted on the site and used for the senior books.
The Rio Band
Please feel free to download the Smamble videos from Nov 20, 2013. Cool Stuff.
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On Thursday, December 5th the Wee Trio will visit Rio. They joined us for a clinic last year, and they were among the best guest artists we have ever had. This time around, they will provide a clinic and perform for our students during the school day, and we will present a concert featuring the Wee Trio and our AM Jazz Ensemble that night, at 7pm in the band room. The members of the trio have written big band charts, and they will perform them in world premieres with our students. It is sure to be an amazing night of music, so plan to join us. It’s free! Check out their website for more information: Wee Trio
There will be a fundraiser for the upcoming Italy trip at Farrell’s on Monday, December 9th. I have attached an informational flyer. Bring it with you and present it when you order dinner and/or dessert. A portion of the proceeds will help support Rio Band’s trip to Italy this summer. Please direct any questions about this event to Cherish Cyr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.