Out of the Blue at Rio on Wednesday – the next British Invasion

  1. This Wednesday, we will have very special guest artists at Rio. Out of the Blue, an all- male A Capella group from Oxford University (in England) will join us for an afternoon of fun and song. They’e been here twice before, and it’s always an amazing experience. Students should be sure to stick around after school. OOTB will be here from 1-3pm. Don’t miss it! Here’s a link to their website- http://www.ootb.org.uk/
  2. Rio’s Open House is also this Wednesday night. We will be hosting a jam session in the band room. All are welcome to participate and/ or observe.

More Band News/Monterey and Midtown Jam

  1. Our AM Jazz Ensemble performed at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival over the weekend. They were met with a standing ovation, and Andrew Stephens won a solo award, as well as a 50% scholarship to the Berklee School of Music Summer program. Great job All!
  2. I have attached a (very) preliminary and partial calendar of Rio Band events for the 2014/15 school year. We always strive to avoid scheduling conflicts, so please mark your calendars.
  3. Many Rio Band students will be participating in the second annual “Midtown Jam” on Saturday, April 12th. It’s part of the Second Saturday festivities, and will be a great way to get the good word of Rio Band out to the wider Sacramento community. It’s sure to be a blast, so come on out and bring family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances, etc… Proceeds will benefit Rio Band and WEAVE. I’ve attached information about the event.
  4. If you attend the Midtown Jam, you might also check out the opening of an exhibit from Markos Egure, the artist who painted our fabulous mural on the band room. It’s only a couple of blocks from out event!

Rio Combo on NPR

CapRadioPhotoSome members of AM and The Mingus Combo were interviewed today by Beth Ruyak on Insight today. You can listen at:
Insight 3-18-14

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