Playathon Wrap-up

Rio Band Families,

Our 35th Playathon was a huge success! Fantastic music, good community vibes, and above-projected fundraising all contributed to a wonderful event. A huge thank you to Hannah Oldfield and James Treadwell, our student and parent chairs, respectively as well as EVERY student and parent who had a hand in the organization, planning and implementation of this tremendous undertaking. The cooperation and dedication of our band community is what truly sets us apart. 

We raised over $31,000 for the band program, thanks to pledge parties and the generous donations of our families and the community. At the All-Play, I announced the top individual earners, but due to a clerical oversight, one very important student was left out….

In second place overall, raising a total of #1,280.01- WILLIAM ‘THOR’ SNYDER!!

We all thank William and his family, and apologize for missing him at the All-Play. 

FOX 40 came out to cover the event- here’s a link to the news clip:
Thank you to Rocki and John Nelson for arranging tons of publicity for Playathon. 

We also have youtube links to the band performances, thanks to Nancy and John Parker:


Jai Ho –
Brave Song –
Moby Dick –
Pirates of the Caribbean –


Fantasia on the Dargason  –
If I Didn’t Have You (Toy Story) –
Nessum Dorma –
Pirates of the Caribbean –


Fantasia 2000 Medley –
Up Medley –
Star War Medley –
The Incredibles –
Lion King –

Jazz Workshop

I Wanna Be Like You –
Everybody Wants to Be a Cat –
Cruella Deville – 

FM Jazz Band

Minor Chant –
A Nightengale in Berkeley Square –
Cold Duck Time –
Serenade for a Cuck-Coo –

PM Jazz Band

The Flik Machine –
The Mooche –
You’ve Got A Friend in Me –
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting –

AM Jazz Band

Happy Go Lucky Local –
Sophisticated Lady –
Rivers –
St. Louis Blues –

Thanks Everyone! Happy week-after-Playathon!

Josh Murray
Band Director
Rio Americano High School
4540 American River Dr
Sacramento, Ca 95864
(916) 971-7512

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