Tag Archive: band

Nov 04 2014

Marching Rockets Crowned Champions in Chattanooga

The Marching Rockets finished their 2014 season with a strong win at the US Bands Southern States Championship held in Chattanooga Tennessee on Saturday, November 1. The Rockets were first-place champions in class 1A as well as earning several caption awards including best music, best visual, best overall effect, and best colorguard in class. The …

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Sep 22 2014

Marching Season for Rockets Off To A Strong Start

Congratulations to the RCHS Marching Rockets who kicked off their season with their first contest at North Laurel High School this past Saturday.  The band premiered their 2014 Show “Pyramids of Egypt” which features original music by composer Larry P. Gilroy.  This year’s show incorporates well written tunes along with elaborate visuals in a musical …

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May 16 2014

RCHS Concert Band Presents “I Love The 80’s”

The RCHS Concert Band has been very busy preparing their Annual Spring Concert, but also getting ready to tour the schools with a preview of their “I Love the 80’s” musical review. The concert playlist features some of the biggest hits of the decade including songs such as Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”, Billy Idol’s “Mony, …

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Mar 28 2014

Concert Band Scores Well at KMEA Festival

On March 24th RCHS Concert Band Performed at the KMEA District 11 Concert Band Assessment Festival.  The Band scored and overall Proficient Plus Rating with a Distinguished Rating in Sightreading.   Concert Band Assessment is a component of Kentucky Schools Arts and Humanities Program review in which instrumental ensembles are assessed by judges upon performances of …

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Feb 25 2014

RCHS Concert Band Members Selected for EKU Honors Band Program

Recently members of the RCHS Concert Band were selected through an audition process for the 2014 EKU High School Honors Band Program.   RCHS had a record number of 17 students who were admitted into the program.  These students along with 400 other young musicians from high schools in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee spent this …

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Jan 13 2014

Students Selected as Members of 2014 Bluegrass All-Regional Concert and Symphonic Bands

Members of the RCHS Band were recently selected by audition as members of the 2014 Bluegrass All-Regional Concert and Symphonic Bands.  Jessica Harris and Logan Anglin performed in concert on Saturday January 11th at Madison Central High School as part of the ensembles.  Students from across the region were afforded the opportunity to work with …

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Mar 26 2013

RCHS Concert Band Prepares Public Concert With KMEA Concert Band Festival

The RCHS Concert Band recently performed at the KMEA District 11 Concert Band Festival held at Madison Central High School on Friday March 22nd.  The band performed Brant Karrick’s arrangement entitled Exuberance as well as a beautiful setting composed by Eric Whitacre entitle October.  The groups performance received a proficient rating by judge’s and was …

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Mar 12 2013

Nationally Renowned Jazz Combo Visits RCMS

Recently students from Cassandra Smith’s 7th Grade General Music Class and Greg Daugherty’s 7th and 8th Grade Band Classes were treated to a special performance by the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Combo from New Albany Indiana.   The performance was a collaborative effort made possible for RCMS by Jazz Professor Dr. David Threlkeld of the University of …

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Mar 04 2013

RCMS 8th Grade Band Students Perform with Honor Band

Members of the RCMS 8th Grade Band were recenlty selected by audition to perform with the 2013 District 11 Middle School Honors Band.  This year’s band was under the direction of Mrs. Monica Crowder, long time director from the Barren Co. School District.  RCMS students performed with top other musicians from across the district and …

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Jan 30 2013

RCHS Band Members Selected for the 2013 WKU Honor Band Program

Recently students from the RCHS Band were selected as members of the 2013 Western Kentucky University Honors Band Program held on campus January 24th-26th.  Students spend two days in rehearsals along with other top players from schools in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennesee.  The band members were afforded the opportunity to work with some of the …

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