Marching Band is intended to develop students' techniques for playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments and cover appropriate marching band literature styles, primarily for marching performances. Marching Band takes place during August, September, and October. Concert band begins in November until the end of the first semester. Students will audition during this time for either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble for second semester placement.
Marching Band Fees
$75: District Marching Band fee paid to RVHS through Jeffco Student Fee Payment
$250: YMCA Band Camp fee paid to RVHS through Jeffco Student Fee Payment
$375: RV Music Boosters fee paid to RVMB through Charms
$40: Marching Band Shoes if needed paid to RVMB through Charms
Marching Band fees paid to RVMB cover staff (other than Ms. Watts), meals/snacks, transportation, trailer maintenance and repairs, uniforms, props, flags and other color guard equipment, music arrangement for the show, drill for the show, and instrument repair.
To pay your RVMB fees, visit Charms, or for detailed instructions visit the RVMB Charms page. RVMB offers many opportunities to fundraise to cover the fee. Visit the RVMB Fundraising page for more information. Thank you for supporting the Marching Band program at RVHS!
Symphonic Band is designed to promote more intermediate techniques for playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments and cover a variety of band literature styles primarily for concert performances.
Wind Ensemble is designed to promote more advanced techniques for playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments and cover a variety of band literature styles, primarily for concert performances.
Jazz Band helps students develop their techniques for playing brass, woodwind, percussion, and string instruments as well as guitars and keyboards, focusing primarily on contemporary stage band styles such as traditional jazz, Latin, and rock. Jazz improvisation is introduced and developed.