April 22- First rehearsal
Thursdays in May 3:15-4:15 music sectionals in the band room
Color Guard Tuesdays over the summer 10am-1pm
June 20-22 9am-4pm First full camp at RV
July-Sectionals put on by section leaders
July 31-Aug 4 9am-4pm Second Camp at RV
See google calendar for school dates-they will be posted here in August
Marching Band Fees
$100: 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
$400: 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, instrument repairs, entry fees, awards, and scholarships.
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. If you would like to pay by check, please mail a check made payable to Ralston Valley Music Boosters to P.O. Box 740058, Arvada, CO 80006. Thank you for supporting the Marching Band program at RVHS!
All About Rehearsals
We rehearse Monday/Wednesday/Friday during class, and Tuesday/Thursdays from 4:00pm-6:30pm. There are a few Saturday rehearsals that are 9am-4pm with an hour lunch break. Please see the full calendar for those dates.
All About Football Games
The Marching Band plays at Home Football games, which take place at the NAAC – North Area Athletic Complex (way west on 64th – nearly to Hwy 93). The band plays pep band music in the stands during the 1st, 2nd and 4th quarters, they perform the National Anthem before the game, and do their halftime show. The band does ride the bus TO and FROM the football game, so please arrange your transportation for them to/from Ralston Valley. Also, the band boosters do NOT provide a meal on football game days, so please have your kiddo make arrangements to eat before/after, bring a snack, and/or money for the concession stand during 3rd quarter when they have a break. We do typically need some volunteers for football games – a couple of trailer drivers and some pit/props and uniform help. There is an entrance fee for parents/siblings and other spectators for the games (set by Jeffco Athletics).
All About the Harvest Festival Parade
All About Competitions
All About Band Camp
Every fall, shortly after school starts, the Marching Band participates in a “retreat” – Band Camp at YMCA in the mountains. The students do miss classes for this – Ms. Watts excuses them. In typical years Band Camp is a Thursday – Saturday [**Please note for 2023, Band Camp is a Wednesday – Friday, September 13-15*] The students will bring all their luggage to the band room before school on the day of departure, then will load up the trailers/busses after school, depart for the mountains, and work hard on putting the finishing touches on their Show. They will also have plenty of fun and band bonding! There is a $250 student fee for band camp, and it is paid through Jeffco, like school fees, since it is a district-sponsored trip. We typically need 2-3 volunteers for this event (Trailer Drivers and Chaperones), and these individuals are invited to stay at the YMCA during Band Camp with their room & board covered. There is typically plenty of free time for the volunteers for working remotely or enjoying the Colorado outdoors!