RHS Music Weekly Update 10/20/2014

Tournament Season is HERE!

Please take a moment to read the complete email. There is a ton of important information included below!

Included in this email:
  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly schedule
  • Mt. Carmel Itinerary
  • Tournament Volunteer Rehearsal
  • Pledges
  • Fundraising
  • Remind Text-Alerts

Please take a moment to check out the calendar at the band website. The calendar will have all itineraries and important information attached to the corresponding date!

Director’s Address

Holy moley, it’s here. All the hard work the students and parents have put into making “Wild Things” come alive (pun intended) is about to pay off.

Make sure students are keeping on top of homework and class schedules. Marching band is an important part of high school… but let’s keep in mind that the top priority of high school is to learn!

That being said, it’s an exciting week to be in the Royal Alliance. Let’s go kick some butt!


Weekly Practice Schedule
  • Monday 6p-9p mon. night rehearsal
  • Tuesday 2:30-4:30p (parade band only –  no percussion sectional)
  • Wednesday 2:30p-5p rehearsal (no colorguard)
  • Thursday 230p-430p colorguard rehearsal

Mt. Carmel Itinerary

A detailed itinerary for the Mt. Carmel field tournament can be found on the website and calendar. Some quick, important notes below:

  • Call time for Equipment Crew and Leadership is 6:15AM
  • Call time for the rest of the band is 6:30AM.
  • Students are responsible for their own meals. They can choose to pack a lunch, or purchase food from the vendors at MCHS.
  • Students who choose to go home with parents must be checked out by a chaperone or Mr. Christy. These students must turn in a note before Friday.
  • Students who forget components of their uniform will not be allowed to perform, affecting their grade. Don’t forget anything!

Email Mr. C with any further questions!

Tournament Volunteer Rehearsal

Any parents volunteering to help get the band on and off the field at any tournament are asked to attend tonight’s Monday Night Rehearsal at 7:00PM.

We will be performing a complete run through, including the timing structure on and off the field. This will be an opportunity for parents to get a practice run in before the “big one”.

It is critical that parents are at this rehearsal. Failure to learn the ins and outs may result in a penalty for the band program!

Band Pledge

Each marching band student who is financially able to is asked to make a $500 pledge to the Royal Alliance’s expenses for the year.

Lack of ability will not exclude any students from participation in the marching band. However, participation in this pledge is crucial to a successful season.


Other options are available to help put the Royal Alliance on the road!

For more information, please contact Mr. C or the AME president Tracey Stephens. Checks can be made to Alliance for Music Education.


Amazing job to everyone using SCRIP. If you haven’t already, this is a quick and easy way to earn money for the program without spending any extra!

Check the ShopWithScrip facebook page for more info.

SOLARE ENERGY is sponsoring a special fundraiser for the RHS Music Department. For every solar system purchased, Solare will donate $500 to the program!

Check royalallianceband.org/solare-energy-fundraiser/ for more information.

Keep checking your email for more updates as the season progresses.

Remind Text-Alerts

If you haven’t already, sign up for mobile text message alerts from the Royal Alliance band! These alerts are quicker, important bits of information that can be sent out last minute. Messages can include reminders, schedule changes, when we’ll be arriving home from tournaments or trips, and more.

Text @ramonaband to (760) 417-4086

As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!