Rowland District Instrumental Festival Saturday March 8 - List of Pre-Concert Rehearsal Dates

The annual Rowland Unified School District Instrumental Music Festival will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rowland High School gymnasium. All band and string students will perform at this spectacular event which features the talents of instrumental students from all levels of the school district including our Mariachi groups, Honor Orchestra and High School Jazz Bands.

We invite all friends and family to attend this concert in support of the Rowland Unified School District Instrumental Music Program. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door that evening. A $15.00 family ticket may be used to admit up to five members of a student’s immediate family, including siblings under the age of 18. Additional tickets may be purchased for $5.00 each. All funds raised at this event directly support the production of the concert as well as the individual music programs at each school.

Rehearsing for such a wondrous event is necessary. Therefore, a pre-concert rehearsal schedule has been included below for your convenience. Please review the schedule to determine your child’s rehearsal times. This concert includes everyone performing the patriotic piece, The Washington March. In addition to your student’s individual section rehearsal, we need all students to attend a Grand Finale practice from 12:00 – 12:30 pm, in Rowland High School gym on Saturday, March 8th, 2014. Your child’s seating for the concert is placed at this practice.

Students who have multiple rehearsals may arrive in time for their first rehearsal and remain in the gym until their final rehearsal is completed. Parents are asked to pick their students up promptly at the end of their rehearsal time so that we may prepare for the evening event. The RIM Club will have snacks and drinks available for purchase throughout the day.

This concert is the culmination of hard work by teachers, students, and administrators of all schools within the Rowland Unified School District. Please join us for a spectacular music-filled evening. Your support is genuinely appreciated.
Musically yours,

The RUSD Music Teachers and Band Directors
Jason Alvo, Gerard Gonzales, Brad Pollock,
Mark Anderson, Gigi Hui, Richard Schermer
Karen Blackburn, Steve Krumbine, Alejandra Talavera,
Philip Glenn, Darlene McGrady, Humberto Talavera

Sat., March 8th Rowland High School Gym
8:00-9:00 am All Mariachi Students
9:00-10:00 am All 7th & 8th Grade Band & Strings Students
10:00-11:00 am All High School Band & String Students
11:00am-12:00 pm All Elementary Band & String Students
12:00 – 12:30 pm All Student Finale Rehearsal (ALL STUDENTS)
1:00-1:30 pm High School Jazz Bands
1:30-2:00 pm Honor Orchestra

Sat., March 8th – Arrival for Concert!
6:00pm Elementary Students (Rowland High School Hideout)
6:00pm All 7th & 8th Grade Students (Rowland High School Choir Room)
6:00pm All High School Students (Rowland High School Band Room)
All band & string performers must arrive at 6:00 p.m. in concert attire, ready to perform. Please be on time! Students who arrive late will be seated when a performance stops.

Concert Attire
Alvarado, Giano, Nogales & Rowland High Schools – As instructed by your director

Elementary & K-8 Students (Oswalt, Telesis, Ybarra) - Suggested Concert Attire
Boys – White shirt, black pants, dark shoes, dress socks, tie (optional)
Girls – White shirt, black pants or skirt (below the knee when sitting), dress shoes

Elementary & K-8 Students (Oswalt, Telesis, Ybarra) are encouraged to dress in white/black concert attire. Students who do not have the black and white items listed above may wear:
Boys - Button-down shirt and slacks
Girls – Blouse and slacks, dress or skirt (below the knee when sitting)
(A white polo band shirt or school uniform pants or skirt are a good
choice for boys or girls).
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