Raider Band Weekly Update Dec 3 - Dec 8

Raider Band Students and Parents,


We’ve been busy this week with auditions for Spring 2019, preparing for the Holiday concert, and helping students prepare for All-Region auditions. We hope to announce Spring 2019 ensemble results sometime early next week.


SaveAround Fundraiser Coupon Books

Orders and payments were due back today, Friday 11/30. We’ll get the books ordered and distribute them to you as soon as we receive them from the fundraising company.


Seeking Graphic Designer

...preferably a student, but could be an adult willing to donate a little bit of time & talent. I have some different ideas of banners that I would like to have hung in our band hall, but I lack the computer graphic design skills to get it accomplished. If you’re interested in helping out please let me know - thank you!


All-Region Auditions

Students who signed up to AUDITION will compete on Friday 12/7 and/or Saturday 12/8. Students must be academically eligible to audition in the All-Region process.

Students who signed up to VOLUNTEER will need to attend a brief meeting on Thursday 12/6 @ 4:45pm.


Phase 1, Friday 12/7

Instruments: Flute, Bb Clarinet, Trumpet, Horn, Tenor Trombone, Percussion

Location: Cedar Ridge HS

Audition Start: 6:00pm


6A Phase 2, Saturday 12/8
Instruments: All advancing from phase 1 plus Piccolo, Oboe, English Horn, Eb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contra-bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, All Saxophones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Location: Cedar Ridge HS
Audition Start: 10:30am


Holiday Concert, Thursday December 13th, CRHS Auditorium

Symphonic Band; Warm up on stage at 6:00pm, Perform 6:30pm

Wind Symphony; Warm up in band hall at 6:15pm, Perform 6:50pm

Wind Ensemble; Warm up at 6:00pm in Orchestra Hall, watch Symphonic & Wind Symphony, Perform at 7:15pm

All students will stay to listen to the other groups and support their friends as audience members.


Other Events and Rehearsals

12/4 - CDFMS Holiday Concert @ CDFMS, 7pm

12/5 - Wind Symphony Full Band Rehearsal 7:30am-8:45am

12/5 - Percussion All Region Master Class 7:45am-8:45am

12/6 - RMS Holiday Concert @ CRHS, 7pm

12/6 - All-Region Volunteer Meeting 4:45pm

12/7 & 12/8 - All-Region band auditions - see above schedule

12/13 - Raider Band Holiday Concert - see above schedule


Thank you everyone!


John PetersonDirector of BandsCedar Ridge High SchoolRound Rock ISD