The Directors, Students, and Parents of the Oñate High School Royal Knight Regiment Band wish to welcome you to our web site.
Students can take pictures in their band uniform on November 14, 2015 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the OHS Band Room. There are two packages available, both for $20. All orders must be paid in full by November 12, 2015 in order to set up time for portraits. Click to download the form.
August 9, 2015
Parents, we are expected to fundraise a minimum of $234 each for this marching season. Not quite sure how to accomplish this? Click to download the fundraising sheet for recommendations.
RKR2015 officially starts tomorrow, July 27, 2015. Here is the official band schedule. You can see the scheduled events on the Events Calendar or download a copy of the schedule.
Welcome Class of 2019!!!
Oñate Band Important Dates to Remember and Attend (Click the link to download a copy of the flyer.)
Percussion Camp, Oñate Band Room (Drumline and New
May 11-14: 4:30pm-6:30pm
June 22-26: 9:00am-5:00pm
July 20-24: 9:00am-5:00pm
Colorguard Camp, Oñate Band Room (Flags and
June 24-25: 9:00am-2:00pm
July 12: 9:00am-1:00pm
July 13-15: 9:00am-2:00pm
Band Camp Dates, Band Room (Camp is for everybody, including Percussion and Colorguard)
July 22: 9am-11am School Instrument Check Out
July 23: 9am-12pm Freshman Camp
July 24: 9am-12pm Freshman Camp
July 27-28: 7:30am-5:30pm Band Camp
July 29-30: 7:30am-8:00pm Band Camp
July 31: 7:30am-4:30pm Band Camp
August 3: 7:30am-12:00pm Band Camp & 7:00pm Concert by Knights
August 4 6:00pm-8:00pm Rehearsal
August 6 6:00pm-8:00pm Rehearsal
August 10 5:30pm-8:00pm Monday Night Rehearsals Begin/First Band Parent Meeting
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I be in band and sports? Yes, the band directors and coaches work together to share kids and help them be involved and successful in all of their activities.
Can I take AP Classes and band? Yes, in fact 80% of our band
students are in AP classes. The last four years, every graduating senior that is in band earned scholarship money to major universities across the country. Oñate also has the highest graduation rate of all the high schools in LCPS and ranks one of the top in the state of New Mexico. OHS Band Directors hold their students to high academic standards.
Does Marching Band Count as a PE Credit? Yes, 12 weeks of
marching band for a PE credit is much better than dressing out for PE for an entire semester.
Can I check out an instrument for the summer before band starts? Yes, all you have to do is communicate with the directors by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I change instruments? Yes, just communicate with the band
directors. We are very flexible and we also start students on guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, and piano.
Can I be in band, orchestra, choir and theatre. Yes, the music department works together with all of our students.
I’ve missed some dates, is it too late to start band? No, the
band directors and staff will get you caught up. No stress.
How Much Does Band Cost
Fall Semester Marching Band and Spring Semester Concert Band
total cost is $100
Jazz Band total cost is $100
Winterguard total cost is $100
School Owned Instruments per semester are $40
Personal Items: Shirt, Shorts, Hat, Shoes, Garment Bag, Gloves
and some other items are around $150 and will be sold as a package.
Colorguard students purchase their own uniform each semester for approximately $100.
All students are expected to fundraise for the good of the band
as much as possible.
Band does not cost anywhere close to other activities within the
Tax Deductible Donations
The RKR Band Boosters is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations to the general account (not student accounts) are tax deductible under the IRS Code.
Are you able to donate to the OHS RKR Band? If so, click the button below to begin the process.
Class Fees and Financial Responsibilities
As you know every good program requires a financial responsibility in order to maintain success. Students of the band are the ambassadors of the entire Oñate High School. In order to function as a program, we must require a financial responsibility. There are 3 basic fees that your child will be responsible for throughout the year. We divide them this way for ease of understanding.
Student Necessities-Shirts, Hats, Shoes etc. meaning if they wear it, they buy it. These funds cannot be fundraised.
Class Fees-are established to help fund the general budget of the band. These fees are for music, staff, transportation, equipment, materials, etc.
Fundraised Monies-every student is expected to fundraise above and beyond in order to help support the general fund of the band. The more we fundraise the more we can do as a group, which betters the experience for the entire band.
Details may be found by clicking here: Student Fees or by accessing the Downloads page..
The Oñate Royal Knight Regiment 2015-2016 Schedule of Events can be found here or on the Downloads page. As always, fundraising is very important and necessary for the RKR Band to function, so please make note of the fundraising dates on the 2nd page. The dates have been added to the events calendar.