The Directors, Students, and Parents of the Oñate High School Royal Knight Regiment Band wish to welcome you to our web site.
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 email@example.com.
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
Dates to Remember
April 1: Jazz 1 @ Mesa Middle School evening event
April 7: Concert Bands Performance at PAC
April 9: Jazz 1 & 2 Albuquerque trip. Kids in symphony will stay at Hyatt Uptown with Mrs. Agnew and other parents. They'll meet Mr. Rangel & Symphony Orchestra on April 10th.
April 10-11: Symphony Orchestra trip to Albuquerque
April 16-17: Concert Bands perform at PAC for Large Group MPA
April 23-24: Oñate Jazz Festival all jazz bands
Update on Fundraisers
Community Cards are being sold now. Order forms and money are due March 3. Click to download an order form.
Butter Braid order forms will be available next week and we will be having a car wash on April 25.
Everyone is expected to do their part on all fundraisers. The band will profit as a whole if each student sells at least 5 items of each fundraiser.
Students from the Oñate High School Music Program Chosen to Participate in the New Mexico All State Festivals
Fifteen students were chosen for the All State Bands, 12 students for the All State Choirs, 9 for the All State Jazz Bands, and 1 for the All State Orchestra.
Students auditioned in October & November at New Mexico State University as well as other parts of the state. Auditions consisted of pieces chosen by the New Mexico Music Educators
Association & New Mexico Jazz Educators association, as well as scales and sight-reading. The process of auditioning privately is very challenging and nerve-racking. Many of these kids say it is the hardest thing they’ve ever done.
More than 1,100 students from around New Mexico auditioned for 300 wind and percussion spots in the band. The All State Conference will be January 7- 10 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The final performance will be Saturday afternoon, January 10 at UNM’s Popejoy Hall.
All State Jazz Bands will perform at the NMJE All State Jazz weekend hosted at New Mexico State University January 23-25, 2015.
Students from the Band include: Tyler Miller, Rachael Coulthard,
Antonio Tabullo, Lauren Jesson, Matthew Bredin, Lauren Evans, Oscar Madrid, Gustavo Perez, Hannah Podruchny, Isaac Padilla (not pictured), Yves Wienecke, Ian Patterson, Alberto Barajas, alt. Ryan Merrill.
Jazz Students include: Isaac Padilla, Ian Patterson, David Granados, Yves Wienecke, Tristan Lucero, Lauren Evans, Mario Martinez, Hannah Podruchny, Jared Saenz, alt. Evan Zigmond & Alberto Barajas.
Orchestra Student: Guil Agnew
Choir Students include: Bridget Andersen, John Paul Andersen,
Gustavo Morales, Celeste Nuñez, Brianna Steinman, Noah Steinman, Joshua Prichard, Brock Hartley, Emily Del Plain, Sadee Ambriz, Melis White, Yasmene Plata.
Directors include: Mr. Ryan Fellman, Mr. Shawn Silva, Mr. Kevin
Moreman, Mr. Eric Rangel and Mr. Valentino Leyba.
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 2014-2015 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.