The Directors, Students, and Parents of the Oñate High School Royal Knight Regiment Band wish to welcome you to our web site.
Get ready for the Onate Jazz Festival coming this April 25-26, 2017. Thank you to our special guests Jeff Coffin (jeffcoffin.com) and Eric Miyashiro (Eric Miyashiro Facebook).
Welcome class of 2020!!!!
RKR Band Handbook. All you need to know about the band can be found here.
Click the button below to read and download the handbook.
RKR 2016 Marching Show titled "In the Moment" inspired by Jamie Cullum's version of Please Don't Stop the Music, Radiohead's Paranoid Android and John Mackey's Asphalt Cocktail.
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.
Royal Knight Regiment 2016 marching season schedule.
Click the button below for the full size schedule and to download the RKR summer schedule.
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..
Are you able to donate to the OHS RKR Band? If so, click the button below to begin the process.
The Oñate Royal Knight Regiment 2016-2017 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.
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 $150.
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