Congrats to the following RKR members for being selected for the 2018 NM All-State Jazz Bands
Steven Rokowski, Trumpet
Nicholas Tabullo, Trumpet
Henry Gatica-Guiterrez, Bass Trombone
Miguel Filerio, Alto Saxophone
Mark Cole, Tenor Saxophone
Guillame Agnew, Trombone
Michael Millard, Guitar
Isaac Rodriguez, Tenor Saxophone
Jon George-Sanchez, Trumpet
Jose Marc Ramirez, Trombone
Ryan Merrill, Drumset
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH. . .
2017-2018 RKR Calendar of Events
*Dates and times may vary and change depending on unforeseen circumstances (i.e. weather, LCPS recommendations, etc.)*
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 theater. 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.
All students are expected to fundraise for the good of the band as much as possible.