The Directors, Students, and Parents of the Oñate High School Royal Knight Regiment Band wish to welcome you to our web site
RKR PRESENTS THEIR 2017 SHOW!!!
Featuring Music by Andrew Markworth, the 2017 edition of the RKR presents Wild Things!
"Portraying a day in the African jungle from early morning to the middle of night."
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.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS SUMMER. . .
As you know, every program requires a financial responsibility in order to maintain success. Students of the band are the ambassadors of 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 2017-2017 Schedule of Events will be uploaded shortly. Please refer to the Events Calendar for most recent upcoming events.
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.