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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

RLHS Band is officially on Facebook!!

Hey all you Facebook users - the RLHS Band program is officially a group on Facebook! Click on the link in the Contact menu (look over there to the right side of this page)... OR: Search for the "Round Lake High School Band" and join the group. Keep up to date with announcements and event reminders!! This will be a great tool for parents and students - with a more convenient way to keep track of band activities!

-Ms. M

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winterguard places 2nd at state!!

Congratulations to the members of our Winterguard Team for earning 2nd place in the Tall Flag Division at the IDTA State Championships this past weekend in Champaign!! Great job girls!! And a big kudos to coach Jamie Dormody for all of her hard work this season! You all have made us very proud!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cool Jazz Videos

Hey Jazz Band members!! Looking for some really good jazz band videos on You Tube? Well here you go - a treasure chest of awesome high school jazz bands!! Check these out and take some notes while you're at it... these kids are swingin'!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cabaret Cafe this Friday!

This Friday the RLHS Music Department hosts the 3rd annual Solo & Ensemble Recital: "Cabaret Cafe". The theme promotes a casual cafe feel with coffee, teas, and baked goods for sale. Concert attendees can purchase a snack and enjoy it while listening to the talented performances by RLHS students.

The recital will begin at 6:00p in the cafeteria and will feature students from band and choir in solo or small ensemble performance. Also performing will be the RLHS Jazz Band.

Students performing at this recital are preparing to compete at the IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest to be held on March 6th at Grant Community High School.

Winterguard scores big at Navy Pier!

On Saturday, February 20, the Round Lake High School Winterguard performed at the IDTA competition hosted at Navy Pier in Chicago. Round Lake earned 1st place in the AAA Tall Flag division competing against 3 other schools. Along with winning the division, the team scored high enough to qualify for the IDTA State Championships. The IDTA State Championships will be held at the University of Illinois campus in Champaign on Saturday, March 13th.

Also performing in the solo competition were members Danya Vasquez, Dana Meyers, and Gina DiSalvo in a field of 20 soloists. Dana Myers and Gina DiSalvo ranked in the top 10 for the soloist completion earning 9th and 10th place respectively.

The RLHS Winterguard has been in existence for 3 years under the direction of Coach Jamie Dormody. The 14 member team practices 2 days a week after school. Student leaders are Captain Dana Meyers and Assistant Co-captains Gina DiSalvo and Valerie Mercurio.