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Good Luck, Mr. Petersen!

We would like to thank Mr. Petersen for his work here at Richland over the past year and congratulate him as he begins a new position at Harvard Middle School teaching general music and choir. Good luck, Mr. Petersen!

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IGSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest | 2016

IGSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest | 2016

The Richland Music Department attended the IGSMA Solo & Ensemble contest in Mokena over the weekend. Band and choir students performed solos and small ensemble selections in front of small audiences and judges. Students were extremely successful in their musical achievement. Here are the results…

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Lockport Area Concert Band Festival | 2016

Lockport Area Concert Band Festival | 2016

The Richland Symphonic Band began their contest season last evening at the Lockport Area Concert Band Festival. Richland’s Symphonic Band gave an impressive performance of Gustav Holst’s “March from First Suite in E-Flat”. The Symphonic Band followed up the selection with an americana piece titled, “Blue Ridge Reel”. Percussion students used washboards, spoons, and other […]

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Richland Craft Fair

The Courtyard Committee and Music Booster teams are joining forces to host a Richland Holiday Bazaar in December 2015! We would like to offer our Richland teachers and families the first chance to reserve their spot before we open it up to the outside community. If you are a crafter or have a home based […]

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Music Booster Car Wash

Music Booster Car Wash

On August 22, 2015, the Richland Music Boosters will be hosting a car wash fundraiser. This is a fun way to get to know your fellow students and/or their families at the beginning of the school year while supporting the music department! Kona Ice of North Plainfield will come out to sell snow cones with […]

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IESA State Contest Results!

IESA State Contest Results!

Over the weekend the Music Department traveled to Manteno, IL for the 2015 IESA State Band and Choir Contest. Richland’s ensembles each performed their selections for 3 judges and an audience. Each of Richland’s Ensembles were awarded a Division 1 Rating unanimously by the judging panel. Comments from the host school, audience members, and judges were extremely complimentary of the quality of musicianship and professionalism that is being cultivated in Richland’s music department.

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Richland Symphonic Band at IGSMA State

Richland Symphonic Band at IGSMA State

Congratulations to the Richland Symphonic Band on a terrific performance at the Illinois Grade School Music Association State Organization Band Contest. The Band performed at Troy Middle School on Saturday, April 25th for an audience of parents, families, other attendees, and a panel of distinguished judges. The band gave a terrific performance demonstrating their abilities and love for music. The judges were extremely complimentary when commenting on the band.

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Jazz Band Schedule Modification

Jazz Band Schedule Modification

Due to members of the Richland Jazz Band’s schedules we will make a slight adjustments to rehearsals for the remainder of the year. Beginning Monday, March 30th Jazz Band will meet weekly on Tuesdays and WEDNESDAYS from 2:50-3:50pm in Richlands Band room. We have updated our calendar online to reflect these changes. The Jazz Band […]

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