Congratulations go out to the members of the Royal Blue Regiment! This past Saturday they competed in their fifth and final competition of the season at the Trabuco Hills "Tournament in the Hills" WBA Regional Championship. The regional championship was held for schools in Southern California in lieu of the normal statewide competition, which was preempted this year due to pandemic cautions. Competing in the 3A Division, the R-B-R earned second place in their division with a score of 87.000, a mere 0.15 points behind first place! They also won a Caption Award for Color Guard (1st Place), and 1st place in Music Ensemble. Complete results can be viewed on the WBA site.
This was a phenomenal showing in the first full year of competition since 2019. Many thanks go out to Mr. Miller, the technical staff and coaches, and the Booster Board, volunteers, and parents, for all your hard work and support this season. YOU made this triumph possible for our children.
And congratulations, Chargers!
The November newsletter is out, hot off the presses, produced by our hard-working President, Parliamentarian, and Booster Board members! In it is information about current sales, the Disneyland Opportunity Drawing Fundraiser, the November RBR schedule, the Dine-Out Night at Wahoo's, upcoming fundraisers, donations, Project Inspire, and the Music Angels sponsorship program. Please click below to view it.
November 2021 Newsletter
Please find below this week's practice schedule. This week's message from Mr. Miller is below.
This is the final week of marching band! The students, staff, boosters, and volunteers have been working really hard this season and the show has been turned into a fantastic production as a result of the efforts. Thank you everyone for all of the hours of work you have put in so far! Let's keep it going until Champs!
Remember, no schedule is concrete and always subject to change.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 4th, from 7:30 PM. All Booster parents are encouraged to attend. We will be meeting in the band room.
We look forward to seeing everyone tonight.
To all RBR parents: we will be hosting an emergency meeting this Monday, 10/25, at 6:30 PM in the theater. We will be discussing some topics of urgency regarding the RBR program.
This meeting is mandatory for RBR Parents.
Thank you, and see you tonight.
RBR's second competition of the season will be on Saturday 10/22 at Glover Stadium in Anaheim, where the John F. Kennedy High School Shamrock Regiment will host the 34th Annual Preview of Champions. This annual tradition was started by the Magnolia High School Sentinels and has been carried on by the Shamrock Regiment since 2001. Again, the kids will be performing this season's show, "Building Towards Tomorrow," featuring a musical piece entitled, "A Bridge Between Two Eras." The title is a reference to the building of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.
We need volunteers from our wonderful and dedicated Booster parents! Please click here for volunteer duty sign-ups.
Kids should plan to bring:
The basic itinerary for the day is as follows:
The full itinerary is below, along with the map to Glover Stadium.
We hope to see you out there. Please join us in supporting our kids!
John F. Kennedy Field Show Tournament Itinerary
Please sign-up to help with volunteer duties at the home football game tonight, where our RBR musicians will be performing pep tunes in support of our Chargers football team. Our kids can't take the field without our help. It's also great fun for the parents.
Volunteers will be meeting in front of the band room at 6:00 PM. The game starts at 7:30 PM.
And if you can't volunteer, we still hope to see you at the game. The Music Boosters are usually seated at the opposite end from the entrance—look for a sea of boosters t-shirts. So come out and show some school spirit, and your support for our band and football players!
The professional RBR group photo and individual photos in uniform will be taken on Wednesday, October 20th, at ETHS at 3:30 PM (the time was reported as 4:30 PM in the calendar; please note the correction). In case your student did not give you the order form, you can find the PDF form for download below.
Even if you will not be purchasing a photo, please make sure your student attends so he/she can be part of the group photo and others that will be taken for the ETHS Yearbook and the Music Program Book.
RBR Photo Ordering Form
This Wednesday, October 13th, the El Toro High School Instrumental Music Program will host their Fall Concert. The concert begins at 7 PM in Charger Hall. Admission for this concert is FREE! We will be featuring outstanding performances from our Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Combined Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble!
We will also be hosting a bake sale before the concert and during intermission, so please consider donating a baked item to our sale table. Use this link to volunteer to make a baked goods donation. Please individually wrap your items for ease of distribution and drop-off before the performance.
We will also have information on our Concert Attire (get your orders in this week if you haven't already!), holiday wreaths and trees, as well as ETHS instrumental music merchandise for sale, which make great Christmas presents!
Come on out to our first performance of the year to hear these fantastic music ensembles!
Our public upload link is live again, courtesy of MEGA Cloud Drive. If you have any photos, videos, or other media that you would like to have posted on our website, Instagram, YouTube page, newsletter, the year-end music scrapbook, or Facebook, please send it to us!
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