Announcements May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017 by

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-Peter Pan

Upcoming Events

5/5-7 – Visual Ensemble Showcase, at Richland High School

5/12 – Richland Cluster Concert

5/13 – Richland High School Prom

5/15 – Rebel Roundup, at Richland High School

5/16 – 8th Grade Help Session, at Richland High School

5/19 – Concert Band Festival, at Keller Central High School

5/20 – BISD Solo Contest, at Birdville High School

5/20 – Band Banquet

5/23 – 8th Grade Help Session, at Richland High School

5/25 – Inaugural Rehearsal

5/28 – Graduation

6/1-3 – Music Camp, at Richland High School

Click here to see the full calendar

Visual Ensemble Showcase

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Band Banquet 


Tickets are $35.00 for band students. $40.00 for non band students and parents.

Keller Central Symphonic Festival and Recording Concert Schedule

Friday, May 19

Keller Central High School

9450 Ray White Road

Keller, TX 76244


Symphonic Band Schedule


4:40pm Arrive at Keller Central HS, students are responsible for their own transportation

5:10pm Warm up

5:40pm Move to stage

5:45pm Perform, family and friends are encouraged and welcomed to attend

6:30pm Return to auditorium and watch RHS Honors Band perform

7:15pm Dismissed


Honors Band Schedule


5:10pm Arrive at Keller Central HS, students are responsible for their own transportation

5:40pm Warm up

6:10pm Move to stage

6:15pm Sound check for recording

6:45pm Perform, students dismissed at the conclusion of the concert


Important items to remember for all performers:

Instrument(s), all concert music, working reeds, valve oil, sticks/mallets/beaters, mutes, black towels, tuner with pick up, pencil, and concert black attire.

2017 Richland Band Leadership Important Information

The 2017-18 school year is quickly approaching. Your band directors are working diligently to prepare the materials, contests, and many needs for a successful fall and school year. One of the top priorities and greatest necessities to our success at Richland is a strong student leadership team. Below is important information about the upcoming leadership process; please review the details carefully. We hope to see many of you as we start the process to cultivate our student leadership team for the next school year!


Please set aside these dates. If for any reason you have a conflict please meet with a director prior to our leadership workshop.


Leadership Workshops (for all aspiring leaders), sessions, and other required events:

Workshops Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18

8th Grade Help Sessions Tuesday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 23

Inaugural Rehearsal Thursday, May 25

Pre June Camp Leadership Session Wednesday, May 31

June Music Camp June 1-3

Leadership Camp July 23-24

Summer Band Camp July 27-August 18

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BISD has set up a way for all students and families to pay for costs by credit card. This is a convenient way for parents to pay for band fees without having to send a check or money to the school with their child.

This is all done through charms and revtrack, so please be sure to have your login to charms.

Below is a document that you can use to guide your way through the process.

NOTE: You will NOT use the fixed payment ledger, all of credit card payments are done through the miscellaneous  ledger. The document only shows how to do it through the fixed payment ledger. Instead of clicking “Pay Fixed Payments”, Click on “Make Misc. Payment.”

Revtrack Explaination

Richland Band Flag Fundraiser

Download Form Here

With your generous $40.00 donation, Band members will place a flag at your residence/business on the following Patriotic Holidays:

  • Veteran’s Day–November 11, 2016
  • Presidents’ Day–February 20, 2017
  • Memorial Day – May 29, 2017
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2017
  • Labor Day–September 4, 2017
  • Patriot Day–September 11, 2017

Proceeds raised through this community service project will help support the Richland Band programs.  If you have any questions please call/text (817) 713-7728 or e-mail

Please fill out your information below and send payment to:

Richland Area Band Boosters – Flag Order

8605 Mid Cities Blvd, #300

N Richland Hills, TX 76182

Flag placement details:

Flags will be put in place the night before and removed the day after the holiday.

Flags will not be placed if weather is inclement.

If you would like to further support the hard-working students in the Richland High School Band Program through the Richland Area Band Boosters.  (RABB is an all-volunteer RHS Band support group and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) further donations can be made to RABB.

Remind 101

We are using a service called “Remind”. This service will allow us to remind students of pertinent information through a phone app and/or email. To follow the band directors, please text @rhsbnd to 972-782-4031 and follow the instructions. Note that there is not an “a” in bnd. 

2016-2017 Band Fees

2016-2017 Band Fee Explanation

We hope that you are as excited about the upcoming year as we are. The band is made up of so many great students, parents, alumni, and staff. As a parent, we hope that you take ownership in the program. The success of your child and the program relies heavily on parental contribution. We want you to enjoy the ride along with your child. These years will go quickly and we want you to enjoy this time with your child along with all of us. There are many ways that you can support the band. This support can be through volunteering on Friday night, donating much-needed items, or maybe just buying a t-shirt and cheer for RHS. Whatever it is, your child really does want to see you there.
The link below will take you to the band fee explanation and payment schedule for the upcoming year. There are many costs that are associated with band that are essential to the success of your student(s) in the program. These costs are covered by the combination of funds from the district, fundraisers by the Band Boosters (RABB), and band fees.
Personal Items
The band fees DO NOT include personal items. These items would include gloves, shoes, etc., which you will purchase separately. You will receive additional information soon regarding how to purchase these items for your child.
This year the booster program (RABB) will be handling most of the food for the competition band on competition days. The competition band fee will cover some of the food, but not all of the food. We will not know costs of feeding the child until we know the schedule of the competitions.
Trip Costs
We are very excited to attend the Bands of America (BOA) St Louis Super Regional on October 22nd and the Lone Star Preview in The Woodlands, TX on October 15th. All payments are to be made out to RHS Band. All students participating in the competition band are required to go on the trips, as these are major competitions.
Ways to pay for fees?
1. Check – The best way to pay for the fees is by check. All checks are to be turned into Mr. Bird.  Remember, All Checks need to be made out to RHS Band
2. PayPal – You may also pay with revtrack. See above link
3. Billpay — Some families pay with direct bill pay with their bank. Still make the checks out to  Richland Band, but use the address of the school, care of RHS Band
 * * Do Not pay with cash, please pay with a money order, check, or Revtrack.* *
Please review the explanation carefully and direct any questions that you may have regarding the fees and the costs of band to Mr. Bird at
There is financial assistance available for some of the fees. This assistance may be available upon request.
Again, we hope that you are as excited as we are about the upcoming year. We are thankful to be a part of such a wonderful group of parents, students, alumni, and staff.






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