The Raider Symphonic Band is a required component of the Advanced Band Classes at Archbishop Rummel and Archbishop Chapelle High Schools. In January, each student auditions for chair placement into Symphonic Band. Among other events over the course of the year, the Raider Symphonic Band generally performs at their annual Christmas Concert, the District VI Large Ensemble Assessment, the annual Spring Concert, and Graduation ceremonies. This facet of the program focuses on high-level musical concepts, using wind literature with serious artistic merit as the primary vehicle for growth.
The Raider Jazz Band is an optional component of the Advanced Band Classes at Archbishop Rummel and Archbishop Chapelle High Schools. Membership is determined by audition in late August/early September. The Raider Jazz Band performs at Archbishop Rummel's Open House, the Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert, some elementary school events, Mardi Gras Balls, and other events as necessary. In addition, the Raider Jazz Band often competes in festivals including the Loyola Jazz Festival.
The Raider Band & Chapellettes Marching Band Program is a required component of the Advanced Band Classes at Archbishop Rummel and Archbishop Chapelle High Schools. The Marching Band begins every July with Band Camp, in which students will begin to learn a highly competitive Field Show that will be performed at several Competitions and Festivals throughout the Fall. The ensemble also performs at Rummel High School Football Games, Pep Rallies, the Chapelle Volleyball Pink Game, Grammar School visits, Mardi Gras Parades, and numerous other events throughout the year. The Band travels to Orlando every other year to participate in Disney's Magic Music Days. In December 2023, this group will travel to Hawaii to perform during the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Percussion Ensemble generally begins rehearsal in the Spring Semester and is a requirement for all percussionists of the Advanced Band Classes at Archbishop Rummel and Archbishop Chapelle High Schools. This ensemble performs a wide range of repertoire and challenges our percussionists to expand their musical palettes and hone their skills on several instruments. Other Advanced Band students may participate at the Directors' discretion.
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