Jacket Fight Never Dies


All That Jazz!


You are cordially invited to attend the Rockwall High School Band’s 2nd Annual Swing Dance Spectacular, a fundraiser for The RHS Orange Wave Band Februrary 21, 2015 7:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, Rockwall High School Cafeteria.

Music featuring the RHS Jazz Orchestra and the RHS Jazz Band! Dinner will be catered, Dessert bar, Silent auction, raffle Tickets $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door. Reserved Sponsor tables are available for $150.00 (includes table and program advertising plus 6 premium seats)

to purchase tickets click this link,


then enter ticket totals $21.00 per ticket or $155.00 per sponsor table (includes paypal fee of $1.oo per ticket or $5.00 per sponsor table)

Please bring your receipt to pick up tickets at will call or Click here to download a ticket order form.  Return to RHS band hall to order tickets.

Direct questions to orangewaveboosters@gmail.com or 469-323-3009.

All-Region Information

2014-2015 High School All Region Band Information
Clinic/Concert Schedule
January 15-16, 2015

Students will be dismissed from classes at 3:15pm on Thursday. We will bus to and from on Thursday. We will bus to on Friday, but ALL students must be picked up from a parent following their concert on Friday.
Students will need to bring money for dinner on Thursday evening and lunch on Friday. We will provide dinner for Friday.

**Thursday – 3:15pm – students dismiss from class and load bus. Return back to RHS at 10pm.
**Friday – 7:45am – load bus and depart RHS. *Students need to be picked up by a parent following their concert Friday.

Clinician Information:

Wind Ensemble: Jerry Junkin, Director of Bands – University of Texas
Wind Symphony: Dr. Robert Carnochan, Assoc. Director of Bands – University of Texas
Symphonic Band: Gabe Musella, Director of Bands – Spring HS
Concert Band: Mark McGahey, Director of Bands – Keller HS
Freshman Band: Preston Hazzard, Assistant Director of Fine Arts – Frisco ISD

Concert Information:

Location: Forney High School
Freshman Band:​5:30 pm​​6:00 pm
Concert Band:​​6:15 pm​​6:45 pm
Symphonic Band:​7:00 pm​​7:30 pm
Wind Symphony:​7:45 pm​​8:15 pm
Wind Ensemble:​8:30 pm​​9:00 pm

• Everyone should bring appropriate mutes, reeds, valve oil, sticks/mallets, and a pencil.
• Students who miss more than an hour of rehearsal for any reason will be removed from the group.
• Cell phone use is not allowed during rehearsals.
• Students should wear their normal concert band uniform for the performance on Friday.
• Students will be representing their home school and band program and should behave accordingly.


Be sure and check out the folders in Charms Office to stay up to date with the most current information. Each band class has a folder with information and handouts pertinent to that performing ensemble.


All-Region Results

Congratulations to the following students who competed in Phase II at the TMEA Region 3 All-Region Band auditions on Monday afternoon and earned a spot in one of the All-Region Bands. In addition, we have 7 students who advanced to the AREA round and will compete in January for STATE.

Alexandra Patterson – 1st Chair Wind Ensemble, Alto Clarinet (AREA)

Zach Williams – 4th Chair Symphonic Band, Alto Sax

Faith Hurt – 2nd Chair Wind Ensemble, Bass Clarinet (AREA)

Lauren Kimmel – 1st Chair Concert Band, Bass Clarinet

Samantha Wintermute – 2nd Chair Wind Symphony, Bassoon (AREA)

Natalie Pang – 7th Chair Wind Symphony, Clarinet

Johanna Pang – 9th Chair Wind Symphony, Clarinet

David Rester – 12th Chair Wind Symphony, Clarinet

Nathan Mathura – 5th Chair Wind Symphony, Trumpet (AREA)

Cody Sachse – 8th Chair Wind Symphony, Trumpet (AREA)

Ryan Rohde – 7th Chair Symphonic Band, Trumpet

Alex King – 1st Chair Concert Band, Trumpet

Brendyn Vera – 3rd Chair Wind Symphony, Euphonium

Kai Robinson – 5th Chair Wind Ensemble, Horn (AREA)

Victoria Darrington – 5th Chair Wind Symphony, Horn

Marina Conner – 8th Chair Symphonic Band, Horn

Julia Kim – 7th Chair Wind Ensemble, Flute (AREA)

Emily Smith – 8th Chair Symphonic Band, Flute

Haley Ray – 1st Chair Concert Band, Flute

Sarah Anderson – 7th Chair Concert Band, Flute

Noahie Valk – 2nd Chair Symphonic Band, Tenor Sax

John Mays
Director of Bands
Rockwall High School

Breakfast Club + Jazz

The RHS Jazz Bands had the honor of performing for the inaugural Silver Jacket Silver Hawk breakfast club. They got some cool shots of the band! Click Here to see the article.


Good Afternoon,

Here are a few updates and reminders…
  1. We have marching rehearsal this Thursday after school until 5:10pm.  We will rehearse with the drill team and rehearse for our football game performance Friday night.
  2. Friday – football game in Tyler.  Students are going to be dismissed from class at 2pm.  Students will need to change into their band shorts and orange band shirt.  We will load the truck and buses and depart for Tyler at 2:30pm.  Once we arrive in Tyler, we are taking the band to eat at CiCi’s prior to the football game.  After we finish dinner we will depart for Rose Stadium, where the students will change into their uniform before we enter the stadium.  Following the game, students will change out of their band uniform and we will depart to return home.  We will send a Remind101 and e-mail with our departure time so parents, you can make sure to pick up your child once we’ve arrive back at RHS.
  3. Don’t forget the time change this weekend :)
  4. Wind Ensemble tubas have a masterclass with Dr. Baker on Monday morning starting at 8:30am
  5. The next trip payment is due next Tuesday, November 4th, in the amount of $217.00.
  6. We are still coordinating with the drill team on what day we will have rehearsal next week.  As soon as we have that set, I’ll e-mail everyone and let you know the day.
  7. STARS Game, next Thursday, November 6th.  Be looking for a separate e-mail from Ms. Wallace with those details.
  8. Senior Recognition Night will be next Friday night, November 7th, vs. Garland HS.
Enjoy the rest of your week and let us know if you have any questions.  Thanks

John Mays
Director of Bands
Rockwall High School

Come see us at 11:30am Saturday!

AREA C 6A Marching Contest Schedule

Saturday, October 25, 2014

8:00am Attendance block in uniform, minus jacket and hat. Black band shorts and show shirt underneath uniform for this performance. Please make sure you are wearing black long socks that don’t have any color or images printed on them. (Students please make sure you eat a good breakfast)

9:00am End rehearsal, load truck and check inside inspection full uniform

9:40am Depart for Mesquite Memorial Stadium.

10:40am Begin Warm-up in North Warm-up Area

11:10am Leave Warm-up

11:30am Have our best performance to date!

Following our performance, load truck and buses and depart for RHS. Once arriving at school, students will change out of uniform jacket and pants. Please make sure you hang up your pants and jacket!

1:00pm Lunch/cookout at school – provided by our boosters. During this break, we will also listen to judges comments and prepare for finals competition.

3:00pm Load buses with uniform in bag

3:30pm Depart for Mesquite Memorial Stadium

5:15pm Recognition Ceremony and announcement of the 10 finalists

7:30pm Finals begins

Depending on our finals time, we will feed the students dinner either before our finals performance or after our finals performance.

If we don’t make finals, we will load buses and come home.

10:30pm Awards ceremony and announcement of advancing bands to State

Admission is $5 and that covers both prelims and finals


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