Our Mission

 

The purpose of the RMHS Band Parent's Organization is to provide financial and physical support as well as foster an improved educational environment to the instrumental music program involving RMHS students that participate in Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Color Guard and any other group directly tied to the music department at the high school.

 

Video Overview

View a video of our band program here:

RMHS Band Program Overview Video

RMHS Award-Winning Finals Performances

RMHS Winter Guard Won NESBA Finals

Our RMHS Winter Guard won GOLD in the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) New England Winter Guard Championships. Reading competed in the Guard Local Scholastic A class at the NESBA Finals in Salem on March 29, 2014 and placed 1st! Congratulations to all our winter guard members and coaches Samantha Strong, Alyx Strong, Molly O'Donnell, Ben Owens, and John Duffy on a tremendously successful season!

RMHS Jazz Ensemble Won GOLD in Finals

Our RMHS Jazz Ensemble receives GOLD medal in the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education (MAJE) State Jazz Ensemble Finals. Reading Jazz Ensemble competed in the MAJE State Jazz Ensemble Finals in Framingham on March 29, 2014 and placed 1st! Congratulations to our Jazz Ensemble and Mr. Bunten on a wonderfully successful season!

RMHS Winter Percussion Placed 3rd in Finals

Our RMHS Winter Percussion medaled in the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) New England Winter Percussion Championships Reading Winter Percussion competed in the Percussion Scholastic Concert A class in North Andover on March 30, 2014 and placed 3rd! Congratulations to our Winter Percussion and Mr. Will Bounas on a wonderfully successful season!

Guard Parent Meeting on Tuesday, April 8

Guard Parent Meeting on Tuesday April 8th at 7:00 pm in the Band Room

Our season is coming to a close....Letís kick-off our journey forward! Please plan to join us to to discuss guard staffing, recruiting (Open Sessions, Middle School Visits), Reading Recreation Summer Clinic, Middle School Participation Proposal, Summer Color Guard Opportunities (Hampshire College, UMASS Amherst), Guard Mom Support. This meeting is for current guard parents only. Another meeting will be held for new and interested families in June.

BPO Meeting Information

Parents of Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, and Color Guard attended. In an effort to distribute meeting notes in a timely manner and save printing costs, the BPO Secretary is making draft meeting minutes available electronically via the RMHS-BPO site.

Meeting minutes and agendas can be found at:

http://www.rmhs-bpo.org/MeetingInformation/

NEXT BPO Parent Meeting will be: Monday, April 28 at 7:00 in the RMHS Band Room

2014-2015 Fall Season

In preparation for the 2014-2015 Fall Season, all marching band members participate in Band Camp during the week of August 11, 2014.

The fall season NESBA schedule of events is available on the NESBA site:

http://www.nesba.org/events.php

Online Calendar

If you use Google, Apple, or any other system that understands "iCal" you can add our calendar into yours. The important link (or URL) is this:

http://www.rmhs-bpo.org/calendar/publish.php/__public__.ics

For example, in Google, in the "Other calendars" box, click on "Add", and then "Add by URL" and cut/paste the above URL.

Seeking Officers and Key Coordinator Positions

for 2014-2015 School Year

In just a few months, we will be voting on new BPO officers for 2014-2015 school year. Parent Volunteers are also required for key positions and specific events. Click on the link below to review these positions.

http://www.rmhs-bpo.org/BPOCoordinatorPositionDescriptions.pdf

Mailing Lists

The best way to keep informed about what is going one with the band program is to join the mailing list. Please click on the "Mailing Lists" link to the right. If you have any problems or questions, please send email to members@rmhs-bpo.org

Like us on Facebook

Please like us on FaceBook, as an informal way to keep current with the latest activities, share pictures, and so on. The group is "RMHS BPO." Or click here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RMHS-BPO/354125104614511