Hello Ryan Raider Band Families! Please see details for the upcoming weeks below.

Uniform Fitting

This Saturday is our Concert Uniform Fitting on February 9 from 9:00am thru 12:00pm! Once you have been fitted, you may leave. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mrs. Brown. This is required for all band members.


Fan Pledge

Fan Pledge will be after school on Tuesday, February 12! Everyone is required to attend. Please make sure you have entered 20 contacts. This is a very important fundraiser that will help keep our band fees low! Contact Mr. Nuñez if you have any questions or would like to make a personal donation instead.


Solo and Ensemble

Solo and Ensemble will be held at Lake Dallas High School on February 23. Schedule is posted in the band hall and one has been posted on our website at www.ryanraiderband.org under the Itinerary 2018-2019 section “contests”.  Please arrive to your performance time 30 minutres prior to the event to check in with the room monitor and warm-up. We are NOT taking buses to the event. Please plan to drive to the event. Let Mrs. Brown know if you need help finding a ride.


Band Fees

Band Fees are due now! Please check your account onwww.charmsoffice.com to see if your balance is paid in full. If you would like to set up a payment plan, contact Mrs. Brown. We are happy to work with any of our families on this.


Band Camp Schedule

The directors understand that this time of year, families are making plans for the summer. The band camp schedule has been posted online under the “For 2018-2019 members” section. Please plan your summer accordingly.



Wind Symphony Rehearses Every “A” day at 7:30am to 8:30am.

Wind Symphony Sectionals are every Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 8:30am. Please see when you rehearse for sectionals below:

Flute/Oboe and Trumpet: Monday

Clarinet and Horn: Tuesday

Alto Sax and Trombone: Wednesday

Low Reeds and Euphonium and Tuba: Thursday

*Schedule will change if school week starts on a Tuesday. Please see calendar for details.

*Calendar at www.ryanraiderband.org .

Important 2nd Semester Performances and Events

Check the Band Calendar for ALL events. Please note the following performance dates:

Feb 23 – UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Lake Dallas High School

March 6 and 7 – Host MS UIL at RHS

March 26 – Pre-UIL Band Concert at RHS

April 5 – Jazz Band at Chet Baker Jazz Festival (at DHS)

April 16, 17, and 18 – UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest (Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band)

April 25 – RHS Percussion Concert

April 26 (or 27) – Jazz Band at Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

May 4 – RHS Solo and Ensemble

May 7 – RHS Spring Concert

May 17 – Band Banquet

May 18 – SUPER SATURDAY for next year’s marching band


Thank you and Go Raiders!

Mary Brown

Band calendar

Important Dates and Rehearsals

Online Entry Here

Online Entry Here

Don Hanna Memorial

Marching Contest