Band

BANDS AT RHS:

  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
  • Concert Band
  • Color Guard
  • Winter Guard
  • Drum Line
  • Front Ensemble
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Orange Wave Marching Band

Please congratulate members of the Orange Wave Band  on an outstanding performance at the UIL Area C Marching contest this past Saturday (Oct. 2016). The Orange Wave came in 11th out of 24 fantastic bands in prelims, and missed finals by one spot. This is the best finish ever for the Orange Wave at the 6A area marching contest! We are so proud of the students on their best performance and result of the year.

Best,

Brandon Downs

marching band 3

The Rockwall High School Drumline participated in the 2016 -17Plano Drumline Competition at Clark Stadium in Plano, TX. They competed against some of the top programs in the DFW area and placed 4th in their division. They were also the recipient of a Caption Award for Best Bass-Line in their division, which is a first for the Rockwall High School Drumline. The Drumline was also the only group in their division to receive four Caption Award Considerations for Best Snare-line, Best Tenor-Line, Best Bass-Line, and Best Front Ensemble.

Drum Full Ensemble Picture

 In August of 2016 the band enjoyed team building exercises during the Band Olympics.  Band memeber organized into teams and competed in sports.  One team earned a torch and gold medals!
Band Olympics

Band Olympics 2016

 JAZZ BAND STUDENTS HEAD ALL-STATE  COMPETITION:

Students in the Rockwall HS Jazz Bands competed in the Region 25 Jazz Band Audition Wednesday night (September 21, 2016) at McKinney North High School. Rockwall High School sent 15 students to the audition. We are very proud to say that 7 of our Jazz Band students made the Region 25 Jazz Band! 5 of those 7 made 1st chair overall in the entire region.  Eight of our students will now move on to the Area Jazz band audition to tape to qualify for the TMEA All-State Jazz Band. Please congratulate them on their success.

Band

Pictured from L to R: Riley Stewart ( Tenor Saxophone), Nick Messick (Piano), Aren Moore (Alto Saxophone), Alexander King (Trumpet), Ryan Rohde (Trumpet), James Matthews (Drums), Trey Efeney (Bass Guitar).

AWARDS:

  • 2015 – TMEA All State Jazz Bands – Nick Messick – ranked 1st on Jazz Piano
  • 2015 – TMEA All State Jazz Bands – Nathan Mathura – ranked 2nd on Jazz Guitar
  • 2014 – State UIL – Outstanding Soloist Award Winners – Twirler Erica Kuntz, Flutist Julia Kim
  • 2014 – State UIL – 16 Gold Medalists
  • 2014 – State UIL – 13 Silver Medalists
  • 2014 – Outstanding Jazz Band – Collin Jazz Fest
  • 2013 – Superior Rating – Region 3 UIL Marching Contest
  • 2013 – TMEA All State Symphony Orchestra – Jonathan Phelps – Drums
  • 2013 – TMEA Region III All Region Jazz Orchestra – Jonathan Phelps – Drums