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Band

Director: Jordan Luke

Contact: jluke@rcentral.org

The Raymond Central band program is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to develop and master the musical skills necessary to engage in life-long, meaningful music-making in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The band program at Raymond Central consists of high school band (9-12 grade), junior high band (7-8 grade), 6th grade band, and 5th grade band.

Students in the high school band participate in concert band, marching band, jazz band, and athletic pep band. The marching band performs at home football games as well as several marching band contests in the area. The pep band performs at several home volleyball and basketball games. The concert band participates in the school’s Veterans Day program, as well as a winter concert, pops concert, spring concert, District Music Contest, and the graduation ceremony. The high school band has class on A days. Jazz band meets from 7:00-7:45 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in mid-October.

The junior high bands (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) participate in a fall concert, winter concert, spring concert, and the Malcolm Music Contest during the month of March. Junior high band and 6th grade band meet on B days.

Students begin band in 5th grade, with small group lessons once a week and a full band practice once a week starting in the fall. Fifth graders perform at a winter concert and a spring concert.

Upcoming Events

Month

Date

Event

Time

Location

January

29

Wayne State College Honor Band

All Day

Wayne

February

10

High School Pops Concert

6:30 PM

HS Main Gym

March

7

Nebraska Capital Conference Honor Band

All Day

Syracuse

17-18

Malcolm Junior High Music Contest

TBD

Malcolm

19

York Middle School Honor Band

All Day

York

26

Class B High School Honor Band

All Day

Grand Island

26

Blair Middle School Honor Band

All Day

Blair

April

1

Meridian Middle School Honor Band/Choir

All Day

 Daykin

21-22

District Music Contest (high school)

TBD

Milford

25

Junior High Spring Concert

6:30 PM

HS Main Gym

May

2

High School Spring Concert

6:30 PM

HS Main Gym

9

Elementary Band Concert

6:30 PM

HS Main Gym

14

High School Graduation

2:00 PM

HS Main Gym

Photos

Raymond Central Junior and Senior High students auditioned, and were selected, for the Wayne State College Festival of Honor Bands that took place on Jan. 25, 2020.

Left to Right: Katie Fisher, Kylee Polivka, Asher Lahm, Josie Lahm, Beau Gyhra

The high school marching band received a “Superior” rating at the Oxbow Marching Band Invitational in October 2019. It was the first “Superior” for the marching band since 2008!

5th Grade Band Students rehearse with student teacher Mr. Holmes from Concordia University.

Raymond Central High School Band members attended the Nebraska Capitol Conference Honor Band on Monday, March 9th.

Front Row (L to R): Haley Hain, Grace Cadotte, Josie Lahm, Hailey Morris

Back Row (L to R): Connor Nichols, Quentin Hayes, Gareth Mills

Accepted, but unable to attend: Mady Ayers, Asher Lahm, Heather Lange, Calleigh Osmera