|Robert Brese||Trumpet||September 29, 2009||12|
|Ainsley Kilgo||Saxophone||September 29, 2009||11|
|Dylan Verster||Clarinet||October 5, 2009||12|
|Nicole Fitchett||Clarinet||October 5, 2009||11|
|Sam Reinsel||Saxophone||October 7, 2009||10|
|Robert Meyer||Tuba||October 7, 2009||12|
|Meghan Doyle||Clarinet||October 7, 2009||11|
|Zach Miller||Mellophone||October 20, 2009||10|
|Stacey Kropaczek||Trombone||October 20, 2009||12|
|David Pelikan||Clarinet||October 21, 2009||10|
|Anne Stickley||Trombone||October 21, 2009||11|
|Alison Regan||Clarinet||October 22, 2009||11|
|Alex Emmons||Drum Major||October 22, 2009||11|
|Megan Bishop||Flute||October 22, 2009||11|
|Katie Sharp||Percussion||October 22, 2009||12|
|Michael Fisk||Trombone||October 22, 2009||12|
|Megan Cockrell||Trumpet||October 22, 2009||12|
|Ben Culler||Trumpet||October 22, 2009||11|
|Caitlin McGuire||Flute||October 24, 2009||11|
|Lorena Johnson||Flute||October 24, 2009||11|
|Courtney Duncan||Guard||October 24, 2009||12|
|Jeff Hilton||Mellophone||October 24, 2009||10|
|Jackie Buono||Percussion||October 24, 2009||12|
|Alex Ready||Trumpet||October 24, 2009||10|
|Jimmy Honnold||Clarinet||October 26, 2009||12|
|Alex Winkowski||Clarinet||October 26, 2009||9|
|Devin Shiple||Guard||October 26, 2009||12|
|Ben Flint||Trumpet||October 26, 2009||9|
|Matthew Kim||Trumpet||October 26, 2009||12|
|Monica Ghadiyaram||Clarinet||October 26, 2009||10|
|Laura Dodson||Pit||October 26, 2009||12|
|Barton Terry||Euphonium||October 26, 2009||11|
|Matthew Kim||Trumpet||October 28, 2009||12|
|Matthew Karas||Saxophone||October 28, 2009||11|
|Josh Harrington||Saxophone||October 28, 2009||12|
|Francesca Licari||Clarinet||October 28, 2009||12|
|Patty Rose||Mellophone||October 28, 2009||12|
|Kelly Gawne||Clarinet||October 28, 2009||11|
|Brian Oberoi||Euphonium||October 28, 2009||11|
|Brian Kropaczek||Tuba||October 28, 2009||10|
|Courtney Olson||Trumpet||October 28, 2009||11|
|Alissa Feudo||Guard||October 28, 2009||12|
|Mark Burka||Percussion||October 29, 2009||12|
|Grayson Kilgo||Saxophone||October 29, 2009||9|
|Jeff Weiss||Tuba||October 29, 2009||12|
|Erica VanArsdel||Flute||October 29, 2009||12|
|Natalie Johnson||Flute||October 29, 2009||12|
|Brent Natsuhara||Saxophone||October 29, 2009||12|
|Stephen Ramos||Percussion||October 29, 2009||11|
|Katie Rehm||Drum Major||October 31, 2009||12|
|Kristi Shirts||Drum Major||October 31, 2009||12|
Performance Information Home Games: (all at 7:30 pm, call times vary)
Thursday, September 3
Friday, September 11
Friday, October 2 (Homecoming) Please note: the performance will be pre-game not at half-time on Friday!
Friday, October 16 (8th Grade Night)
Friday, October 30 (Senior Night)
Competition Weekends (plan on all day Saturday)
September 26 - North Stafford Invitational, Stafford, VA (
Congratulations Robinson Marching Rams: North Stafford Invitational Division 5A - First place Music, First place Percussion, First place overall
October 17 - Oakton Classic, Oakton HS
Congratulations Robinson Marching Rams: Division 5A First Place and Grand Champion
October 24 - Towson University Unitas Stadium, Maryland
1st Place Group 6 Open
1st Place Music
1st Place Visual
1st Place Effect
October 31 (VBODA State Festival) - West Springfield HS - Superior Rating
WHO: All members of Symphonic Band and Concert Band 4; all members of Concert Bands 3 and 2 who choose to march; all members of the color guard
WHEN: Summer Music Rehearsals: Thursday July 16, Wednesday August 5, Tuesday August 11 from 7 - 9 p.m., in the high school band room.
Come learn your music! Color guard will practice!
DRUMLINE PRACTICES: Monday-Wednesday, August 17-19 9:00-1:00 pm
"ROOKIE" PRACTICES: For all first-time marchers, regardless of year in school
Wednesday-Friday, August 19-21, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
BAND WEEK: EVERYBODY!
Monday-Friday, August 24-28, 2009
Parent Meeting, August 25, 7 p.m., High School Band Room
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30a.m-4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 8:30a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday evening, August 31-September 1, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Photographs, Wednesday, September 2, time TBA
Morning Rehearsal, Thursday, September 3, TBA
FIRST HOME PERFORMANCE! Thursday, September 3, home varsity football
Attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory
WHERE: Robinson Band room and practice field behind the school (lined blacktop)
WHAT'S NEEDED: Instrument and accessories, cool clothes for hot weather, hats,
sunscreen, comfortable sneakers (no sandals), water-bottle with name, 3 ring-binder
CAMP FEE: click on the registration link
PAPERWORK: all medical forms and RBOPO paperwork due by beginning of band week
LUNCH: is provided to the students during band week (Mon-Fri)
WHO TO CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Robinson Band Office: 703-426-2147
Michael Cook & Christopher Vitale, Directors
RBOPO President: Barry Sharp
The Robinson Marching Rams are now safely marching WITH PRIDE on our cleared and cleaned blacktop.
As we prepare for our 2009 marching season, "Rhapsody in Blue and Gold,"
we say "THANK YOU" to Mr. Bob Gelles and NV Service Group for their kindly donated services.
Click here to visit our newest business sponsor!
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by Courtney, August 2007
my legs are sore
my arms are numb
my head is aching now,
we work ourselves to the bone
and onward we must plow.
the day is night
but still we work
the clock has not struck nine,
at attention we do stand
but still we are denied.
at closing time
we know that we
must come back every day,
but now we have ten hours
to spend in our own way.
what is this torture
do you ask?
why what a funny thing,
this is no torture
(by the books)
but still we will sing.
an F perhaps?
no not today
well maybe it's a C....
but s we go
into the known
marching band members are we.
(to the tune of Old Man River)
There's a hard
day where the sun is boiling
That's the hard day where we usually march.
What do we care when the sweat starts falling.
What do we care when we want to faint.
Don't look up and don't look down
You don't want to make Mr. Walker frown.
Bend your knees and lift your chin.
And keep marking time with your knees buckled in.
Let me march on though the season's over.
Let me march on through the light of day.
Show me the land where we march the show.
That's the old land, that I long to see.
Obsessed marchers, those obsessed marchers
They do something besides that marching.
They just keep rolling, they keep on rolling their feet.
They don't start whining. They don't start crying.
They just keep going, `till they're forgotten.
Those Obsessed marchers, they just keep marching along.
You and me, we sweat and pout.
Body all aching when we're let out.
Lift those toes, don't drag your feet.
Our eyes with pride even with defeat.
Others get weary and sick of trying
They're tired of moving instead of standing
But obsessed marchers they just keep marching along!
O Marching Band
(sung to the tune of "O Christmas Tree")
Lyrics by Ellen
O marching band,
O marching band, I wish this season would never end
O marching band, O marching band, I wish this season would never end
Standing on the stands with all the fans,
So many songs you can dance along
O marching band, O marching band
How I love my marching band!
Robinson Marching Rams in competition, Fall 2003
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