Marching Rams

Marching Rams 2009

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Congratulations Robinson Marching Rams Artist Marchers!

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 schoolRhapsody in Blue & Gold
Wednesday-Friday, August 19-21, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

click on the registration link
all medical forms and RBOPO paperwork due by beginning of band week
LUNCH: is provided to the students during band week (Mon-Fri)

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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Marching Band
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.

Obsessed Marchers
(to the tune of Old Man River)
by Baillie

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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