Roosevelt High School Band Program
Welcome to Roosevelt Rough Rider Bands!
You will find a very special sense of family in the Roosevelt Band program.
The music program at Roosevelt High School is one of the most diverse and challenging in Washington State. It is designed to meet the varied musical and social needs of our student musicians.
- Ninth-graders participate in Concert Band or Percussion Ensemble.
- Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble are middle and advanced level classes emphasizing more demanding band literature in a variety of styles.
- Ensembles meet daily and perform at school concerts and outside venues.
- Percussion Ensemble students perform with Symphonic Band, and /or Wind Ensemble.
- Students enrolled in band class are encouraged to be part of Marching/Pep Band, a popular extracurricular activity.
The Roosevelt Rough Rider Marching Band, where “Music, Marching and Madness!” is our motto, is the spirit of Roosevelt High School. Marching Band is open to band musicians of all grade and skill levels and is a great way to be part of the world-class music community at Roosevelt High School.
The Band performs field shows at selected football games and supports the team by playing in the stands at Memorial Stadium. This group also performs at school assemblies and select basketball games and marches in parades. Students may earn community service hours by participating. Typically, Marching Band practice occurs twice a week, after school, in the fall and spring.
Fall practice begins at the start of the school year and ends in October, after the final football game. Spring practice begins in May and ends with the annual Roosevelt neighborhood parade. Regular attendance at marching practice is essential. Students involved in other after school activities should talk to Mr. Brown about scheduling conflicts.