BAND PROGRAM AWARDS/HONORS
Here are just a few of the recent awards and honors earned by the Rosemount HS Band program:
Rosemount Percussion Ensemble
Performed at the MMEA (Minnesota Music Educators Association) State Convention in February, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN
Rosemount Jazz 1
3rd place at the prestigious Eau Claire Jazz Festival in Class AA in 2016
Selected to perform at Minneapolis Orchestra Hall for the Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble, Wynton Marsalis – Artistic Director, Spring 2010
North Star Winterguard Circuit Scholastic A Champion - 2017
Selected as WCCO's Best Colorguard in Minnesota 2015.
Selected as WCCO's Best Drumline in Minnesota 2014.
Rosemount High School Marching Band
Performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 2017
Performed in the Tournament Of Roses Parade, January 1, 2014
Minnesota Marching Band State Champion, 11 years, 2006 – 2014, 2016-2017
13-time National “Super-Regional” Finalist, Bands Of America/Music For All, 2005 - 2015
Minnesota State Fair Champion Parade Marching Band, 2009 – 2013, 2015-2018
Rosemount High School Band was recently featured on the cover, as well as in-depth band program profile, in the School Band & Orchestra periodical publication, June 2011:
Marching Band featured on live televised performances: WCCO-4, KSTP-5, KARE-11, KMSP-9, and ESPN
Marching Band invited to perform at Minnesota Twins Play-Off baseball games
- World Series, 1987
- World Series, 1991
- Divisional Championship, 2009
Marching Band invited to perform at numerous Minnesota Vikings NFL games (1990’s), and one home Green Bay Packers NFL game (1992)
Marching Band invited by the NFL and CBS Sports to perform on a nationally televised pre-Super Bowl XXVI television special, 2002
We annually host one of the largest and among the longest-running marching band competitions in the state:
The 29th Annual ROSEMOUNT MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL, occuring September 15, 2018 involving 2,000+ student performers, and a live audience of 4,100+ spectators,
Thousands of Superior Ratings earned by Rosemount High School Band students at the annual Solo & Ensemble Contests, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)
169 students selected for All-State Band (1999 – 2018)
237 students selected for the University of Minnesota Honor Band (1999 – 2018)
109 students selected for the Concordia College Honor Band (1999 – 2018)
94 students selected for the St. Olaf College Honor Band (1999 – 2018)
Tri-M Music and Dance Honor Society
that has over 100 band, choir, and dance members. The Honor Society is a student-led organization that is responsible for ushering at all of our performing arts events throughout the year, along with volunteering their time and talents to other arts-related services. Tri-M is a society governed by MENC (Music Educators National Conference).
The Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the 1993 North Central Division Music Convention (MENC), and several MMEA (Minnesota Music Educators Association) state conventions.
Rosemount High School has a very vibrant and enthusiastic Pep Band that involves over 150+ students participating band students at each athletic event. The Pep Band performs at 12+ athletic events each year (boys and girls hockey, football and basketball) as well as any playoff games.
Rosemount High School offers an AP Music Theory Course. Many band students register for the course and many receive college credit by successfully completing the AP exam.
Participated in commissioning compositions from these composers: David Childs, Daniel Kallman, Andrew Boysen, David Mann, Jeffrey Marquardt, Timothy Mahr, Russell Peterson, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Gottry
Members of the Rosemount High School Percussion Ensemble had the opportunity to perform with snare drum virtuoso Jeff Queen at the 2011 Minnesota Percussion Association’s Day of Percussion. Percussion Ensemble Members also had the opportunity to work with percussionist/composer Ney Rosauro at a percussion festival hosted at MacPhail Center for Music, February 2011.
RHS Band member, Leah Reber, was selected to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Symposium, May 2011, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
3 student finalists in the Schubert Club International Concerto Competition, 2009, 2010, 2011
Grammy Award Signature School, 2009
NAMM “Top 100 Communities Supporting Music Education in America,” 2009
Conn/Selmer Signature “Top 25” Instrumental Music Programs in America, 2009
David Mann – MMEA Best Composition Award Recipient, MMEA State Conference, 2009
Sarah Wachter – MMEA Featured Soloist at MMEA State Conference, 2009
2018-2019 STUDENT HONORS AND AWARDS
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE RHSMB BLUE PLUME AWARD STUENTS FOR 2018!
Carter Johnson, Brittany Synder, Kaleb Rudebusch
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE
HONOR BAND AND ALL-STATE STUDENTS!!!!!!
Gustavus Honor Band
St. Thomas Honor Band
Eau Claire Honor Band
St. Olaf Honor Band
University of Minnesota Honor Band
Minnesota Band Director's Association, 9-10 Jazz Band
Concordia Honor Band
Minnesota Band Director's Association, 9-10 Concert Band
Music For All 2017 Rose Parade Honor Band