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RCC “Marching Tigers” invited to appear in the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade!

If there’s a celebration somewhere in the world, chances are that RCC has been invited to be in it and this year is no exception! In an unprecedented ’11th hour decision,’ the Pasadena Rose Parade committee decided to ask the RCC Band to be a part of the ‘closing show,’ to add some pizazz to the 2 1/2 minute ‘grand finale’ presentation, to be seen on national television, on January 1, 2015 at 9:52am.

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RCC to present the 31st annual “Big Orange Classic” on November 8

It’s patriotic!  It’s Broadway, jazz, rock, classical AND the circus coming to town – all rolled in to one as the RCC Band presents the 31st edition of the “Big Orange Classic” Field Show Tournament! Imagine… 35 high school marching bands from throughout the Southwest – AND the 240-member world-famous RCC “Marching Tigers” – all presenting their ‘half-time’ shows for YOU!  This Saturday, November 8, the college’s venerable Wheelock Stadium will vibrate with the sounds of drums & horns and audiences will be entertained by the some of the best groups of young performers in the exciting world of pageantry!  Mark Your Calendar!  Spread the Word!  Tell a Friend!  It’s gonna’ be great!

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RCC Announces Partnership with BD Performing Arts!

It’s official! Riverside City College has agreed that RCC Indoor Percussion will become a program of BD Performing Arts organization, joining a very prestigious list that includes the 16-time DCI World Champion The Blue Devils and the 4-time DCI Open Class Champion Blue Devils B! “Wow, this is very exciting news,” said RCC Director Gary Locke. “This partnership agreement increases our stability and allows us to remain consistent in our approach: providing our students with the best educational experience possible, while maintaining our goal of being on the cutting edge, always striving to be the best!”

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RCC Announces Auditions for 2015 Winter Drum Line Season!

Mark Your Calendar!  Then “tell a friend” and help spread the word:  the 2015 Winter Drum Line season actually starts on the weekend of September 19 as RCC holds their annual tryouts!  There are openings in every section, just plan to arrive early – dressed ready to march, drum, work hard the entire weekend – and have a blast!

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