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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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RCC “Marching Tigers” searching for a GUITAR player + 2 Synth players!

Spread the word!  RCC is looking for a strong GUITAR + 2 synth/keyboard players for their 2014 field  show presentation:  “Salute to the Horn Bands!”  Yes, it takes a guitar & keyboards to complete the rhythm section that is required for this type of project – playing custom arrangements of tunes by Earth, Wind & Fire, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Tower of Power!

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