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RCC “All Star” Band selected as ‘Lead Unit’ for Paris Parade!

paris logo cmykAs if it weren’t already enough of an honor to be invited to be IN the inaugural New Year’s Day Parade in Paris, the Riverside “All Stars” have been selected as the ‘lead unit!”  As RCC Director Gary Locke expressed it: “Just imagine, we’ll be the first-ever college marching band to march down the famed Champs-Elysees and the BBC will even include us in their parade coverage package for their London Parade!  The timing (for them) is perfect!”
This is certainly a fitting accolade for the RCC Band, who are the only band to have been selected as the “lead unit” in the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, the Hollywood Christmas Parade and the New Year’s Parade in Rome!
Watch this space for more info and updates as rehearsals for the exciting and educational
“Paris Adventure” begin on September 27, at 1pm at RCC!  It’s gonna’ be great!

RCC to host auditions for FANTASIA 2016 – October 3rd & 4th

RNN_WGI_FRI_03475Mark Your Calendar! Auditions for the 2016 edition of the 5-time WGI World Class Champion Fantasia will be held at Riverside City College on Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th.

Plan to arrive by 8am on 10/3 and meet at the Huntley Gym band room (located on the lower level of the campus) sign in, pay the $35 audition fee and be prepared for a day of pageantry = hard work and fun! Dress appropriately for a dance workout, including proper footwear. If you have equipment, you can bring it along.

Don’t let this chance pass you by!

Fantasia Audition Flyer 2016 (66)

RCC Indoor Percussion wins their 5th WGI Championship!

wgi-bannerFinishing their 2015 competitive season as they started it: undefeated, the RCC winter drumline not only entertained thousands of people last night in the sold-out University of Dayton Arena, but also impressed the adjudicators enough to set a new world record for a marching percussion ensemble by winning the WGI Gold Medal – AND earning a record-setting score of 98.563!

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IN DEPTH: 8 questions with RCC Indoor Director Gary Locke

The legend at the helm of RCC Indoor is Riverside Community College Associate Professor Gary Locke. We spoke with Gary to learn more about his history running one of the most successful WGI programs of all time.

Read the full article at marchingbuzz.com.

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