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About Us

The Instrumental Music Department at Caesar Rodney High School enrolls over 200 students from the 9th through 12th grades who participate in several ensembles.

Our Philosophy of Music Education

Music is a fundamental piece of the human experience. Music Education is therefore a necessary endeavor to ensure that the whole child is being educated. This includes skill development, cognitive understanding, and aesthetic appreciation for many forms of music.

  Some of our musical offerings at Caesar Rodney High School include:

  • The Caesar Rodney "Rider" Marching Band

  • 2 Symphonic Bands (Blue Band & Gold Band)

  • Jazz I Ensemble

  • Jazz II Ensemble

  • B³ Basketball Band

  • Pit Band for the Musical Productions

  • Music Theory

  • Music Learning Lab

  • Independent Music Studies

  • Jazz Improvisation 

And possible small ensemble performance opportunities.


For more information on these offerings, please click the "Offerings" tab, or contact our directors.    


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Ms. Catherine Preszler Director of Bands

Directs the "Rider" Marching Band, Blue Band, Jazz I & II Ensembles, B³ Basketball Band, Pit Band for the Musical Productions and teaches Music Theory and Music Learning Lab.

302-697-2161 (ext. 1011)

Mr. Mark Crossley Assistant Director of Bands

Directs the "Rider" Marching Band and Gold Band, and is the 6th grade band director for Postlethwait and Fifer Middle Schools. Mr. Crossley handles instrument inventory and repair at the high school.

302-697-2161 (ext. 1013)

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