Symphonic Bands (Blue & Gold Band)

Symphonic Band (Symphonic Techniques) concentrates on the mastery of music fundamentals and techniques, as well as the exploration of wind literature through rehearsal and performance.  To provide everyone with a quality performance opportunity, the Instrumental Music Department offers two symphonic ensembles (Blue & Gold Band). Membership is determined by playing level.  The Symphonic Bands perform two public concerts annually. Symphonic Band is a scheduled class during 7th period.

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Contact the Music Office for information on scheduling ensembles: (302) 697 - 2161 (ext. 1011 or 1013)

Jazz Ensembles (Jazz I & II)

The Instrumental Music Department at CRHS offers two Jazz Ensembles.  Membership is determined by available openings as well as individual playing level.  Each ensemble concentrates on the development of the foundations for performance in the jazz idiom.  Music styles addressed include early jazz through jazz fusion.

Both ensembles operate as graded, credited courses with performance expectations.  In addition to frequent public appearances, Jazz I presents two evening concerts in the Caesar Rodney Theater each year.  Jazz II preforms on the final concert of the year.

Jazz I is scheduled class during 4th period, Jazz II is a lunch block ensemble class.

"Rider" Marching Band

The Caesar Rodney "Rider" Marching Band is an award winning, competitive marching band program that performs for home and away football games, community events, TOBs, and more! Our marching band seasons lasts from Spring into the Fall during football season. 

The marching band competes with the Tournament of Bands, our local marching band circuit with competitions usually on Saturday's. 

As a part of the CR "Rider" Marching Band, students have the unique opportunity to perform music at a high level with 90+ other students, travel inside and outside of the state, and make lifelong friendships. 

Marching Band is a scheduled class, and meets from 2:45 - 4:45 PM on Weekdays. 

For updates on our 2021 Season, select the Marching Band tab.