School Beat — December 17, 2009

The Good, the bad, the ugly by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools The Good—This fall, Rockford’s marching band took third place in the state in Division I competition. This is the strongest rating our marching band has ever earned in recent history. Congratulations! Several of our athletic teams won district and regional championships. […]

RHS marching band places third in state

  The Rockford High School marching band took third place in the Michigan Competing Band Association’s (MCBA) Flight I state championship at Detroit’s Ford Field on Saturday, Nov. 7. The band’s exceptional performance of “The Four Freedoms,” a musical composition based on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 famous speech, received a score of 84.9, Rockford’s highest […]

RHS marching band excels at invitational

The Rockford High School marching band took first place in their flight, and scored the second-highest overall point total among 18 competing high school bands at the West Shore Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 31. “There’s no way to put into words how proud I am of the band’s performance Saturday. They truly have taken this […]

RHS marching band nudges Grandville in Allegan Invitational

The Rockford High School marching band once again came out on top in Flight I competition, at the Allegan Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 24. Rockford placed third overall among 20 high school bands in the Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) competition with a score of 76.8. Brian Phillips, Rockford marching band director, credits his students […]

Hard work, persistence paying off for RHS marching band

The Rockford High School marching band once again showed its prowess with top score of the day at Belding High School’s invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10. Rockford was among 11 high school bands participating in the Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) event. The band finished the performance with 73.3 points overall. The next highest score […]