• August 8, 2015 - Drill, coordinate pages, and drill visualizations for all parts of the 2015 field show are now available in the library. Please login and use the link entitled "marching drill" to find your parts.


Box Truck Wrap

I am very excited about our Box Truck getting a new look in a few weeks! With the kind sponsorship by the Evergreen Lodge No. 259 We will have our Box Truck getting Wrapped! I would like to reach out to anyone for donations towards our Box Trailer which I would like to do next. Please email me with your pledge amount as soon as possible. I need a total of $2,800.00 for this project. In return for your donation I will list the names of sponsors on the box trailer. Once we meet our goal of $2,800.00 no more donations will be accepted. If you have any questions PLEASE email me as soon as you can. Thank you in advance for your help and support with this project!

Check out the renderings by clicking here!


Mr. Gray


2015 RK Band Review

I am pleased to extend to you an invitation to the 11th Annual Riverside King Band Review. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2015. Last year’s event attracted 18 competing bands, 6 MS/IS/JHS bands and 12 HS bands. Please use the links on the events page page to view more information and to download an application.

The deadline for returning the application is Friday, September 11, 2015. If you are considering attending please advise me. Delays in the mail and in district office processing frequently happen. I can hold a space only until the September 11 deadline.

This early season event is a great opportunity to “work out the kinks” and/or refine your performance in preparation for the remainder of the season, most notably through the judges’ comments, in a real band review environment, not a parade.

The event features the following:
• Beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood parade route on extra-wide street
• Full SCSBOA Judges Panel, including two music judges, two auxiliary judges
• Band, Drill Team, Auxiliary, and Drum Major Competitions
• High School and JHS/IS/MS Adjudication and Awards
• Hosted by the award-winning Riverside King Kingsmen Band and Color Guard
• Free spectator admission
• Entry Fee - $225 (additional $50 for Drill Team)
• Short parade route (1.1 miles)

Please click here to view photos of last years event.



August Newsletter

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There will be many times throughout the year when we will call on you to help our students. We need help from chaperoning to providing water at parades. There is ALWAYS a standing invitation to attend any or all of the events and competitions. Your support instills an excitement in the performing members. Your son or daughter will benefit from your participation and support. The cheers from parents unleash excitement in the students. They are able to step-off in a competition pumped up with the knowledge that you are supporting them morally and physically! Keep in mind however, that participation in the activities will become habit forming!

The Parent Booster Break-Out meeting for September will be on Tuesday, September 8th, at 7:30 PM in the band room. This is a very important meeting for all parents. If you have any questions at all about anything please feel free to email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It is important, also, that you call me if you experience any problems or conflicts. It is best if we handle those things as early as possible so that we can all get on with the things that are important! You are part of the machine known as the Riverside King Band and Color Guard. The overall success of this program depends entirely on all parts of the machine working together toward a common goal. Welcome to another great year!!!

Click here to download your full copy of the newsletter.


Band Camp Calendar

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The 2015 band camp calendar has been finalized. Please print this calendar and use it in conjunction with the main calendar to keep track of the summer band schedule. The details about your band camp days, such as when to bring instruments and where to report will only appear on this schedule.

Click here to download you copy of the band camp calendar.



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We know that the start of high school is an exciting time not only for new students, but also for their parents and family. Whether it’s the first or fifth family member to take this step, if it’s your first time in marching band it can be even more exciting and overwhelming!

The Riverside King Band & Color Guard Boosters are eager to make this transition as easy for you as possible. We are offering a Parents and Family Orientation on Saturday, June 20. This gives us an opportunity to welcome you and share information about the program, the campus, volunteer opportunities, and how to best support your student.

Our goal is to give you the resources you need to help make your student’s transition to marching band as smooth as possible. We've designed a quick tour around the campus to meet with our band boosters to hear and see firsthand what it takes to have an exceptional music program like the one here at King.

Mr. Gray, the band director, and the booster president will be available after the orientation to answer your questions or to just say “hello”. Our goal is to help you keep track of all the important "to-do's" leading up to a successful fall season of 2015.

We hope you will be able to join us! We are eager for you to feel at home here at King and with the Riverside Kingsmen!

When: June 20, 2015
Where: Band Room
Time: 10AM

  • Tour will start in the band room and move around campus.
  • Gain insights into the potential adjustments your new band student and your family will face.
  • Get better acquainted with the “behind the scenes” of running a successful marching band program.
  • Tour will end in the band room with light refreshments.  Have any other questioned answered.
  • Meet with current band boosters and other new family members.

Any questions, please contact Lauri Byers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .