Riverside Orchestra

Riverside Intermediate & Junior High

March 27, 2017
by Mrs. Kitchell
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Fundraiser Update

Hello parents and families!  We are so close to Spring Break, and are right in the middle of our big fundraising campaign.  Hopefully, your student has brought home all the information.

I understand that fundraising is not always the most exciting event.  But I cannot begin to explain how vital it is to the success of our program.  Riverside has an amazing music program – one of the best in the state – much of which is due to the excellent teaching your children receive, the music they are provided, and the equipment available for use.  This is all provided through the efforts of our once-yearly fundraiser.

I am truly grateful for all the participation and hard work students and families put in to raising money; it is not lost on me.  The brochures are due back to Riverside on Thursday, March 30th.  The online fundraiser sales will continue through Spring Break.  So if you are visiting family, they can support the program, and have the items shipped directly to them!

You can find the online fundraiser here: Online Fundraiser.  Our Group Number is 35726.  Be sure to enter your student’s name, and then select “Save Student Information and Shop.”  This will ensure your student receives credit for the sale!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do let me know.  I appreciate all you do to support this program.

Have a wonderful week, and a restful Spring Break!

March 5, 2017
by Mrs. Kitchell
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ISSMA Contest Final Schedule

ISSMA Contest is fast approaching, and we have out final performance schedule.  This year, we are performing at Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate and Junior High.  Students are responsible for arriving on their own – please ensure they are on time.

Your child should have a brightly colored paper with this information, as well as much more.  Please ask them if you have not seen this paper yet!  I’m also attaching a copy of it here.  ISSMA Final Time 2017


5:55 pm –      SYMPHONY Orchestra needs to be at HIJH {room TBD}

6:10 pm –      SYMPHONY Orchestra warm-up

6:40 pm –      SYMPHONY Orchestra performance (on stage)


8:00 pm –      PHILHARMONIC Orchestra needs to be at HIJH {room TBD}

8:15 pm –      PHILHARMONIC Orchestra warm-up

8:45 pm –      PHILHARMONIC Orchestra performance (on stage)



8:30 am –       CHAMBER Orchestra needs to be at HIJH {room TBD}

8:55 am –       CHAMBER Orchestra warm-up

9:25 am –       CHAMBER Orchestra performance (on stage)


9:55 am –       CONCERT Orchestra needs to be at HIJH {room TBD}

10:10 am –    CONCERT Orchestra warm-up

10:40 am –    CONCERT Orchestra performance (on stage)


As always, let me know any questions or concerns.  And another reminder that our ISSMA PREVIEW CONCERT is Tuesday, March 14th at Riverside.  Concert is at 7:00pm, with students arriving by 6:30pm.


Have a great week!

February 27, 2017
by Mrs. Kitchell
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Upcoming Dates

Hello, and happy March!

A few important upcoming dates for JUNIOR HIGH orchestra students and families:

  • Friday, March 3rd – Orchestra Pictures.  Students should bring or wear their FULL UNIFORM to school!
  • Tuesday, March 14th – ISSMA Preview Concert at RJH, 7:00pm
  • Friday, March 17th – ISSMA Contest for PHILHARMONIC and SYMPHONY at HSEJH (time coming soon!)
  • Saturday, March 18h – ISSMA Contest for CONCERT and CHAMBER at HSEJH (time coming soon!)
  • Monday, March 20th – Fundraiser Kick-Off
  • Thursday, March 30th – Fundraiser End-Date
  • Saturday, April 29th – KING’S ISLAND! :-)
  • Wednesday, May 17th – Spring Concert at RJH, 7:00pm

Please add these to your family calendar, and be on the lookout for more information soon!