2020 Marching Rams Update:
Due to Distance Learning in the fall -- and moving fall sports and other activities to the spring -- our summer 2020 band camp had to be canceled. Mr. Smith will be working with Band Boosters and Riverside administration to plan for how to adjust marching band activities to fit the new spring timeline. Please feel free to reach out to Band Boosters with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official statement from LCPS:
“Due to the move to all Distance Learning for the first quarter, Marching Band activities for LCPS have been moved to the spring. Spring Marching Band activities would be considerably scaled back from what is typically done but could, at a minimum, include a group that could support the football program and school community to some extent while building a cohesive group of students to form the foundation of the following marching band season.”
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
Comfortable closed-toe shoes
Water bottle (with name)
Lunch if necessary (see below)
Students are encouraged to take a break and leave during their lunch break between 12 and 2. However, if a student does not have the ability to go home, town center, etc., they may bring their lunch and eat at a permitted school location
REQUIRED FORMS AND FEES
Due 1st Day of Band Camp
Forms must be filled out and turned in to Mr. Smith on the 1st day of Band Camp. To download the forms, got to the Required Forms page.
REMAINING FEE BALANCE: Due 1st Day of Band Camp
Student Communication -- "REMIND": The Drum Majors use the "REMIND" messaging service to communicate directly with your student. Please check with your student to make sure they are on the current Marching Rams Remind. To receive the messages, text @rvhsmarc to 81010.
- From Director Bram Smith: For band program updates, Mr. Smith primarily uses "Charms" -- a music education data system. The sender will appear as "Riverside High School Band - Charms Office"
- From Riverside High School Band Boosters: Booster communicates either through "Charms," or email@example.com (Boosters officers may also send out emails with the "riversidebandboosters.org" domain name. e.g., @firstname.lastname@example.org)
Band Facebook Pages: Please be sure to follow on Facebook, because this is the best way you can get the most current updates on events, posted photo galleries, etc.
We have two Facebook pages. Be sure to join and follow both.
1. A closed Facebook group for the Riverside Band Community: "Riverside High School Band Boosters" Please join our group! Here, you can post photos, announcements, special events or anything you'd like to share with the Marching Rams and Riverside Band Community. (Of course, we can't post any video/audio recordings of copyrighted material!) Go to and "join" this page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374605476510173/
2. An "official" public Facebook page managed by Mr. Smith and the RVHS Band Program: @riversideramband (Riverside High School Band Program Lansdowne, VA. Go to and "like" this page: https://www.facebook.com/riversideramband/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Band Web Site: Come to the Web site to for quick links to access required forms, meal order forms, volunteer sign-ups and more.