Rock Ridge Phoenix Marching Band Awards and Recognition 

  • 6 Years in Existence

  • 5 Virginia Honor Band Awards

  • 6 VBODA Marching Superior Ratings, 10 Concert Band Superior Ratings)

  • 4 BOA Regional Finals Performances

  • 46 Grand Champion Awards

  • 3 BOA Caption Award

  • 146 First Place in Class Awards

  • 171 Caption Awards

  • Cadets "Award of Excellence"

  • VA House/Senate Joint Commendation (2015)

 

 

The Band Most recently competed at the following competitions/results;

Woodbridge Invitational 2019

GRAND CHAMPION-Highest scoring band of the day!

Colgan Invitational 2019

GRAND CHAMPION-Highest scoring band of the day!

Hermitage Classic 2019

Second place overall on the day and all captions!

Powhatan Classic 2019

GRAND CHAMPION-Highest scoring band of the day

VBODA State Marching Assessment- SUPERIOR RATING (6th year in a row)

BOA Mid-Atlantic Regional

3rd Place band AA, Finalist 

BOA Virginia

2nd Place Band AA, Best overall Marching 

The Marching band attended the 2019 Bands of America Grand Nationals over November 14th-17th held at Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. And placed 47th overall in national competition. 

2018 Season- "Until My Last Breath"

Colgan HS Competition- Overall Grand Champion

1st place Visual, Music, Percussion, GE, Guard

Millbrook HS Competition-Overall Grand Champion

1st place Visual, Music, Percussion, GE, Guard

Harrisonburg HS Competition-Overall Grand Champion

1st place Visual, Music, Percussion, GE, Guard

 

State Marching Assessment-SUPERIOR

Color Guard AIA 6th Place Finish Finals Championships

District Concert Assessment-Superior Grade VI and IV

Manhattan Beach

Italian in Algiers

Culloden Movement III

2017 Season- "Natures Wrath"

Color Guard AIA (Combined) 1st place finals championships

Woodbridge HS Competition: 1st place band, Guard, Percussion, Music, GE and overall grand champion

Millbrook HS Competition: Overall Grand Champion, 1st place Marching, Music, GE. 1st Place Navy Division, 1st Place Guard Navy Division, Overall First place Guard, Percussion, Marching, Music, GE

The Hot Rod Classic (C.D. Hylton H.S.) 1st Place Color Guard; 1st Place Drum line;1st Place Marching; 1st Place Music; 1st Place General Effect; and 1st Place Class AAAAA, and Overall Grand Champion and highest score in every caption.

Spotsylvania Competition 

Overall Grand Champion, 1st place Marching, Music, GE. 1st Place Navy Division, 1st Place Guard Navy Division, Overall First place Guard, Percussion, Marching, Music, GE

Harrisonburg HS 1st place prelims, 1st place overall finals. GE, Music, percussion, guard and Visual

State Marching Assessment: Superior

Concert Assessment : Superior Grade V and IV

Liberty Bell-Sousa

Second Suite in F-Holst

Undertow-Mackey

 

2016 Season- "Masterpiece"  Year 3

Color Guard AIA 1st place finals Championships

 

BOA Monroeville PA

The RRHS Marching Band launched its 2016 season with a 3rd place win at the Bands of America regional competition in Monroeville, PA - finishing just .4 points behind the Grand Champion and .3 points behind the second place winner. RRHS also won Overall Outstanding General Effect. This was RRHS' first national level competition and first caption award at a BOA regional. The Band Earned a Finals Spot and Won Class AA, Best Music. 

Finals Results BOA Monroeville, PA

70.05 - Norwin H.S., PA
69.95 - Moon Area H.S., PA
69.65 - Rock Ridge H.S., VA
69.45 - James Madison H.S., VA
68.00 - Brunswick H.S., OH
67.10 - Kiski Area H.S., PA
65.15 - Norton H.S., OH
64.45 - Naperville North H.S., IL
62.05 - Gateway H.S., PA
59.65 - Fairfax H.S., VA

Outstanding Music Performance - James Madison H.S., VA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Norwin H.S., PA
Outstanding General Effect - Rock Ridge H.S., VA

Blast in the Draft (Stuart's Draft HS) in Classes AAA and AAAA (and highest score on the day), along with Best Color Guard, Best Drum Major, Best Drum Line, Best Marching, Best Music, 1st in Class AAAA; and overall Grand Champion, with highest score in Visual, Music, Percussion and Guard

 

The Inaugural Hot Rod Classic (C.D. Hylton H.S.) 1st Place Color Guard; 1st Place Drum line;1st Place Marching; 1st Place Music; 1st Place General Effect; and 1st Place Class AAAAA, and Overall Grand Champion and highest score in every caption. 

BOA Delaware.

27 Bands particpated. The band earned a third place finish in class AA, and scored a spot in the finals (top 10 bands), finishing in 9th place overall

Finals Results

83.65 - Trumbull H.S., CT
81.85 - Kiski Area H.S., PA
81.40 - James Madison H.S., VA
80.85 - Cleveland H.S., NC
79.70 - Lambert H.S., GA
78.25 - Bridgewater-Raritan H.S., NJ
74.55 - Brick Memorial H.S., NJ
74.10 - Spring-Ford Area H.S., PA
73.95 - Rock Ridge H.S., VA
73.75 - Chantilly H.S., VA

RRHS hosted VBODA state marching assessments and earned a SUPERIOR rating for the 3rd year in a row! The band then hightailed it down to Harrisonburg to perform out of class, in Class AAAAA, at JMU Parade of Champions. RRHS finished sixth in class and sixth on the day (out of 50 bands).

Charlottesville Calvacade:

First Place Band AAAAA. Class AAAAA and Overall Best Music, Percussion, Guard, and Visual. Overall Grand Champion with a score of 93.2.

Concert Assessment SUPERIOR

Grade V and IV

March of the Belgium Paratroopers

English Folk Song Suite

Nemesis 

 

2015 Season- "Tapestries of our Great Nation"  Year 2

 The Marching Band went undefeated this year at all 6 competitions they attended. In addition to earning 1st place in all captions of Music, Marching, General Effect, Percussion and Guard. The students also earned "Grand Champion" at 5 out of 6 competitions, earning second place grand champion in its first outing in the second year of the program

     They capped the season off with a unanimous superior rating at state marching assessment, they are 1 of 9 bands to do this statewide. They averaged a score of 97 between 7 adjudicators. They are half way to earning the Virginia Honor Band Award for a second consecutive year.

State Marching Assessment: Superior Rating

District Concert Assessment: Superior Rating 

Bravura, Overture For Winds, Among The Clouds grade IV

Virginia Honor Band Award (2)

JMU Parade of Champions 1st place band out of 16 in class. Lower Division Grand Champion out of 54 bands. 

Best Visual, Marching, effect and guard

Spotsylvania HS Competition Grand Champion 

Class AAAA and Overall Best Effect, Music, Visual, Percussion, Guard

 

Oakton HS Competition Overall Grand Champion 

Class AA Champions

Overall and Class Best Music, Visual, Effect, Percussion 

 

Martinsburg HS Competition Grand Champion 

Class AAAA and Overall Best Music, Marching, Effect

 

Millbrook HS Compeition Grand Champion (21 bands)

Overall and Class AAAA Effect, Music, Visual, Percussion and Guard

2014 Season- "Arabian Dreams"  Year 1

 

VBODA Superior Rating State Marching Assessment

Superior Rating District Concert Assessment

Virginia Honor Band Award

Virginia House/Senate Joint Commendation

USBANDS 2014 Class 1A State Champion

2014 USBANDS Virginia "Cadets Award of Excellence"

Loudoun Valley Competition, First Place Band, Marching, Music, Effect Guard and Percussion 

Woodbridge HS Competition, First Place Band, Music, Effect and Visual. Highest overall Marching score of the day.

 

Millbrook HS Competition  2nd place Grand Champion, White Division First place Band, Music, Guard, GE, Percussion, Marching

Hermitage Classic second place band AA, Best Percussion, Guard and Effect.