The Riverbank Unified School District hosted a Night of Fine Arts and Spring Concert at the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday, May 18, part of a busy week of school year-ending events at the high school.
In addition to a gym full of young musicians, the lobby was crammed with art work on display from RHS students.
The combined California Avenue and Mesa Verde Beginning and Advanced bands started the program with their four numbers, concluding with a Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star rendition based on a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tune.
They were followed by the Cardozo Middle School Band with their four numbers.
Riverbank High School’s Concert Band came next, with five numbers, two of which were jazz, augmented by electric bass, guitar and keyboard players. Minnie the Moocher and Ain’t Misbehavin’ were presented, and the high school group closed with selections from ‘Chicago,’ the movie soundtrack.
Concluding the evening was a performance of all three bands, each under the baton of its own director, a tune called Dragon Slayer.
The audience, friends and family of students of all ages, enjoyed the standing room only performance that filled the bleachers on the west side of the gym, while the bands filled the floor and room was left for the opening performance of the Riverbank Guard, a flag unit, as well as the color guard from the RHS Navy JROTC class.