RCHS band wraps up a great season


Photo courtesy: @rcmarching_cougars

Members of the RCHS marching band performing “The Secret Garden” at Glen A. Wilson.

To wrap up the school year, the RCHS band performed a spring concert on Friday, April 22, 2022, and they have one more festival coming up. These two events mark the return to on-campus school and performances.

When asked about how he feels about all that band has achieved this year Mr. Austin Rico, the band director, said, “We rebounded from this past year extremely well. And the culture of the program is one of positivity and family. The future is bright”

Earlier this school year, band performed in a couple of festivals. They attended the Bonita and Romano festivals. The sections that performed in these festivals included a symphonic, concert, and wind ensemble. According to Rico, the band director, the three sections have achieved a lot this year. 

The band also had other performances this year as well. Rico said, “jazz band went to Knott’s Berry Farm and marching band went to Disneyland.”

As the end of the year nears, the Marching Cougars continue to finish off strong and make their mark this year a successful one. They will conclude their season with a banquet on May 6.

Senior Kayla Quach, visual captain, and drum major, shared her experience about this year in band.

“This season is winter drumline season. I’m in the visual ensemble, and we basically just do cool visuals and moves to make our show have more character, said Quach. “This is my first year being in the vis line, but it’s been the best year of winter drumline I’ve ever had.”