A Band Play-A-Thon is a fairly common event in many band programs. In short, the way a Play-A-Thon works is that all participating band students sight-read as many band pieces as possible in one mass band for a predetermined length of time (e.g. 3 hours). There are many benefits to a Play-AThon, the chiefest of which being that it provides an opportunity for students to practice and develop their sight-reading skills. Also, since this event is open to students in all bands and ensembles, it is a fun way for RHS band members to play together. This is something we haven’t been able to do since marching band! I strongly hope that you will allow your students to participate in this exciting event!


Friday, May 29th

7:30 p.m. Band Room Open

8:00 Call Time – Everyone

8:30 Downbeat in Rose Theater

8:30 – 10:00 Sight-read your guts out!

10:00 – 10:15 Chop Break in Band Room

10:15 – 11:30 Sight-read someone else’s guts out!

11:30 Event ends, clean up, go sleep!