BANDS AT RAINES
The Raines Concert/Symphonic Band consists of the finest wind and percussion players at RHS. Featuring performers selected by audition, this group regularly performs the best in wind band literature, from the Renaissance masters to the most recent prize winning compositions.
The Sound of Experience (S.O.E.) is the most visible of the RHS Bands, providing the color and excitement of Viking Athletics and enrichment of high school life. The band performs regularly at home and selected away football games, parades, battle of the bands, and accepts invitations to perform throughout the Southeast.
S.O.E. holds its annual preseason band camp approximately three weeks prior to the fall term. Band camp is required of all members and consists of placement auditions, fundamentals training, and show preparations. After the conclusion of camp, the band resumes an after school rehearsal schedule. The band rehearses Monday-Thursday during the fall semester.
This is the group that provides musical support for basketball and arena functions. Rehearsals generally begin in early November with performances starting in late November at home and selected away basketball games.
The Jazz Ensemble is a premier ensemble and the High School “big band”. This group performs literature standard in the world of jazz, as well as
contemporary pieces by some of today’s best known jazz artists.