Riverside Military Academy Band

Director of Bands: CWO2 Stephen Giove    (Read CWO2 Giove's Bio)
Assistant Director of Bands: Mr. Michael Rossi

RMA Band Purpose Statement


The Riverside Military Academy Band consists of more than 110 cadets in grades 7-12. The RMA Band Program offers Military Marching Band, Football Band, three Concert Bands, three Percussion Ensembles, The Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, The Commanders Jazz Band, Clarinet Choir, and other various chamber ensembles. Class ability levels range from beginner to advanced.

RMA Band Performance at Free Chapel
Our band cadets are taught the fundamentals of music while being instilled with a sense of pride and brotherhood for the band's role in the life of the Corps of Cadets.

The RMA Band performs for all home football games, military parade ceremonies, Homecoming Weekend Concert, Founders' Weekend Concert, academic award ceremonies, and other ceremonies and concerts throughout the year.

The RMA Marching Band, along with the entire Corps of Cadets, participates in the annual Georgia Veterans' Day Parade in Atlanta, GA. Our Corps is consistently awarded the coveted President's Trophy! The RMA Band has also performed in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, New Orleans Mardi Gras parades, and Atlanta's St. Patrick's Parade.

Band cadets begin the school year with the mandatory RMA Band Camp, which consists of two weekends full of rehearsals that culminate in a concert and marching performance. These two weekends are focused on intense marching rehearsals and music rehearsals with staff members dedicated to specific instrument groups.

GMEA Member LogoRiverside Military Academy is a proud member of District 14 in the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA). Our middle school and high school band cadets regularly audition for the GMEA All-State Band and All-State Orchestra, and many have earned spots in the GMEA District 14 Honor Band, Hall County Honor Band, and GMEA All-State Band.

 

RMA Band Camp (mandatory for Band Cadets): August 17-20 & September 2, 2017

Listen to the RMA Fight Song

RMA Fight Song Lyrics

Ode to RMA Blue (Bob Brabham, RMA '56)

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