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Orchestra Director: Jessica Luhrs (luhrsjd@fultonschools.org)

Support the orchestra program through the Band and Orchestra Boosters (BOB) 

Orchestra Classes

Intermediate Orchestra

Advanced Orchestra

Mastery Orchestra

Placement into these classes is by audition.​


​Band & Orchestra Golf Tournament
Monday, October 9, 2017

Golfers & Sponsors Needed
Learn more

The Showcase of Performing and Visual Arts (SPAVA)
SPAVA is held twice each year. ​Students from all Fine Art disciplines transform the lobby into a gallery of displays, performances and presentations. The event, which began in 2001, recognizes Riverwood's artistically gifted and talented students. Student actors, singers, and instrumentalists perform throughout the evening as well. SPAVA is free and open to the community. 2017-2018​ SPAVA dates are Thursday, November 2​, 2017 at 6:30pm and Thursday, April 12, 2018​ at 7​pm.

Fulton County Honor Orchestra

Held in November each year, students may audition for this county wide band. Orchestra auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the students must be pre-registered at Riverwood to audition. Students meet for rehearsal one evening, then again for an entire school day off-campus, and perform for an audience.

All-State Orchestra

All-State Orchestra is a great opportunity for students to play with other accomplished musicians from across the state of Georgia. A three-round audition process culminates in a professional performance in early March in Athens each year. Inquire with Ms. Luhrs on how to best prepare for this process.

Orchestra News

The orchestra participated in LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) in March 2017. Often considered the “final exam” for music groups, the Raider's Intermediate Orchestra earned a Superior rating while the ​Advanced Orchestra earned an Excellent rating.

Forms & Links​
Support the Orchestra​ by joining the Band and Orchestra Boosters (BOB)
Band and ​Orchestra Boosters (BOB)page ​
BOB 2017-18 Mem​be​r​ship Forms

Make Donations​ to BOB using PayPal


​Concert Attire Online Order Form

      online link

BOB Expense Reimbursement Online Form
          online link

​BOB Meeting Dates​

Band Instrument Room

​August 15, 2017
September 19, 2017
October 17, 2017
November 14, 2017
December 19, 2017
January 16, 2018
February 20, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018
May 15, 2018​


​​​Student Account Information in CHARMS
​CHARMS is a database used by the music directors to track all student participation, account for instrument inventory, and communicate with both students and parents. Please register on CHARMS.​

CHARMS Access Instructions
Visit C​harms​off​ice.com​ and click the ‘ENTER/LOG IN’ link at upper right.

Locate the ‘PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS LOGIN’ section of the web page.

Login to the student’s program account using School Code: RICBand 

Student Private accounts contain unique calendar events, uniform assignments, music assignments, forms, and inventory.

Reach a student's private account by entering the Student Area Password. The Password is the student's school ID number (found on report card, schedule, Home Access Account, etc.)  

Change the student area password​ by clicking on the ‘lock’ (Change Password) icon.

Select the performing group such as ‘symphonic band’ or ‘concert orchestra.’

Review the Personal Information to ensure the director records are correct. Click the 'Personal Info' button to make updates (such as phone numbers and email addresses).​

Need Assistance?
Contact Michelle Kaplan, BOB Membership volunteer:  ricsboboosters@gmail.com​

5900 Raider Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, Phone: 470-254-1980, Fax: 470-254-8709
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