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Roncalli STEM Academy Dress Code

posted Jun 17, 2019, 12:08 PM by Bennett Smith   [ updated Jun 17, 2019, 12:10 PM ]


Roncalli STEM Academy has implemented a simplified school dress code that utilizes a professional look that represents the strong educational focus that embodies a STEM Academy.  Based on surveys, parent meetings, and staff input we moved to a dress code that consists of only black polo’s and khaki pants/shorts.  These items can be purchased at Embroidery Plus at 501 West Street (719-542-0234).  We here at Roncalli STEM Academy are very excited for the upcoming school year and the continuing changes for school improvement.

*Update for 2019-2020  In addition to the black polo shirt and khaki pants, Roncalli STEM students are also permitted to wear a Roncalli logo sweatshirt or black Roncalli zip up jacket. Zip up jacket is sold at Embroidery Plus (black polo shirts must be worn under).   

Apple Blossom Information

posted May 2, 2019, 7:11 AM by Bennett Smith

The information below is for the Marching Band, Flags, Drum Line, Concert Band, and Jazz Band: 

To: Parents /Marching Band Members/Flags/Drum line and Concert Band

What: Apple Blossom Parade

Where: Canon City, Colorado

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Departure: Bus leaves Roncalli at 9:00 AM.  Students need to be at school by 8:30 AM dressed in uniform with instrument and /or equipment.  Bus will park in the back of school near the band room.

The bus will travel to the Canon City High School, 1313 College Ave. Canon City, CO 81212 for the Concert Band portion of the festival at 11:30 AM. 

After the performance we will eat lunch and  warm up for the parade. Students can pay $5.00 for Little Caesar’s pizza and a drink Students will need to bring the $5.00 by April 30th to Mr. Smith.  Students do not have to eat pizza and can bring their own lunch. 

Parade starts at 1:00PM. We are the last band in the lineup and scheduled to line up at 1:30 PM.  The band should complete the parade around 3:00PM. The parade route goes down Main Street and ends at the Canon City Middle School 1215 Main St. Canon City, CO 81212

All members are required to ride the bus to Canon City unless given special permission.  Students are allowed to come home from Canon City with parents/guardian.  If coming home with a parent please inform Mr. Smith on the permission slip. Those coming back from Canon need to make contact with Mr. Smith as they leave.

Students are to stay with Mr. Smith and the Roncalli group.  Students are not allowed to go on other buses or hang out with students from other schools.

The award ceremony starts at 4:00PM at the Canon City High School stadium.

Roncalli will head back to Pueblo after the awards and should arrive back at the school around 5:30 PM

Uniform for marching band and drum line:

Plain black Long Sleeve button down dress shirt, No blouses or dress tops! Plain black dress pants, black khaki style is preferred.  NO denim jeans. Solid black socks, solid black shoes.  Shoes can be a tennis/ casual shoe or dress shoe.  Make sure the shoe is comfortable for marching. All members with long hair need to either braid it or wear it back in a ponytail. Students may change into a Roncalli tee shirt or Roncalli polo or Tee-Shirt after the parade. If you have any questions about the uniform or need items Please let Mr. Smith know.

Flag team: Flag Tee shirt and black pants (girls) black pants (boys) and plain all black tennis/casual shoes.

Food and drinks:

Students are allowed to bring snacks on the bus, but must be responsible keeping the bus clean, and throw away all trash. It is a long day and healthy snacks such as fruit or protein bars to keep energy up are smart choices.

Last, we could use a few parents that are going to Canon to help take the pizza and coolers with drinks in their vehicles. Please let Mr. Smith know if you would like to be a parent volunteer.

Thank you

Questions,   Mr. Smith   719-406-2350   or the main office 719-549-7450

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To: Parents Concert Band and Jazz Band

What: Apple Blossom Concert Band and Jazz Band Festivals

Where: Canon City, Colorado

When: Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, 2018

Students need to come to Roncalli dressed in their uniform both days!!

RSA Concert Band performs in Canon on May 3, at 1:25 at the Canon City High School for the Blossom Concert Band Festival.

The Jazz Band performs in Florence at the Florence High School, May 4th at the Blossom Jazz Band Festival.

Departure for Thursday: Bus leaves Roncalli at 9:30 AM. Students will need to bring a sack lunch. The band will perform at 1:25 PM in the Canon City HS Auditorium. The bus will leave back to Pueblo by 2:00PM. Students will finish out the school day when they arrive back to Roncalli.

Departure for Friday: Bus leaves Roncalli at 7:30 AM. Band performs at 8:50 AM in the Florence HS Auditorium.  The band will depart back to Pueblo after the performance and eat lunch at Roncalli as normal. 

Snacks are permitted on both trips, students must keep the bus clean!

All members are required to ride the bus to Canon City unless given special permission. 

Uniform for concert and jazz bands:

Plain black Long Sleeve button down dress shirt, No blouses or dress tops! Plain black dress pants, black khaki style is preferred.  NO denim jeans. Solid black socks, solid black shoes.  Shoes can be a tennis/ casual shoe or dress shoe. 

Parents, family and friends are welcome to all performances.

Thank you

Questions,   Mr. Smith   719-406-2350   or the main office 719-549-7450


Wolf News Latest Edition

posted Apr 22, 2019, 9:22 AM by Bennett Smith

Please click the link below for the latest edition of the Wolf News (Roncalli student newspaper)

Marching Band Practice

posted Apr 5, 2019, 2:27 PM by Bennett Smith

Marching Band Early Practice Spring 2019

The Marching Band will begin practice before school starting Monday April 1st  (No Foolin) at 7:30 AM!

The practices will be every Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of April, and the first week in May.  Practices will begin at 7:30 AM before school.

The practices are preparation for the Apple Blossom Parade in Canon City Saturday, May 4th 2019.  More details to follow.

Practices will not be cancelled due to bad weather.  In case of bad weather the practice will be held in the Roncalli Gym. The exception is a school cancellation. If school is cancelled practice is also cancelled.

Students should be dropped off in the back of school and enter in the doors near the band room.

Most mornings can be chilly so prepare and dress for the weather.

Attendance for these early practices is crucial to the success of the band.  Please be consistent and make all practices.  Those that  may not be able to come because of a ride situation please look at possibly finding another band member or family member  that can give you a ride.

The uniform for the parade is the same as the concert dress uniform all black.  Black long sleeve button down dress shirt with collar.  Solid black dress pants, solid black socks and solid black casual/tennis shoes. White ties will be provided.

Flag team uniform is yet to be determined but usually consists of black pants a flag team Tee shirt and black tennis shoes.

With your support we can all help make the RSA marching band bring home more trophies this spring!!

RSA main office: (719) 549-7450                                        Mr. Smith (719) 406-2350

Apple Blossom Dates

posted Feb 26, 2019, 4:09 PM by Bennett Smith

May 3rd Jazz Band performs at Florence High School at 10:00 AM 

May 4th at Concert Band will perform at 11:30 AM Canon City High School

May 4th Marching Band will step off at 1:30 PM in Canon City on Main street 

May 4th Apple Blossom Awards at Canon City High School at 3:30 PM

Wolf News January Edition

posted Feb 6, 2019, 4:48 PM by Bennett Smith

Please click the link below for the January edition of the Wolf News (Roncalli student newspaper)

All City Honor Band Concert

posted Feb 5, 2019, 12:33 PM by Bennett Smith   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 12:41 PM ]

Who: Only RSA All City band members will participate in this performance

What: All City Middle/High School Honor Band Concert

Where: South High School

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

This concert is free and open to the public.  We will see you there.

Education Foundation D-60 Jazz Festival

posted Feb 5, 2019, 12:30 PM by Bennett Smith   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 12:45 PM ]

Who: RSA Jazz Band performance

What: – Education Foundation Jazz Festival

Where: East High School

When: February 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The Roncalli Jazz Band will play early.  Students need to be at EAST with instrument and music by 6:00PM. 

D60 middle school jazz bands are the first half of the concert then followed by the high school jazz bands and finished out with CSUP Jazz ensemble. 

Students/Parents are responsible for getting to and from EAST there will be no district transportation.

This is a fund raising event - $5 tickets for family/ friends and general public at the door. RSA jazz band musicians get in free.

RSA Jazz band will dress in the all black uniform for this performance.

Questions call Mr. Smith (719) 406-2350

Music Parent/Booster Meeting

posted Jan 7, 2019, 12:16 PM by Bennett Smith

There will be a Music Parent/Booster meeting this Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Roncalli Music Room #23.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss fundraising opportunities and ways parents can get involved and support our music program.

Winter Concert at RSA Information

posted Dec 12, 2018, 10:40 AM by Bennett Smith   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 10:40 AM ]

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RSA Winter Concert Tuesday, December 18, 2018

RSA Auditorium, 6:00 PM   Call Time for students 5:30 PM in the music room.

Groups performing: Beginning band, Beginning and Advanced Strings, Concert Band, Jazz Band, drumline, flag team and riffle team.

If a students has an issues with going home and coming back by 6:00 pm they may stay at school and not go home before the concert. They need to wait in the music room or be supervised by a teacher until it is call time for the concert.

This is a required graded performance and part of the performing music student’s grade. Only in the case of an emergency will a student be excused from the performance and allowed to miss. Mr. Smith will need a written or verbal explanation from that student’s parent or guardian in order for a student to make their points.

Concert uniform, plain black long sleeve button down dress shirt, plain black pants (preferably cotton kaki style) plain  black socks and plain black tennis shoes or casual shoes. White ties will be provided for the performance and turned in to Mr. Smith at the end of each performance.

Many of the clothing items can be purchased at local discount stores like, Walmart or local second hand stores like the ARC

Mr. Smith and the school will help those that have a problem getting any of the clothing items. Please let Mr. Smith know in advance and not the day of the performance.

Please check the RSA website for details and updates to these and all performances.

Thank you

Questions Call Mr. Smith (719) 406-2350  or main office (719) 549-7450.

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