On February 20 and 21, River View Middle School bands hosted Brian Handeland, a professional saxophone, clarinet, and flute player from Minneapolis. Over the two days, Mr. Handeland held clinics with the 7th grade band, the 8th grade band and the jazz band, and he worked with woodwind soloists and ensembles in preparation for their Solo and Ensemble performances. Students will be performing their work on February 28th at River View's Solo, Ensemble and Sweets Band recital and/or at the Solo and Ensemble Festival at Appleton North High School on March 4th.
Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. He has won a Downbeat award for his recordings with the UW- Eau Claire Jazz 1 Band and was nominated for a Grammy for his work with the prestigious UNT1:00Lab Band. In recent years, Brian has toured internationally with such Broadway musicals as Flashdance The Musical, Elf The Musical, and Shriek The Musical playing saxophones, clarinet and flute. Most recently, he performed in a holiday tour with piano player Lori Line. Brian currently resides in Minneapolis whenever he is not on the road, and performs regularly with the folk/rock band Machinery Hill, as well as with various jazz/rock/ska groups around the Twin Cities.
We are pleased to announce the River View School store is open! We have received many items from local business and purchased a wide variety of itemsfor students to purchase with their Eagle Bills. The items in the store are in sorted into 4 tiers. Each tier increases the amount of eagle bills required to “purchase” an item. Some items in the store include: water bottles, books, pencils, snacks, ghosts, stress balls, coupons for free bowling and McDonalds, and even iTunes gift cards. Students can access the school store before school, during their lunches, and after school.
Congratulations to Taylor Nowak, Peter Lison and Emma Momberg as they head to UW-Milwaukee this weekend to perform with a full concert band as members of the UW Milwaukee Middle School Honors Band Festival.
These three talented students were chosen from more than 600 middle school students across the state. Keep up the great work!