New Student FAQ
1) What music classes do you offer?
The Rancho Campana music department has something for every type of musician. Every class teaches a wide variety of styles so the official name of a class may not tell the whole story. We have Concert Band, Wind Ensemble Honors, Stage Band, Concert Choir, and Guitar Ensemble 1 and Guitar Ensemble 2. We also perform jazz at most concerts year round as part of the Band literature and have a String Ensemble. Strings will sign up for Concert Band for the time being.
NOTE: If you are not sure which class to take please ask the Music Director, Mr. Sachs.
2) What options do I have if I don't own my own instrument?
We own a variety of relatively common instruments already and may be able to check one out to you. We also can help you connect with a reputable dealer that will help you purchase or rent one if those are paths you are interested in.
3) Do I have to be in the Arts Academy to take music classes?
Any student can take music classes regardless of the academy they are in. We want all students to be well rounded.
4) Do you offer Marching Band?
We do not currently offer Marching Band at RCHS. We do, however, have plenty of other ways to keep you busy in the Music Department. For example, we often have the Band or String Ensemble perform with the Choir to perform Broadway or show choir style music (such as on the TV show Glee). Rancho also offers Dance for PE credit, which is what Marching Band gets credit towards.