RHAM Music Department

RHAM has received the 2018 national designation of Best Communities for Music Education from the NAMM Foundation and the University of Kansas. This is the second year in a row that RHAM has been honored with this prestigious award. RHAM is one of 18 districts in Connecticut to be honored.

NAMM - Best Communities for Music Education

Press Release BCME Award 2018.pdf


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Mission Statement:

Students will actively and collaboratively engage in the joyful process of music making. They should expect to perform and study a wide variety of music from different time periods and genres. Music will be examined from historical, theoretical, and compositional perspectives to enhance the student's understanding of music as a whole. Music is a unique form of human expression and communication. The musical ensemble and classroom is a representation of our interconnected lives and one of the most effective arenas for learning and experiencing the relationships society requires for survival. The creation of independent musicians is an important objective. Through daily rehearsals, classroom activities, diligent practice, and genuine curiosity, students will be able to perform and assess music given to them without the help of others. The goal is to enable students to continue to play, sing, enjoy, and advocate for music throughout their lives.

RHAM High School Music Courses and Clubs

Instrumental Ensembles

  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Percussion Ensemble

Choral Ensembles

  • Concert Choir
  • Encore
  • Chamber Singers

Department Electives

  • Music Theory
  • Music Production
  • Music Scoring for Film
  • Audio Production and Recording
  • Music and Movement
  • History of Popular Music

Stay involved!

RHAM Drama Club Pep Band Club Auditorium Club Recording Studio Audition for an Honors Ensemble

What can I do with a major in music?

  • Accompanist
  • Acoustician
  • Arranger
  • Audio Engineer
  • Band or Choral Conductor
  • Composer
  • Foley Artist
  • Instrument Designer
  • Instrument Repair Technician
  • Librettist
  • Music Agent
  • Music Director
  • Music Educator
  • Music Therapist
  • Performer
  • Program Director
  • Promoter
  • Studio Technician