Riverbend High School
|Riverbend High School|
12301 Spotswood Furnace Road
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Spotsylvania County Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Scott Baker|
|CEEB code||470 887|
|Principal||Dr. Troy Wright|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and Emerald Green|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League|
AAA Northwest Region
AAA Commonwealth District
|Feeder schools||Chancellor Middle School, Freedom Middle School, and Ni River Middle School|
Riverbend High School is a public secondary school located in Spotsylvania, Virginia, and is part of Spotsylvania County Public Schools. Opened in 2004, Riverbend is Spotsylvania County's newest high school. The school mascot is a bear and the school colors are royal blue and emerald green. The high school has an enrollment of around 2,000 students in grades 9-12.
Riverbend High School is part of the AAA Commonwealth District and offers volleyball, boys' and girls' tennis, lacrosse, cross country, boys' and girls' soccer, field hockey, cheerleading, football, golf, boys' and girls' basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, softball, and spring track and field.
The girls' soccer team defeated Courtland 2–0 for the 2007 AA VHSL state title.
Riverbend High School was home to Billy Harris, a three-time Free Lance-Star tennis player of the year. He won four district titles (3 AA and 1 AAA).
|Cheer||Basketball - Boys||Baseball|
|Cross Country||Basketball - Girls||Lacrosse - Boys|
|Field Hockey||Cheer||Lacrosse - Girls|
|Football||Color Guard||Soccer - Boys|
|Golf||Swimming||Soccer - Girls|
|Marching Band||Indoor Track||Softball|
|Volleyball||Wrestling||Tennis - Boys|
|Tennis - Girls|
Under the direction of Zachary Wadsworth, the Riverbend Bands have been performing since 2004 when the school opened.
Wind Ensemble (Honors Band)
Symphonic Band (Advanced Band)
Concert Band (Regular Band)
An advanced honors band for those interested in other music is the Left Bank Jazz Ensemble. They perform at all concerts and go on a field trip in December to Ni River MS, Wilderness ES, and Brock Road ES for a Christmas Tour.
Known as the Emerald Sound & Guard Marching Band, the band's first marching season was in 2004.
The band has performed in numerous competitions over the years.
In 2016, they got a new band director, Zachary Wadsworth, and having their show named "The Future is Now". With this show, they also got First Place Drumline twice in two competitions throughout the 2016 season.
The band has performed at the James Madison University, Parade of Champions and other competitions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. They were selected to perform as a part of Magic Music Days at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Each year, the Emerald Sound Marching Band performs with the four other Spotsylvania County marching bands in the Spotsylvania Showcase at Spotsylvania High School and the Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg Christmas parades.
List of Shows:
|Director||Year||Show Title||Songs||Class||Awards||VBODA Rating|
|JMUPOC NSHS SVMI USSBA|
|Laura Cole||2004||Disney Show||Part of Your World/Beauty & the Beast, Zip-A-De-Do-Dah, Night on Bald Mountain||2A|
|2005||Night of Jazz||The First Circle||2A|
|2006||Viva Las Vegas||Luck Be A Lady, Rich Girl, Volare/Viva Las Vegas||2A|
|2007||Fireworks||El Toro Caliente, The Inferno, Fire of Eternal Glory, Music from Backdraft||2A|
|2008||Around the Riverbend||Down to the River of Dreams (Down to the River to Pray & River of Dreams), Shenandoah, Riverdance finale||I (Superior)|
|2009||Tango!||Music of Astor Piazolla, La Muerte de Angel, Oblivion, Piazolla Closer|
|Aaron Noe||2010||Jekyll and Hyde||Facade, New Life, Murder Murder, Confrontation||4A||1st place VA USSBA|
|2011||Firebird Suite||Firebird Suite||2A||II (Excellent)|
|2012||Night Watch||Three Movements Arr. Aaron Noe||3A||II (Excellent)|
|2013||The Dark Side of Oz||Breathe, Money, Brain Damage, Somewhere Over the Rainbow||2A||II (Excellent)|
|2014||Stonehenge||Samhain, Oimelc/Beltane, Lughnasadh||3A||1st place VA USSBA||II (Excellent)|
|2015||Planetary Collisions||Red Planet Mash-Up, Lullaby of Jupiter, Cosmic Finale||2A||II (Excellent)|
|Zach Wadsworth||2016||The Future is Now||Sprach Zarathustra, Back to the Future, Oblivion, Star Trek||2A||4th place JMUPOC||II (Excellent)|
|2017||From the Ashes||Chester, Sound of Silence, 'Do You Hear the People Sing?' from Les Miserables, Firebird Suite - Closer||3A||2nd Aux, 2nd Perc., 2nd GE, 1st Visual, 1st Music, 1st place (NSHS); 4th place (SVMI); 3rd place JMUPOC||II (Excellent)|
|2018||The World of Your Creation||Pure Imagination, Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, Symphony No. 5|