Riverbend High School

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Riverbend High School
Riverbend High School is located in Northern Virginia
Riverbend High School
Riverbend High School
Riverbend High School is located in Virginia
Riverbend High School
Riverbend High School
Riverbend High School is located in the US
Riverbend High School
Riverbend High School
12301 Spotswood Furnace Road


United States
Coordinates38°17′42.5″N 77°34′31.7″W / 38.295139°N 77.575472°W / 38.295139; -77.575472Coordinates: 38°17′42.5″N 77°34′31.7″W / 38.295139°N 77.575472°W / 38.295139; -77.575472
TypePublic High School
School districtSpotsylvania County Public Schools
SuperintendentDr. Scott Baker
CEEB code470 887
PrincipalDr. Troy Wright
Enrollment1926 (2017-18)
Color(s)          Royal Blue and Emerald Green
Athletics conferenceVirginia High School League
AAA Northwest Region
AAA Commonwealth District
Conference 4
Feeder schoolsChancellor 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).[citation needed]

Fall Winter Spring
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

Performing arts[edit]


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.

Marching band[edit]

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.[1]

List of Shows:

Director Year Show Title Songs Class Awards VBODA Rating
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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About". Riverbend High School Bands. Riverbend Bands. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2011.

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