The St. Clairsville-Richland City School District is located in the city of St. Clairsville in Belmont County, Ohio. The St. Clairsville band program serves the students of both St. Clairsville Middle School and High School. The band program begins in the 5th grade and offers students the opportunity to perform in a variety of ensembles including concert band, marching band, jazz band, pep band, pit orchestra, and other various smaller ensembles. In the past few years, the bands at St. Clairsville have had the opportunity to perform in Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Disney World. Band members participate in OMEA District IX solo & ensemble festival and large group adjudication. Students are consistently selected to participate in district and regional honor bands. In addition to their dedication to the band, many St. Clairsville Band members can also be found singing in choir, acting on stage, playing a sport, excelling in academics, and being leaders in clubs and other organizations.
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"Red Devil" Marching Band qualifies for state finals
The "Red Devil" Marching Band earned a Superior Rating at the River View band competition, which qualifies the band for state marching band finals. The band will travel to Brunswick HS on November 7th and perform with some of the best marching bands from across the state!
"Red Devil" Marching Band earns Excellent Rating and 2nd Place!
The "Red Devil" Marching Band performed the past two weekends at OMEA competitions in Licking Heights and Cambridge. The band earned a 2nd place trophy at both competitions and an Excellent Rating.
Middle School Summer Band Week!!
The St. Clairsville Band hosted it's 3rd annual Middle School Summer Band Week!! Students rehearsed during the week and performed a concert at the end of the week. This year, over 65 musicians participated in the summer band week and they put on an outstanding concert!!
Junior High band earns straight superior ratings!!
The 7th and 8th grade symphonic band earned straight superior ratings at OMEA district adjudication. A superior is the highest rating and means "an outstanding performance, with very few technical errors and exemplifying a truly musical expression. This rating should be reserved for the truly outstanding performance."
7th and 8th grade band members participate at Solo & Ensemble
Members of the 7th and 8th grades bands performed as a soloist or in a small ensemble at our District Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event. Out of 19 events, they earned 16 superior ratings and 3 excellent ratings!
Marching Band Performs in New York City!
The St. Clairsville "Red Devil" Marching Band performed on the USS Intrepid in New York City. During the stay in the big apple, the band visited the top of the rock, 9/11 memorial, times square, and took in the Broadway musicals The Lion King and Mama Mia! See the band on deck of the USS Intrepid!!
High School Concert Band Earns a Superior Rating
Congratulations to the members of the St. Clairsville high school concert band. They performed at the District 9 OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event and earned a superior rating. This rating qualifies the band to perform at state large group in May!
WTRF 7 / C.A House Band of the Week!!
The St. Clairsville Band was named the WTRF 7 / C.A House Band of the Week on September 10th, 2014. You can watch the Channel 7 news broadcast here.
Middle School Summer Band Week!!
The St. Clairsville Band is hosting it's 2nd annual Middle School Summer Band Week!! Students will rehearse during the week and present a concert at the end of the week. This year, the concert will be held at the St. Clairsville Amphitheater at 6pm on Friday, June 13th. Come out and hear the Middle School Summer Band!
St. C Middle School Students Excel at District Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to the members of the St. C Middle School 7th and 8th grade bands. A recorded number of students participated in the District Solo & Ensemble Festival this year. Students could perform a solo or in a small ensemble of 3 or more. The students earned 29 superior ratings and 12 excellent ratings this year.
WTOV9 Band of the Week
The St. Clairsville "Red Devil" Marching band is featured on wtov9.com as the band of the week for September 21st. The band performed their halftime production at Martins Ferry Stadium. Click here to check out the video of the band!
St. C Middle School Band Receives Superior Rating
Congratulations to the members of the St. C Middle School Concert Band. They performed for the District IX OMEA Junior High Large Group Adjudication held at Marietta High School. The band received a superior or 1 rating from the judges.
Band Performs at Disney World
Members of the band traveled to Disney World and enjoyed 4 days at the parks, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and Animal Kingdom. They performed for Festival Disney at Hollywood Studios and received a clinic from an esteemed college band director.
Students selected to perform in District IX Honor Band
Stephanie W. and Laura B. have been selected to represent St. Clairsville High School in the OMEA District IX Honor Band, held on Friday, January 19th. Congratulations!!
Senior trumpet player to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Congratulation to senior band member Leandra Reed. Leandra was selected from thousands of audition tapes nationwide to be a member of the Macy's Great American Marching Band, and will be marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!