Ridgeview High School State Band Champs

Ridgeview High School Band takes 4A State Championship

Redmond, Ore –Ridgeview High School’s 46 student ensemble band took the Oregon State 4A Band Championship last week in Corvallis, Ore.

The Ridgeview High School band was one of ten 4A schools that qualified to compete at the state championships held at the LaSells Stewart Center. This is the first time a band from Redmond has earned any placing at the state level.

Bands were judged on quality of sound, technique and musicianship. The bands also compete in sight reading, in which the band is presented with a new piece of music and given seven minutes to compose a performance. Ridgeview took first in this portion of the competition as well.

Ridgeview High does not have a senior class this year and nearly 85% of the band are freshman students. The band has worked tirelessly in the last school year in preparing for this competition.

“I am so proud of our students,” shared Dave Sime, RVHS Band Director. “Our goal was to make sure that they would walk off the …

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Ridgeview High School earns LEED Gold certification

Redmond School District’s newest construction, Ridgeview High School, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) provides independent certification that a building, home or community was designed and built in accordance with the following areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Ridgeview High School was constructed with 2008 bond funds. Dull Olson Weekes-IBI Group Architects (DOWA-IBI) of Portland, Ore. designed the school in partnership with the district. The school was completed in the fall of 2012 at a final cost of $73 million, which was less than the originally budgeted $80 million.

“Our goal in designing Ridgeview High School was to provide a facility that addressed the district’s vision for innovation in education while minimizing the impacts to the environment,” shared Alina Graham, DOWA-IBI Designer. “The entire process was a collaborative effort with student and staff input during design and a team-oriented relationship with …

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