Welcome to the South River Music Program

The South River Music Program includes Chorus, Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Tri-M. All of these programs are supported by the Music Boosters.

Activity Fees

A friendly reminder about activity fees: they were due September 30th for all Performance Groups. Contact Lisa Davisson with any questions.

  • Marching Band 2nd payment: $150
  • Concert Band Fall payment: $100
  • Orchestra Fall payment: $100
  • Chorus Fall payment: $50

Towson University Field Trip – October 22

Orchestra families- Orchestra members have a dress rehearsal field trip this Tuesday, October 22nd, to Towson University. Students will be dismissed at 1:30PM from their 4th period classes and will report to D134 for attendance. Bus transportation will leave by 2PM and we anticipate returning to SRHS by 8:00PM. Permission slips are available in D134, on the SRHS Music website, and on the Orchestra Google Classroom. 

We need 3 parent chaperones for this trip. Please join us for this fun day of music making in preparation for our Scary Strings Concert. Please notify southrivermusic@gmail.com, or Mr. Cavanaugh to volunteer.

Download Towson permission slip

AACPS Marching Band Exhibition – Postponed to Oct 23

Due to the prediction of inclement weather, the AACPS Marching Band Exhibition at Chesapeake High School has been postponed until October 23.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with the field show props and equipment from 1:30-9:30pm. Please contact Lisa Davisson with any questions.


  • 1:30pm   Load truck
  • 2:30   Band dress in bibs and marching shoes, color guard dress in full costume
  • 3:30   Depart SRHS
  • 4:30   Arrive at CHS
  • 5:00   Watch bands/dinner at concessions
  • 6:30   Walk to truck for jackets, hats and instruments
  • 6:45   Warm up
  • 7:30   Gate time
  • 7:35   Performance
  • 8:00   Load truck
  • 8:15   Depart CHS
  • 9:30   Return to SRHS

Download the permission slip for the AACPS Marching Band Exhibition.

Rising Stars Friday Night Lights! – October 25

All band members in grades 5 – 8 are invited to perform with the South River Marching Band. Admission to the game is $5, participating students are free.


  • Practice for Middle School – 3:30-4:30pm: with HS Marching Band at SRHS.
  • Arrival for 5th graders – 4:30 pm with middle and high school band members at South River
  • DINNER – 4:45 – 5:15 provided by SRHS Music Boosters. Dinner in SRHS Auditorium Lobby
  • 5:20 -6:00 Practice for elementary students with secondary students
  • 6:20pm- Pregame Show Performance
  • 6:30pm- Game Kick-off
  • 7:20-7:30- Half-time Show Performance (SRH only)

Dress Code:

Central Middle School:
Music Polo Shirt, Dark pants, tennis shoes/sneakers, jacket (optional if needed)

5th graders:
School spirit shirt or shirt showing school colors; Dark pants, tennis shoes/sneakers, jacket (optional) 

Download Rising Stars Friday Night Lights! Flyer


Marching Band Picture Day – Postponed

Marching Band picture day that was scheduled for October 23 has been postponed. We will send out an announcement once the new date has been determined. Order forms are available for pick up in the Music Department.

Crofton Halloween Parade – October 26

We will be participating in the Crofton Halloween parade on October 26.

Edgewater Students: 
Arrive at SRHS by 9AM. Bus leaves for Crofton by 9:30AM.

Crofton Students: 
Arrive at Crofton Woods Elementary school by 10:00AM with instruments.

All students need to arrive in bibs and band t-shirts -OR- a Halloween costume of their choice. No masks can obscure vision, hearing, or ability to play a wind instrument. Safety is of extreme importance and no exceptions will be made.

* If a students DOES NOT wish to wear a Halloween costume, they MUST wear their full marching uniform.

October Dining Out: The All American Steakhouse

Join us on October 28 for our next dining out experience at

The All American Steakhouse
139 Mitchells Chance Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037

No flyer is required for this fundraiser. Please bring your family and friends!

Scary Strings – October 30

SRHS & Towson University Symphony will team up for an awesome  holiday costume concert titled, “Witches, Wizards, and Monsters- oh my!” This family concert is free admission with a donation of food or money to Harvest 4 the Hungry. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and enter the Halloween Costume Contest to win a prize as the “Most Scariest,” “Most Creative,” or “Funniest” costume winner. 


  • 2:30-3:30PM SRHS Orchestra students will stay after school to setup for Concert
  • 4:30-5:30PM Sound check run through rehearsal w/Towson U
  • 5:30-6:00PM Pizza dinner
  • 6:15PM Auditorium opens for guests
  • 6:30PM Concert start time

SRHS Orchestra students are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume, but should have a black top and black bottom, with black dress shoes, in the event a costume is not available. 

Parent volunteers are needed to help decorate the auditorium and auditorium lobby areas, and to help with food service. A pizza party will take place for SRHS & TU students in auditorium lobby. SRHS students please bring $10 for dinner. 

Download our Scary Strings Flyer

Download the Scary Strings Permission Slip

Congratulations to Sarah Ator

Congratulations to Sarah Ator for making AACPS All County Chorus. The concert will be November 2 at 7pm at Severna Park High School.

Instrumental Feeder Concert – November 7

We will be hosting the Instrumental Feeder Concert on November 7.

We need 10 parent volunteers from 4:30-6:00PM to help with set up and the bake sale before the concert. 

Concert Band Rehearsals & Feeder Concert

Concert Band Afternoon rehearsals are set to begin on Weds. 11/13 from 2:30-4:30PM in D134. These rehearsals are for all class and after school Band participants. All Concert Band students should also prepare for the feeder Band concert dress rehearsal for Tuesday, November 5th, from 6:30-8:30PM. This is the only time all Band students from grades 7-12 will be able to meet so your attendance is mandatory. The South River Feeder concert is November 7th, in the Gym, starting at 6:30PM. Student call time (arrival time) is 5:30PM. A bake sale will be provided by the South River Music Boosters Organization as a fundraiser to support the SRHS Music Department. 

Music Boosters General Meetings

We will be holding our next monthly General Meeting on November 21 at 7:00p in the Music Suite. You can view the full schedule of upcoming meetings on our Music Boosters page.

Please join us for the meeting to learn more about what we are doing and how you can help.

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