Concert Band

Department Chairperson/Instrumental Music Director – Mr. Gerald Cavanaugh
Concert Band Advisor – Mr. Rick Stewart
Percussion Instructor – Mr. Drew Harrah

Band class fulfills the current course requirement for fine arts. This class is performance based, requiring participation in all school, county and state band activities as determined by the director. After school rehearsals are required in preparation for these adjudicated events. Additionally, band class performs at both the winter and spring concerts.

Auditions are open to all students. STEM students are welcome and highly encouraged to take advantage of the after school Music Activity Period and receive their Fine Arts Credit (for STEM students only).


Students in the Concert Band Performance Group concert attire guidelines will be published by August 30, 2022 . 

Female Students

The women’s concert attire is black on black, a black blouse with either a long black skirt, black dress pants or a long black dress, with black socks, stockings and black dress shoes. Mr. Cavanaugh and the Music Boosters can make recommendations if needed.

Male Students

The men’s concert attire is a black dress shirt, black tie and black dress pants with black socks (and dress Shoes. Black socks must be crew length or higher (no ankle socks!).


Band students are assessed fees to offset the expenses associated with managing the band program including music, field show development, instrument repair, transportation and much more.

Concert Band Performance Group activity fees are $100 total for the year – pay this if you are not in Marching Band. 10% off if paid in full by September 1, 2023.

  • $50 due September 30
  • $50 due February 28

Instrumental Loans

  • $____ per year – Instrumental loaner fee

Payment Instructions

When submitting a payment, please follow these instructions to ensure that payments are credited properly:

  1. Write your child’s first and last name on the memo line of the check along with the purpose of the payment (i.e. Fall Fee, Spring Trip, meal, etc)
  2. Place all checks inside an envelope labeled with your child’s full name and purpose of the payment.
  3. You can pay via ZELLE or PayPal, our user name is [email protected]. Please indicate your child’s name and music program in the note section.

All envelopes should be placed in the black mailbox outside the Music Department office or mailed to:

South River High School
Attn: Music Boosters
201 Central Ave East
Edgewater, MD 21037

If you need to split payments, please reach out to the Music Booster Financial Secretary for assistance.

Student Leadership

Congratulations to this year’s South River High School Concert Band leaders.


For questions regarding the Concert Band Performance Group, please contact Mr. Cavanaugh at 410-956-5600 or by email at [email protected].