Tom Burkett

Welcome Back to RSA!
This year is going to be great.  I look forward to working with all of you and sharing the learning and discovery experience in music.

Here are some important dates for you to put in your calendars:

Spring Musical mandatory parent meeting --- 8/22/17 @ 6:00 in the community room.  

Toyon Bay orientation meeting for 8th graders and their families --- 8/24/17 @ 6:30 in room 63.

Spring musical auditions and call backs --- 8/26/17 @ 9:00 A.M. in room 19.

Talent Showcase Tryouts --- 9/12, 9/13, 9/14 @ 3:00-5:00 in room 18. See the following link to sign up ... http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49a5ad29a46-rsa2017

Sleeping Beauty rehearsal --- 9/16/17 @ 9:00 in room 18,19 and 20.
Sleeping Beauty rehearsal --- 9/30/17 @ 9:00 in room 18,19 and 20.

Autumn Asian Moon Festival --- 10/04/17 in the RSA amphitheater and field.

Talent Showcase --- 10/6/17 @ 6:00 in RSA amphitheater

Sleeping Beauty rehearsal --- 10/14/17 @ 9:00 in room 18, 19 and 20.
Sleeping Beauty rehearsal --- 10/28/17 @ 9:00 in room 18, 19 and 20.

Veteran's Tribute Assembly -- 11/9/17 @ 8:10 A.M. in RSA amphitheater.

Sleeping Beauty rehearsal ... 11/11/17 @ 9:00 in room 18, 19 and 20.
Sleeping Beauty rehearsal ... 12/9/17 @ 9:00 in room 18, 19 and 20.

General music class concerts next Spring ... 3/8/18 and 4/9/18 @ 6:30 P.M.


This year, our first day of school was 8/16/17.  Here is a link to a youtube video showing our staff performing a song medley to welcome back our students for the new year . . .  https://youtu.be/9KB4VapVx9Q


 On the first day of school last year, Fall of 2016, the staff introduced themselves to the students by performing a short skit and song entitled "Getting to Know You."   Here is the Youtube link . . .  https://youtu.be/qVPYIMwWwfA


The link below was filmed the first day of school in the Fall of 2015 during which we introduced the staff to the students using cards painted by each staff member.  Collectively, they spelled out "Welcome Back."
 https://youtu.be/Aogm5lj3Tks


The link below is from 2014’s first day of school, during which we introduced the staff to the students using the song "What Does the Fox Say?"   We changed the lyrics in honor of our mascot (the fox), so that the words represent the spirit of RSA, and our Character Awareness program. 
http://youtu.be/kpfnlfBLDh4