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Red Hand is one of the much more rock-based bands at RIOS. With much influence from bands like Nirvana and Weezer, this band loves really hitting it home with their own punky style. All the members love playing this genre of grunge rock making them an overall really solid group.


The Swell is a band project that started with more folk covers but as it's grown it's members now love to play more alternative Indie songs.  With airy vocals and down to earth instrumentals, this band gives off a Cali Coast Vibe.


The name refers to a condition in which you see sound as color, and this band strives to bring new color and new energy into all the songs they play. With strong piano elements, layered vocals, and fantastic percussive roots, not to mention the soft drone of the cello, Synesthesia is a Rios favorite. 


The Flash Band consists of 4 talented kids who love to rotate instruments, share the lead singer role, back each other up and generally share their talents equally throughout the band. This makes them a very fun band to watch!


Running Wild is our newest Rios band and we are excited to see how they develop! They focus on mostly acoustic songs with nostalgia and harmony. 

Student Performing Arts Collaboration 2019

We are thrilled to showcase some of San Diego’s most inspiring young artists. Come and enjoy an evening of Music, Art and Theater with North County San Diego’s Star students. Rios Music Project Bands, students and some special community groups. This will also be the launch of our newly formed record company, Rios Records

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Upcoming SPARC Dates: 3rd 2019

Sunshine Brooks Theater, Oceanside

This Kala ukulele is one of my favorites because of the way it's built. I have used many and this is by far my favorite soprano ukulele on Amazon. It feels sturdy, it holds it's tune (once it's been broken in a bit) and it won't get dinged or bent if it gets dropped by little hands. I really love the saturation of the paint. It pops out from the rest which helps young learners get excited about playing. Anything that encourages them to pick up their instrument is a good thing. The only thing I wish it had was a peg so you can wear a strap. If you are interested in playing standing up, or in front of a crowd, you might want to consider this ukulele. It is larger, it has a built in tuner and it can be plugged into an amp.

If you are considering getting the super fun, brightly colored, Kala Soprano listed above, please also consider purchasing a clip-on tuner, a hard case (or a soft case) and a ukulele hanger for the wall and a music stand, and some soft felt picksThe case will keep the uke safe when it's being toted around. However, once back at home, I recommend always keeping your instrument out of its case. You are 100 percent more likely to play it if you can see it! The music stand will ensure that there is an organized place to keep your sheet music where it won't get lost in the shuffle, and you won't have to look down on your lap or strain your neck to read off a flat table surface. When you're not practicing, or jamming with your friends, you can hang your pretty instrument on the wall. Instruments make the best wall art!



Our RIOS Band Synesthesia was honored to be selected to compete in the PBS Talent Search Celebration of Music 2018. There were 18 acts chosen out of hundreds. The contestants were featured on the local Celebration of Music Talent show as well as an Ethan Bortnick Concert,where the winner was announced.

We look forward to competing in this special showcase again in the future..hopefully in San Diego next time!

If you would like to check out Celebration of Music, please click here.

To check out the band Synesthesia, and follow their social media please click here.

Spring Concert By The Ocean 2018


What a wonderful day this was. Thank you to all the Ms. Amy, Mr. Damian and Ms. Audreal for helping the kids on and off the stage. Also, a huge thank you to Isabelle Briens' French Pastry Cafe for bringing their mobile Crepe Party! It was delicious. Can't wait to do this again next year. 

We always need volunteers for this fun event.

Please email Julie Chambers at if you would like to help out and make this an amazing evening for all our RIOS families in 2019!
Rios Music Project Spring Concert