There are 5 bands projects currently underway at the Rios Music Project Studios. Red Hand, The Swell, The Flash, Synesthesia and Running Wild. All bands consist of musicians between ages 12 and 18. Students collaborate on creative renditions of their favorite covers as well as create their own works of art.

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Synesthesia, A Rios Band Project


New and existing students are welcome to audition for a RIOS band each semester, or on a rolling basis as the needs arise. They perform each month at the end of their monthly 3 hour performance workshop. They also perform at two large community events: RMP Summer Fest in Carlsbad and the Student Performing Arts Collaboration in Oceanside. Band members can take unlimited skills classes here at the studio which helps them grow their skills. With the guidance of an experienced RIOS teacher and band mentor, they receive advanced instruction within their practice session. They also hone their live performance skills, and have fun with their friends! Students are placed into bands by ability level (beginning -advanced) are expected to commit to coming to band practices and performances within each quarter.


Any students interested in band are encouraged to come in to meet the director. If there is an immediate need and the levels match up students can be placed in a band right away. If not they can take Stepping Stones 4 classes which are pre-band and teach all the necessary skills for a successful band audition.