Robertsdale High School is located in Baldwin County, Alabama along the Gulf Coast. The Robertsdale High School Band program has a long tradition of excellence and a rich history beginning with its inception in 1948. The “Golden Bear” Marching Band, a cornerstone of the Fine Arts Department at RHS, is made up of around two hundred students. The “Golden Bear Band” performs at all of the high school’s football games as well as two marching contests throughout the fall, consistently garnering superior ratings and capturing many of the best in class and best overall awards at these contests. The band has previously participated in other musical events, such as programs as the All State Sugar Bowl, Universal Studios Foley Experience, and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Other instrumental performance opportunities for students at RHS include wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, and chamber ensembles. Additional performing arts that operate under the band umbrella include the color guard and winter guard. Individuals in the band compete in local, regional, and state band auditions. All concert ensembles participate in the annual Alabama Music Performance Assessment, and the Wind Ensemble has consistently earned superior ratings at this event. Private instruction is strongly supported and encouraged. These lessons are a major focus of individual development for the students in the Robertsdale High School Band. Individual members are sought after by universities across the southeast for the quality of musicianship and leadership inherent to members of the Robertsdale Band program. The ultimate vision for the program is to provide as many educational opportunities through musical skill and artistic excellence. Every decision made from the band office is in service to this skill development philosophy.