EBOP is the Elementary Band and Orchestra Program offered at Highlands Ranch High School for HRHS elementary feeder schools. Students in 5th and 6th grade have the opportunity to learn an instrument while gaining musical experience with their peers. In addition, students develop relationships with future Cresthill Middle School peers which can have a positive impact on their educational experiences as they move on to middle school and high school.
Band instrument instruction is available to students on flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and drums/percussion.
Orchestra (String) instrument instruction is available to students on violin and cello.
Your student will receive instruction once a week throughout the school year. Regular attendance and home practice improve your student's musical development.
To enroll your student in EBOP complete the registration form under the Registration tab.
Mr. Barker is very excited to be returning to EBOP as the director and teacher of the band portion of our program. Mr. Barker is in his 5th year with the EBOP program and is ready to bring elementary school music back into our community!
Mr. Barker started playing music in elementary school, just like our EBOP students! He played saxophone in his Elementary Band program and added drums and percussion as he grew as a musician. Mr. Barker credits his time in elementary school band as the fostering of his love and passion for music.
At the High School, Mr. Barker is responsible for teaching our Jazz Bands, Percussion classes, Guitar Classes, Music Appreciation, and part of the piano program as well. He also works with after school programs like our Marching Band and Winter Percussion groups.
Mr. Rigolini is entering his 4th year as the Director of Instrumental Music at Highlands Ranch HS. He is also excited to welcome EBOP students and families back to the program and to be teaching our EBOP orchestra classes.
Mr. Rigolini began his musical education in elementary school and joined the band in middle school. His elementary, middle, and high school musical experiences lead him to a degree in Music Education. Since graduating he has made it his life's work to share music with as many students as possible.
Mr. Rigolini moved to the Denver area in 2016 to pursue his Masters of Music Degree at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He now lives in the Highlands Ranch area with his wife, Kelly, son, Rory, and dog, Lucy.