Rim Marching Scots

The Rim Marching Scots is a high-spirited marching band that performs at all home football games and at various competitive parades in Southern California in the fall semester only. This program has a heavy emphasis on music variety, community exposure, and physical stamina and coordination. Students in this program also participate in the other music programs. In addition, participation in marching band is like a “family” to which all band students can belong. It is a place where they learn values and standards, where they can learn to depend on one another in their pursuit of excellence. They learn about responsibility, doing their fair share, and sticking to a common goal. They learn to value people, respect their peers and not make judgments on the superficial. Alumni of this program say they acquired a stronger base for their adult life through participating in this program.

Jazz Ensemble

This Ensemble is made up of high-quality students who have a true love and talent for music - especially Jazz.  The Jazz Ensemble performs at various concerts and community events, as well as various competitions throughout Southern California.

Wind Ensemble

This wind ensemble is made up of the advanced level students wind and percussion instruments.

Concert Band

The concert band is made up of students who are beginning their musical journey and perform at the year-end District concert. These students also may participate in Rim Scots Marching Band.


The Rim High School Orchestra program, under the direction of Karen Tomlinson, is one of the preeminent training grounds for young musicians in the Lake Arrowhead mountain communities. The orchestra is made up of young people attending Rim High School, freshmen through seniors, with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and excellent musical ability. The Rim High Orchestra performs in many concerts in the Lake Arrowhead area throughout the school year.


This is a year-long course that explores choral music from a wide variety of cultures and time periods through study and performance.  The core curriculum emphasizes the basics of vocal technique, sight-reading, music theory, and music history. 

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