The Archbishop Riordan High School Crusaders brought the Gil Haskell Trophy back to campus on Friday night, after a 26-20 victory over St. Ignatius.
Gil Haskell coached at both Riordan and SI before going on to win two Rose Bowls at USC and a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers over a 40-year career. The annual Riordan vs. St. Ignatius football game is named in his honor.
Riordan juniors in the Class of 2019 officially became upperclassmen at the Junior Ring Liturgy, with support from their Crusader brothers, parents, and especially the alums currently working and teaching at Riordan. Congrats juniors!
It’s a triple header for the Archbishop Riordan High School Marching Band who will be playing at the football game on Saturday, Italian Heritage Parade on Sunday, and at the Fleet Week Band Challenge on Monday. Last year the Band took home a first place finish and $10,000 prize at the Fleet Week Band Challenge.
They also brought home two first place awards at last week’s Band Review.
Recommended for students and families in grades 5-8, Riordan’s Open House on Sunday, October 29, 2017 is a great chance to explore campus, meet current students, parents, faculty and coaches, and learn about academic, athletic and extra-curricular programs. We ask that all families register here.
Registration starts at 9:30 am, and the program runs approximately 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.
We are pleased to announce that the Riordan Band will once again be on the global stage at the 2019 New Year’s Day Parade in London. Councillor Robert Davis, MBE Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster, came to the school on Friday, September 22 to deliver the official invitation to the Band.
The London New Years Day Parade features approximately 72 acts and 8,500 participants. Approximately 3.5 million people attend the parade each year.
Congrats and cheers to our Band on this incredible honor! This is the second time that the Band will play on a global stage; they played in the 2017 New Year’s Day Parade in Rome.
Photo Credit: Henry Novicki ’18
The very special Class of 1957 came to Archbishop Riordan on September 18 for their Diamond Diploma event, which included a Mass with the student body. At a reception that followed for these men to celebrate 60 years as Riordan alumni, many remarked that they were deeply grateful for a Riordan education, even though they did not realize it during their high school years, and it was by the grace of God that they came to the school in the fall of 1953.
View more photos from the event here.