Non-T Day Clubs and Activities
Once a month during the fall and winter months the Academic Team has scholastic competitions at different area high schools. These competitions are Jeopardy-like contests where each high school enters a team of four students. Prizes are awarded to the three highest scoring team. Please direct questions to Mr. Nesci.
(Audition required for placement- Offered to all students at all levels)
This extracurricular class is an introduction to the RBC Dance program. The classes meet once a week after school from October to January. In January the students perform in “The Coffee House Cabaret” to showcase their talent. After the Cabaret, students are invited to audition to dance in the senior choreography projects. Students work with the senior Dance Department students on their choreography and perform their dance in the Spring Dance Concert in May. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Bascom.
Our After School Theater Program is a club offered to Freshmen and Sophomores that meets once a week after school from September to January. After School Theater is our version of Theater 101. Students learn the basics of acting: pantomime, improv, basic scene work, etc... Students who participate in After School Theater have the opportunity to perform scenes they've worked on each week in our annual "Coffee House Cabaret." Please direct any questions to Mrs. Bascom.
This group of talented and extraordinary students visits nursing homes and assisted living communities on the weekends to share their talents by performing a brief show to entertain residents. Students work together to perform dances, play an instrument, sing, act a scene or monologue, or perform a comedy or magic act. The performances are typically on weekends from October to March, based upon student availability. Students that are active members of this program can earn hours for the Christian Service Project. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Bascom.
We will be participating in several cancer fundraisers as well as sponsoring the dress down day in the fall. We hope to get a team together to participate in a Relay for Life at one of the local high schools. Please direct questions to Mrs. Guarillio.
Launched in 2006, Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) serves Catholic athletes in the practice of their faith and shares the Gospel in and through sports. We work with athletes at all levels of sport in an effort to promote a Catholic sports culture. We are supported and endorsed by an Episcopal Board made up of Cardinals and Bishops from across the country. CAC was formed in response to St. John Paul II’s call to evangelize the world of sports and his establishment of an office dedicated to Church and sports in 2004. As St. Paul’s epistles teach us, Christ is God’s true athlete and we are made perfect when, and only when, we imitate Him. St. John Paul II advises us that “Every Christian is called to become a strong athlete of Christ, that is a faithful and courageous witness to His Gospel.” CAC has developed its Cathletes™ chapter program for high schools across the country, including diocesan-wide programs. The Cathletes™ curriculum is based on Catholic sports principles and was designed by CAC, with the support of athletes and coaches, in response to the request from bishops and school administrators across the country seeking an authentic Catholic sports program. Cathletes™ chapters regularly perform service projects and have opportunities to interact with CAC professional athletes and coaches. We invite you to join us as a “Cathlete” for Christ! Meetings are held during Activity Period and also weekday mornings before school. Listen to announcements for dates. Please direct questions to Mr. Flego.
The Chamber Choir at Red Bank Catholic is a smaller 16-voice choir that is auditioned from the RBCHS Choir. In addition to the schedule kept by the RBCHS Choir, the Chamber Choir students provide the music at all school Masses and will also perform separately from the RBCHS Choir as needed. Auditions are held at the beginning of each school year and are open to anyone participating in the RBCHS Choir. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00 PM in the Music Room of the Fine and Performing Arts Building. Please direct any questions to Mr. Mack.
(Audition required; must be a junior or senior in the dance department)
Acceptance into Dance Company is a privilege. Students should possess a dedicated and hard-working attitude and commitment to the program. Company meets every Friday for rehearsals from September through May and performs in at least 5-10 shows throughout the year, including Liturgical Dance for RBC. There is a dance intensive in August and Dance Company also participates in the Regional and National High School Dance Festivals every year. In the past several years, Company has performed in Disney World and at halftime during the Orange Bowl. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Bascom.
Each year, Red Bank Catholic presents two main stage productions: the Fall Drama and the Spring Musical. RBC Performing Arts proudly participates each year in the Basie Awards and Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards, to enable our students to have the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements on the historic Broad Street Auditorium stage. These productions offer many opportunities for students to participate both onstage and behind the scenes. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Bascom or Mr. Mack.
The Red Bank Catholic Festival Orchestra is a very unique ensemble that performs three times a year - our Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, and Spring Musical. The Festival Orchestra is comprised of students and faculty of Red Bank Catholic in addition to members of the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra thus providing an unforgettable performance experience for our students. In addition to their orchestral pieces, the Festival Orchestra accompanies the RBCHS Choir at our Christmas and Spring Concerts. Students will also have the opportunity to perform as the pit orchestra for our annual spring musical depending on skill level and orchestration. Rehearsals are held during activity periods as well as when needed closer to performances. Please direct any questions to Mr. Mack.
- Forensics is a team for public speaking and oral interpretation of literature. This also encompasses debate. This encourages students to gain confidence in public speaking in all facets, as they will need these skill in future careers. Debate includes intelligent argument combined with articulation skills, while oral interpretation entails poetry reading, prose readings, dramatic readings, and even reading of one's own essays on timely topics. Please direct questions to Ms. King.
The RBC Hand Bell Choir is dedicated to promoting the art of handbell ringing through artistic performance, serving the school and community through varied performances, and fostering interest in hand bell ringing. Please direct questions to Mr. Mack.
The purpose of the Latin club is to promote an interest and appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Through this is the hope to impart an understanding of the depth of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. Please direct questions to Mr. Cavicchio.
More than 300 students participate in LIFE Club (Living In Faith Effectively) projects to improve the quality of life for those in need. A small group of 10 students, Planners, meet on T Day for organizational purposes to prepare and distribute information, but all students are welcome to participate in the projects. Trying to live the message of the Gospel, these LIFE Club members choose projects that support Birthright, Lunch Break, St. Anthony Food Pantry, Project Paul, The Center, and Mercy Center. Please direct questions to Sr. Regina and Sr. Joanmarie.
Maryknoll Affiliates is a services group affiliated with Maryknoll Lay Missionaries. Maryknoll's mission is to raise the awareness of the overseas missions and to support the missions in our community at RBC. During weekly morning meetings the group discusses mission life as well as how it relates to Bible passages and how we live out the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Please direct questions to Mr. Booth.
The Red Bank Catholic Minority Leadership Society is a leadership and service organization composed of minority students from all grade levels. The goals of the Society include serving as a rapid response service organization to assist the school when need arises, to represent the school’s minority population on issues of concern, to attend a variety of workshops on leadership and college preparation geared to minority issues, and to seek and minority based scholarships to help pay for college. MLS has responded several times at the request of campus ministries to raise money for student families, alumni, and staff. The Society has raised money for several students’ families and staff faced with illness or disasters. MLS raised thousands of dollars to aid Haiti after the devastating earthquake. They set up and ran a relief shelter distributing food and clothing to local families after superstorm Sandy. The Society is known for its ability to respond almost instantly to any call by the school for help. MLS meets twice a week, or as needed, during homeroom. Please direct questions to Mr. Heyer.
This is a small but dedicated group of future lawyers, public speakers, and statesmen who have a passion for the workings of American legal system. Students are assigned roles and the group fields both a defense and a prosecution/plaintiff team, with lawyers, witnesses, bailiff, etc. The students then participate in a competition sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. This is a wonderful learning experience, as students get to compete in actual courtrooms at the Monmouth County Courthouse, with actual judges and lawyers acting as judges in the competition. Please direct questions to Ms. King.
Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations in which students research member nations and their positions on a range of geopolitical issues. The students then advance their country's position in UN committees such as the General Assembly, Security Council, and the World Court. Please direct questions to Mr. Gleitz.
The RBCHS Choir is the main choral ensemble experience at Red Bank Catholic. The choir is typically comprised of over 50 singers from every grade, skill, and talent level. The RBCHS Choir annual Performances include: Carnegie Hall in November, the RBC Christmas Concert and prayer services in December. Lenten Prayer services, our Spring Concert, and a performance at Disney World finish off the season. There is NO AUDITION for this ensemble. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-5:00 PM in the Music Room of the Fine and Performing Arts Building. Please direct questions to Mr. Mack.
The Sailing Team consists of accomplished sailors as well as those students that are simply interested in learning the ropes. There are 2 practices a week, usually Mondays and Fridays, in Shrewsbury, and the weekly Regattas are held in Toms River, usually on Wednesdays. The season normally runs for approximately 10 weeks. Please direct questions to Mrs. O’Keefe Howlett.
Set Painting for the fall and spring productions as well as several dance shows throughout the year invites students to assist in the creation and painting of sets and props. Please direct questions to Mrs. Valentino.
The goal of SADD is to empower our young adults to make positive decisions in regard to their health and safety. We will discuss and confront the risks and pressures that challenge them on a daily basis. We educate peer to peer and foster a sense of belonging, hoping to promote resilience, leadership and advocacy skills so that young adults make positive life decisions that they will carry with them throughout life. Our meetings take place every other Wednesday, after school, in Room 101. Please see Julia Vassallo or Kelly O’Keeffe Howlett for more information.
This club creates the RBC Yearbook, Emerald, for the current school year. Club members will have various responsibilities including copy, design and photography. Please direct questions to Mrs. Valente.