Music Ensemble: Frequency

Riverland's Music Ensemble "Frequency" was formed in the mid-1960s as "The Briars." Since that time, the group has specialized in performing popular styles of music. From folk to Broadway, from rock to madrigals (hey, they were pop hits back in the 1500s!), Frequency has done it all. Recent songs performed have included hits by Imagine Dragons, Green Day, Prince, Paramore, Queen, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In recent years, Frequency has become more student-driven, with students being much more involved in choosing music, planning and leading rehearsals, and creating their own arrangements as well as original music. With guidance and support from the instructor, students explore music in a new way. Some recent concert appearances include with Twin Cities-based band, Rogue Valley; KSMQ-TV's "An Austin Christmas" and "Holiday Harmonies" specials; "Carols and Cabaret" with Lindsey Williams; and "Home for the Holidays," a fundraiser for Austin Public Schools. 


"Longview/Welcome to Paradise" from May 2019 "Summer Send-Off"  concert

"Silver Bells," a student-created cover from December 2017 "An Austin Christmas" music special on KSMQ-TV (PBS).

A Frequency sampler from December 2016 winter concert and Spring 2011 "A GLEE-ful Evening"


Frequency performing at Riverland's Spring Graduation 2018








A Frequency student working with guitarist/composer Chris Koza of the band Rogue Valley, 2018.












Frequency performing at the Paramount Theatre - Austin, April 2015









Frequency and the Northwestern Singers "Bach to Rock" concert, Paramount Theatre-Austin, April 2015









Frequency and high school students at a vocal percussion workshop given by The Cat's Pajamas at Riverland in 2016










More of Frequency's activities can be found on our Facebook page,