R-MA News & Blog

Band and Parade Unit to March in WV Strawberry Parade

Friday, May 19, 2017

Celeste Brooks P'12, '21, Director of Public Relations

The performance season of the Randolph-Macon Academy Band and Parade Unit is drawing to a close. Following their successful performances in Florida at Universal Studios, New York City at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and Winchester at the Apple Blossom Festival, the band and parade unit will next head off to Buckhannon, WV, this Saturday, May 20th, to perform in the 76th West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade. 

The Early Years

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cooper Bourdon '11

The early years of Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) were indeed difficult and characterized by struggle. The Academy debt was up and revenue was low due to many unfortunate circumstances.

An Academy is Born

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cooper Bourdon '11

R-MA's original Virginia private school building before the Great Fire of 1927

In the beginning, it was a simple hill one-half of a mile away from the Shenandoah River, sitting at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This hill witnessed the construction of a town called Front Royal, a Civil War battle, and the growth of a society that would develop a desire for a “male school of high grade.” This is the story of that hill.