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Beginning 6th Grade Band
Open to any RMS 6th grade student interested in learning a wind/percussion instrument. Available instruments to start include: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, & Percussion. The 6th grade band performs three times throughout the school year: Winter Concert in December, Rising 6th Grade Night in February, and Spring Concert in June. A spring trip to the VA Arts Festival International Tattoo in Norfolk, VA is planned each year in late April.

Intermediate 7th Grade Band
Open to students who have previously taken 6th grade beginning band. Students continue to master the instruments they began in beginning band. They perform three times throughout the school year: Winter Concert in December, State Concert Band Assessment in March, and Spring Concert in June. The 7th grade band takes a trip to Northern VA in February to perform in a workshop with members of the Capitol Wind Symphony and tour Arlington National Cemetery. They also will perform at "Buddy Night" with the JRHS Marching Band at a football game in October.

Advanced 8th Grade Band
Open to students who have previously taken 6th grade beginning band and 7th grade intermediate band. Students will continue to master their instruments from their previous years in band class. They will perform several times throughout the school year: Winter Concert in December, State Concert Band Assessment in March, and Spring Concert in June. The 8th grade band takes a trip to perform at the Busch Gardens Musicale Fiesta-val in early May. They also will perform at "Buddy Night" with the JRHS Marching Band at a football game in October and have two in-school music assemblies with the rest of the 8th grade music department in December and June.

Please click here for more information about the RMS Band Program: RMS Band Website

Contact the Band Director:
Mrs. Erica Eaton