Mountain Ridge MS

Performance Dates for 2021-2022
Performances are held in the MRMS Commons unless otherwise noted
*updated 8/23/21

October 13, 2021 - Orchestra 6:00p, Concert Band 7:00p
December 14, 2021 - Orchestra 6:00p, Jazz Band & Concert Band 7:00p
MVHS/MRMS Feeder Area Band Concert - January 26, 2022
MVHS/MRMS Feeder Area Orchestra Concert - February 1, 2022
March 10, 2022 - Orchestra 6:00p,
Jazz Band & Concert Band 7:00p
May 17, 2022
- Orchestra 6:00p, Jazz Band & Concert Band 7:30p

Above concerts are mandatory and graded

concert dress - formal dress all black, optional splash of blue (tie, scarf etc.)

*Feeder dress will be jeans and feeder area t-shirt

Other important Dates

~Chaperones are needed on all field trips please contact Mr. Estell to reserve your spot~

Audition recording due for DCSD middle school Honor Orchestra & Honor Band - TBA

Performing Arts Fundraiser 2021
October 25th - November 10th

Colorado Symphony Orchestra Field Trip - March 1, 2022

Golden Eagle For A Day - TBA

Festival of the Arts, MRMS commons 7:45a - December 10, 2021

February 12, 2022 - 4th Annual DCSD Middle School Honor Band and Honor Orchestra Concert
Orchestra 5:00p, Concert Band 6:30p, Castle View High School

DCSD Solo and Ensemble Festival - TBA

Greeley Jazz Festival - Not for 2022

Orchestra Festival - None available for 2022

Concert Band Festival - None available for 2022

Ellie Caulkins Opera House Field Trip - In School Performance TBA

Night Of Champions (pep band music) - May 4th or 5th 2022, MRMS Gym

DCSD Middle School Honor Ensemble Website


Concert Dress - All Black

1/2" 3 Ring binder with 15 sheet protectors

All students should have a music stand and metronome at home for practice.

Required Fundamentals Book

All Orchestra students please purchase Sound Innovations - Sound Development intermediate for your instrument.

All Band Students please purchase Sound Innovations - Ensemble Development intermediate for your instrument.

*Percussionists need both the Mallet and Percussion 1 Books

*Woodwind and Brass pick up the part 1 book

Violins, Violas - Extra set of strings, Shoulder rest (no foam pads allowed), cleaning cloth, and rosin.

Cellos, Basses - Cello or bass at home to practice. Rental of MRMS instrument for school rehearsals $100/yr. (Cello and basses stay at school)

Percussion - 5A drum sticks, practice xylophone or bell set along with a snare drum or practice pad at home. A required $60 DCSD percussion fee will be assessed once school starts.

Trumpets, Baritones, Tubas - Valve Oil, Slide Grease.

Trombones - Slide Grease (Slide O Mix)

Saxophones, Clarinets - Cork Grease, no less than 4 reeds in your case at all times, cleaning cloth/swab.

Flutes - Cleaning swab.