Sunrise Middle School provides many opportunities for wind and percussion instruments.  The band program includes two sections of sixth grade band, a seventh grade band, and eighth grade band.  The program also offers a Jazz band for select seventh and eighth graders.  Electronic Music and Beats, an introduction to GarageBand and basic percussion, and Beginning Guitar are two explore classes offered to eighth grade students.

Sunrise band students have performed numerous times at the Nebraska Music Education Association's fall convention in Lincoln, and sends students to the Jan Wymore Honor Band, middle school music festivals, and the Nebraska State Bandmaster's Association 8th grade All-State band every year.

Link of The Week

  • Space Chords   The Drum Corps International band "The Blue Devils" warms up with space chords!
    Posted Aug 30, 2014, 8:48 AM by Paloma Mena-Werth
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  • Gothenburg Music Festival Silver Hawk Band members rocked the Gothenburg Music Festival this past Saturday!  Nineteen students performed solos or as a part of a small ensemble!
    Posted May 8, 2016, 8:09 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
  • The SMS Uke Club is famous! A picture of the Sunrise Ukulele club is featured on the homepage of the Luna Guitar company!!  Go to www.lunaguitars.com and wait for the third slide.  
    Posted Oct 17, 2014, 6:59 AM by Paloma Mena-Werth
  • Kearney 8th Grade Band Takes 1st Place! The Kearney 8th Grade Marching band was awarded the first place trophy at the UNK Band Day Parade this past weekend!  The band was made up of 65 students from ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2014, 12:12 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
  • Uke Club begins Wednesday! Ukulele Club will begin this Wednesday, September 17th.  Feel free to come to either session (7:45 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.).  We will be taking a big ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014, 2:35 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
  • Marching Band Information and schedules for both the half-time performance at the Kearney High football game this Friday, and the Band Day Parade this Saturday, have been posted on the Concert ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014, 2:33 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
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  • Uke Club Extravaganza! The ukulele club will be having a gathering upstairs in the Kearney Public Library on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m.  We will play through some of our ...
    Posted May 8, 2016, 8:07 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
  • Final Concert! Sunrise's final band concert will be April 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the Sunrise gym.  The 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade and jazz bands will be ...
    Posted May 8, 2016, 8:00 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
  • Organ Recital St. James Episcopal Church will be doing a rededication of their organ after its most recent renovation.  The concert will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 28th.  Miss ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2014, 12:15 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
  • Band Day Parade! The Band Day Parade is this Saturday, September 20th!  Close to twenty bands from around the area are signed up to play.  The parade begins at MONA, travels south on ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014, 2:37 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
  • FREE Air Force Band concert in Kearney! Vortex, a group within Heartland of America Air Force band will be doing a free concert Thursday, August 14th.  The ensemble plays rock, blues, funk, and swing tunes.  The concert ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2014, 1:32 PM by Paloma Mena-Werth
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