10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
#10 – All music-related info can be found on our Rapid Run Music Website! Please bookmark and visit this site often for important information and to view/download/print handouts your child receives at school:
#9 – At the bottom of this page is our music calendar (subject to changes). Please post in your home and check it out often! It will also be on Google Classroom.
#8 - Our Rapid Run Instrumental Music Handbook has gone digital! This packet is posted below, as well as in Google Classroom and contains critically important information. After carefully reading through it with your child, sign off on the Participation, Behavior, and Practice-Commitment Agreement Form included in this packet and submit it to Dr. Warner by Friday, August 19.
#7 – If your child is new to band or orchestra this year and has never played an instrument, please do not purchase or rent an instrument until we have decided what your child will be playing. New students test out different instruments the first week of school to help us decide the best fit for them and the ensemble.
#6 - Order your child’s Rapid Run Music Performance Polo ONLINE (for NEW students or those wanting a replacement or new size). Visit the “Music Polo” page on our website, complete the form, and submit!
#5 – Please purchase these items by August 19 (make checks payable to “Rapid Run Middle School” where applicable):
A one-inch, 3-ring binder (preferably black) with at least 25 plastic full-page sheet protectors.
Your child’s music book. These have already been ordered. Please send in payment to Dr. Warner (see the Instrumental Music Handbook for payment amounts and book titles)
Rapid Run Music Polo, $16 - This payment must be SEPARATE from music book payment.
Reeds, if your child plays clarinet, saxophone, or oboe. These students must supply their own reeds. Sax and clarinet reeds are sold in boxes of 10. Oboe reeds are sold individually. Dr. Warner can help you if you are unsure about which reed strength to get (beginners should use strength 2.5). Visit the “Instruments, Repairs, Supplies” page of our site to see where reeds can be purchased.
See the Handbook for other necessary items your child might need.
#4 – I will communicate frequently via e-mail. Please visit my Google Classroom Page (your child should be able to guide you there within the next few days!) and you will find 2 links:
A Google Form (survey) in which you can provide your email address(es) (only I can see)
An optional link to sign up for text or e-mail alerts about band, orchestra, or jazz band through Remind.com
#3 - We need parent volunteers for our music events! Please visit the “Volunteer Sign Up!” page on our website to sign up to help on our concert nights. Details and where help is needed will be on this webpage. Thanks in advance!
#2 – Please make sure your child has the required concert attire for all concerts: Red Rapid Run Music polo, black dress pants (no jeans) or long skirt, black socks, black dress shoes. We also wear special uniform t-shirts for Rapid Run Revue and to Kings Island Park. Attire is part of their grade and affects the overall look and impression of our ensembles.
#1 – Join our fast-growing lessons program by setting up weekly private lessons for your child as soon as possible. Private lesson participation has grown 400% since the 2010-11 school year because they’re fun and they work! Lessons are only once-a-week for 30 minutes, conveniently held after school at Rapid or a location nearby. Our private teacher list is included and posted on our website. Please contact the private teacher directly to set up a day and time.