Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School is a school focused on performing arts as part of the curriculum offered with the STEAM program. In the instrumental department, we showcase 4 performing ensembles. Orchestra, Advanced Band, Jazz Band, and Beginning Band.
Many of the students also participate in Solos and Ensembles where they represent McNair for individual assessments. The Jazz band performs at multiple functions throughout the year to support our community. The Advanced Band participates in the annual Rockledge/Cocoa Holiday Parade that takes place through the Historic Cocoa Village.
Students in the instrumental programs learn about the disciplines needed to become musicians. These skills transfer to other subject areas and improve life skills. . Students in the program showed significant improvements in testing scores.