Contact Ms. Kilgore, ERMS Director of Bands

Phone 616.863.6140 ext 1252

Rebecca Kilgore is in her 11th year at East Rockford Middle School and in her 18th year of teaching.  In years past, the bands at East Rockford have received high honors at District and State Band Festivals. In January 2016, the ERMS 8th Grade Symphonic Band will perform in DeVos Hall for the Michigan Music Conference.

Ms. Kilgore was selected as MSBOA District X Band Teacher of The Year for 2015-2016.

Mrs. Kilgore is an active adjudicator for MSBOA Solo and Ensemble District/State Festivals and MSBOA District Band Festival. Ms. Kilgore serves on the executive board as District X Secretary. She also served six years as Medals/Plaques for MSBOA District X.

Ms. Kilgore was nominated for the Who’s Who Among American Teachers award two times and was nominated for the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Award in 2006.

In 2015-2016, the East Rockford Symphonic Band was selected to perform as the featured Middle School Band at the Michigan Music Conference. The concert will be at DeVos Hall on January 22, 2016 at 8:00am.

The 2012-2013 ERMS Symphonic Band also performed at the Michigan Music Conference. 

Ms. Kilgore has brought many new opportunities to the East Rockford students, such as 6th Grade Solo Festival, end of year 6th grade  band concert, a 7th grade band “live” Broadway theater trip and the annual 8th grade band trip to Chicago. Prior to East Rockford Middle School, she taught in the Kelloggsville and Kalamazoo Public Schools.  While at Kelloggsville Public Schools, Ms. Kilgore developed the music program from 19 students in the high school band to over 80 students in just five years. She received her Bachelors of Music degree from Western Michigan University and her Masters in Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music.  

Ms. Kilgore has taught Berny Band at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp 3 summers and 2 summers at Knollcrest Music Camp at Calvin College.

Ms. Kilgore teaches private lessons and is also a guest clinician in the Grand Rapids area. She lives in Rockford with her daughters Madison (9 years old), Elizabeth (5 years old) and their dog Minnie.
Ms. Kilgore

Ms. Kilgore,  Madison 9 years old and Elizabeth 5 years old.