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Universal Studio's Holiday Parade Itinerary

posted Dec 4, 2016, 5:43 AM by John Nista

2016 RMS MARCHING BAND MACY’S HOLIDAY PARADE ITINERARY

A reminder to all students and parents:

Students may wear a black, long sleeve shirt underneath their band shirt for the performance. It must have sleeves that are completely black.

Students must have the following for our trip:

1.     1.) Their instrument, complete marching uniform (required for performance) and music. Students will not perform if they are not in correct uniform of red band polo shirt, black dress pants, black belt, black socks and dinkles. There will be no exceptions made to this rule! Students will be in a holding area with a parent chaperone if they are not in correct uniform, which means they will not be in or see the parade. Students may want to bring a small duffle bag to neatly store their band uniform and dinkles for the performance.

2.      2.) Park t-shirt. They must wear this shirt when they report to school at 5:30 am and this shirt must continue to be worn while in the park. This is to help chaperones identify our students.  They should have comfortable shorts/long pants and sneakers. (students may wear a sweat shirt underneath their park shirt).   Students not wearing their park shirt in Universal Studios must walk with an adult chaperone at all times!

3.      3.) Students will need money for Friday morning breakfast on the turnpike and Friday evening dinner at Millennium Mall. They will need money for snacks/drinks during their stay in the park.

 

Friday, December 9, 2016

5:30 am    Students are to report to RMS Bus Circle for 6:00 am departure.

10:00 am   Approximate arrival at Islands of Adventure in Orlando. Students will have a meal voucher to eat lunch anywhere in the                  park. Students must walk with their friends and must never walk alone in the park. Students will change into their                      marching uniforms at 3:30 and prepare for Macy’s Parade at Universal Studios.

2:45 – 5:00   Mandatory check in at the entrance of Islands of Adventure and move to busses at Universal Studios for parade preparation. (changing into uniforms and warm up)       

5:00 pm      MACY’S HOLIDAY PARADE AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

 

6:30 pm    Arrival at the Millenium Mall. Students must bring money for their dinner at the Mall.


        ***Parents may sign their children out at the Millenium Mall if they are staying the weekend in Orlando. Please notify Mr. Nista in writing (email) by Wednesday, December 7th. Parents should plan to meet us at the Millenium Mall Food Court between 6:15 – 6:30.

 8:15 pm           Departure for RMS

 11:30 pm         Parents are to pick up their children at RMS

 

Students are expected to follow all Broward County School Board policies. Parents will be notified of any inappropriate behavior at the theme park. Please e-mail Mr. Nista if you have any questions or concerns at: john.nista@browardschools.com

Pompano Beach Parade Itinerary

posted Nov 20, 2016, 1:10 PM by John Nista

    POMPANO BEACH HOLIDAY PARADE     THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

Parade staging begins at 5:45 P.M. along North Riverside Drive and the south end of the Municipal Parking lot across the street from the Sands Harbor Hotel. RMS BAND has been assigned staging number 22 for the parade.  The parade begins at 6:30 P.M.; therefore, parents can drop off their children anytime between 5:30 - 6:15pm. Students should be in parade formation by 6:00 P.M. for warm-ups. 

DIRECTIONS TO PARADE:

From Atlantic Boulevard: 

According to Parade officials, no one will be permitted to drive across the Intercoastal Bridge to the beginning of our parade staging area. Parents can park at the end of the parade and walk their children to the staging area. It is not a long walk from the end of the parade to the starting area. The parade will end on NE 22 Avenue at McNabb Park. Parents may park at the end of the parade and walk their children to the starting point. There is plenty of parking in the back parking lots of Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase Banks, which are located along the 2400 block of East Atlantic Boulevard.

                                                                                       OR

Take Atlantic Blvd east to Federal Highway (US 1). Make a left and head north. Turn right onto 14th Street Causeway. There will be a Shell Gas Station on the corner. Go over the Intracoastal Bridge and make your first possible right which is North Riverside Drive and follow almost a mile. The staging area will be on your left. 

 

From Royal Palm:  Take Royal Palm (in which its name changes to Copans Road, east to Federal Highway (US 1). Make a right and head south. Turn left onto 14th Street Causeway. There will be a Shell Gas Station on the corner. Go over the Intracoastal Bridge and make your first possible right which is North Riverside Drive and follow almost a mile. The staging area will be on your left. 

 

Points to remember:

1. Students need to be in complete band uniform with band shirts tucked in black pants. Students need to have dark socks with black shoes. Correct uniform or you won’t march! No exceptions.

2. Students should eat dinner prior to the parade and bring a water bottle to the parade.

3. Students are to leave their instrument cases in their parent’s car.

4. There are no restrooms along the parade route; therefore, students need to use the restroom prior to arriving at the parade.

5. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children at the beginning of the  parade and park their car towards the end of the parade. The parade will end on NE 22 Avenue at McNabb Park. Parents may park at any of the Bank Parking lots towards the end of the parade.

Parents must meet their children at the conclusion of the parade to avoid them being unsupervised. Parents will need to provide Mr. Nista a note if you are allowing the kids to go and find you along the parade route.

 

Feel free to email me at john.nista@browardschools.com with any questions or concerns.

 

All County Band

posted Nov 20, 2016, 12:40 PM by John Nista

Congratulations to the following students that auditioned and were selected for this year's All County Band.


Tuesday, November 29th is the first rehearsal at Nova MS from 6-9 PM.

Selected for the ensemble:

Ramblewood MS

Sophia

Arellano

Flute

Ramblewood MS

Isabella

Ayala

Trombone

Ramblewood MS

Adrian

Braga

Baritone BC

Ramblewood MS

Sarah

Castillo

Trombone

Ramblewood MS

Nicholas

Chavez

Baritone BC

Ramblewood MS

Joshua

Currie

Oboe

Ramblewood MS

Emilee

Deblasio

Percussion

Ramblewood MS

Corbin

Diaz

French Horn

Ramblewood MS

Andres

DiLoreto

Clarinet in Bb

Ramblewood MS

Tahiris

Duran

Flute

Ramblewood MS

Mckenzie

Fisher

Bass Clarinet in Bb

Ramblewood MS

Sena

Ghobadi

Tuba

Ramblewood MS

Skylar

Horowitz

Clarinet in Bb

Ramblewood MS

Mackenzie

Korenic

Trumpet

Ramblewood MS

Juliette

Lewin

Flute

Ramblewood MS

Jacob

McEwen

Alto Sax

Ramblewood MS

Megan

McGuire

Trumpet

Ramblewood MS

Isabel

McGurn

Alto Sax

Ramblewood MS

Luke

Meitz

Tuba

Ramblewood MS

Charles

Miller

Bass Clarinet in Bb

Ramblewood MS

Matthew

Montelione

Trumpet

Ramblewood MS

Caleb

Moxey

Percussion

Ramblewood MS

Tyrell

Naicker

Clarinet in Bb

Ramblewood MS

Jeffery

Ocampo

Trumpet

Ramblewood MS

Kayla

Porter

Flute

Ramblewood MS

Christopher

Rivera

Clarinet in Bb

Ramblewood MS

Talisa

Roberts

Trombone

Ramblewood MS

Tristan

Santiso

Trumpet

Ramblewood MS

Rachael

Sloan

Trumpet

Ramblewood MS

Breanna

Snell

Trumpet

Ramblewood MS

Vacha

Tiempetch

Clarinet in Bb

Ramblewood MS

Fabian

Todorov

Tenor Sax

Ramblewood MS

Mia

Uliano

Clarinet in Bb

Ramblewood MS

Zachary

Ulman

Tenor Sax

Ramblewood MS

Kaelii

Vargas

Clarinet in Bb


Beginning Band Spring Concert

posted Mar 13, 2016, 11:39 AM by John Nista

      RAMBLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL BEGINNING BANDS

Proudly presents their “SPRINCONCERT” on Monday, March 14, 2016

 We are pleased to announce our Spring Concertp on Monday, March 14, 2016. There will be three different show times for this performance:

 6:00 – 6:30 pm - Period Six Beginning Band.

 6:45 – 7:15 pm – Period One Beginning Band

 7:30 – 8:00 pm – Period Five Beginning Band

 Please contact me by email if you have a scheduling conflict with your child’s starting time. Student’s performance times can easily be switched to accommodate your schedule. 

This will be an exciting event you won’t want to miss. Bring your cameras, video recorders and tape players so that you can enjoy this special moment for years to come. Remember, THIS IS THE LAST GRADE FOR THE QUARTER......THIS CONCERT IS MANDATORY

 I am so proud of all of our young musicians. I know you will enjoy the music from our talented students.

Students are to follow these guidelines:

1.      1.) Students must be in their band shirt. I am allowing them to wear jeans (any color) with sneakers.  Uniform is part of their grade.

2.      2.) Students are to keep their instrument cases in their parent’s car. Please do not bring cases or back packs into the cafeteria.

3.      3) We will use the stands from the Band Room

4     4.) Punctuality is part of the students grade. Students entering late will receive a lower grade.

        5). Students must not play their instruments until the concert begins.

Advanced Band -District Band Evaluation - Wednesday, March 16, 2016

posted Mar 11, 2016, 12:25 PM by John Nista

Advanced Band Itinerary

District Band Evaluation    Wednesday, March 16, 2016    JPTaravella HS

Uniform – “Sunday Best” – White top; black dress pants and Dinkles. Boys please wear ties. Students may wear all black if possible. No one will perform in Jeans or sneakers!

8:00 – 9:00 am – Last morning rehearsal for Districts (please be early)

9:15 – Students are in first hour class (C Day; period 5)

10:15 – Students rehearse in Band Room (period 2)

10:45 – Percussion and Woodwinds reports to busses with instruments, back pack, music and equipment.  Prepare for 10:50 departure

11:05 – Brass reports to busses with instruments, back pack, music and equipment.  Prepare for 11:10 departure

11:15 – Noon - Lunch in the JPT breezeway (in front of the main office and concession stand). Bring money for lunches and check munu that was attached to your permission slip.

12:15 – Warm up in the JPT Auditorium

1:00 – Performance

1:30 – Scheduled Sight Reading in band Room

2:00 – Scheduled Clinic

2:45 – Depart for RMS (Parents may sign out students only if they are in attendance)

Honors Band - FBA District Band Evaluation Tuesday, March 15, 2016

posted Mar 11, 2016, 12:18 PM by John Nista

Honors Band Itinerary

District Band Evaluation    Tuesday, March 15, 2016      JPTaravella HS

Uniform – “Sunday Best” – White top; black dress pants and Dinkles. Boys please wear ties. Students may wear all black if possible. No one will perform in Jeans or sneakers!

8:00 – 9:00 AM – Last morning rehearsal for Districts (please be early)

6:45 PM – Students are to report to the JPT breezeway (in front of the main office and concession stand). Leave your cases in your parent’s car! You need your instruments and music only!

7:15 PM – Warm up in the JPT Cafeteria

7:45 PM – Scheduled Performance (encourage your parents and friends to attend. You will never sound this good again!)

8:15 PM – Scheduled Sight Reading in band Room

8:45 PM – Scheduled Clinic

9:15 PM – Pictures

9:30 PM – Students dismissed to parents

FBA - Symphonic Band - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

posted Mar 11, 2016, 12:08 PM by John Nista

Symphonic Band Itinerary

District Band Evaluation       Tuesday, March 15, 2016     JPTaravella HS

Uniform – “Sunday Best” – White top; black dress pants and Dinkles. Boys please wear ties. Students may wear all black if possible. No one will perform in Jeans or sneakers!

9:15 – Students are in first hour class (B Day; period 6)

10:15 – Students report to the cafeteria

10:25 – Students whose last name begins with A through M report to busses with Instrument, back pack, music and equipment. Prepare for 10:30 departure to JPTaravella.

10:50 – Students whose last name begins with N through Z reports to busses with instruments, back pack, music and equipment. Prepare for 10:55 departure

11:15 – Noon  Lunch in the JPT breezeway (in front of the main office and concession stand). Bring money for lunches and check munu that was attached to your permission slip.

12:15 – Warm up in the JPT Drama Room

1:00 – Performance

1:30 – Scheduled Sight Reading in band Room

2:00 – Scheduled Clinic

2:45 – Depart for RMS (Parents may sign out students only if they are in attendance)

Jazz Band #2 District Evaluation Band

posted Feb 13, 2016, 6:21 AM by John Nista

The following are the results for the performing members for District Jazz Band evaluation on Thursday, April 7th. 

The policy of the Florida Bandmasters is that no more than 25 students are to perform on stage for Districts or the school will be disqualified. I have listed 23 names below. We still need a Tenor 2, possibly Trumpet 4, and could use a back up drum set as I feel we need in case of an emergency. (we really need two students to step up to fill out this band!)

Everyone is permitted back in the jazz band following Districts. I absolutely hate the 25 member rule! I can't tell you how much I enjoy teaching this group! I just can't fight this rule!

See everyone below on Wednesday, February 17th for rehearsal!

Saxophones
Alto 1- Fasano, Peter and Martinez, Valentino

Alto 2 - Lalance, Jaimie and McGurn, Isabelle

Tenor Sax - Ulman, Zach
Bari Sax - Webster, Connor

Trombones
1st - Castillo, Sarah and Braga, Adrian

2nds - Grant, Alexis and Weiss, Michael

3rds - Kulauzidis, Nick and Gouveia, Wilson

4th - Luke Meitz

Trumpets
1st - O'Campo, Jeff and Sloan, Rachel

2nds - Mckenna, Kayleigh and Wong, Madison

3rds - Korenic, Mckenzie and  ???? (still need to listen to Juan Sanabria)

Piano - Rivera, Christopher
Bass - Stambaugh, Josh and Saavedra, Adrian
Drum Set - Moore, Landon

Week of December 14th.....

posted Dec 13, 2015, 11:53 AM by John Nista

Announcements:
1.) I want to acknowledge the efforts of the RMS Marching Band for outstanding performances in the Coral Springs Holiday Parade on Wednesday, December 9th and the Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios on Friday, December 11, 2015. Congratulations to all students for performing so eloquently. I am proud of all of you!

    Check out the Ramblewood Middle School Band's Facebook page for a recap of our trip and performance to Universal Studios.

2. The RMS Beginning Band's will perform their Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 15th in the RMS Cafeteria.

Beginning Band students will follow this schedule:
6:00 PM - Period 5;         6:45 - Period 6            7:30 - Period 1

A.) Students should be seated 10 minutes prior to the concert for roll. Students grade will be lowered if they walk into the concert when the band has begun playing the concert.
B.) Students must wear their RMS Band shirt (part of their grade); jeans and sneakers.
C.) Students may play multiple concerts for extra credit.
D.) This concert is part of the band curriculum and is worth 33% of the student's nine week grade.

3. The RMS Honors Band and select members of the Symphonic and Advanced Band will perform at our local elementary schools on Wednesday, December 16th.

A.) The band room opens at 7:15 am and busses leave at 7:50 AM
B) Ramblewood Elementary School performance 8:30 -9AM
C.) Maplewood Elementary School performance 9:45 - 10:15 AM
D.) Coral Square Mall Lunch 10:45 - 12:30
E.) Riverside Elementary School performance 1 - 1:30 PM
F.) Students must be in class at RMS by 2:15
G.) Honor Band students must bring their stands for Silent Night, Charly Brown and Christmas Rock.

4. The Marching, Honors, Symphonic, Advanced and Jazz bands will perform in their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 17th at JP Taravella HS. The concert begins at 7 pm and will end at 9PM. Students should wear their "Sunday Best." Students should have white or light colored shirts(boys need to wear a tie), black dress pants and dinkles. 
Girls are NOT to wear skirts or dresses.

5. The RMS Marching Band is performing for the RMS Faculty and Students on Friday, December 17th for our annual Holiday Assembly. Performances are 1st, 5th and 6th periods. Students are to wear their band shirts, jeans and sneakers.

Rehearsal Schedule
Monday, 12/14 - Jazz Band #2 rehearsal 8-9 am.
Tuesday, 12/15 - Jazz Band #1 rehearsal - 8-9 am.
Wednesday, 12/16 - Jazz Band #2 rehearsal - 4:00 - 4;45 pm.
Thursday, 12/17 - Jazz Band #1 8-9 am.
Friday, 12/18 - No am rehearsal but RMS marching band is performing for students and faculty periods 1, 5 and 6.

Upcoming events:
1. Tuesday, December 15th - Beginning Band's Winter Concert at RMS (scheduled printed above. Please read announcements #2.

2. Elementary School Tour - Honors Band and and select members of Symphonic and Advanced bands.

3. Thursday, December 17th - Winter Concert at JP Taravella HS for Symphonic, Advanced, Honors, Jazz and Marching Bands. 7pm.

4. Friday, December 18th - School Assemblies for RMS Marching Band periods 1, 5 and 6

            WISHING everyone a safe and happy HOLIDAY!

November/December agenda

posted Nov 1, 2015, 11:50 AM by John Nista

Announcements:
I want to acknowledge the following students that will represent Ramblewood Middle School in Broward's  All County Band. Congratulations to the following students that auditioned and were selected. I am proud of all of you!

Flutes: Ashley Galan (3rd); Lauren Hill (11th); Anna Barrientos (12th)
Oboe: Barbie LaMontagne (1st)
Clarinets: Heather Millevoi (6th); Dasia Hall (7th); Julia Faiotto (8th); Alianis Ochoa (12th);                  Sarah Daley (15th)
Alto Sax: Renatta Vespa (4th)
Tenor Sax Andrew Newman (1st)
Trumpets: Jeffrey O'Campo (3rd); Anthony McGurn (9th); Nicholas Hatfield (10th); Casey                        Jones (12th); Michael Lacey (13th); Rachel Sloan (14th)
French Horn: Zahra Hassan (9th)
Trombone: Steve Muncie (1st); Peter Fasano (3rd)
Baritone: Joshua Stambaugh (1st)
Tuba: Davi Matloff (2nd); Chandler Hoffman (6th)
Percussion: Colin Mulligan (5th)


2. The RMS Marching Band will be performing at the Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios on Friday, December 11th. Students must turn in a $50.00 deposit with permission slip by Monday, November 9th. 

3. The RMS Jazz bands will be performing at All County Music on Saturday, November 14th from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Please let me know no later than Monday, November 2nd if you can not participate.

Rehearsal Schedule
Monday, 11/2 - Drum Line, Jazz Band #2 and Pom pom girls 8-9 am.
Tuesday, 11/3 - JB #1 rehearsal - 8-9 am.
Wednesday, 11/4 - JB #2 rehearsal - 8-9 am.
Thursday, 11/5 - JB#1 8-9 am.
Friday, 11/6 - Marching Band rehearsal (outside) 8-9am

Upcoming events:
1. Saturday, November 14th - Jazz Bands performing at All County Music for MS Jazz Day.             JB#1from 10 - 10:30 and JB#2 from 10:30 - 11am
2. Thursday, November 12th - Video midterms for Symphonic, Advanced and Honor Bands                                 (during class).
3. Thursday, December 3rd - Pompano Beach Holiday Parade (RMS Marching Band)
4. Wednesday, December 9th - Coral Springs Holiday Parade
5. Friday, December 11th - Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios
6. Tuesday, December 15th - Beginning band's Winter Concert at RMS
7. Thursday, December 17th - Winter Concert at JP Taravella HS for Symphonic, Advanced,                                 Honors, Jazz and Marching Bands. 7pm.
8. Friday, December 18th - School Assemblies for RMS Marching Band periods 1, 5 and 6

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