News and Announcements

Week of December 14th.....

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

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

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

Welcome BAND Members!

posted Aug 15, 2014, 7:07 AM by John Nista   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 5:04 AM ]

Welcome RMS Band Members!

 I hope all of you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to a musical school year.

                  for IMPORTANT INFO

A.) Students do not need their instrument for the first two days of school.  

 B.) Parents of our Beginning Band students are encouraged to attend a meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the band room.  We will discuss the instruments selection process and important information dealing with our program.

C.) Have a pencil and an agenda for the first day of school. Students are encouraged to purchase a school agenda for $5.00. Students are to mark all morning rehearsal dates that apply for marching and jazz bands. In addition, they are encouraged to mark their calendars for all concert and parade dates.

D.) Symphonic, Concert and Honor Band Students will need to purchase a folder containing clear sheet inserts (or transparent inserts) to keep their music in during the school year. This is especially important for those students performing in jazz band and marching band.

E.) We will rent out lockers to members of the Symphonic, Concert and Honor Bands on Wednesday, (8/26) during the student's class time. Lockers are rented for $5.00 for the school year. Beginning band students will rent out lockers (after Labor Day vacation) once they decide what instrument they are playing. 

                                                      Feel free to email me at any time. My email is:                                                    

The direct line to the band room is 754 -322-4331. An answering machine is always on.

                 Please do not leave any phone messages in the front office

Supply List for 2015-2016

posted Apr 24, 2014, 11:08 AM by John Nista   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 5:02 AM ]

1. Classroom/Office supplies:
        A.) Paper for music copies - white or light colored paper. The paper must be 20lb for                     our copier.
        B.) Paper Towels
        C.) Liquid hand soap/sanitizer.
        D.) Mouthpiece sanitizer spray available at music stores.
        E.) Water for concerts and parades.
        F.) Reeds for woodwinds such clarinets, saxes , oboes and bassoons. (Medium soft)
        G.) Valve oil and slide grease for brass players.
        H.) Jumbo paper clips
         I.) Liquid paper, white out tape

2. Save your BOX TOPS - We collect Box Tops for Education!

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