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Summer Announcements

posted Jun 22, 2015, 8:07 AM by John Nista   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 8:08 AM ]

Band Camp 2015 was a huge success!
Mr. Nista is so appreciative of all the help and support of the many band parents and high school volunteers in making the camp successful!

The following camps will be offered to students this summer:

All State Preparation Camp - This camp is designed to assist middle school students with the All State process. The camp will focus on sight reading, scales, the lyrical and technical exercises of the All State audition. Each student will have a 30 minute private lesson a week in addition to the group rehearsals. The camp will only have a maximum of 15 students.
The All State camp is held in the RMS Band Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - noon. Camp dates are July 28 and July 30; August 4 and 6; August 11 and 13.
Email Mr. Nista for an Application. Keep in mind the camp will only have up to 15 students.

Symphonic Band Camp - This camp will be held for only incoming 6th or 7th grade beginning band students that were promoted by their sectional teachers at band camp. This camp is designed to assist the students with the Symphonic Band process by continuing in their beginning band book. Emphasis will be placed on tone production, reading and counting of musical rhythms and notation.

The Symphonic Band Camp is held in the RMS Band Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Camp dates are July 28 and July 30; August 4 and 6; August 11 and 13.
Email Mr. Nista for an Application. Keep in mind the camp will be provided only to the students that were recommended for the Symphonic band by the sectional teachers at Band camp.

Welcome BAND Members!

posted Aug 15, 2014, 7:07 AM by John Nista   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 8:38 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, August 26, 2014 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, (8/20) 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 2014-2015......

posted Apr 24, 2014, 11:08 AM by John Nista   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 8:42 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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