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Winter Concerts - Week of 12/19

posted Dec 18, 2016, 6:28 AM by John Nista

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Beginning Band's Winter Concert 
This is a mandatory concert worth 1/3 of the student's grade. Students may perform in an additional concert for extra credit. Students are to wear their band shirts, jeans and sneakers. 
Here is the schedule of performing bands:
        Period 5 from 6 - 6:30 (Report at 5:45)
        Period 6 from 6:45 - 7:15 (Report at 6:30)
        Period 1 from 7:30 - 8:00 (Report at 7:15)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - Winter Concert for Advanced, Symphonic, Honors Jazz and Marching Bands. This concert will be in the JP Taravella High School Auditorium beginning at 7 PM and will conclude at 9PM. This is a mandatory concert worth 1/3 of the student's grade.
        (This concert has been rescheduled from Thursday, 12/22 to Wednesday, 12/21).

Students are asked to wear formal attire:
    BOYS - White or light colored , long sleeve shirt with tie (I have plenty of extra ties but students need to get one at RMS as I will not bring them to JPT), dark dress slacks (Marching Band Pants) and dress shoes (Dinkles are perfect!)

    GIRLS - White blouse/dress top, black slacks (NO dresses please-marching band pants are perfect), black shoes (dinkles, NO high heels)

Friday, December 23, 2016 - Annual Holiday Assemblies for students and faculty (Periods1, 5 and 6)
        This is the FINAL extra credit opportunity for students this nine weeks! Students must perform in all three concerts to receive extra credit! Students MUST wear their RMS Band shirts. I am allowing the students to wear long jeans and sneakers.

Parents are always welcome to watch Performance times are 9:45, 2:15 and 3:15

                                HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 


Don't forget.......

posted Dec 11, 2016, 5:47 AM by John Nista

Field Trip Forms are due NO LATER than Monday, December 12, 2016 for students attending the Elementary School Tour Field Trip on Friday, December 16, 2016. Make sure to include 15.00 to help pay for the charter buses.

Coral Springs Parade Itinerary; Wednesday, December 14, 2016

posted Dec 11, 2016, 5:44 AM by John Nista

                       CORAL SPRINGS HOLIDAY PARADE     WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016

A.) Parents can drop off their children anytime between 6:00-6:15 at the Coral Spring City Center Parking Lot, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. We will walk (as a group) from the City Center Parking Lot to our staging area by 6:30. If you are running late, parents can drop their children to our staging area. Students should be in parade formation by 6:45 P.M. for warm-ups.  Traffic will be heavy so plan on arriving early.

B.) The RMS Band has been assigned staging number 13 in this parade (We are in the very beginning)! Parade staging begins at 6:30 P.M. along Coral Springs Drive, south of Sample Road (Burger King on south east corner). The parade begins at 7:00 P.M. 

C.) Parents need to pick up their children at the conclusion of our performance (7:30pm) in the Village Square parking lot which is on the northwest corner of Sample Road and University Drive. Please plan to meet them once we are finished playing which will be 7:30 pm, not at the conclusion of the parade.

D.) We will be done playing by 7:30 so plan on meeting your children at 7:30 at the Village Square parking lot.

Points to Remember:

1. DO NOT SHOW UP IF YOU ARE NOT IN CORRECT UNIFORM! Students need to be in complete band uniform with band polo shirts tucked in black pants, along with a black belt.  Students need to have dark socks with their Dinkles (black marching band shoes). Students are not invited to perform and WILL NOT perform if they can not follow the uniform policy!

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 in the Village Square parking lot at 7:30 pm; northwest corner of Sample and University.  

6. Parents need to meet their children at the conclusion of our performance which will be 7:30 (not at the conclusion of the parade) to avoid them being unsupervised. Parents will need to provide Mr. Nista a note if they are allowing their kids to go and find them along the parade route.

7. Percussion and sousaphone students performing at the elementary schools on Friday 12/16 need to keep their instruments at home the next day.  They will need to bring them on the elementary school field trip on Friday, 12/16.

       This year’s Coral Spring’s Parade theme is “Light up the Night.” Students will be allowed to put holiday lights on their instruments or holiday hats. We have had such a wonderful marching season thus far!  Lets go out in style and show Coral Springs the best that RMS has to offer. Thank you to all students for all your time and effort. Thank you to all parents on driving your children to early morning practices and all parades.

 

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)

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