News and Announcements

Week of September 28th....

posted Sep 27, 2015, 4:19 PM by John Nista

1. The RMS Jazz Band #1 will participate in a jazz workshop with Jazz legend Mr. Ron Carter and also Mr. Chris Dorsey of Dillard High School on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Students need to be in attendance from 4:30 - 6:30 and we will be selling pizza prior to the workshop for the kids.

2. Beginning Band students will have their first playing test of the year this week. The students will be tested on their 5 note scale and numbers 12 and 13 in the Essential Element book.

3. The RMS Marching Band will be performing with the JPTaravella Band on Thursday, October 8th at the JPT Varsity Football Game. The game will be at Piper High School. Students will get permission slips and their itinerary this week.

Rehearsal Schedule
Monday, 9/28 - Drum Line 8-9 am.
Tuesday, 9/29 - JB #1 rehearsal - 8-9 am.
Wednesday, 9/30 - JB #1 rehearsal - 8-9 am.
Thursday, 10/1 - JB#2 8-9 am.
            JB#1 Jazz workshop 4:30 - 6:30pm
Friday, 10/1 - Marching Band rehearsal (indoors) 8-9am

Upcoming events:
1. Thursday, October 1st - Jazz workshop for JB# 1
2. Thursday, October 8th - Marching Band performing with JPT Band at Piper High School.
3. Tuesday, October 20th - Beginning Band's Very First Performance! 6 - 8 pm.
4. Wednesday, October 21st - Fall Concert (Symphonic/Advanced/Honor Bands.

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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