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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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