News and Announcements

Week of May 26th.....

posted May 25, 2015, 5:57 AM by John Nista

Announcements:

IMPORTANT SITE CHANGE:
Unfortunately, JPTaravella High School has double booked their auditorium on the evening of our Spring Concert. The RMS Honor, Symphonic, Concert, Jazz Bands and Honor's Raiders Bands will have their concert at Coral Springs High School on Thursday, May 28th. Students are to arrive no later than 6:30 pm. Coral Springs High School is located on the northeast corner of Sample Road and Rock Island Road.

1. I am so proud of our performance of the National Anthem at the Marlin's game on Friday, May 22nd. The kids were fabulous and all had a great time. I am looking for good videos to put on our Band website. Please send to my email.

2. We are having our Spring Concerts this week. Below are the itineraries for the performances:

BEGINNING BANDS - (Students will receive extra credit for multiple concerts)
Tuesday, May 26th at RMS Cafetorium
6:00 - 6:30 pm - Period one
6:45 - 7:15 pm - Period five
7:30 - 8:00 pm - Period six

Honor, Symphonic, Concert, Jazz Bands and Honor's Raiders Bands
Thursday, May 28th at Coral Springs High School 7pm start - 9:15pm
Make sure to bring your music and instruments. Please leave your cases in your parent's car. You are wearing your "Sunday Best." Please where white or Black shirts, Dark dress pants and dress shoes (Dinkles). Boys are to wear ties.

3. Thank you to parents and students whom have donated supplies to our program. With Band Camp less than a month away, we are always in need of the following supplies:

We would appreciate any of the following office supplies:
A. Ink for our printer. Brother MFC J6920 DW
B. 20 lb paper - White, light blue, beige or green.
C. Paper Towels, liquid hand soap
D. White out (roll on; not the liquid)

4. Students are reminded Band Camp is scheduled June 8th through June 19th. Final placement for next year's band will be done at the conclusion of camp. Please turn in your camp forms by the end of the May.

Week of 5/26:

Monday, 5/25 - Memorial Day!

Tuesday, 5/26 -Jazz Band #2 from 8 - 8:30 am; Jazz Band #1 from 8:30 - 9:00am

Beginning Band Spring Concert - Tuesday; 5/26
6:00 - 6:30 pm - Period one
6:45 - 7:15 pm - Period five
7:30 - 8:00 pm - Period six

                                   
Wednesday, 5/27 - No morning rehearsals - 7th grade class trip.

Thursday, 5/28 - Honor's Raider Band rehearsal 8-9am

Spring Concert at Coral Springs High School for Honor, Symphonic, Concert, Jazz Bands and Honor's Raiders Bands; Thursday, May 28th 7pm - 9:00 pm

      
Friday, 5/29 - No morning rehearsal - 8th grade class trip

                        
Upcoming Events
1. Tuesday, May 26th - Beginning Band's End of the Year Concert
2. Thursday, May 28th at Coral Springs High School - Raider Band, Symphonic, Concert, and Honor Band's End of the year Concert at JPT.
3. BAND CAMP 2015 - June 8th through June 19th.

National Anthem Itinerary 5/22/2015

posted May 17, 2015, 3:39 PM by John Nista   [ updated May 21, 2015, 6:36 AM ]

RMS Band performs The National Anthem

Florida Marlins vs. the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, May 22, 2015

The RMS Band is preparing to perform the National Anthem on May 22nd at Marlins Park, which is located at 501 Marlins Way in Miami, Florida; 33125.

Parents may pick up their tickets during band rehearsal on May 21 between 4pm and 5:30 pm or during the school day from 9:15 - 3:45 on Friday, May 22nd. Performing students will get their tickets once we have played the National Anthem and put our instruments away.

This is the itinerary all students will follow for the performance:

1. Students should wear their long jeans and sneakers to school on the day of the performance. They can choose to wear their band shirt to school or fold their band shirt neatly and keep it in their back pack. I do not have a place to store everyone’s shirts during the school day.  Parents may drop off their children’s shirts when the students are eating pizza from 3:45—4:15.

2. Students must bring their backpacks onto the bus with them. The school alarm will be on once we get back from the game. Students will get their back packs on Tuesday, May 26th if they leave them in the band room.

3. The parent association is serving pizza and cookies for the students immediately following school. Students should bring $3.00. Food will be served to 4:15pm.

4. Trombones, French Horns, Baritones, Tenor and Bari Saxes will load their instruments first onto the truck as soon as school lets out.

5. Sousaphones and percussion must help load their instruments on the truck following the low brass and French Horns.

6. Trumpets, Alto Saxes, Flutes, Oboes and Clarinet players will bring their instruments onto the school bus with them. They will place their instruments on the truck following our performance.

7. Students must use the restroom following dinner and prior to getting on the buses. It will take at least an hour or more to get to the stadium.

8. Bus list is alphabetically. Mrs. Fox will post the bus list on the morning of the trip. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE! Don’t even think about asking!

9. Your parents will sit on the last two buses if they purchased a bus ticket. Parents do not have assigned buses. They just need to find a seat on either bus.

10. We should return home between 10:45—11:30pm. You may call your parents once we leave the stadium and are heading home.

11. Your instruments must go home with you as the school alarm will be set . (I do not have an alarm code)

12. Make arrangements to take your instruments home with you.

 Email any questions to Mr. Nista        John.nista@browardschools.com

Week of May 18th.....

posted May 17, 2015, 5:11 AM by John Nista

Announcements:

1. Thank you to parents and students whom have donated supplies to our program. With Band Camp less than a month away, we are always in need of the following supplies:

We would appreciate any of the following office supplies:
A. Ink for our printer. Brother MFC J6920 DW
B. 20 lb paper - White, light blue, beige or green.
C. Paper Towels, liquid hand soap
D. White out (roll on; not the liquid)
E. 8 oz bottled water for our Marlin game trip - The kids will appreciate it!

2. We are having National Anthem rehearsal on Tuesday, May 19th and Thursday, May 21st in preparation for our Miami Marlins performance. Rehearsals will end
between 5 - 5:15

Students should:
A. Bring a snack to eat after school.
B. Bring a water bottle
 (Parents will sell water/candy after school - Students should bring a couple of dollars).

C. Wear a light colored shirt, shorts, sneakers, cap and sunglasses.

3. Students are reminded Band Camp is scheduled June 8th through June 19th. Final placement for next year's band will be done at the conclusion of camp. Please turn in your camp forms by the end of the May.

Week of 5/18:

Monday, 5/18 - Jazz Band #2 from 8 - 8:30 and Jazz band #1 from 8:30 - 9am

Tuesday, 5/19 - Honors-Raider Band 8: 00- 9:00am
                        NATIONAL ANTHEM rehearsal 4:00 - 5:15 outdoors
                   
Wednesday, 5/20 - Band Trip to Magic Kingdom

Thursday, 5/21- No morning rehearsal
                        NATIONAL ANTHEM rehearsal 4:00 - 5:15 outdoors
      
Friday, 5/22 - Honors-Raider Band 8: 00- 9:00am
                    Marlin Game - Buses leave at 4:45!
                        
Upcoming Events
1. Wednesday, May 20th - End of the Year Band Trip - Magic Kingdom
2. Friday, May 22nd - National Anthem - Marlins Game
3. Tuesday, May 26th - Beginning Band's End of the Year Concert
4. Thursday, May 28th - Raider Band, Symphonic, Concert, and Honor Band's End of the year Concert at JPT.
5. BAND CAMP 2015 - June 8th through June 19th.

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.

                           Rmsband.org 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:                                                             john.nista@browardschools.com 

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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