Riverwood Middle School Band

Summer Band

Over the course of the next two weeks we are going to be having our Summer Band camp at RMS for the Concert, Symphonic, and Honor bands.  This allows us the opportunity to get a head start on the school year with our football music so that we can have a successful first week of school pep rally on Friday, August 9th.  This is not an all day thing for all students, so you can CLICK HERE to see when your child needs to be at RMS.  If you are out of town or unavaliable we understand, this is not required, but we do encourage all students who are avaliable to be here.  

We will also be going to Main Event with any students who are participating in Summer Band.  This will be Wednesday, July 24th from 10:00-1:00.  The cost of this event is going to be $25 and it has to be submitted by the end of the day on Monday, July 22nd.  This will allow us to get a final number to Main Event so they can prepare for us and any other groups that are going to be there.  CLICK HERE for all of the information for Main Event.

8th Graders

We are giving 8th graders the opportunity to vote on where our Spring Trip is going to be this year.  CLICK HERE to go to the Google Form if you have not already, so that you can vote for which you prefer.  The options that we are going with this year are Schillterbahn in New Braunfels, or Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.  We are going to close this form the first week of school so please take care of this if you have an opinion on which one we should do.

Incoming 5th Graders

CLICK HERE to see what your instrument placement is for next school year! We did our absolute best to keep everyone on their first two choices, and if you have any questions please email one of the directors and let us know.  We will be having an instrument drive on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Riverwood Cafeteria so that you can get your supplies and instruments ordered.  All parents should have received a copy of the recommended instrument list, but if you did not, CLICK HERE to see it.  We work with all of the music stores that are listed at the bottom, and you may contact them on your own to get your supplies ordered.  

If you do not see your name, or if you did not try out the different instruments yet, please email Mr. Burleson or Mr. Maxey right away.

Thank you all for coming out to the try out nights, and we can't wait to see you in band next year!

Private Lessons

CLICK HERE for our list of private lesson teachers.  It is recommended that all students take private lessons.  This is the best way for students to enhance their musical knowledge and performance level.  The most successful students in band almost always take private lessons.  Most private lessons are taught at KHS, but some lesson instructors still teach over zoom or in rare instances at their house.  Above is our list of lesson teachers (by instrument) and their contact information.  Paying for private lessons is the respnsibility of the student and their parents.  There is a scholarship avaliable for lessons from the band boosters, and you can contact the band directors for more information on that.