News and Announcements

Week of September 2nd....

posted Sep 1, 2014, 5:56 AM by John Nista


1. Band Shirt orders must be turned in by Wednesday, September 3rd. We can not afford to buy extra shirts to have on hand. We have been reminding students since week 1 on a daily basis to get their order forms in.

2. Beginning Band students are encouraged not to get an instrument until they are sure of what they want to play. We will be helping students on Tuesday with their decision making.

3. Open House for 7th and 8th grade parents will be held on Thursday, September 4th beginning at 6:30.

4. Jazz Band #1 auditions will be held every morning this week from 8 - 9am. There is no audition process for jazz band #2.

5. Mr. Nista will offer All State help this Tuesday and Friday on a first come, first serve basis. Either email me or set up an appointment during school. Mr. Nix, our fall intern, is available on a daily basis for help. Students just need to ask.

Schedule for the week of 9/2:
Tuesday, 9/2 - Jazz Band #1 auditions from 8-9:00 am in band room.
                        All State help for any students from 4 pm until 5:15 pm.
(students must email Mr Nista for appointments with All State help)

Wednesday, 9/3 - Jazz Band #1 auditions from 8-9:00 am in band room.
                            Mr. Nix is available after school for all state audition help

Thursday, 9/4 - Jazz Band #1 auditions from 8-9:00 am in band room.
Mr. Nix is available after school for all state audition help. 
Open House for all 7th/8th grade parents.

Friday, 9/4 - Drum Line practice 8-9:00 am with Mr. Mann.
                                    All State help 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, September 2nd - Jazz Band #1 auditions 8:00 - 9am in band room (entire week and may
                                            continue into the following week).                                                         

Wednesday, September 10th - Video Chair Placement exam for Honors, Symphonic and Concert Bands.

Saturday, September 20th - All State Auditions at RMS 8:00 am until 5pm for middle school and high                                                 school students of Broward County

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.

                  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:                                                    

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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