News and Announcements

Week of September 22nd.....

posted Sep 21, 2014, 4:31 AM by John Nista


1. I would like to thank the many band parents, students and Mr. Nix for helping RMS host a successful weekend for All State Auditions. There were approximately 900 middle school and high school students that auditioned. Thank you parents for feeding the band directors. Thank you students and Mr. Nix for helping set up and tear down the 16 rooms we used.

I wish the best of luck to our most talented students that auditioned for the band.

2. This Wednesday, September 24th is our first marching band rehearsal of the year! Rehearsal begins promptly at 8am in the band room. Parents are to drive their children to the west side band room door for drop off. I am in school by 7:30 am. Please get to school by 7:55.

We will rehearse drum cadences, Crazy Train and Gimme Some Lovin'.

3. Symphonic Band and Concert Band students are reminded I will listen to their Ab scale quiz this week during class.
    Beginning band student are to prepare their 5 note scale for the week.

Week of 9/22:

Monday, 9/22 - Jazz Band #2 8-9am in band room
                        Drum Set techniques with Mr. Wexler

Tuesday, 9/23 - Jazz Band #1 8-9am in band room

Wednesday, 9/24 - Our first Marching Band rehearsal 8-9am

Thursday, 9/25 - No School/Happy Holiday

Friday, 9/26 - Drum Line with Mr. Mann 8-9am

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 24 - Our first Marching Band rehearsal 8-9am

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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