Tonight’s Band Booster Meeting is Cancelled!

Tonight’s Band Booster Meeting is cancelled! We have nothing new to discuss. The only item for us to take care of this meeting is paying our annual fee for our copier ($321.00).


Booster Officers: We need to get together sometime soon to do signature cards for the names on our bank account. We also need to finish the annual form for the school district, which requires signatures and banking information.


If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know as soon as possible.

All-County Band Results

All-County Results are in! RBSMS had 9 students selected, while ZHS had 10 students selected! Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into the 2015 M.S. Pasco All-County Band:


  • Grace Luneack – Flute
  • Sheryl Schulz – Flute
  • Shania Spittka – Clarinet
  • Haley Torres- Clarinet
  • Candice Mastycarz – Clarinet
  • Ashley Dirks – Trumpet
  • Emily Jennings – Trumpet
  • Joshua Arriaga – Euphonium
  • Samantha Crist – Tuba

All-County Audition Information

All-County Auditions will be taking place this upcoming Thursday, November 13th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. We currently have 19 students scheduled to be auditioning. Remember, this is an audition and you should dress accordingly. If you’re unsure how to dress, ask.


Here’s our schedule:

4:30 p.m. – Band Hall Opens

4:45 p.m. – Depart for Charles S. Rusche M.S.

5:30 p.m. – Auditions begin. Students will have specific audition times provided to them.

8:00 p.m. – Depart for RBSMS.

8:45 p.m. – Arrive at RBSMS

We will need a few parents to travel with us as chaperones. If you have any other questions/concerns, please contact me as soon as possible.

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Jazz @ RBSMS Academic Awards

On Friday, November 7th the RBSMS Jazz Ensemble will be playing at the Academic Recognition Celebration. This event will take place during school in the Gym. Our uniform for this event will be Jeans, Sneakers and Band Polos.


Jazz students will need to be prepared to play:

  1. Star Spangled Banner
  2. The Twist
  3. Jumpin’ Jellybeans
  4. At the Hop
  5. Breezin’
  6. Darker Shades of Grey


If you have any questions, please contact immediately.

Winter Concert Music

Here’s a link to listen to (or practice with) some of our Winter Concert Music. These links will take you to JWPepper. From there just click the play button (looks like a triangle).


Beginning Band:


Concert Band:

  • Chrysalis
  • Festival of Lights
  • Carol of the Drum


Symphonic Band:

Band Booster Meeting Follow Up

Last night we held our October Band Booster meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending. The meeting minutes are not yet available, but here’s a quick run-down of the what took place in our meeting (for those families who were unable to attend last night):


Financial Summary

  • Current Balance – $1,668.88
  • Upcoming Expenses include Beginning Band Field Trip Food ($ tbd) and Steve Weiss Music Order ($255.55, including shipping).


New Business

  1. We placed an order for new Percussion Sticks and Mallets. These items are generally designed to last anywhere from 1-3 years, so it is time to replace some older equipment. This will also help us provide equipment to some of our students who cannot afford to purchase them.


Old Business

  1. The Beginning Band Field Trip will be taking place on October 29th. Details will be published to the website later this week.
  2. Our Bowl-a-thon will be taking place on November 1st, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Details will be released next week.


Upcoming Events

  • Extended Practice Day – 10/22
  • Quarter 1 Report Cards – 10/27
  • Beginning Band Trip – 10/29
  • Extended Practice Day – 10/29
  • HS Marching Festival – 11/1
  • Extended Day – 11/5
  • Bowl-a-thon – 11/8
  • Extended Day – 11/12
  • All-County Band Auditions – 11/13
  • Progress Reports – 11/17
  • Band Booster Meeting – 11/18 at 6:30 p.m.


If you have any questions, please contact us immediately.