Monday Music Notes is a weekly post that is intended to remind everyone of upcoming events and due dates. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
I have a few announcements/reminders about tomorrow’s school registration.
Stop by and see me during registration! I’d like to double check your schedule’s to try and correct any potential problems. I also have some beginning of the year information for you to pick-up. You’ll also be able to pay for your band shirt package now, instead of later if you want. We’ll be able to accept payments in the form of cash, check or credit.
Bring a friend! Our Beginning Band and Chorus enrollment numbers are a little lower than I’d like (we’re at 74 beginning band students and 23 chorus students). Ms. Davis has given Ms. Gore and I permission to add other students who didn’t initially sign-up for band or chorus! Please, get the word out and get some of your good friends to stop by and see me!
Thank you for your help!
The beginning of the year is a very busy time for us. In addition to getting back into the swing of things, we have football games, parent meetings, and more…. Here’s some valuable information for you to keep in mind as the school year begins.
Band Website (rbsmsband.com)
Our band program has rehearsals, performances, and meetings throughout the school year. The best way to stay informed is by checking our website frequently. Each week we post our weekly schedule (Monday Music Notes), as well as updating our Google Calendar. In addition, you can find copies of every form given out through the year. We recommend that you subscribe to our website via email, which auto-email’s you each update we post….which can be found on the right of our website!
It’s essential that our Beginning Band students and parents be patient through the beginning of the year. We spend the first couple of weeks learning about and testing our band instruments. At the end of that time period, we will hold a mandatory parent meeting. At the meeting you’ll receive all the necessary information about getting your student setup for beginning band. This is also the meeting where you’re student learns what instrument they’ll get to play!
Our Concert/Symphonic Band students have a busy start to this school year. We have a number of forms to be collected, shirt orders, football games and more… It’s essential that we have everyone on the same page, to avoid issues/confusion. Concert/Symphonic Band students have a number of forms that must be completed. These forms can be found on our website (click here). It includes the Band Handbook, Power of Attorney, Supply Lists, Trip Forms, and more… Information will be posted there throughout Teacher Planning Week. Students will need there band supplies by the end of the first week of school. If you need your materials delivered to RBSMS, please contact Mr. Schmidt ASAP!
There are many ways for you to follow the band on various social media websites. Please, take a moment and follow us. We will try to post as much relevant information to them as possible.
Band Website – Find all information pertaining to our band program. All forms, news and calendars can be found here.
Facebook – Our Facebook page is used to share upcoming information with our students, families, and community.
Instagram – See pictures of our students performing throughout the school year. Our username is rbsmsband.
Remind – We use remind to send our text messages to our students and families. We encourage all students and families to subscribe. All you do is text your class code to the phone number provided. Sign-up information can be found here.
Twitter – Our Twitter account is used to share upcoming information with our students, families, and community.
YouTube – We sometimes post performance recordings of our band program to our YouTube account.
Contact Mr. Schmidt if you have any questions or concerns.