Ross Middle School Band Program
Fifth Grade Band
The purpose of Fifth Grade and is to begin instrumental instruction with students at the middle school level. We will use some skills that have been developed in elementary school laying recorder in this class. Playing an instrument is an exciting way for students to participate in the arts in the Ross School District. We will have a lot of fun and learn a lot about different composers and different types of music. We will give concerts to display the ability of these students as they advance in their skills.
Monday: Woodwinds & Percussion
Thursday: Brass & Percussion
Friday: Full Band
Important Dates (2017-2018)
September 7,8,11,12: Presentations about band during intervention periods
September 14th: 7:00 pm- RMS Cafeteria- 5th Grade Beginning Band Meeting & Sign-ups
December 13th- 7:00 pm: RHS Auditorium- Holiday Concert
May 15th- 7:00 pm: RHS Auditorium- Spring Concert
Sixth Grade Band
The purpose of Sixth Grade Band is to continue to develop the skills as a musician that have already been created in the previous year of instruction. We will work to create a fun learning environment while still. advancing as musicians. Middle School Band is a very important time for students to develop skills that they will need to become members of the high school band. We will give concerts and have in-class assignments to accomplish these goals. At Ross Middle School it is possible to participate in both band and choir, in fact, it is encouraged!
Monday: Full Band
Tuesday: Woodwinds Only
Wednesday: Brass Only
Thursday: Percussion Only
Friday: Full Choir Day
Concert Dates (2017-2018)
December 13th: Ross Middle School Winter Band Concert-7:00 pm- RHS Auditorium
May 15th: Ross Middle School Band and Choir Spring Concert- 7:00pm- RHS Auditorium
Seventh/Eighth Grade Band
The purpose of the 7/8 band is to develop skills as a musician that have already been developed in the previous years of instruction. We will work to make a fun learning environment while still advancing our skills as musicians. Middle School Band is a very important time for students to develop skills that they will need to be members of the high school band. We will give concerts, participate in parades and community events, and a high school football game. There will also be playing tests, and in-class assignments to achieve our goals. At Ross Middle School it is possible to participate in both band and choir, as they meet separate periods of the school day.
The full band will rehearse everyday with concentrated pull-out sectionals for additional instruction.
Concert/Performance Dates: (2017-2018)
September 22nd: Band Night Football Game- 5:00pm
October 6th : Homecoming Parade- Elda Elementary- 4:00 pm
December 13th: Ross Middle School Winter Band Concert- 7:00pm
March 8th: Ross Middle School 7/8 Theme Concert- 7:00pm
May 15th: Ross Middle School Band and Choir End of the Year Concert- 7:00pm
May 5th: Ross Middle School Band and Choirs to Kings Island for Music Showcase Festival Competition: All Day
Fees and Equipment
Students are required to rent or own their own instrument to participate in the band program at Ross Middle School. There are some assistance programs available if you are not able to obtain an instrument through traditional means.
There are fees associated with each group. They are as follows:
- 5th Grade: $10.00 for T-Shirt
- 6th Grade: $20.00 for T-Shirt and Holiday music book
- 7/8th Grade- Varies based on instrument.
Students will need: RMS Polo shirt, Flip Folder & Lyre, Kings Island Competition Entrance Fee