Wind Ensemble Contest

8th Grade Band: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Times are as follows and may be adjusted closer to the day. We will travel to and from RMMS by bus. Every student is responsible for their own instrument and music.

  • 9:15 am meet at RMMS to load up the bus
  • 9:45-10:00 am arrive and unload at Los Osos HS
  • 10:30 am official warm up time.
  • 11:00 am Official Performance (Free performance, parents welcome to attend)
  • 11:30 Sight Reading (parents welcome to watch)
  • 12:00 wait for scores and load up the bus to return. (Snack break) 12:30 all students at RMMS ready to be dismissed

Formal Concert Attire: Black on Bottom, White on Top

  • black shoes: solid black, closed shoes preferably and comfortable to walk in. (and stand waiting)
  • black pants (preferably not jeans), Girls that have skirts must be below the knees when sitting.
  • black socks, stockings or tights are ok, but should be black or nude.
  • white collared button-down shirt (preferably long sleeved). White undershirts suggested.

Concert Band Contest

7th Grade Contest:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The times of the day will follow this approximate schedule and may be adjusted closer to the event.

  • 8:15 (1st period) students meet at the band room, gather materials and load up. Students bring their instruments, clothes, and sack lunch. (back packs with materials recommended)
  • 8:30 leave RMMS
  • 9:00-10:45 arrive to Sierra Vista HS, Watch other performances,
  • 10:45-11:30  eat lunch, change into performance clothes
  • 11:45  official warm up (separate classroom)
  • 12:15  Performance (gym)
  • 12:45 Clinic room (separate classroom)
  • 1:30 wait for scores, pack up, leave Sierra Vista
  • 2:00-2:30 arrive back to RMMS. Students unload and get dismissed

Formal Attire: “black on bottom, white on top”

  • black shoes: solid black, closed shoes preferably and comfortable to walk in.
  • black pants (preferably not jeans), Girls that have skirts must be below the knees when sitting.
  • black socks, stockings or tights are ok, but should be black or nude.
  • white collared button-down shirt (preferably long sleeved). White undershirts suggested.

Letter with these details goes home 2/3/20 and bottom portion to be returned as confirmation.

Wind Ensemble with APU

The 8th grade Wind Ensemble is partnering with the Azusa Pacific University Wind Ensemble for a new experience. This will include a partial clinic (instruction) and rehearsal with the college students.

Students will report straight to 6th period (normal band time) to load up the bus with their instruments and belongings.

We will leave RMMS as soon as we can load up, no later than 2 pm.

We will leave rehearsal at APU about 5 pm, load the bus, and travel back to RMMS. Hopefully arriving back no later than 6 pm. Students will be able to call home when we are close to school, for pick up.

Students should wear their band shirts and bring a snack for the bus ride. (Please no peanuts).

Students will be receiving the permission slip/release form.

Concert Make Up

Monday, December 16                7:30 pm

  • Who: Ontario Chaffey Show Band
  • Where: Ontario Convention Center, main ballroom.
  • 2000 E. Convention Center Dr, Ontario, CA, 91764
  • (Yes, Mrs. Newland plays in this group!)

Tuesday, December 17                6:00 pm

  • Who: Cucamonga Middle School Beginning Band
  • Where: Cucamonga Middle School Nalbach Building
  • 7611 Hellman Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Wednesday, December 18         6:00 pm

  • Who: Cucamonga Middle School Advanced Band
  • Where: CMS Nalbach Building
  • 7611 Hellman Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Instructions:

Go to the concert. Get there early to get a good seat and grab a program. Observe the process. Be a good audience member. At the end, get a picture with the conductor and have them sign your program.

The next day, bring the program and picture to show Mrs. Newland the next day; and tell your class about your experience.

(don’t forget to bring a PEN!)

Contest Dates 2020

Concert Band: March 4, 2020 at Sierra Vista High School

Wind Ensemble: March 7, 2020 at Los Osos High School

times have not yet been assigned.

bus will be taken to and from RMMS for each contest.

Formal Attire.

This is a very serious event and the results of the performance earn a rating: Superior (A), Excellent (B), Good (C), Fair (D), and Poor (F). Each student matters to the overall score, and individual preparation is important.

Re-order Band Spirit Gear

Missed that hoody or long sleeved shirt on the first band gear order? Well, now you can purchase any gear you missed, or just get another one if its your favorite.

Both whole band and pep band gear available.

All Cash! There is a minimum requirement for the shop to fulfill the order. We will collect orders until the minimum is reached.

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Class performances

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

RMMS MPR

2nd period: Concert Band (7th) 9:20-9:40

3rd period: Beginning Band (6th) 10:20-10:40

4th period: Beginning Band (6th) 12:20-12:40

6th period: Wind Ensemble (8th) 2:00-2:30

Students wear black band shirts and long pants

Concert band songs: Antique Car Parade, the Bingo Polka, Starship Overture, Arena of the Gladiators

Beginning Band Songs: #1-10 Smashup, #14 Rolling Along, #17 Hot Cross Buns, #18 Go Tell Aunt Rhodie, #25 Lightly Row, #28 Au Claire de la Lune, #30 London Bridge.

Wind Ensemble songs: Salsa and Chips, Adagio Cantabile, Horse and Buffalo, Trails of Glory.