Curbside Check Out

  • 6th grade: Friday, May 15
  • 7th grade: Wednesday, May 20
  • Make up for 5th-7th: Friday, May 22, 8 am -11am
  • 8th grade: Wednesday, May 27, 9 am – 2 pm
  • Bring all school owned instruments, books, and equipment. Store owned or personal do not get turned in.
  • Summer check out available for school-owned instruments (6th and 7th graders). Form can be printed and returned at checkout, or emailed, due no later than May 22.

Independent Lessons

Weekly Tasks

Each week there will be new tasks assigned. It doesn’t matter which task you are on as long as you are practicing. Record your pass offs on Flip Grid.

Each class is now going to have their own page for assignments. This will contain the information and materials you will need. You will find the pages on the right side bar, or follow these links.

Beginning Band:

Concert Band:

Wind Ensemble:

Flip Grid

Find our flip grid with each class name:

I created a walk through with pictures using the Beginning Band account.

Remember to click the arrow on the right side of the topic, this will expand the whole topic list.

The Flight of the Bumblebee Survey

I put together a playlist of different instruments playing the famous melody of “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov. Here is the YouTube playlist.

After you watch the videos, go to this google FORM to vote for your favorite. Results as of May 4.


Follow me on Instagram @rmmsnewland

Essential Elements

Set up a student account. In the front of your book, there is an Activation code. Here are the instructions for setting up an individual account.

Look around get familiar with the options. Practice with the recordings.

How to clean your instrument

This YouTube playlist has videos on how to clean each band instrument.

When you open this YouTube playlist, you can find the instrument you play and follow the steps. When in doubt, ask for help!

Instrument Exercises

Check out the new page where every instrument has special exercises.

Metronome (Dr. Beat)

Theses are free websites:

There are also a gazillion apps to download. Find one that works for you!

One Note Notebooks

Each band class as a one note notebook that has all our materials stored from the year. You will also be able to find new and extra materials there.

From your One Drive, click Shared with Me, and Open your Band notebook.

The Content Library has pages to reference. Under your name are the items you can modify. Feel free to print the worksheets for your at home use.

Beginning Band

Concert Band

Wind Ensemble

Learning a 2nd Instrument?

Go onto the 6th grade class links and practice the newly uploaded Spitfire.

Need another other? Go the 7th grade class links and work on Taiko!


The Joy of Music in times of Crisis

With the Google form, watch in the embedded videos from YouTube and fill out the questions. – Turin 1:35 – Italian National Anthem 1:40 – “Can’t Help Falling in Love” 1:44 – “Nessun Dorma” 3:17 – Bagpipes 1:24 (from 2019) Notre Dame 1:01


If you would like to make water or snack donations, feel free to do that at any time. All items can be dropped off during school hours to the front office. They will add your name, process through the nurse, and deliver it to me. We can store and use items when needed. Thank you!

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 festival is at Baldwin Park High School: 3900 Puente Ave, Baldwin Park, CA, 91706.
  • Buses will enter the parking area from Badillo St.
  • Visitor parking will be in the stadium lot off Puente or the front of campus.  All visitors will be required to present a valid form of ID and check in before entering the school.


  • 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 Baldwin Park 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


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.

Online order here: