Richland Middle School Band

May 11th, 2020

8th grade instrument turn in

If you are an 8th grader using a school owned instrument OR if you are quitting band at RMS, we will have two days for instrument turn in- May 19th and May 20th 7am-7pm.

  • Instruments must be handed off to a band director-no one else!
  • If you are in 6th or 7th grade- keep your instrument over the summer!
  • Students that do not turn in their school owned instrument will have grades held until the instrument is returned.
  • If you are not an 8th grader and your instrument is in need of repairs, please contact your band director ASAP- we can take these instruments at this time.

Any questions can be directed to Ms. Binkley:

Save the Date- Band Camp 2020

All current 6th and 7th graders- SAVE THE DATE!

Richland Middle School and Smithfield Middle School are joining together to host our annual band camp! Please plan on attending this fun band camp!

Who: All current 6th and 7th grade band kids should attend

When: August 3rd-6th, 9am-12pm daily

Where: Smithfield Middle School


More details to follow- we cant wait for you to attend!

Google Classroom codes

If you are unsure about your child's google classroom code- check below!

Beginner Clarinet: 7h2dk4k

Beginner Trumpet: slyzho5

Beginner Low Brass: bjgky3s

Beginner Flute: 47qazhm

Beginner Saxophone: d727e73

Symphonic Band: vw7ozwz

Beginner Percussion: woywssn

Wind Ensemble: 23heywd

Beginner Double Reeds: vgnfbcp

Beginner Horns: f3f4ksu

Assignments are posted under the classwork tab weekly. All assignments are due by Sunday of each week.

No Zoom Meetings this week

There will not be a zoom meeting for any class this week.

Students are welcome to schedule a one on one lesson with Ms. Binkley or Mr. Krause. Please send us an email if you need help!

This week's assignment

Instead of recording ourselves playing, we will be doing a Kahoot! game over music theory.


1. Copy and paste the link below into your browser:

2. When it says " Enter nickname"- Enter your FIRST AND LAST NAME to receive credit (There might be someone in another class with your same name), then click 'ok, Got it!'

3. Complete the 10 question quiz to the best of your ability.

4.Once you reach the final scoreboard screen that says " You have completed the challenge, you are finished.

5. Return to Google Classroom and " Turn in " this assignment with nothing attached.

Have fun!

Zoom lessons with Binkley and Krause

If you would like to request a zoom lesson, please fill out the Google Form below. We will contact you with zoom appointment information.

Music and Arts is now open for curbside pickup

See below for a message from our friends at Music and Arts!

For Student/Parents:

Our Music & Arts Retail store has reopened using curbside pickup! Customers will be able to order supplies and instruments online or over the phone and pick up from the store. They will also be able to drop off instruments for repair or rental returns! Here’s a link to the website.


Tuesday-Friday 12:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday 9:30am- 5:30pm

Hurst Location:

1428 West Pipeline Rd

Hurst, Tx 76053-4629

Lewisville Location:

360 E FM 3040 Suite 820

Lewisville, TX 75067-8141

Event Updates

Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order calling for all schools to remain closed in the state of Texas through the end of the 2019–20 school year. This means Birdville ISD facilities will be closed and all events/activities canceled through the end of May; online learning and meal delivery (service) will continue.

El gobernador de Texas, Greg Abbott, modificó su Orden ejecutiva para que todas las escuelas permanezcan cerradas en el estado de Texas hasta el final del año escolar 2019-20. Esto significa que las instalaciones de Birdville ISD estarán cerradas y todos los eventos / actividades cancelados hasta finales de mayo; el aprendizaje en línea y la entrega de comidas (servicio) continuarán.

Cool Band videos!

Enjoy the following band related videos

8th graders- In case you missed the show reveal for BHS is below

The Birdville Mighty Hawk Band: 2020
A Day in the Life of a Middle School Band Director
SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band