Richland Middle School Band

October 6th, 2020

Welcome

Welcome to another fabulous week in band! Weekends are a great opportunity to relax and reset so we can start fresh on Monday!


As always, please email Ms. Binkley with any questions: Katie.binkley@birdvilleschools.net

T shirt Money due 10/14/2020

We will be collecting Band T shirt money- now through 10/14/2020! The cost is $10.00 per t-shirt. Once money is collected we will be able to order our shirts!


Cash or check only- checks made out to RMS Band


Online students can bring their money to the front office!

Canvas and live Zooms

Now that face to face instruction has begun, Online students should be logging into a zoom every day and play along with their class! Everyone should be logging into the zoom in order to receive attendance credit and your daily grade!


Zoom links can be found on the bottom of each Canvas home page (scroll to the bottom).

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.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfB-6udSwW5gkChn2sizSzZaZo9e2AyG2xXtYOTRMR2w4eU-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Our Fundraiser Begins next week!

Next week on Tuesday and Thursday, we will be taking time in class to talk about our Fan Pledge Fundraiser! Students will not be asked to sell any items, but instead will be asking friends and family for donations!


Our fundraiser helps us:


  • Purchase music
  • Purchase and repair instruments
  • Purchase instrument supplies
  • Pay for transportation to and from events
  • Fund student fees for families who are unable to pay!
  • Fund private lesson scholarships



More info to follow- We can't do it without you!

Smart Music Class Codes

Here are the smart Music class codes (7th and 8th grade classes only)


  • Wind Ensemble (Varsity Band-6th period):KKZGP-MQKE3
  • Symphonic Band (Non Varsity Band-7th period):FP2U4-KP74E
  • Concert Band (sub non varsity Band-2nd period):AVREC-63REN

Band In person Class Schedule

RMS Band Bell Schedule- These are the times that online band students should plan on attending their zoom daily!


1st period- 8:40-9:23 Clarinet/Low Brass

2nd period-9:28-10:11 Trumpet/ Sub Non Varsity Band

3rd period-10:16-10:59 Saxophone/Trombone

4th period-11:04-12:24 Flute

5th period-12:54-1:36 Conference/Beginner Percussion

6th period-1:41-2:24 Varsity Band-Wind Ensemble

7th period-2:29-3:12 Non Varsity Band- Symphonic Band

8th period-3:17-4:00 Double Reeds/French Horn

Sectionals (7th/8th grade band only!)

This week we will start sectionals. Although they are optional, we would love to see you there! This will help students fill in any gaps, learn the region music, and receive more attention from their instructor. No transportation is provided!



  • Tuesdays: 4:15-5:15- All Brass only
  • Thursdays: 4:15-5:15-All Woodwinds only




Virtual students may attend face to face, or virtually. We will provide zoom codes for each sectional and add them to canvas.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to get ahead in band class! Private lessons are one on one tutorials for your instrument with a professional musician. The cost is $18.00 per 25 minute lessons. Lesson times are available during your students band period, or before/after school. Lessons are not mandatory, but highly encouraged.


To sign up: reach out to one of the following instructors:


Flute: Ms. Kalina- stephanie.kalina75@gmail.com

Clarinet: Ms. Gartin-Tessa.gartin@gmail.com

Saxophone: Mr. Zaborac-paul.zaborac@gmail.com

Trumpet: Mrs. Corson-karnerre@yahoo.com

Trumpet: Mr. Rodgers-Zerodgers@gmail.com

French Horn: Ms. Fiorini-angela.m.fiorini@gmail.com

Trombone,Euphonium or Tuba: Mr. Davis-loganzdavis91@gmail.com

Percussion: Mr. Symank-stephen.symank@yahoo.com