Welcome to the
Rock Springs Middle School Band Webpage!
Important information for Incoming 6th Graders:
Welcome to Rock Springs Middle School! We hope you will join the Band on your Middle School adventure!!
Rock Springs Middle School Band
Entering middle school is a big step. Very soon you will have the opportunity to make some choices about your 6th grade classes. Please consider registering for Introduction to Middle School Band.
What is Intro to Middle School Band?
It is a class designed for 6th graders who want to play a wind or percussion instrument. It includes students who may have already played an instrument, or students who are brand new to the world of instruments.
We will explore the instrument possibilities and help you find the best instrument match.
What kinds of things do Band students do?
-Students learn music skills specific to their individual instruments. They combine these skills with other band members in an ensemble setting during class. This group presents two annual concerts, plus a special performance for the 5th graders each year.
-The longer you play in Band, the more opportunities you have: Pep Band, All Mid State Band auditions, All Rutherford County Band auditions, Solo and Ensemble festival.
-8th graders start getting involved with their high school Bands in preparation for HS Band Camp.
What is the cost of Band?
Most people RENT their instruments from area music stores. The cost is reasonable each month, and the instruments are good quality. If the cost of an instrument might prevent you from being in the Band, talk to one of the directors. We have a limited number of school instruments for students to use. Money should not get in the way of participating in Band.
We hope you will become a part of the RSMS Band Program!!
You might be wondering...
Can a student be in Band AND participate in sports and clubs?
YES! Band meets as a CLASS, so there is no problem joining after-school sports and activities.
Are there after-school rehearsals?
ONLY 2. Band class meets during the school day, like language arts or math, so after-school rehearsals occur before our two annual concerts. Dates for the rehearsals and performances are set at the beginning of the year.
Can a student wait until 7th grade to register for Band?
NO. There is no Introduction to Band class offered in 7th or 8th grade. If you are interested in Band, NOW is the time to become involved!
To register for 6th Grade Band, click on the link below: