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Florida Orchestra Details

Tomorrow is our trip to see the Florida Orchestra at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel. Here are some trip details: 10:30 a.m. - All Students report to the Music Room 11:00 a.m. - Depart for the Concert 11:45 a.m. - Concert! 1:00/1:15 p.m. - Lunch @ RBSMS 1:30...

Monday Music Notes for 10/15

Monday Music Notes is a weekly post that is intended to remind everyone of upcoming events and due dates for the RBSMS Band and Choir. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Schmidt. Monday, October 15th - No School: Teacher Planning Day! - Chestnut...

Monday Music Notes for 10/8

Monday Music Notes is a weekly post that is intended to remind everyone of upcoming events and due dates for the RBSMS Band and Choir. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Schmidt. Monday, October 8th - Chestnut Hill Candle Co. Fundraiser - No...

All-County Chorus

I just received an email from the Fine Arts Supervisor for Pasco County Schools. They have decided to give students an extra week to prepare their All-County Chorus Auditions. Our auditions will take place between September 10th – September 13th. Students may not audition if I have not received their All-County Participation Contract. If you’ve misplaced yours, you can find it on Charms (under handouts and forms). Below is a YouTube link to the video, if you would like to practice with it. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me immedately at bschmidt@pasco.k12.fl.us.

 

All-State Auditions

On September 15th, the RBSMS Band will be hosting the Florida Bandmasters All-State Auditions. We are in need of 6-8 student volunteers to help with this event. The event takes place from about 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., although can sometimes run later. If you are able to help, please sign-up in the Music Room ASAP.

Beginning Band Parent Meeting

We will be holding a Beginning Band Parent Meeting on August 30th at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will take place in the RBSMS Band Hall and will last about 30 minutes. During this time we will discuss the instrument selection process, required supplies/materials for beginning band, and upcoming Beginning Band events. We do have a limited supply of instruments for students facing financial difficulties or for students who will be playing larger equipment.

If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact us immediately. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you all on August 30th at 7:00 p.m.

(Click here to download the letter that was sent home.)

2018 Band Shirts

I’ve received some questions regarding the Band and Chorus shirts for this year, and want to try and clarify some of the questions.

  1. This year’s shirts are similart to last year’s although they are not the same. In fact, we are changing shirt colors. In previous years our shirts were Orange. This year our shirts will be a Heather/Grey color, so that students may wear them under their Tuxedos.
  2. Shirt sizes come in Adult Sizes. Please let me know which size you would prefer when you turn in your order form (due next Friday).
  3. If your family is having financial difficulties, just let me know. We are here to work with you and help you. We can work with any situation. Just contact us at bschmidt@pasco.k12.fl.us.

I apologize for any confusion that may have occured. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. Again, you can contact me at bschmidt@pasco.k12.fl.us or by visiting the contact page of our website.

Quote of the Day!

“I have said many times–if I hadn’t been exposed to music as a child I don’t think I would have been president.”

– Bill Clinton, President of the United States of America