Riverwood Middle School Band

Spring Concert

It is time to celebrate our students success from thoughout this entire school year at our end of year concert!  The Beginner and Concert bands will be playing Thursday, May 9th, at 6:30pm in the RMS Gym.  Please have students at RMS at 5:50 that evening wearing their band t-shirt (or jersey) and blue jeans so that they can be set up in the gym. CLICK HERE for the program for this concert.

The Symphonic and Honor bands will be playing Friday, May 10th, at 6:00pm at Kingwood Town Center Park.  This is an outdoor venue, and there are no seats other than the ground so please make sure you bring your own chair if you want one!  Students will need to arrive at 5:30 so they can be set up for a prompt start at 6:00.  Students need to wear their band t-shirt (or jersey), but with it being hot outside they are free to wear shorts if they want.  CLICK HERE for the program for this concert.  If there is a sudden rainstorm that is not in the forcast we will relocate to RMS, and we will communicate that through email if necessary.

Spring Trip Reschedules

Due to all of the rain that we got last week, we are rescheduling both our Kemah trip for the Beginner Band and our Six Flags trip for Concert/Symphonic/Honor Band.  The Kemah trip will now take place on Tuesday, May 14th.  Students will leave after 1st period, and we will be back at RMS around 5:00pm.

The Six Flags trip is now going to be Saturday, May 18th.  The schedule for the day has not changed so students will need to be at RMS at 5:15 that morning, and we will return around midnight.  If your student can no longer make this date please CLICK HERE to fill out a google form and we will make sure to give them their ticket and meal voucher that will be good for any day this summer.

Incoming 5th Graders

CLICK HERE to see what your instrument placement is for next school year! We did our absolute best to keep everyone on their first two choices, and if you have any questions please email one of the directors and let us know.  We will be having an instrument drive on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Riverwood Cafeteria so that you can get your supplies and instruments ordered.  All parents should have received a copy of the recommended instrument list, but if you did not, CLICK HERE to see it.  We work with all of the music stores that are listed at the bottom, and you may contact them on your own to get your supplies ordered.  

If you do not see your name, or if you did not try out the different instruments yet, please email Mr. Burleson or Mr. Maxey right away.

Thank you all for coming out to the try out nights, and we can't wait to see you in band next year!

Private Lessons

CLICK HERE for our list of private lesson teachers.  It is recommended that all students take private lessons.  This is the best way for students to enhance their musical knowledge and performance level.  The most successful students in band almost always take private lessons.  Most private lessons are taught at KHS, but some lesson instructors still teach over zoom or in rare instances at their house.  Above is our list of lesson teachers (by instrument) and their contact information.  Paying for private lessons is the respnsibility of the student and their parents.  There is a scholarship avaliable for lessons from the band boosters, and you can contact the band directors for more information on that.