Join the ROMS Band!
You must be a current 5th grade student. Beginning band is only offered in the 6th grade, so now is the time!
1. Decide if BAND is right for you. Talk it over with your family. You may be interested, but not completely sure what to play. That is okay! Look around on our website, email the directors if you have questions and talk to older kids you know in band.
2. Select BAND as your #1 elective choice on your schedule sheet.
3. Watch the videos below of each instrument to hear what they sound like. Choose the 3 instruments you are most interested in playing. Keep an open mind about all of the instruments because they are all fun to play!
4. Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions.
HOW TO JOIN BAND
Frequently Asked Questions
Which instruments are available to choose from?
In beginning band, students are divided into classes by instrument. The following instruments will be available for you to choose from: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.
Do I have to know anything about music to join band?
No. Everything you need to know to play an instrument will be taught in your band class. Any training in music you already have will be very helpful, but it is not required.
I don't know what instrument I should play. Will someone advise me?
The band directors will meet with you and your parents in a personal interview at your instrument selection appointment. At that time, we will assist you in selecting the instrument that is best for you by having you make a sound on the instruments. Our experienced staff will offer you the best advice possible in your instrument selection.
How much time will this take?
As a beginning band student, there are only 5-6 times during the whole year we will have practice outside of the regular school day. Students will need to practice individually at home 20 minutes per day, five days a week.
Who is in the band in the 6th grade?
Some of the nicest and brightest students are in the Red Oak Band. Your friends and fellow classmates will join you in what will be some of the most exciting times of your school days. The more friends, the more fun!
What performance opportunities will I have?
As a beginner, you will perform at the Winter Concert, Spring Concert and Pride of Texas Music Festival. You will also have the opportunity to earn awards by performing at the Solo and Ensemble Festival.
How much money will this cost?
Fortunately, not much. The main cost is your instrument. Quality new and used instruments are available from most music stores. Many students rent an instrument on a rental/purchase plan at a competitively low, monthly cost. The school district provides the more expensive instruments to students for a very low, yearly maintenance fee. Please wait until the first meeting with the band directors before purchasing an instrument.
Financial concerns will never keep a student from being in the band. Talk to us if you have questions or concerns.
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I want to join band! How do I get an instrument?
This will be explained to you at your instrument selection appointment. You will have several options. Most parents rent an instrument with an option to buy or upgrade later. The band directors have compiled a list of instrument brands and models we recommend. The music store representatives will meet with you at our Band Information Meeting later in the year.
How can I get more information about the 6th Grade Band?
If you still have questions, we are very happy to answer them! Please contact the band directors:
Megan Czerwieski - Head Band Director
Chris Eaton - Assistant Band Director