ROMS ​ENSEMBLES

Honors Band

The Honors Band consists of accomplished musicians and leaders in the band program who are challenged to perform some of the most artistic literature available for middle school band. Students will perform several times throughout the year including pep rallies, football games, and formal concerts. Each spring this elite competitive ensemble participates in UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest, as well as at other festival performances. Though members of all three bands are encouraged to audition for All-Region Band and participate in Solo & Ensemble Contests, these activities are required for members of this band. Members are expected to take private lessons if at all possible. This class requires time outside of the school day to remain enrolled (concerts, football games, section rehearsals, etc).

Concert Band

The Concert Band is dedicated to continued development of quality students and its focus is primarily on the development of individual instrument technique, the maturation of rehearsal skills, and the academic success of its members. This competitive ensemble participates in the UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. Capable students are encouraged to audition for All-Region Band and required to participate in Solo & Ensemble Contests. Members are expected to take private lessons if at all possible. This class also requires time outside of the school day to remain enrolled (concerts, football games, section rehearsals, etc).

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is comprised of advanced students who are dedicated to continued development of individual musicianship and technique as well as ensemble and rehearsal skills. Students will perform several times throughout the year including pep rallies, football games, and formal concerts. Each spring this competitive ensemble participates in UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest, as well as at other festival performances. Members of Symphonic Band are strongly encouraged to audition for All-Region Band and are requred to participate in Solo & Ensemble Contests. Members are expected to take private lessons if at all possible. This class requires time outside of the school day to remain enrolled (concerts, football games, section rehearsals, etc).

​Jazz Band

Red Oak Middle School is fortunate to have a Jazz Band that meets one day a week after school and is open to any student in band that is interested in expanding their musical skills and knowledge through this unique American musical idiom. Required performances include the Winter concert, Spring concert, and other special events and performances as scheduled. Students must sign a contract to be a member of Jazz Band.

 

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