Rye Neck Middle School offers music performance options where students can learn to prepare, rehearse and perform with other musicians. These options include 6th grade band, 7/8th grade band, string ensemble 6-8, and middle school chorus 6-8. Students participating in our instrumental programs (band and strings) must rent or purchase an instrument from a local music store supplier as soon as possible.
It is important that you and your child are able to commit to practicing at home, attend rehearsals and seasonal concerts as scheduled. This year's concerts are scheduled for Wednesday December 19th, 2018 and Thursday May 23rd, 2019. All performances take place at 6:00p.m. in the Rye Neck Performing Arts Center. Ensembles will begin on Monday, September 17th, 2018. A lot of preparation and dedication will be required to make these performances memorable. Excused absences will be allowed if your child has a quiz, test or illness. Please ensure that you or your child remain in contact with their music teacher regarding attendance.
MS Band Schedule: Students will play three times a week, one pullout lesson and two band rehearsals (before school).Pullout lessons will begin on Monday, September 17th. Each student is scheduled for one lesson per week on a prescribed day. The lesson period will rotate throughout the periods of the day from week to week. Students must check in with their respective teachers before coming down to the band room (B-2), for a lesson. At that time they should hand in homework from the previous night and pick up any class work as well as homework for the day. 6th grade band meets 7:50- 8:30am (1st period)-Wednesdays and Fridays and will begin on September 21st. 7/8th grade band meets 7:50- 8:30am (1st period)-Tuesdays and Thursdays and will begin on September 20th.
MS String Schedule: Members of the MS Strings will rehearse twice a week - once a week with their instrument group and again before school in a full-group rehearsal. Full-group rehearsals are scheduled once a week before school at 7:50 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center - sixth grade members every Wednesday morning and seventh/eighth grade members every Thursday morning. Students are expected to drop off their instruments in the B-10 corridor before class. All music lessons are located in the strings/tech room (B-10b) and are organized in a rotating schedule.
MS Chorus Schedule: MS Chorus members will meet three times a week, once as a full chorus and twice per week in a half group setting. Full Chorus (grades 6-8) will meet on Monday mornings before school from 7:50a.m.-8:30a.m. in the Band Room B2. 6th grade chorus will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school from 7:50a.m.-8:30 a.m. in the music room B4. The 7/8 Chorus will meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings before school from 7:50 a.m.-8:30a.m. in the music room B4.
Please complete the Google form below if your child is interested in joining one or more of these ensembles. Your child may sign-up for more than one music program. (ex. band and chorus, strings and chorus). If you signed up at the end of last year with your music teacher please fill out this form as well. In addition, if you are signing up more than one child for the middle school music program please submit an additional form for each child. Please sign up by Friday, September 14th.
For more information about each program and scheduling please refer to the music teacher webpage for your child: Mr. John Mattera (Band), Mrs. Jessica Yeung (Strings), Ms. Caitlin Corvini (Chorus).
Mr. John Mattera, Mrs. Jessica Yeung, and Ms. Caitlin CorviniRye Neck Middle School Music Department
Mr. John Matterahttps://sites.google.com/ryeneck.org/matteramusic/homeMrs. Jessica Yeunghttps://sites.google.com/ryeneck.org/yeungmusic/homeMs. Caitlin Corvinihttps://sites.google.com/ryeneck.org/corvinimusic/home