RNMS Band/String/Chorus Sign-up 2019-20
Dear Music Parents or Guardians:

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 18th, 2019 and Wednesday, May 20th, 2020. All performances take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Rye Neck Performing Arts Center. Band members will have an additional performance at the Middle School Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 25th. 2020. Ensembles will begin on Monday, September 16th, 2019. 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 small group lesson and two band rehearsals (before school). Small group lessons will begin on Monday, September 16th. 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 18th. 7/8th grade band meets 7:50- 8:30am (1st period)-Tuesdays and Thursdays and will begin on September 17th.

MS String Schedule: Members of the MS Strings will rehearse twice a week - once a week in a small group lesson and again before school in a full-group rehearsal. Full-group rehearsals are scheduled once a week before school on Wednesdays at 7:50 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center. 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. The first rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18th.

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. The first full chorus rehearsal is scheduled for Monday September 16th.

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 are signing up more than one child please submit a separate form for each child. Please sign up by Friday, September 13th.

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).


Sincerely,

Mr. John Mattera, Mrs. Jessica Yeung, and Ms. Caitlin Corvini
Rye Neck Middle School Music Department

Mr. John Mattera
https://sites.google.com/ryeneck.org/matteramusic/home
Mrs. Jessica Yeung
https://sites.google.com/ryeneck.org/yeungmusic/home
Ms. Caitlin Corvini
https://sites.google.com/ryeneck.org/corvinimusic/home
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