In 7th grade band students will continue refining their technical skills and musicianship so they can successfully perform individually and within an ensemble. The bands rehearse daily and students receive one small group lesson approximately once per week. Students who qualify to audition for RMS Symphonic Band, RMS Jazz Ensemble, or the ILMEA Honor Band are encouraged to pursue these fantastic opportunities! Other non-auditioned opportunities students are encouraged to try include the RMS solo and ensemble festival, RMS clarinet ensemble, and the BHS Percussion Ensemble. The technical and musical skills developed in 7th grade will prepare them for 8th grade and high school band. In addition to these skills we hope to instill a lifelong love of music they enjoy sharing with others!