About the RMS Advanced Bands

 

Honor Band – 7th period, Mrs. Wike

Honor Band is the top performing ensemble at Ridgeview Middle School. It is comprised mostly of 8th grade students and some 7th graders with membership based on audition and teacher recommendation. Technically challenging music of the highest quality will be explored in this ensemble. Honor Band students are expected to audition for the District Band and to participate in the RRISD Solo and Ensemble Contest. Honor Band participates in numerous performance opportunities throughout the year and will perform at UIL Evaluation in the spring.

 

Symphonic Select – 2nd period, Mrs. Rhea

Symphonic Select is the second performing ensemble at Ridgeview Middle School. It is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students with membership based on audition and teacher recommendation. Music of the highest quality will be explored. Students are encouraged to audition for District Band and are required to participate in the RRISD Solo and Ensemble Contest. Symphonic Select participates in numerous performance opportunities throughout the year and will perform at UIL Evaluation in the spring.

 

Symphonic Band – 4th period, Mr. Peña

Symphonic Band is the third performing ensemble at Ridgeview Middle School. It is a great stepping stone for most of our 7th grade students or 8h grade students who are strengthening their fundamental skills. Appropriate music will be explored to help students progress to the next level. Students may participate in District Band auditions and the RRISD Solo and Ensemble Contest based on director recommendation. Symphonic Band participates in numerous performance opportunities throughout the year and will perform at UIL Evaluation in the spring.