Welcome! We are glad you are here! Prior experience is NOT necessary to join the Rice Raven Band. Anyone who would like to learn an instrument is welcome.
If you are a current 5th grader and you plan to be in band next year:
You should have received a letter from us with information about picking an instrument and an appointment time for instrument selection. This meeting usually takes about 15-20 minutes and is the first very important step toward becoming a successful musician. If you have not received such a letter, please contact Mr. Tucker to set up an appointment. All current 5th graders will need to meet with a Rice Band Director to decide what instrument suits them the best.Supply lists and local music store information can be found below.
If you already play a band instrument and you are joining us from another middle school:
Please contact Mr. Tucker to schedule an appointment for a band placement audition. This will involve playing some scales and any music you know that will give us an idea of your level of proficiency. It should not be anything about which to be concerned or worried.
If you are moving into the Rice community and would like to join the band:
Please contact Mr. Tucker to schedule a meeting for instrument selection. This will usually take about 15-20 minutes and is the first very important step toward becoming a successful musician. Please do not rent or purchase an instrument without first meeting with one of the Rice Band Directors.
For students who will be in our Beginning Band this year, you may find the supply list for your instrument below: