Russellville Middle School Band serves students in grades 6-8, including several ensembles such as Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, and the Golden Tiger Pep Band. These students rehearse during the regular school day with minimal after school rehearsal time.
Beginning Band (Band I) is comprised of students who have no prior instrumental music experience. It is the basis of which students develop the necessary fundamentals from which they build upon to become instrumental musicians. RMS offers Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba and Percussion for beginner students. These students will perform a Winter Concert in December and a final Spring Concert in May. Both of these performances are required by all students. Beginning band students will also need to acquire their own personal instrument to use throughout their musical career at Russellville City Schools. There is also a $50 donation fulfillment to be met that covers the cost of materials, books and music to be used throughout the school year.
Intermediate Band (Band II) is comprised of students who have completed a minimum one year of instrumental music experience. This class builds upon the fundamentals established during Beginning Band. These musicians begin their transition from a learning ensemble to a performing ensemble. RMS offers Flute, Soprano Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion. This class has a class fee of $50 to cover the cost of materials, books, and music to be used throughout the school year. Performance opportunities for this group include: Winter Concert, Spring Concert, Insgtroduction to Golden Tiger Pep Band, Music Performance Assessment, and recruitment concert.