Ensuring access to music education for all our students


We’re looking forward to another great year of music at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School.

FORESMA (Friends of Robert Eagle Staff Middle School) was formed to ensure access to music education for all interested RESMS students. For the 2019-2020 school year, there are almost 350 students enrolled in music programs— that’s about half the student body population!

Each month we send out a newsletter to keep families updated on music program activities and events. Want to get these sent to your inbox? Sign up for our monthly newsletter.


Jazz Band audition results were emailed to families by Mr. Aguilar on Sunday, September 15. If you did not receive the email results, please contact Mr. Aguilar directly.

Jazz Band I & Jazz Band II rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 17. Jazz Band I rehearses 8:00-8:45am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Jazz Band II rehearses 8:00-8:45am on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Welcome to Mr. Ken Weller (read more about him here)! He will be joining the Jazz Band staff and will be teaching Jazz II for the entire year. Mr. Aguilar will continue to teach Jazz I. A new jazz band book will be used for the school year. See the band materials page for more information.

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From videotaping a concert to planning the big Silverwood trip in the spring, we welcome your help as a one-time gig (bake a batch of cookies?) or as an ongoing thing (be a band or orchestra concert coordinator?). See the volunteer page for details.

Get involved with FORESMA

We meet on 2nd Mondays at RESMS, 7-8:30. Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 14, 7-8:30pm.

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Funds support instruction, instruments and music, and opportunities for students to travel and perform. Additionally, shopping online for band and orchestra supplies earns revenue for FORESMA, so stock up on cork grease and rosin!