Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

FORESMA Dines Out

RAM will donate 10% of all sales between 5PM -9PM to our fantastic music program.  This includes Uber Eats orders and regular to-go orders as well.  So please spread the word!

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Last year’s event was a blast, and we are hoping to have a repeat.  Bring you kids, your friends, moms, dads or neighbors- this might be the last chance before Thanksgiving to stay out of kitchen and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning😊

Looking forward to seeing many of you. This is a great and easy way to contribute to our music program while enjoying time with friends and family!

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May
17
4:00 PM16:00

Syttende Mai Parade

Depart school (yellow bus) at 4:00, marching band attire. Parade starts at 6 p.m.

The parade begins at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place park, then turns right onto 22nd and continues south down Ballard Avenue and ends at Dock St.

Option for students to return home with parents/guardians (let Mr. Aguilar know!); otherwise, bus back to RESMS by 8:00 p.m.

 

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Jun
26
8:00 AM08:00

Band audition: materials and signup

Incoming 6th graders who wish to play in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble must complete a 10-minute audition. Sign up for audition time here.

Prepared material

See this Dropbox location for materials. Pick which band you are auditioning for, and find your materials by instrument. Have these prepared for your audition (does not need to be memorized):

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Scales and rhythm studies to be performed at 100 beats per minute
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpts from band repertoire)
    Song #1 at Andante Tempo (approx. 76 beats per minute)
    Song #2 at Moderato Tempo (approx. 108 beats per minute)

Sight reading

You will be given these excerpts on the day of the audition. Pay close attention to note/rhythm accuracy, tempo markings, articulations, dynamics, and other musical markings.

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Will involve technical skills on instruments and rhythm reading
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpt from band repertoire)
    Random excerpt from a song in the Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble repertoire
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Jun
25
8:00 AM08:00

Band audition: materials and signup

Incoming 6th graders who wish to play in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble must complete a 10-minute audition. Sign up for audition time here.

Prepared material

See this Dropbox location for materials. Pick which band you are auditioning for, and find your materials by instrument. Have these prepared for your audition (does not need to be memorized):

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Scales and rhythm studies to be performed at 100 beats per minute
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpts from band repertoire)
    Song #1 at Andante Tempo (approx. 76 beats per minute)
    Song #2 at Moderato Tempo (approx. 108 beats per minute)

Sight reading

You will be given these excerpts on the day of the audition. Pay close attention to note/rhythm accuracy, tempo markings, articulations, dynamics, and other musical markings.

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Will involve technical skills on instruments and rhythm reading
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpt from band repertoire)
    Random excerpt from a song in the Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble repertoire

CONCERT BAND is an introductory-level ensemble that is open to all students in grades 6-8 who have had 0-1 years’ worth (or the equivalent) of band experience. Students learn concepts of music theory and explore how to play a musical instrument in an individual and group setting in a traditional band instrumentation. Students will choose either woodwind/brass or percussion instruments, as assisted by the Director at the beginning of the school year. The class emphasizes structured skill development through method books and Grade 0-1.5 literature works. Concert Band is a full year class and performs at several concerts. No audition is required to be a part of this group.

SYMPHONIC BAND is an intermediate-level ensemble and is open to all students in grades 6-8 who have had 1-2 years’ worth (or the equivalent) of band experience. Students continue to develop their musical knowledge and skills in a traditional band instrumentation, as well as learn more techniques/concepts through method books and playing Grade 2-3 literature works. Symphonic Band is a full year class and performs at several concerts and festivals. Incoming 6th graders wishing to be a part of this group must audition.

WIND ENSEMBLE is the highest-level ensemble and is open to all students in grades 6-8 who have had 2-3 years’ worth (or the equivalent) of band experience. Students continue to develop their musical knowledge and skills in a traditional band instrumentation, as well as learn more advanced techniques/concepts through innovative new literature and challenging core compositions in the band repertoire. Wind Ensemble is a full year class and performs at several concerts and festivals. Incoming 6th graders wishing to be a part of this group must audition.

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May
4
7:00 AM07:00

Bellevue High School Jazz Festvial

All-black concert attire.
RESMS band room by 7:00, bus departs for Bellevue at 7:15.

Jazz Band performs at 8:30, followed by clinic. Return to RESMS at 11:00.

If the Jazz Band ranks in the top 3 for their division, they will return in the evening for final round of competition:
7:00 p.m. - Meet at Bellevue High School (parent/guardian carpools)
7:30 p.m. - performance
8:30 p.m. - depart Bellevue High School (parent/guardian carpools)

Transportation cost (daytime - bus): $10 per student.
(Chaperones - $0)
Make payments through SchoolPay or checks made out to Robert Eagle Staff Middle School

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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

EBMEA Solo & Ensemble Middle School Festival

  • Chief Sealth International High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ALL MUSICIANS: Band instruments. Orchestra instruments. Voice.

Students choose to prepare a solo or ensemble piece and present it to a panel of well-renowned and acclaimed adjudicators. The students will receive feedback on their playing and a rating based on their performance. Unlike its high school counterpart, this festival is non-competitive, but rather a chance to showcase the individual learning of students by playing repertoire outside of their regular school music.

Entry deadline: (extended!) Wednesday, Feb 28

Fee: $18 for solo, $28 for ensemble (divided amongst the group)

Solo application form
Ensemble application form

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Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

FORESMA Dines Out at the RAM

10% of all proceeds to FORESMA
from everyone who dines at the Northgate RAM!

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Grab some friends, and come have a relaxed meal on this pre-holiday evening while generating contributions to our music program.

The RAM is a family-friendly, sports-themed eatery offering a wide selection of pub food: burgers, chicken & steaks, tons of appetizers, top-heavy salads, warming soups, and even a bit of kale and quinoa too. 

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Oktoberfest

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Enjoy Banh Mi sandwiches, baked goods, and Belgian-style beers on tap at this family-owned and family-friendly taproom.
Entertainment provided by Robert Eagle Staff Middle School music students!

Cash or check-only for all purchases

Sandwiches (chicken, pork, or tofu): $7
Cookies, etc: $1 each
Chinook Books: $25
T-shirts: $15

We need a few more volunteers to help at sales tables. Please sign up here.

Visit our friends at Lantern Brewing

 

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Oct
10
6:15 PM18:15

Curriculum Night and FORESMA pre-function

Grab a cookie, purchase Spirit Wear, and learn more about FORESMA. We will also have Chinook Books for sale -- they make great gifts!

Then at 6:45, head over to Curriculum Night activities with your middle schooler's teachers.

Cash or check-only for all purchases

Chinook Books: $25
T-shirts: $15
Cookies, etc: $1 each

Volunteers, thank you - we're staffed! Remember what you signed up for

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