Be Part of the Music:


SMS offers an extensive instrumental music program including a band at every grade level (6-8) and a jazz ensemble that meets each day during the RTI hour.


The Sixth Grade Beginning Band is a course with emphasis on teaching students proper playing technique and music reading. No prior musical experience is necessary for participation in Beginning Band.

The Seventh Grade Band is the intermediate level band at SMS. The class continues to emphasize proper playing technique and music reading while playing more challenging literature and focusing on ensemble musicianship.

The Eighth Grade Band is the advanced level band at SMS. Students continue to develop their playing skills and ensemble musicianship skills. Technique, music reading, and musicianship are developed while exploring higher level music.

RTI Jazz Band meets every morning during the RTI period at SMS. Seventh and eighth grade students must audition for membership in this group. Students must place into Tier 1 RTI and maintain academic eligibility to participate in this ensemble. While the group studies and plays jazz literature, all instruments are encouraged to audition and participate. Students wishing to participate in RTI Jazz Band on a secondary instrument must discuss the possibility with the director prior to auditioning.

Download the 2020-21 Band Handbook Below: