•  PHASE 1 MARCHING BAND PRACTICE

    Hello marching band members!  I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.  Here is information about the first phase of return to marching band.  First of all I need you to go to the link below and complete the form choosing what day and time you would like to come to practice.  Note that I cannot have more than 9 students with me at one time.  Also I have attached several documents to this web page.  Please read the "Band Camp Letter, Phase 1" carefully as it is full of information.  The letter and other necessary forms are on the left side of this page. 

    You MUST complete the "Assumption of Risk Form" before you can practice.  You can print it out and bring it with you or you AND YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN can sign one when you check in the first day of practice.  If you have a chronic condition you probably should not come to practice.  I have attached a "Chronic Condition Clearance Form" that YOUR DOCTOR AND PARENT/GUARDIAN must complete and sign before you can practice (if you and your doctor feel it is safe for you to come).  You will have to print this out, see your doctor, and bring it to the first practice.  Some important highlights:

    1. In Phase 1 you will only practice one hour per week (you must sign up for a day and time at the link below or contact Mr. Clamp) and it will begin July 13th and end July 31st.  Days and times available are Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday 5 to 6 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday or Friday 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. or 9 to 10 a.m. Note that Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are evening times and Wednesday and Friday are morning times.
    2. Choose the day/time that suits you best.  Whatever day/time you choose will be the day/time you come for each of the 3 weeks.  For example if you choose to come on Wednesdays your first practice would be Wednesday, July 15th.  
    3. You will check in at the bus loop where we picked up distance learning packets.
    4. You MUST wear a mask and bring your own water bottle.
    5. Parents MUST wait until their children have been cleared to practice before leaving campus!!!
    6. Parents can just wait in the parking lot for practice to end if you want.  Practice will only last an hour.
    7. Students are to social distance at all times.
    8. If you cannot come to practice (vacation/other obligation/don't feel safe) it will NOT be held against you.

    Here is the link to sign up for a practice day:  

     

    Marching Band Practice Sign-Up

     

     

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email or call/text 803-422-2269.  Thanks, and I hope to see you all soon!

     

     

     

     

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  • A NOTE TO THE SENIORS

    I cannot express enough how much all of you have meant to our band program and to me personally.  I know we are all disappointed that we will not be able to have that final concert and awards program, but your safety and the safety of our friends and families are much more important.  Hopefully at some point we will be able to gather and celebrate one of the best senior band classes that RS-M has ever had!  I pray for you all every day, and I hope to see you again some time in the near future.  Please feel free to contact me if you need anything and PLEASE come back to see us when this has all cleared and it is safe to do so.  I love you all and I miss you very much.                  

    --Mr. Clamp

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight

    JONATHAN CUMBEE

     Jonathan Cumbee

                Trumpet player Jonathan Cumbee moved to RS-M his Freshman year and has been a member of the marching, concert, and jazz bands in grades 9 – 12.  As a member of the marching band he earned the position of trumpet section leader as well as Brass Captain.  During his time at RS-M Jonathan participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival and earned selection to the Aiken All-County Band.  He was also chosen on several occasions to participate in honor band clinics at Limestone College, Newberry College, and the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  He has earned the Presidential Scholarship at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington where he plans to major in Communications and Music Theory.  Jonathan plans to participate in some small jazz combos while at PLU. 

     

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight 

    KANDON HASTINGS

     Kandon Hastings

                Kandon Hastings has been a trumpet player in the RS-M band program since the 6th grade and a member of the marching band in grades 8 – 12.  During his time at RS-M he participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival and the Aiken All-County Band and was also chosen to participate in honor band clinics at Limestone College and Claflin University.  After graduation Kandon will serve our country in the United States Marine Corps.

        

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight

    JOANNA KAISER

     Joanna Kaiser

                Joanna Kaiser has been a flute player in the RS-M band program since 6th grade and a member of the marching band in grades 7 – 12.  As a member of the marching band she played piccolo and earned the position of section leader as well as Woodwind Captain.  She also played saxophone in the jazz band and was going to play oboe in this year’s spring concert.  During her time at RS-M Joanna participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival and earned selection to the Aiken All-County Band.  She was also chosen on several occasions to participate in honor band clinics at Limestone College, Newberry College, Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  After graduation Joanna will attend Aiken Technical College to pursue her Paramedic Certification.  Later she plans to attend Newberry College to major in Music Education and to participate in the Newberry College marching, concert, and jazz bands.

     

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight

    CHRISTIAN KEY

     Christian Key

                Christian Key has been a percussionist in the RS-M band since 6th grade and has been a member of the marching band in grades 7 – 12.  As a member of the marching band he played a variety of percussion instruments and earned the position of Percussion Captain.  He also played a little trombone and tuba while in the band and played the drum set for the jazz band.  Christian has participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival as well as the Aiken All-County Band.  After high school he plans to continue to be a musician for The Mighty Gospel Jewels, Kingdom Living Ministries, Top Spot Productions, Catherine GGT Productions, and many others.

     

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight

    MAKAYLA LEE

     Makayla Lee

                Makayla Lee moved to RS-M her Junior year and has been a member of the RS-M band program for the past two years.  At her former school she was a very talented singer in the choral program, but since we do not offer chorus at RS-M she decided to participate in the band.  She played mellophone in the marching band and trumpet in the concert and jazz bands both years she was at RS-M.  She was also chosen to participate in honor band clinics at Limestone College and Claflin University.  Makayla has earned a choral scholarship as well as a marching band scholarship to Newberry College where she will major in Music and Theater.  While at Newberry she plans to participate in the Scarlet Spirit Marching Band as well as the choral groups the Madrigals and the Newberry College Singers. 

     

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight

    COURTNEY PEARL MAGUIRE

     Courtney Maguire

                Courtney Pearl Maguire has played trombone in the RS-M band since the 6th grade.  She was a Colorguard member in the marching band in grades 8 – 11, and her senior year she earned the position of Drum Major for the True Blue Marching Band.  While in band she has participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival and the Aiken All-County Band.  Courtney plans to attend Aiken Technical College and major in Radiologic Technology. 

     

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight

    LACY POU

     Lacy Pou

                Lacy Pou played clarinet and trumpet in the RS-M band in grades 6 – 9.  She has been a Colorguard member in the marching band since the 7th grade, where she earned the position of Colorguard Co-Captain.  While in band she was chosen to participate in the Aiken All-County Band her 6th grade year.  After graduation Lacy will serve our country in the United States Marine Corps.

     

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight

    ZACHARY TRUESDALE

     Zachary Truesdale

                Zachary Truesdale has been a member of the RS-M band program since 6th grade.  He has been a member of the marching band since 7th grade and has also participate in the jazz band.  Zachary played both the alto and the bari saxophone during his time at RS-M.  He has participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival and was also chosen to participate in honor band clinics at Limestone College and Claflin University.  Zachary plans to attend Lincoln Tech in Tennessee, where he will pursue a career as a heavy equipment mechanic.

     

    RS-M Band Senior Spotlight

    SYMIA WILSON

     Symia Wilson

                Symia Wilson has played clarinet in the RS-M band since the 6th grade.  She has been in the marching band since 7th grade, where she was a member of the Colorguard and earned the position of Colorguard Captain.  Symia was selected for and participated in the Aiken All-County Band her 6th grade year.  After high school she plans to pursue a career in health and/or criminal justice and would like to participate in a college marching band as a dancer.