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Joining 6th Grade Band





We are so excited you and your child are considering joining the band family in 6th grade. We truly believe that the positive experiences students will have in band will stick with them throughout their entire lives. Please note that at Hickory Ridge Middle School you should only join band in 6th grade. If you think you are interested in learning an instrument, 6th grade is the year to do it. They will LOVE it and so will you. However, there are a lot of things to consider before signing up for band, as it is not an easy A class. There are time and financial commitments to consider, and both will help your child succeed in learning an instrument.


Here are the steps to join the band:


1. Come out to our Instrument Selection Night on March 24th from 5:30-7:30. It will be a "drop in" event to help choose your student's instrument for next year! If that date does not work for your family please email Mr Rivero to make arrangements for another day.


2. During registration the week of April 4th, put Band as your first choice for Encore.


3. If you want a head start, sign up for our Beginning Band summer camp! Info and sign ups will be available at a later date.


If you are a rising 7th or 8th grader and would like to join band. Please email Mr. Rivero at


Please open the documents below and read through the frequently asked questions to gain more information about joining band. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at or Mr Smith at After attending your instrument selection night please visit my "getting an instrument" page for some suggested instrument brands. 


Mr. Rivero