Incoming 5th Grade Families:
    Welcome to the RFIS Music Program!


    During April, each 4th grade student in the district will view a demonstration video about opportunities to play an instrument and sing at RFIS!

    At our school, we believe:

    • Being part of the music program is fun - music brings joy!
    • Learning an instrument and singing instills life skills like self-awareness, discipline, cooperation, responsibility, and pride in hard work.
    • Being part of the music program creates camaraderie and friendship.
    • Being part of the music program requires commitment and helps students discover their own ability to persevere through hardships. NOTE: Once registrations are submitted, changes to students’ music schedules will not be considered until after the first concert in January.

    The program at a glance: 

    • Lessons and Rehearsals Take Place During the Excel Block.

    • Instrumental Classes and Chorus are on Different Days of the Cycle.

    • Students Do Not Miss Academic Classes to Meet for Lessons or Rehearsals.

    • Students Who Are in Stretch Will Be Assigned to a Lesson That Works with Their Stretch Schedule. 

    • Students Are Assigned 1 Cycle Day for a Small Group Lesson and 1 Cycle Day for a Large Ensemble Rehearsal.

    4th grade parents recently received a message via school messenger containing a link to our Registration Google Site, which contains all the information that students and their families need to learn about our program. It also contains the instructions to register for our program via the Genesis Parent Portal. 

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024

    Mrs. Susie Sullivan, Orchestra Director

    Mrs. Jodi Weitz, Band Director

    Ms. Aileen Marsh, General Music/Chorus

    Mr. Thomas Amoriello, General Music/Guitar


    Understanding the Rental or Purchase of an Instrument

    Understanding the Rental or Purchase of an Instrument

    Comprensión del alquiler y/o compra de un instrumento


    Where to Rent My Child's Instrument:

    Where To Rent An Instrument

    ¿Dónde puedo alquilar el instrumento de mi hijo?


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Frequently Asked Questions (English)

    RFIS Música: Preguntas Frecuentes


    Which Instrument Is Which?

    Instrument Photos/Names

    ¡Asegúrese de que se está registrando en el instrumento correcto!