At Roosevelt IB MS, RMS Music encourages Students to play music together, build friendships, entertain audiences and have fun!

RMS Music 2022-2023 

Every 6th Grader is enrolled in a semester-long Music course in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 of the regular school year.  This music appreciation course is an introduction to music through music culture & history, composition and Digital Music Production (MIDI Keyboards, BandLab, Soundtrap).  6th Graders are also introduced to various percussion instruments. 

6th, 7th and 8th Graders may enroll in one of the 7th Period Music Electives, either Band/Jazz Band or Orchestra.  7th and 8th Graders may also enroll in Digital Music Production.  Sign-ups for Electives begin late Spring and continue through the first few weeks of school. When elective classes are full, Students are placed on a wait list. 

If you are interested in 7th Period (after school) Band or Orchestra:

RMS Music Elective Schedule for 2022 – 2023

  • Band/Jazz Band:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 7th Period (3:19-4:14 PM). Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion.
  • Orchestra:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7th Period (3:19-4:14 PM). Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass.

Music Boosters Support

  • We partner with music organizations for in-person, online, livestream/live-hosted, music education presentations and concerts with teaching musicians, artists and ensembles.
  • Music Coaches provide individual and small group instrumental instruction.
    • VOLUNTEER POSITIONS OPEN for Percussion, Brass and Woodwinds Coaches.
    • If you’re interested in enriching music education for Band/ Jazz Band Students, please contact
  • Supplementing traditional music education with Digital Music Production.



The Music Boosters volunteers are RMS Music Families and RMS Community members who support the Music Director and Music Students through fundraising, events coordination, chaperoning, coaching and administrative assistance.  ALL are WELCOME at Music Booster Meetings!  Please attend to get firsthand details on upcoming music events, activities and fundraisers. We appreciate your support!

  • President & Communications: Pauline Treviño
  • Music Community Outreach: Sonya Harris
  • Band Boosters: Indrani Ganguly, Sheila Gray (Accounting)
  • Strings Coach: Bill Fish
  • Music Director: Nathan Elias Kocivar (Mr. E.K.)
  • ORCHESTRA FAMILIES, please consider representing your Strings Students. Currently, the Music Boosters include only Band Families. Contact:


  • Vice President (The President position will be open 2023-2024).
  • Communications & Marketing (Writers, Photographers, Video, Social Media, Graphic Designers, etc).
  • Accounting (Partner with the Friends of Roosevelt Foundation Treasurer).
  • Music Coaches for Percussion, Brass & Woodwinds.
  • Voting Members (3).


  • Give the Gift of RMS Music: An annual campaign which highlights music students’ accomplishments to inspire the RMS Community to support the music program. “Music Student Spotlight” blogposts are featured on, Friends of Roosevelt Foundation social media accounts and endorsements from the RMS Principal by phone call, email and RMS social media.
  • PARKING FUNDRAISERS: Throughout the year, RMS Music Families, including students, volunteer to help with RooFriends Parking Fundraisers and earn earmarked funds for the music program. Please designate your time to “Music Boosters.”
  • ONLINE DONATIONS: We accept DONATIONS all year long to help fund music festivals, outreach field trips, instrument parts, sheet music and other classroom supplies. Thank You!!
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Please feel free to contact the following Music Boosters members for more information or if you would like to volunteer your time and ideas: Thanks!!