TMS Band - Info

Info and Announcements

Students meet for band class per their school class schedule.

Advanced Band: Students with a least one year of playing experience on their instrument

Beginner Band: Students with no playing experience.

Required Materials for each class: Instrument, Music, and Pencil

Instrument Rental Info: Students need to rent or own their own instrument. TMS uses Robert's Music for its rental program. Visit for more information or you may contact them at 401-823-5459.


TMS beginner and advanced bands are graded classes. Student work is graded as follows:

40% Daily Power Grade (participation and behavior) 

30% Concerts and Performances

30% Playing Tests


Performances are mandatory. A note or email from the parent/gardian is required for an excused absence. Excused absences may complete a missed performance makeup assignment.


Students are expected to practice daily to be prepared for class rehearsals, playing tests and all performances. Students will have routine playing tests to assess their abilities. 


Performance attire is required for performances as follows:

Concert (Formal) Attire: Black Pants, White Shirt and Black Shoes

Marching Band Attire: TMS Marching Band Uniforms w/beret (issued in January) and Black Shoes

TMS Music Attire: Red TMS Music T-shirt


Thanks for being a part of the TMS Band. I am looking forward to another great year of music.

Go TMS Band!!

Don Chilton

TMS Band Director