July 3rd Updates
- Rockwall ISD posts webpage with the latest planning for the start of 2020-2021
- Mustang Music Mondays have been canceled for July
- Ben Sumrak named new Rockwall ISD Director of Fine Arts; new RHHS director to be announced soon
- Private lessons will remain online for through July
- Jump Start camp will be August 3-6 and 10-13; additional details coming later in July
- Summer practice packets are available for download
- There are dozens of wonderful summer band camps that are now virtual
Please bookmark this link (https://www.cainmustangband.org/summer) and check back regularly for the most current information!
Rockwall ISD Planning for 2020-2021
We strongly encourage all parents to check this page often as we approach the first day of school. As the state and district make decisions, this page will be updated first.
Mustang Music Mondays - CANCELLED
Due to the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases and the current construction at Cain Middle School (replacing A/C,) we are canceling all July Mustang Music Monday rehearsals.
We appreciate your flexibility and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact your child's band director.
Ben Sumrak Named Director of Fine Arts
The hiring of a new Mighty Hawk head band director is nearly complete! We will share more information about them soon.
Summer Lessons - Online
We strongly encourage all band students and especially those students in Honors and Symphonic bands to take private lessons over the summer. With the online learning in March, April, and May, your child is behind in their band education! Taking private lessons, even digitally, can help close the gap before the first day of school.
If you are interested in having your student take lessons over the summer, contact their teacher directly to set up a summer schedule. If you need contact information, you can visit our website at http://www.cainmustangband.org/lessons/
Cain Middle School Band Jump Start Camp
At the middle school jump-start camp, students will "catch up" on tone and technique in preparation for the upcoming school year, and cover topics such as scales, tuning, tone production, vibrato, and much more. We will also learn all of the pep songs for the Fall semester and have fun activities each day.
Due to COVID-19, times, locations, and procedures are still to be determined. Below is the most current information:
- Who: Any returning band student in the 7th or 8th grade
- When: August 3-6 and 10-13 (must attend both weeks)
- Where: Location TBD
- Cost: $15
- Registration: Coming soon! Check back for a link later this summer.
- Registration Deadline: August 1st, 2020
- Music Packets: Click Here
Summer Practice Packets
Summer music packets are free to download by clicking the button below. Make sure you download and print the correct instrument!
If you are unable to print a packet and need one mailed to you, please email Mr. Ousey directly at email@example.com
Make sure to download and print the correct instrument!
Even with COVID-19, many regular summer camps have now gone digital! This is a great opportunity to take part in a summer band camp without having to leave the comfort of your own home!
These multi-day events offer opportunities to work with renowned faculty and staff in world-class venues and facilities. Additionally, your student will get the opportunity to meet and play with students from around the state who share the passion of music-making. Not to mention, summer music camps are a lot of fun!
Most camps have some level of financial commitment depending on the time frame and other factors. Below are several camps around our area that you may want to research. Many have great websites that give you all of the information you would need.
On a personal note, Mr. Ousey participated in summer music camps all through middle school and high school, and continues to teach and several around the country. These are a wonderful way to have fun in the summer and learn more about the instrument and the process of music-making!
Who: All oboe and bassoon playersDates: Multiple Options!
Price: $200 (reduced rate!!)
Application Deadline: Multiple deadlines depending on what dates you select
Dates: Multiple Options!
Price: $275 and extra private lessons are $35/half hour or $60/hour for any students interested in one-on-one sessions
Application Deadline: As soon as you can register!
Dates: July 13-17
Application Deadline: As soon as possible - make sure to send an email, NOT complete the online form
Does your Personal Instrument need repair?
If your instrument is in need of a repair, Brook Mays is now open for curbside service and can take care of your repair and supply needs!
Please contact Brook Mays directly for more information at: (972) 233-9633
Their address: 5756 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75240