Middle School Band


At Marvin Ridge, Beginning Band students require zero prior knowledge of rhythm and note reading, and zero prior experience on their assigned instrument! 

Already Registered? 

  1. Check the Finalized Instrument Placement List! If your student's name is missing, contact the band directors for assistance. 
  2. Check the links below for the information on securing an instrument! 

  3. Visit our Supply Tab to ensure your student has everything they need for band! 

Steps to Registration 

  1. Create an Account! On our homepage, click the "Login/Register" Button to get started. Be sure to add your student with the appropriate grade level for the year indicated (5th Grade for the 2021-2022 School Year). If you have previously created an account for an older student, you can log in and add your new student to your account. 
  2. Declare you Instrument Interest!  Now that the school year has ended, please contact Ms. Johnson directly for this step! (latoya.johnson@ucps.k12.nc.us) 


More About our Program and Directors!



Instruments Available for the 2022-2023 School Year: 


Maximum Available Slots

Common Instrument Switches in November

Flute 25

Double Reed/Saxophone/Percussion

Clarinet 30  Double Reed/Saxophone, Percussion
Trumpet 30 French Horn/Baritone/Tuba/Percussion
Trombone 30  Baritone/Tuba/Percussion
Percussion 9 **Audition Only - Full**


Instrument Matching Tool

Click HERE to take a short quiz and find out what instrument might be the best match for you! (Note, this does not mean you are required to play that specific instrument, and you will still need to register here at marvinridgebands.org when the link becomes available.)


Flute                                                     Clarinet



Trumpet                                                 Trombone




Common Questions from Incoming Band Families

In addition to the videos below, click to use our expanded "All About Band" page to learn more about what being in Band can do for you! 


Can I balance Music and other activities?                Can I play sports and be in Band? 




        Not planning to be a professional musician...                       What about my grades?



Check out our MR Band Student Interviews!


Parent Interviews


Additional Questions? Please contact the MRMS Band Directors!

LaToya Johnson: latoya.johnson@ucps.k12.nc.us



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