The Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) will provide music instruction through the GRSM Band Program at Richmond Montessori School for the 2022-2023 school year. Instruction is available for brass, woodwind and band percussion instruments as described below.

Registration is available through Richmond Montessori School (Extracurricular Activities). Please contact Shanthi at RMS (804-741-0040 x24 or or Charlene at GRSM (804-442-6158 or for more information.



There will be NO CLASSES on Early Closing days or days that Richmond Montessori School is closed.
Band Registrations are open Aug 19th-Sept 9th
Please see the GRSM @ Richmond Montessori 2022-2023 Calendar HERE

GRSM Band Program

Limited Spaces for BAND – Register ASAP!


Richmond Montessori

Beginning  Band

 (Gr 4 and up)

The Beginning Band is a full year* beginning level group for students who are learning to play a band instrument for the first time. Instruction is focused on developing a solid foundation in note reading, tone production, rhythm, articulation, proper posture/hand position, and instrument care and maintenance. Students also learn basic music theory concepts and ensemble skills, such as balance and blend. Beginning Band members at Richmond Montessori receive a 1 hr group lesson each week.  As a performance date nears, the RMS beginning band students will join with beginning band students from other schools that participate in the GRSM Band Program and rehearse as a full ensemble.

Each student must bring their instrument to class every week.  Appropriate instruments for the Beginning Band are trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone and percussion (multiple instruments), and GRSM can provide information regarding purchase or rental options.   At the first lesson, the band director will assess each student and suggest “best-fit” instruments.  If your child is set on a specific instrument that has not been recommended, please discuss immediately with the band director.  The minimum age to participate is 9 years old. No previous music experience is necessary.

All Saints Catholic School


Day of Week: Tuesdays  9/13/22 – 5/09/23

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

(Dates for Performances and associated Rehearsals will vary from above)

Tuition: $699 for the year

Materials needed: Lesson Book(s), Instrument and Accessories, Music Stand.


Schedule of Events for Band 2022-2023 (Tentative)

To learn more about the GRSM Band Program at other schools, please CLICK HERE


Concert/Symphonic Band

 (Gr 4 and up)

Richmond Montessori students who have at least 1 year experience in brass, woodwind or band percussion instruments and wish to participate with the full year* GRSM Band Program higher level ensembles (Concert and Symphonic) may be able to do so by auditioning for private or semi-private lessons.  At their lessons during the school year, they will work on the respective music for concerts and other performances, and will perform with their counterparts from the other schools participating in the program at those events.

Day/Time and Location: TBD

Tuition: TBD (depending on location)

Materials needed: Lesson Book(s), Instrument and Accessories, Music Stand.


*  Disenrollment from the GRSM Band Program may be allowed only after the student has completed the first semester of classes and upon completion of the GRSM Disenrollment Form signed by the parent/guardian of the student.  This form must be received by GRSM no later than January 7th.  Once it is determined that continuity of the program for the remaining students will not be jeopardized, the registration contract will be terminated at the end of the semester.