Phone: 919-934-4696 ext. 5056 (Band room) ext. 5057 (Office)


Degrees and Certifications:

BM in Music Education- University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Mrs. Rachel Banda

Hi, my name is Ms. Banda! I am a 2019 graduate of UNC-Pembroke with a degree in Music Eduation. My main instrument is trumpet, and I also love to play steel drums. I started band in 6th grade, continued into high school and studied music in college. I participated in marching band, jazz band, concert band, percussion ensemble, and steel drum ensemble. 

Enrichment classes are on the A/B day calendar. Each student will receive a copy and a copy will be posted in our google classroom. It is very important to use this calendar to know which enrichment class you will have each day so that you can plan to bring the proper materials to school. 

Band students are expected to practice their instruments daily, and will receive specfic practice assignments for each day.

If there are ever any questions, please email me,, or call and leave a message if I was unable to take your call. 

I look forward to a great year!

 Daily Schedule

7:35-8:00 Arrival/Homeroom

8:00-8:05 Announcements

8:05-9:10 1st Block (My planning)

9:13-10:18 2nd Block (8th Grade enrichment classes)

10:21-11:06 3rd Block (Overtime)

11:09-12:46 4th Block/Lunch

12:49-1:54 5th Block (6th Grade enrichment classes)

1:57-3:05 6th Block (7th Grade enrichment classes)

3:05-3:09 Dismissal

  • General Music students will need to have a writing utensil with them for class. All other materials will be provided when needed. 

    Band students in every grade will need to have a writing utensil, their band book or music (given to them by me), and their instrument. 

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  • In all band and general music classes, we will study notes and rhythms in the 1st 9 weeks. As the school year proceeds, each class and grade level will dive into more grade level specific music content. 

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