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Nickolaus Diedrichsen
RCMS
555 Viking Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
784-8911 ext. 3763


nickolaus.diedrichsen@rowan.kyschools.us

 

 

 

 

Watch the video below for a glimpse into the RCMS Band program.

 

 

WELCOME TO THE ROWAN COUNTY

 MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND PAGE

Google Classroom Invite Links 

6th Grade Band 

7th Grade Band 

8th Grade Band 

Intro To Musical Instruments

Google Classroom Codes

6th Grade Band Code - zwdhheg

7th Grade Band Code: eccp6uq

8th Grade Band - scbqmeu

Intro To Music - 4exntph

 

HOW TO SANITIZE YOUR INSTRUMENT

RECORDINGS OF THE PIECES RCMS is WORKING ON

The Chronicles of Narnia

Scorpion

Open Road

In Quiet TImes 

To Build A Dream 

Korobushka

JAZZ BAND MUSIC RECORDINGS

Frankenstein

Afro Blue

Work Song

Sanford and Son Theme

 

Rowan County Middle School offers 6th Grade Beginning Band class, 7th Grade Concert Band, and 8th Grade Concert Band. Each band meets daily. The RCMS band performs two concerts each year, and also attends the KMEA District 8 Concert Festival. The band performs for the annual RCMS Veterans Day Celebration, and occasionally serves as a pep band at sporting events. Many RCMS band members take advantage of other performance opportunities, such as solo and ensemble festival and Jazz Band. RCMS Students have the opportunity to audition for the KMEA All-District Middle School Band.

 

Nickolaus Diedrichsen is in his 12th year as Band Director at Rowan County Middle School, and serves as the Assistant Band Director at Rowan County Senior High School. 

Mr. Diedrichsen has studied percussion under G. James Miller, Richie Scarlet, Tommy Igoe, Joe Gaudette, Tony Palumbo, Nick Angelis, Ed Choi,  Paul Deatherage, Frank Oddis and Brian Mason. Mr. Diedrichsen holds a Masters Degree in Music from Morehead State University. He has served as an adjudicator for many KMEA-sanctioned events, works as an adjunct instructor of music at Morehead State University, and has worked as a percussion arranger for many high school marching bands. In 2003, he collaborated in research that was presented at the 2003 Percussive Arts International Convention in Louisville, KY. In 2014 and 2016, Mr. Diedrichsen was awarded KMEA District 8 Middle School Teacher of the Year. In 2017 Mr. Diedrichsen was awarded the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Mr. Diedrichsen enjoys performing locally and can be heard on Issac Stevens CD "River Jazz", Sandy Knipp's last CD "Late Expectations", and on Glenn and Lisa Ginn's CD "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow". Mr. Diedrichsen lives in Morehead, KY with his wife and 2 sons. He has a golden retriver and 3 cats. He is an avid hunter, a novice fisherman at best, and an adventurous cook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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