The 8th Grade Band is taught by Mr. Pickering. The eighth grade performs many times each year for NWR Middle School football games, school concerts, and the Central Mississippi Concert Band Festival. Some eighth grade students also participate in the Northwest Rankin Middle School Jazz Band. The jazz band performs for many events in our community throughout the school year. Several of our eighth grade students also traveled to Orlando, Florida where they performed at Downtown Disney with the High School Jazz Band.

The 8th Grade Band participated in the Central Mississippi Band Festival where they received Excellent ratings in Concert and Superior ratings in Sightreading.