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Beginning Band - April 21, 2023

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

Upcoming events


Thursday April 27 - Beginning Band Solo Contest (required) - info below

Thursday May 4 - Spring Concert Rehearsal (required; during Patriot Training)

Monday May 8 - Spring Concert (required) - info below

Tuesday May 9 - School-Owned Instrument Return

Wednesday May 10 - Studio Movie Grill Social Event - info below


Conflict with an event? Email Mrs. Black at blackmj@friscoisd.org

 

Awards and Honors for the Pearson Band Family


The Reedy High School Percussion Ensemble has been invited to perform at the 77th annual Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference in Chicago, IL in December.


Read more about this incredible honor HERE.

 

Beginner Solo Contest - Thursday April 27


The Beginner Band Solo Contest is on Thursday, April 28th at Pearson Middle School. This contest is for all students in Beginner Band.

  • This contest runs from 4:30-7:00 with each student having a 5-7 minute time slot. CLICK HERE to view the schedule with individual student performance times.

  • Students will arrive 15 minutes before their solo's start time so they can find their room and warm‐up.

  • Students will leave after they perform. They will receive results and awards from their band directors in class the next day.

  • Families are allowed to be in the performance room while their student is playing.

  • Since this is a performance for a live judge, we are asking that students wear nice clothes to the event. This includes collared shirts, slacks, dresses, pantsuits, dress shoes, etc. We ask that students avoid wearing jeans, shorts, tennis shoes, or sandals

 

Spring Concert - Monday May 8


Monday May 8, 2023 - Reedy HS Auditorium


Bring: Instrument (and all the supplies needed to play it) and band binder.


Wear: Beginning Band: Band Tshirt and jeans


5:20pm Arrive at Reedy High School. Uncase in your car. Beginning Band students go to the auditorium stage for warm-up. Concert and Symphonic Band go to the band hall for warm-up.


5:30pm Warm-up begins. Parents can sit in the auditorium while they wait for the concert to begin.


6:00pm Concert Begins. Performance order: Jazz Band, Beginner Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band. After performing, students should sit in the audience with their families for the duration of the concert.


7:30pm Approximate end of the concert.


This performance is part of the Band curriculum, therefore attendance and participation is required and graded. If any conflicts arise, please contact Mrs. Black or Mr. Jenson ASAP.

 

Studio Movie Grill Social Event - Wednesday May 10


We are excited to announce our next social event for the Pearson Band. We will be attending Studio Movie Grill on the evening of May 10th to watch Super Mario Bros and eat dinner together. Details for the event are below:


When: Wednesday May 10 at 5:45 pm. Students will be ready for pick-up by 8:00 pm.


Where: Studio Movie Grill- The Colony (4860 State Hwy 121, The Colony, TX 75056)


Transportation will not be provided. Parents/Guardians are responsible for drop-off and pick-up at Studio Movie Grill. Students must be picked-up inside Studio Movie Grill. No students will be allowed to leave the building without an adult.


How: Tickets are $23 and can be purchased through Charms*, via check (made out to "Pearson Band Parent Association", or with cash. A video explaining how to buy tickets can be viewed HERE. This includes the movie ticket, popcorn, soda/tea, and your choice of entree from the following: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, Crispy chicken tenders, SMG burger, Chili Lime Salad.


Tickets must be purchased by May 3rd. There will be no refunds for tickets purchased. Students that attend agree to follow all Pearson Middle School rules and Pearson Middle School Band trip expectations.


We are looking forward to a fun evening with our Pearson Band family!


*We are aware that some of you have had challenges paying with CHARMS this year. We are looking for alternatives for next year. Please feel free to pay with cash/check as an alternative to paying on CHARMS.

 

Summer Band Camps


We strongly encourage your student to attend a band camp this summer! It is a great opportunity for your student to improve on their instrument and make new friends. There are many options in the DFW metroplex and around the state. CLICK HERE to view a list of band camps available for summer 2023.

 



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