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Beginning Band - March 29, 2024

Updated: Mar 27

Upcoming events

Tuesday April 2 - Beginning Band Rehearsal - Brass and Woodwinds only (required)

Wednesday April 10 - Beginning Band Rehearsal - Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion (required)

Friday April 12 - Beginning Band Performance at Pinstack

April 24 - Band Social Event at Studio Movie Grill

May 1 - Beginning Band Solo Contest

May 6 - Band Spring Concert


Pearson MS Band - Beginner Band Festival - Pinstack

On Friday April 12th, the Pearson MS Beginner Band will be performing at Pinstack in Plano as part of the Pride of Texas Music Festival. This is an opportunity for our students to perform for adjudicators as well as have fun at the facility.

In order to attend this event, students must qualify by meeting the following requirements:

  • Attend the Beginner Band rehearsal on Tuesday April 2nd from 3:45-5:00pm - Brass and woodwind students only.

  • Attend the Beginner Band rehearsal on Wednesday April 10th from 3:45-5:00pm - Brass, woodwind, and percussion students.

  • Pass off the music for Dragon Slayer and Samba La Bamba in class for a band director.

  • Complete scale pass-offs in class, as required by the student’s band director.

  • Have passed (grade of 70 or higher) all classes on the 3rd nine weeks report card.

  • Payment for this event is $30 per student. CLICK HERE to pay online. Students may also bring cash or a check in a clearly labeled envelope to the band office. Payment is due by Friday April 5th.

We will also need four adult chaperones for this event. You can sign up to chaperone at the following link:

Chaperones must complete and pass a background check through Frisco ISD:

The estimated schedule for the day is 9:00am-2:00pm. We will send out a detailed schedule with performance times ASAP. Students will bring their instrument and band binder for the performance. They will wear their 2023-2024 Band T-shirt and jeans.

We are SO EXCITED for our students to have the opportunity this year to participate in this fun event!

Please let the band directors know if you have any questions or concerns.


Studio Movie Grill Social Event

We are excited to announce our next social event for the Pearson Band. We will be attending Studio Movie Grill on the evening of April 24th to watch Kung Fu Panda 4 and eat dinner together. Details for the event are below:

  • When: Wednesday at 6 pm. Students will be ready for pick-up by 8:05 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 $22.50 and can be purchased through Cheddar-Up (click 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 Thursday, April 18th. 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!


Frisco ISD Summer Band Camp

The middle school band directors of Frisco ISD are excited to announce the dates of the 2024 Frisco ISD Middle School Summer Band Camp. This camp is for current 6th and 7th grade (fall 2024 7th & 8th grade) band students in Frisco ISD and will be aimed towards playing fun music and meeting new friends across the district. Your student also will have the opportunity to work with expert teachers and professional musicians / educators. Please see the information below for more details!

Who? Current 6th and 7th grade (fall 2024 7th & 8th grade) Frisco ISD Band students

When? Monday-Thursday, June 3-6, 2024 (8:00 AM-12:00 PM each day, concert on Thursday starting at 12:30 PM)

Where? Wakeland HS (10700 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034) & Emerson HS (6300 Collin McKinney Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070)

How Much? $100

How do I sign up?

  • Fill out the registration Google Form found in the Frisco ISD MS Summer Band Camp website from March 18-April 12, 2024.

  • Pay for the camp on OnlineSchoolFees during the payment window (April 22-May 3rd). Summer camp registration will be billed through the FISD online school fees account. The entry fee will not be active for a few weeks after filling out the registration form.

  • The payment window will be open in OnlineSchoolFees from April 22-May 3rd

  • For help accessing OnlineSchool Fees, please see the guidance from the FISD website below:

  • Please note that your registration is not complete until payment has been received through OnlineSchoolFees in the payment window. End of day on May 3rd is a hard deadline to submit payment for the camp.


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 2024. This list will be updated as we receive information about 2024 dates and locations.


Daily Practice

All Beginning Band students should be taking their instrument home and practicing daily. During their practice time, students should play and reinforce concepts being taught in class and work on any material they are struggling to play. A daily practice habit is essential to becoming a great musician! Please help your student to build this habit by encouraging (and sometimes telling) them to practice every day.

Parents, the following is a fantastic guide for what and how your student should be practicing:


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