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Beginning Band - March 31, 2023

Pearson MS Band - Beginner Band Festival - Pinstack

On Tuesday April 11th, 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 4th from 4:00-5:00pm - Brass and woodwind students only.

  • Attend the Beginner Band rehearsal on Wednesday April 5th from 4:00-5:00pm - Brass, woodwind, and percussion students.

  • Pass off the music for Dragon Slayer and Pride of America 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 $32 per student. We prefer payment be made in the online “store” in CHARMS. Video instruction for how to use CHARMS. Students may also bring cash or a check in a clearly labeled envelope to the band office. Payment is due by Thursday April 6th.

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:


Tuesday April 11, 2023 - Pinstack Plano

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

Wear: Band Tshirt and jeans

8:25am Students meet in the Pearson Band Hall with their instrument and binder,

dressed in band tshirt and jeans.

8:30am Parent Chaperones meet in the band hall for instructions. Please enter through

the main entrance and sign in/get your visitor pass from the front office.

9:05am Load the busses, take roll, and depart

9:25am Arrive at Pinstack Plano

10:00am Warm Up and Perform. Parents are welcome to attend the performance.

10:45am Students have time to eat, play games, bowl, and participate in the activities at


1:40pm Load the busses and depart

2:15pm Arrive at Pearson MS

Students are expected to be on their best behavior all day. This includes following directions of band directors, chaperones, bus drivers, and Pinstack employees. Remember, you are representing Pearson Middle School and the Pearson Band.

Students must be safe and follow all Pinstack and Pearson Middle School rules, policies, and safety procedures. Failure to do so will result in consequences according to Pearson MS discipline policy and loss of future Pearson Band social event privileges.

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.


Required (Graded) Beginning Band Events for the Pearson Beginning Band

Click on the PDF below to view the required Beginning Band events for 2022-2023. (Note, this list does not include optional social events that will occur throughout the year.)

UPDATED Required (Graded) Beginning Band Events 2022-2023
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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.


Upcoming events

Tuesday April 4 - Full Beginning Band Rehearsal (4:00-5:00pm) (required for brass and woodwind students only)

Wednesday April 5 - Full Beginning Band Rehearsal (4:00-5:00pm) (required for brass, woodwind, and percussion students)

Tuesday April 11 - Beginning Band Performance at Pinstack

Thursday April 13 (3:45-5:30pm) - Fundraiser Reward Party

Thursday April 27 - Beginning Band Solo Contest (required)

Monday May 8 - Spring Concert (required)

Tuesday May 9 - School-Owned Instrument Return

Wednesday May 10 - Studio Movie Grill Social Event

Conflict with an event? Email Mrs. Black at


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