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Beginning, Concert, and Symphonic Band - May 10, 2024

Updated: May 10

Upcoming events


Some 2024-2025 events have been added. Please check frequently for updates.


May 15 - End of the Year Band Party

May 16 - No instruments in class.

May 17 - No instruments in class


July 30-August 2 - Pearson Band Camp and Build the Beat Pep Rally Performance (required for students in the 2024-2025 Pearson Band) - info below

 

End of Year Band Party- May 15th, Pearson Band Hall, 4-6 PM


We are excited to announce that the End of Year Band Party will be taking place on Wednesday, May 15th! This is a celebration of all the hard work that the band students have put in this year. At the party, there will be snacks, drinks, movies, sports, and a video game truck for students to enjoy!  Thanks to our amazing Band Booster Club, this party is 100% free for all students in band.


Students are required to wear their BAND t-shirt in order to attend the party so our chaperones can identify them as being eligible to attend.


As of now, all students in band are eligible to attend. In order to retain eligibility for the party, students must attend the Spring Concert on May 6th. Students must also continue to follow all band rules and procedures as we enter the final month of school. Failure to do so will result in losing attendance privileges at the end of year party. If any such cases arise, we will notify parents on a case by case basis. 


We are in need of several volunteers to make this party as fun as possible for the students! Please sign-up HERE if you can help. Volunteers will need to have a completed background check with the school district


EOY Band Party Guidelines- 4-6 PM


  1. Must have attended Spring Concert to attend

  2. Only band students can attend

  3. Must wear band shirt to attend (Chaperones have to know you!)

  4. Band Hall- Movies/devices and snacks

    1. You may bring your own snacks/drinks, but no delivery

    2. No food/drinks outside of the band hall

  5. Gym- Basketball, Volleyball

    1. No sports equipment outside of the gym

  6. Video Game truck

    1. 15 minute time slots- sign up for ONE today, more later

    2. No food/drink in the truck

  7. No coming and going- once you leave the party, you cannot come back

  8. Be good humans! Say please and thank you to the chaperones/Game Truck employees

  9. Be picked up at 6 PM!

 

Instruments for Summer Use


School-owned instruments (Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Bari Saxophone, French Horn, Euphonium, and Tuba):
  • Students who play school-owned instruments brought home a copy of the following form to be signed and turned in: FISD Instrument Usage Agreement.

  • We will begin checking out instruments for summer use on Monday May 13th. We cannot check out an instrument without the signed usage form. There is also the possibility that we do not have enough instruments due to them being repaired and/or cleaned at the repair shop. Priority will be given to those taking summer lessons and/or attending a summer band camp. If we are not able to issue your student an instrument next week, we will send instructions on how to pick it up from the repair shop.


All other instruments (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion (practice marimba))
  • If continuing with band next year, these instruments should be kept over the summer for home practice and summer lessons.

  • If not continuing with band next year, instruments can be returned to the music store you are renting from beginning on Thursday May 16th.

We will continue to play in class through Wednesday May 15th. Students should not bring instruments to school on Thursday May 16th and Friday May 17th.


If your student is not continuing and you have any band items you would like to donate, we will gladly take them (metronome/tuners, clips, unopened reeds, books, etc).


Please contact the band directors if you have any questions.

 

Pearson Band Parent Association (PBPA) Board Positions for 2024-2025 School Year


We need you to serve as a member of the PBPA Board! The PBPA, or Band Boosters, play a vital role in helping the Pearson Band program run. Because of their support, we are able to participate in events and competitions, bring in clinicians to work with students, and hold social events. The Secretary position is open for the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in serving in this role, please email Mrs. Black at blackmj@friscoisd.org


We will vote on the 2024-2025 Board positions in the May 17 newsletter!!

 

Pearson Middle School Band Summer Camp / Build the Beat


The Pearson Symphonic and Concert Bands will perform at the Build the Beat community Pep Rally on Friday, August 2nd. Athletics students will be able to participate in both athletics and band events for the day. To prepare for the event, we will have a summer band camp to help us learn the new music that we will be playing. Our camp will be held on Tuesday July 30, Wednesday July 31, Thursday August 1, and Friday August 2.


The Schedule is as follows:


Tuesday July 30: Section Rehearsals

4:30-6:30 pm - Flutes, Oboes, Trumpets, French Horns, and Percussion.


Wednesday July 31: Section Rehearsals

4:30-6:30 pm - Clarinets, Bass Clarinets, Alto/Tenor/Bari Saxophones, Bassoons, Trombones, Euphoniums, Tubas, and Percussion.


Thursday August 1:

4:30-7:00 pm - Full Band Rehearsal (all instruments)


Friday August 2:

5:00-7:00 pm - Build the Beat Pep Rally in the Pearson MS Gym. Students will wear their 2023-2024 Pearson Band Shirt.


Due to the importance of the preparation for Build the Beat and the 2024-2025 school year, all rehearsals and performances are required for all Pearson Band members. We understand that some families may still be out of town or on vacation during this time. If your family will be out of town, please communicate that with your band director ASAP.


We are looking forward to both our summer band camp and the Build the Beat Pep Rally! It will be a lot of fun to see everyone again and make music together.

 

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.

 



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