Updated: Apr 14
Wylie East Jazz Festival
On Saturday, April 29th, the Pearson Jazz Band will be performing at the Wylie East Jazz Festival at Wylie East High School. This is the same festival we went to last year, and the students had a great experience. The festival will feature a judged performance by the Jazz Band as well as an incredibly valuable clinic with our judge after the performance to help us learn and grow as jazz musicians. There will be awards for outstanding solos and sections as well. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity!
The itinerary for the day goes as follows:
10:15 AM- Meet at Pearson wearing our 2022-2023 Pearson Band shirt, Jeans, and tennis shoes. We will have a pizza lunch provided for members of the band.
10:45 AM- Equipment check in the band hall before departing
11:00 AM- Load the busses and depart to Wylie East High School
11:45 AM- Arrive at Wylie East High School and check in
12:00 PM- Begin warm-up in the black box theater
12:30 PM- Perform in the Wylie East auditorium
1:00 PM- Clinic with our judge in the band hall
1:30 PM- Load the busses and depart
2:30 PM- Arrive back at Pearson MS
Students received a travel release form that is required for this trip. This was due on April 6th. If you have not done so already, please sign and return this form ASAP. By returning this form, your student is committing to this performance, as well as the rehearsals indicated below. We want to make sure that we have the best possible performance at the festival, and to do that we have to have high attendance numbers from everyone in the band!
Jazz Band Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday, April 17th- after school 3:55 PM-4:55 PM
Friday April 21st- advisory
Monday April 24th- after school 3:55 PM-4:55 PM
Friday April 28th- advisory
Saturday April 29th- Wylie East Jazz Festival 10:15 AM-2:30 PM
Friday May 5th- advisory
Monday May 8th- Spring Concert
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Jenson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns!
Pearson MS Band - Spring Concert
Monday May 8, 2023 - Reedy HS Auditorium
Bring: Instrument (and all the supplies needed to play it) and band binder.
Wear: Concert and Symphonic Band: “Formal Uniform” (Black dress pants, Black dress shirt (button-up or blouse) with sleeves that hit the elbows or below, Black dress shoes (closed toe, flat bottom), Plain, long black dress socks or stockings.
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
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.
Post UIL Party at Hawaiian Falls
Come join us for a fun time at Hawaiian Falls on the last day of school! We have rented out the ENTIRE PARK JUST FOR THE BAND!!! This is a great way to start your summer!
When: Friday, May 19 from 5-7PM
Who: Pioneer, Pearson, and Reedy Bands
Where: Hawaiian Falls in The Colony
Purchase Ticket HERE (deadline to purchase ticket: Wednesday, May 17)
Who can go? ANYONE who is in band!!!
Can I bring a friend who isn't in band? Not on May 19, BUT you can purchase extra tickets from this LINK at the DISCOUNTED price for your friends and use anytime in the summer!
What if I can't go on May 19? That's okay! Purchase your DISCOUNTED ticket and your ticket is good any time in Summer 2023
Can I bring money for food? Yes! Concessions will be open.
Can I bring a cooler with food/drinks? Yes! However, no brand name - like McDonalds, CFA, etc.
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.
Saturday April 29 - Wylie East Jazz Festival (Jazz Band only)
Monday May 8 - Spring Band Concert (required)
Tuesday May 9 - School-Owned Instrument Return
Wednesday May 10 - Studio Movie Grill Social Event
Friday May 19 - Post UIL Party at Hawaiian Waters (formerly Hawaiian Falls)
Conflict with an event? Email Mrs. Black at email@example.com