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Concert and Symphonic Band - April 7, 2023

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:


Tuesday, April 11th- after school 3:55 PM-4:55 PM

Wednesday, April 12th- advisory

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 jensonm@friscoisd.org if you have any questions or concerns!

 

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



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

Saturday April 29 - Wylie East Jazz Festival

Monday May 8 - Spring Band Concert

Tuesday May 9 - School-Owned Instrument Return

Wednesday May 10 - Studio Movie Grill Social Event


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




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