We had a fantastic first three days of school and are so excited about this school year! Our band kids are the best!
Click here to view the Pearson Band Calendar. Most band events for the 2023-2024 school year have been added to the calendar.
August 15 - Band Parent Meeting (info below)
August 24 - Band Family Picnic (info below)
August 31 - Spirit Night at Jeremiah's Italian Ice
August 31 - All-Region Masterclass #1 (required for Symphonic Band)
Band Parent Meeting
Tuesday August 15th is our Annual Band Parent Meeting. All Band parents should plan on being in attendance as we will go over important information that you need to know for the school year. The meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.
We are going to do something a little different this year than what we've done in the past and have our amazing Pearson Band students perform!
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
Tuesday August 15, 2023 - Pearson Middle School Who: Required for Symphonic Band. Optional for Concert Band Bring: Instrument (and all the supplies needed to play it) and band binder Wear: 2022-2023 Band Tshirt 5:15pm Arrive at Pearson Middle School. Band Students go to the band hall to assemble instruments and warm up. Parents can sit in the cafeteria while they wait for the meeting to start 5:45pm Students begin performing in the cafeteria. 6:00pm Band parent meeting begins. All band parents should plan on being in attendance. 7:00pm Approximate ending time for the band parent meeting. If your student has a prior conflict and is unable to attend the performance, we will be understanding - please send me communication so we can plan for their absence. This event is required for students in Symphonic Band and optional for students in Concert Band.
Symphonic Band Sectionals
Students in Symphonic Band will begin their weekly sectional rehearsals the week of August 14. Click here to learn more about sectionals.
The Symphonic Band Sectional Schedule is as follows:
Tuesday AM (7:30-8:15) - Flutes and Oboes
Tuesday PM (3:55-4:40) - Alto and Bari Saxophones
Wednesday PM (3:55-4:40) - Euphoniums and Tubas
Thursday AM (7:30-8:15) - Clarinets and Bass Clarinet
Thursday Patriot Training - French Horns
Thursday PM (3:55-4:40) - Trombones
Friday AM (7:30-8:15) - Trumpets
Percussion will have sectionals with Ms. Magee during their band class
Concert Band Sectionals
Students in Concert Band will begin their weekly sectional rehearsals the week of August 21. Mr. Jenson will send communication with the schedule next week. Click here to learn more about sectionals.
Band Family Picnic
Thursday, August 24th is our annual Band Family Picnic from 5-7 pm at Frisco Commons Park (8000 McKinney Rd, Frisco, TX 75034). We will be serving pizza and drinks at the pavilion. This event is open to all family members!
Tickets are $6 per person, and that covers the pizza, drinks, and pavilion rental. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased by cash (exact change only) or check (made out to the Pearson Band Parent Association) and turned into the band hall at school. Please seal any cash or checks in an envelope with your student's name, the purpose of the money (Family Picnic) and how many tickets you are purchasing labeled on the outside. Tickets must be purchased by Monday August 21st at 8 AM so that we can put in the order for the pizza.
We will be in need of several volunteers for this event! CLICK HERE to sign up.
We are looking forward to a great celebration with our band family!
We highly recommend all students in Symphonic and Concert Band sign up for private lessons, even if you were not enrolled last year. Private lessons are a great way to progress on your instrument with the assistance of a master teacher who plays that same instrument. While tutoring in a core class might only be to catch up or erase deficits in the learning process, private lessons are for everyone. Typically, the top musicians in the band program are ones that are in private lessons!
This is the time to sign up. Our teachers are in high demand and teach across several different campuses and districts. Lesson times are first come first serve, so sign up ASAP. You can sign up by reaching out to the lesson teachers directly via email, which can be found at our website HERE. You can also email Mr. Jenson at email@example.com.
If you were enrolled in lessons last year, make sure you reach out to your lesson teacher to get on their schedule for this year.
Students - If you read through the newsletter and see this, talk to Mrs. Black before school on Monday. Say "Boba Fett" for a piece of knowledge.
Most of our Concert and Symphonic Band students have all of their correct supplies for class. If your student does not, please refer to the following:
https://www.pearsonband.com/supplies All supplies can be ordered online through Williamson Music 1st, at any local music store, or even Amazon.