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Concert and Symphonic Band - August 18, 2023

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Upcoming events



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)

September 14 - Band Buddies Social Event

September 18 - Band Performs at the Pearson MS Football Game

September 22 - Student volunteers perform at Hosp Fundraiser Kick-off

 

ACTION ITEMS


Thank you to all who attended the Band Parent Meeting on Tuesday!


If you were not at the meeting, please listen to the audio recording. CLICK HERE for the recording.


CLICK HERE to view the meeting presentation slides.



Action items from the meeting:

1. Read through the Band Handbook. 2. Fill out the 2023-2024 Pearson Band Information Form. If you have multiple kids in the Pearson Band, you will need to fill out a separate form for each student. The form is due on Friday August 18 so we can order tshirts! 3. Pay the band fee on Cheddar Up. If you have multiple kids in the Pearson Band, you will need to make a separate transaction for each student. Payment is due September 15. 4. If your student is using a school-owned instrument (oboe, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, bari saxophone, bassoon, french horn, euphonium, or tuba), you will need to pay their instrument rental fee ($100) on Online School Fees.

 

Symphonic Band Sectionals


Students in Symphonic Band will have weekly sectionals from August 14-November 3.


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. Click here to learn more about sectionals.


The Concert Band Sectional Schedule is as follows:


Tuesday AM (7:30-8:15) - Flutes

Tuesday PM (3:55-4:40) - Trombones

Wednesday AM (7:30-8:15) - Oboes + Krishiv K.

Wednesday PM (3:55-4:40) - Trumpets and French Horns

Thursday AM (7:30-8:15) - All Saxophones

Thursday PM (3:55-4:40) - Tubas, Euphoniums, and Bassoons

Friday AM (7:30-8:15) - All Clarinets


Percussion sectionals will be assigned at a later date.

 

Band Family Picnic


Thursday, August 24th is our annual Band Family Picnic from 6-8 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!

 


 

Private Lessons

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 jensonm@friscoisd.org.

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 "Pikachu" for a piece of knowledge.

 


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