Concert and Symphonic Band - August 19, 2022

Thank you so much to those of you who attended our Band Parent Meeting on Tuesday August 16. If you were unable to attend, please click on the links below to view the meeting videos.


Pearson Band Parent Association (Band Boosters) Meeting

Concert and Symphonic Band Meeting

Concert and Symphonic Band Meeting Slide Deck

 

Band Registration


The following tasks need to be completed for each band student:


1. Read through the Band Handbook


2. Fill out the Band Registration Google Form (2022-2023)


3. Pay the band fee on your student's CHARMS account. Click here for a video tutorial.


4. If your student is using a school-owned instrument, pay the instrument rental fee on Online School Fees. This should now be open and active. School-owned instruments are oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax, french horn, euphonium, and tuba.


You're done!!


Please complete Band Registration by Tuesday, September 6th.

 

Band Family Picnic


Thursday, August 25th 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. Tickets can be purchased on Charms through the Charms store. A video tutorial can be found HERE. Tickets can also be paid for by cash (exact change only) or check (made out to the Pearson Band Parent Association) and turned in to 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 Wednesday, August 24th 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! Please click HERE for available volunteer opportunities. Please include your band student's name in the comment section so that I know which kiddo you belong to 🙂


We are looking forward to a great celebration with our band family and can't wait to see you next week!


 

Band Spirit Night at Mici


Join us for our first spirit night of the year at Mici Handcrafted Italian Restaurant!


When: Tuesday August 30th from 11am-9pm

Where: Mici 8244 FM 423, Suite 400

Why: Mention you are with the Pearson Band and we will receive 10% of the profits!!

Who: EVERYONE!!! Tell your family, neighbors, and friends!!!!

 

Fall Sectionals

Students in Symphonic Band and Concert Band will attend a weekly sectional. Click here to view the schedule.

 

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.

 

Supplies


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.

 

Upcoming events

(Click here to view the Pearson Band Calendar)


Thursday August 25 - Band Family Picnic

Tuesday August 30 - Band Spirit Night at Mici

Thursday September 1 - All Region Masterclass (required for Symphonic Band, optional for Concert Band)

Friday September 9 - Middle School night with the Reedy High School Band and Frisco High School Band

Monday October 3 - Performance at the 8th Grade Football Game

Thursday October 6 - Band Movie Night

Friday October 14 - All Region Masterclass (required for Symphonic Band, optional for Concert Band)

Wednesday October 26 - Band Fall Concert


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




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