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Concert and Symphonic Band - February 3, 2023

FISD Solo Contest

Date - Saturday February 4

  • Students have individually assigned times and rooms which can be viewed HERE.

  • We have been asked that most students leave their cases in the car when possible in order to preserve space. Larger instruments like the tubas, bass clarinets, bassoons, and bari saxophones can bring their cases inside and set up their instruments in the gym.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your performance time so that you can find your room, check in, and warm-up (in the gym) before playing. Students should leave after they perform. Results, comment sheets, and medals will be given to students in class the next school day.

  • Students should only play in the gym or in their solo room. Nobody should be playing in the hallways.

  • Students should wear nice clothes (dresses, dress shirts, slacks, dress shoes, etc.) to their performance. Please no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes. Our concert black uniform from the Winter Concert is acceptable but not required.

If you are unable to attend due to illness or any other reason, please email the band directors ASAP.

 

Side by Side Clinic


On Tuesday February 7th, both Concert and Symphonic Band will have the opportunity to rehearse alongside students in the Reedy Bands. This is an event we look forward to every year and are very excited that we are going to be able to hold again this year!


Schedule:


7:30am SYMPHONIC BAND students dropped off at Reedy High School. Drop off indicated in the picture below.

9:30am SYMPHONIC BAND students load bus and arrive at Pearson Middle School


2:00pm CONCERT BAND students load bus and arrive at Reedy High School

4:00pm CONCERT BAND students are picked up from Reedy High School. Pick up indicated in the picture below. NOTE - high school dismissal is at 4:25pm - please plan on picking your student up at 4:00pm so you are not stuck in the high school parking lot traffic.

Your student will be bringing home a travel release form to be signed and turned in. Please note, students are not allowed on a bus until this form is turned in. An email stating you give permission does not suffice - we must have the official form.


This is a required event for both Concert and Symphonic Band. Please email your student's band director ASAP if there is a schedule conflict.


This event is replacing sectionals for the week of February 6-10. We will resume our normal sectional schedule the week of February 13.

 

Texas Music Educators Association Annual Conference


Next week, the band directors will be attending the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) annual conference in San Antonio. We are very excited about this opportunity to learn from master teachers as well as hear concerts performed by some of the premiere ensemble from the state. Select high school students from Reedy and Frisco High School will also be attending as part of the All-State Band Clinic and Concert. To learn more about the conference, and the All State Band process, click here.

 

Chick-fil-a Spirit Night


Mark your calendars for our Spirit Night Fundraiser on Wednesday February 15th at the Chick-fil-a on Stonebrook and 423. Visit from 6:00am-7:30pm and mention that you are with the Pearson Band for us to receive a portion of the proceeds.


These Spirit Night Fundraisers are an easy way for the Pearson Band Parent Association (also known as the booster club) to earn money for activities and events.


Please plan on eating at Chick-fil-a on February 15th to support the Pearson Band!!



 

UIL Sectionals


Students in Concert and Symphonic Band have a weekly sectional. These are required, graded rehearsals.


CLICK HERE to view the sectional schedule.

 

Upcoming events



Saturday February 4 - Frisco ISD Solo Contest (required)

Tuesday February 7 - Side by Side clinic with the Reedy Band (required)

Wednesday February 8-Saturday February 11 - Mrs. Black and Mr. Jenson attending the annual Texas Music Educators Conference

Wednesday February 15 - Band Spirit Night fundraiser at Chick-fil-a

Friday March 3 - Percussion Concert dress Rehearsal (required for percussion students)

Saturday March 4 - Percussion Concert (required for percussion students)

Thursday March 9 - Pre-UIL Concert (required)


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




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