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Concert and Symphonic Band - March 29, 2024

Updated: Mar 28

HUGE CONGRATS to both the Symphonic Band and Concert Band for earning straight 1st division ratings from all judges at UIL! This is called a "Sweepstakes" award and is the highest honor a band can earn at UIL. We are so proud of all our band students for their hard work on this challenging music. Parents, thank you so much for your support of your band kiddo!





Upcoming events



April 6 - Wylie East Jazz Festival (Jazz band only)

April 24 - Social Event at Studio Movie Grill

May 6 - Spring Concert

 

Reedy High School Band Booster Club


The RHS BBC is ready to take nominations for the 2024 – 2025 Booster Board.  The Interest form must be completed by March 31st. 

 

Hello Reedy Band Parents,


The future of the Reedy Band program is shaped in part by the people who are chosen to serve in leadership roles as Officers of the RHSBBC (Reedy High School Band Booster Club).  These officers are a vital part of the success of many facets of the band program.  Officers are asked to commit two years to their position and the Booster Club’s future is determined by the leadership qualities and people skills of the individuals selected. 


No officer will be permitted to hold more than one office at a time and only one member of a family may serve as an officer unless serving as co-chairs in the same office. An RHSBBC officer should exhibit enthusiasm for the Reedy Band, be willing to attend Booster Club meetings and have a sense of justice and fairness. Newly elected Board members will begin working on the next year immediately upon being voted in with existing Board members continuing to work on the current year and assist with the transition of leadership.  


If you are interested in running for an office or would like to nominate someone, please submit this interest form including a brief description of qualifications on or before March 31st to the Executive Board Nominations Committee.  Forms may be returned in a sealed envelope marked “Nominating Committee” in the band lock box OR by completion of this Google Form.


Below is a description of each RHSBBC leadership position:


President: Ensure accomplishment of all orders and resolutions of the Board; Preside over all meetings; Maintain communication with Band Director, Students, and Parents regarding Board decisions


First Vice President – Volunteers: Assist the President; Serve as the Volunteer Chairperson and Coordinate chaperone and volunteer needs


Second Vice President – Ways & Means: Serve as Ways and Means Chairperson; Identify vendors, Negotiate contracts and present proposal to Board for review and approval

Secretary: Record Minutes of all meetings and keep an accurate record of club activities; Plan and execute Registration Day events


Treasurer:  Maintain an accurate and detailed account of all money received and disbursed; Present financial statements at all meetings


Hospitality – Logistics: Develop and document planning for all band socials throughout the year


Hospitality – Operations: Primarily responsible for overseeing meals during marching band season


Communications Chairperson: Support Director Management of communications channels, including Facebook, Band Website, direct communication to members through Charms and other communication tools as needed


Parliamentarian: Educate, maintain, and ensure members are following Parliamentary Procedures during club meetings


We look forward to a great RHSBBC 2024 – 2025 Board!

 

Wylie East Jazz Festival


On Saturday, April 6th, the Pearson Jazz Band will be performing at the Wylie East Jazz Festival at Wylie East High School. This is the same festival we have gone to the last two years, 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. I am incredibly excited about this opportunity. 


The itinerary for the day goes as follows:


12:00 PM- Meet at Pearson wearing our 2023-2024 Pearson Band shirt, Jeans, and tennis shoes. We will have a pizza lunch provided for members of the band. 

12:30 PM- Equipment check in the band hall before departing

12:45 PM- Load the busses and depart to Wylie East High School

1:45 PM- Arrive at Wylie East High School and check in

2:00 PM- Begin warm-up in the black box theater

2:30 PM- Perform in the Wylie East auditorium

3:00 PM- Clinic with our judge in the band hall

3:30 PM- Load the busses and depart

4:20 PM- Arrive back at Pearson MS


Attached to this letter is a travel release form that is required for this trip. Please sign and return this form by Friday, March 22nd. By returning this form, your student is committing to this performance, as well as rehearsals on Mondays after school and during select advisory periods. 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!


We are in need of assistance with transporting the band! We have 2 tubas, a bari sax, and a string bass that cannot go on the bus. We are looking for 1-2 parents with large vehicles that could help transport these instruments. If you can help us move these instruments from Pearson to Wylie East High School and back, please let me know! 


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at jensonm@friscoisd.org if you have any questions or concerns!


Sincerely,


Mr. Morgan Jenson

Assistant Band Director

Pearson Middle School


Jazz Band Rehearsal/Performance Schedule:

Wednesday, April 3rd- after school 3:55 PM- 4:55 PM

Friday, April 5th- advisory 

Saturday April 6th- Wylie East Jazz Festival 10:15 AM-2:30 PM P

 

Studio Movie Grill Social Event


We are excited to announce our next social event for the Pearson Band. We will be attending Studio Movie Grill on the evening of April 24th to watch Kung Fu Panda 4 and eat dinner together. Details for the event are below:


  • When: Wednesday at 6 pm. Students will be ready for pick-up by 8:05 pm. 

  • Where: Studio Movie Grill- The Colony (4860 State Hwy 121, The Colony, TX 75056)

  • Transportation will not be provided. Parents/Guardians are responsible for drop-off and pick-up at Studio Movie Grill. Students must be picked-up inside Studio Movie Grill. No students will be allowed to leave the building without an adult.  

  • How: Tickets are $22.50 and can be purchased through Cheddar-Up (click HERE). This includes the movie ticket, popcorn, soda/tea, and your choice of entree from the following: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, Crispy chicken tenders, SMG burger, Chili Lime Salad. 

Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, April 18th. There will be no refunds for tickets purchased. Students that attend agree to follow all Pearson Middle School rules and Pearson Middle School Band trip expectations. 


We are looking forward to a fun evening with our Pearson Band family!

 

Frisco ISD Summer Band Camp


The middle school band directors of Frisco ISD are excited to announce the dates of the 2024 Frisco ISD Middle School Summer Band Camp. This camp is for current 6th and 7th grade (fall 2024 7th & 8th grade) band students in Frisco ISD and will be aimed towards playing fun music and meeting new friends across the district. Your student also will have the opportunity to work with expert teachers and professional musicians / educators. Please see the information below for more details!

Who? Current 6th and 7th grade (fall 2024 7th & 8th grade) Frisco ISD Band students

When? Monday-Thursday, June 3-6, 2024 (8:00 AM-12:00 PM each day, concert on Thursday starting at 12:30 PM)

Where? Wakeland HS (10700 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034) & Emerson HS (6300 Collin McKinney Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070)

How Much? $100

How do I sign up?  

  • Fill out the registration Google Form found in the Frisco ISD MS Summer Band Camp website from March 18-April 12, 2024.

  • Pay for the camp on OnlineSchoolFees during the payment window (April 22-May 3rd). Summer camp registration will be billed through the FISD online school fees account. The entry fee will not be active for a few weeks after filling out the registration form.

  • The payment window will be open in OnlineSchoolFees from April 22-May 3rd

  • For help accessing OnlineSchool Fees, please see the guidance from the FISD website below: https://www.friscoisd.org/about/resources-and-information/online-payment-systems 

  • Please note that your registration is not complete until payment has been received through OnlineSchoolFees in the payment window. End of day on May 3rd is a hard deadline to submit payment for the camp.


 

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 2024. This list will be updated as we receive information about 2024 dates and locations.

 



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