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Concert and Symphonic Band - May 3, 2024

Upcoming events



May 6 - Spring Concert

May 7 - School-owned instrument return

May 15 - End of the Year Band Party

 

Monday May 6, 2024 - Reedy HS Auditorium 



Bring:  Instrument (and all the supplies needed to play it) and band binder. 


Wear:  

Concert and Symphonic Band:  “Formal Uniform” (Black dress pants, Black dress shirt (button-up or blouse) with sleeves that hit the elbows or below, Black dress shoes (closed toe, flat bottom), Plain, long black dress socks or stockings.


5:20pm Arrive at Reedy High School.  Uncase in your car. Oboe, Bassoon, and Tuba students will bring their cases inside of the school.

Concert and Symphonic Band go to the band hall for warm-up.  


5:30pm Warm-up begins.  Parents can sit in the auditorium while they wait for the concert 

to begin.


6:00pm Concert Begins.  Performance order:  Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Concert Band, 

Symphonic Band.  After performing, students will sit in the audience with their families for the duration of the concert. 


7:30pm Approximate end of the concert. 


This performance is part of the Band curriculum, therefore attendance and participation is required and graded.  If any conflicts arise, please contact Mrs. Black or Mr. Jenson ASAP.  


 

School-Owned Instrument Return


On Tuesday May 7th, all school-owned instruments must be returned to Pearson Middle School to prepare for our annual inventory audit and so the instruments can be checked for any needed repairs.


School-owned instruments include Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Bari Saxophone, Bassoon, French Horn, Euphonium, and Tuba


After we have completed inventory and check for repairs, students who play a school-owned instrument will be issued one to use over the summer. Priority will go to those who will be attending a band camp and/or taking summer lessons. 8th graders who are continuing will receive an instrument from the high school band program.


All other instruments should be kept over the summer (if continuing in band) or returned to the music store you are renting from (if not continuing in band).


We will continue to play in class through Wednesday May 15th. Store rental returns for kids not continuing can begin on Thursday May 16th.


Please contact the band directors if you have any questions.

 

End of Year Band Party- May 15th, Pearson Band Hall, 4-6 PM


We are excited to announce that the End of Year Band Party will be taking place on Wednesday, May 15th! This is a celebration of all the hard work that the band students have put in this year. At the party, there will be snacks, drinks, movies, sports, and a video game truck for students to enjoy!  Thanks to our amazing Band Booster Club, this party is 100% free for all students in band.


As of now, all students in band are eligible to attend. In order to retain eligibility for the party, students must attend the Spring Concert on May 6th. Students must also continue to follow all band rules and procedures as we enter the final month of school. Failure to do so will result in losing attendance privileges at the end of year party. If any such cases arise, we will notify parents on a case by case basis. 


We are in need of several volunteers to make this party as fun as possible for the students! Please sign-up HERE if you can help. Volunteers will need to have a completed background check with the school district


We will be sharing more details and guidelines with students about the event in the next few weeks in class. It is going to be a great time, and we are looking forward to celebrating as a band family one last time before kicking off the summer. 

 

Pearson Band Parent Association (PBPA) Board Positions for 2024-2025 School Year


We need you to serve as a member of the PBPA Board! The PBPA, or Band Boosters, play a vital role in helping the Pearson Band program run. Because of their support, we are able to participate in events and competitions, bring in clinicians to work with students, and hold social events. The Secretary position is open for the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in serving in this role, please email Mrs. Black at blackmj@friscoisd.org


 

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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