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Concert and Symphonic Band - May 5, 2023

Updated: May 5, 2023

Upcoming events



Monday May 8 - Spring Band Concert (required) - info below

Tuesday May 9 - School-Owned Instrument Return

Wednesday May 10 - Studio Movie Grill Social Event - info below

Saturday May 13 - Reedy High School Hype Day and Parent Meeting for 8th graders who will be attending Reedy High School next year

Wednesday May 17 - Deadline to purchase Hawaiian Waters Tickets - info below

Friday May 19 - Post UIL Party at Hawaiian Waters (formerly Hawaiian Falls) - info below

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

 

Pearson MS Band - Spring Concert


Monday May 8, 2023 - 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, bass clarinet, bari saxophone, and tuba students will bring their cases into 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, Beginner Band, Concert Band,

Symphonic Band. After performing, students should 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.


 

Pearson Band Parent Association (PBPA) Board Positions for 2023-2024 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 PBPA has two positions open for the 2023-2024 school year: Secretary and Hospitality Chair. If you are interested in serving in one of these roles, please click on the following link:

 

School-Owned Instrument Return


On Tuesday May 9th, all school-owned instruments must be returned to Pearson Middle School to prepare for our annual audit and so the instruments can be checked for any needed repairs.


Students continuing in band at Pearson Middle School will be issued an instrument for summer use. School-owned instruments include: Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Bari Saxophone, French Horn, Euphonium, and Tuba.


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). These instruments include: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion (practice marimba).

We will continue to play in class through Wednesday May 17th. Store rental returns for kids not continuing can begin on Thursday May 18th.

Please contact the band directors if you have any questions.

 

Studio Movie Grill Social Event - Wednesday May 10


We are excited to announce our next social event for the Pearson Band. We will be attending Studio Movie Grill on the evening of May 10th to watch Super Mario Bros and eat dinner together. Details for the event are below:


When: Wednesday May 10 at 5:45 pm. Students will be ready for pick-up by 8:00 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.


The trip 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.


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!


*The deadline to purchase tickets was May 3. There are no extra tickets for purchase.

 

Reedy High School Hype Day - May 13


Greetings New Reedy Band Members!


Please join us on Saturday, May 13 for our annual Reedy Band Hype/Reveal Day!! This event is the first and only time we will have the new, 2023-24 Reedy Band all together before we go away for the summer. This is an important day for us to all be in the same place at the same time, play some fun music, and allows us to share all of the plans for the next school year. Student leaders will be taking in contact information from their sections to plan fun things to do in the summer to keep the fires burning while we are away. Parents, please join us at 5:00pm for the show reveal presentation and a short meeting. You do not want to miss this day!


Plan for the day:

3:00 Short meeting in auditorium with all students, introduction of leadership team

3:10 WW, Brass, Guard,Percussion sectionals

4:10 Large Ensemble

5:00 Show reveal and year at a glance

5:30 End presentation. Charms info entered as families head out so we can send you updates this summer!!

If you play an instrument that is provided by the district, you will receive one on Hype Day. You will be able to check it out for the summer during the meeting with your parents.


Please use the back glass doors by the band hall for entrance.


We can't wait to see you all on Saturday the 13th!!

 

Post UIL Party at Hawaiian Falls


Come join us for a fun time at Hawaiian Falls on the last day of school! We have rented out the ENTIRE PARK JUST FOR THE BAND!!! This is a great way to start your summer!


  • When: Friday, May 19 from 5-7PM

  • Who: Pioneer, Pearson, and Reedy Bands

  • Where: Hawaiian Falls in The Colony

  • Purchase Ticket HERE (deadline to purchase ticket: Wednesday, May 17)


FAQs

  • Who can go? ANYONE who is in band!!!

  • Can I bring a friend who isn't in band? Not on May 19, BUT you can purchase extra tickets from this LINK at the DISCOUNTED price for your friends and use anytime in the summer!

  • What if I can't go on May 19? That's okay! Purchase your DISCOUNTED ticket and your ticket is good any time in Summer 2023

  • Can I bring money for food? Yes! Concessions will be open.

  • Can I bring a cooler with food/drinks? Yes! However, no brand name - like McDonalds, CFA, etc.

 

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 2023.





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