Updated: Nov 17
High School Band Information
On Friday November 18, 8th grade students will begin making their high school four year plan. Our hope is that your student chooses to be part of the Reedy or Frisco High School Band! The high school bands are fantastic organizations where your kid can be surrounded by like-minded high-achieving students, where they can make great friends, and where they have the opportunity for leadership!
We know that our Pearson Band students are involved in many different activities. They can continue to do those activities in addition to band in high school. Any activity can be combined with band! Below are some examples of 4-Year Plans that show how band can be scheduled with advanced academics, athletics, and other classes. The below plans specify Frisco High School, but will apply to any Frisco ISD high school.
Please let Mrs. Black and Mr. Jenson know if you have questions about high school band. We both believe that band is one of the best things your student can be a part of in high school and hope they choose to continue.
Band Spirit Night at Rodeo Goat
Mark your calendars! Our next Band Spirit Night is December 6th at Rodeo Goat in Frisco. The proceeds for this spirit night will go towards band events, materials, and private lessons scholarships. Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to support the Pearson Band!
Pearson MS Band - Winter Cluster Concert (6:00-9:00pm)
Thursday December 8 - Reedy High School Auditorium
Bring: Instrument (and all the supplies needed to play it) and band binder.
Wear: “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. See a great example of band students wearing the correct uniform in this instagram post!
CONCERT BAND ITINERARY
6:15pm Arrive at Reedy HS. Go to the CAFETERIA.
6:30pm Warm-up begins
7:00pm Concert Band Performs on the auditorium stage.
7:20pm Approximate ending time of the Concert Band Performance. Students and families have the option to leave or stay and watch other groups perform.
SYMPHONIC BAND ITINERARY
7:15pm Arrive at Reedy HS. Go to the CAFETERIA.
7:30pm Warm-up begins.
8:00pm Symphonic Band Performs on the auditorium stage.
8:20pm Approximate ending time of the Symphonic Band Performance. Students and families have the option to leave or stay and watch other groups perform.
This performance is part of the Concert and Symphonic Band curriculum, therefore attendance and participation is required and graded. If any conflicts arise, please contact Mrs. Black or Mr. Jenson ASAP. We are aware that there is a conflict with the 7th grade girls / 8th grade boys basketball games and tennis. We are in communication with the coaches about this conflict and will send you communication with the resolution ASAP.
Reedy High Marching Band
Saturday, December 10th
The Reedy Band is on the move…COME JOIN THE FUN! The parade is coming, and you are invited to be a part of it! We will be loud, proud, and have a great time!
When: Saturday, December 10th, 9:00 am to early afternoon.
What/Where: The Reedy Band will be marching through Reedy High School zoned neighborhoods, playing festive holiday tunes, the school’s fight song and other fun tunes. This will be a parent-led fundraiser featuring special concerts along the route.
Mini concerts will feature half of the band playing approximately 7 minutes and will be available for a $150 donation.
Full length concerts will feature half of the band playing approximately 14 minutes for a donation of $300.
Action required: Please submit the above google form link by 11/26 if you are interested in hosting a concert at your house or within your neighborhood.
Please note that submitting interest does not guarantee a concert. We will be setting March-a-Thon routes based on interest and logistical considerations. If you are along the route and selected, you will be notified by 11/28, and payment will be due by 12/1.
Up your chances of securing a concert by getting together with your neighbors to host multiple concerts within walking distance of each other!
More details to come about how you can get involved on the actual date. Don’t miss your chance to be the envy of your neighborhood!!!
Tuesday December 6 - Band Spirit Night Fundraiser at Rodeo Goat
Thursday December 8 - Winter Concert at Reedy High School (required)
Friday December 9 - Game Night Band Party
Tuesday December 13 - Jazz Band performing at the Beginning Band Winter Concert (required for Jazz Band)
Wednesday December 14 - Symphonic Band performing at Hosp ES
Thursday December 15 - Symphonic Band performing at Bledsoe ES
Conflict with an event? Email Mrs. Black at email@example.com