Concert and Symphonic Band - October 28, 2022

UNT Concert Social Event


Next month we will be taking a trip to see the University of North Texas Wind Orchestra and Wind Symphony perform a joint concert in Denton. These are two of the best collegiate bands in the entire country, and we are fortunate to have them available to us in our own backyard! This trip is open to all current members of the Pearson Band. Students must be in good standing with their band fees and passing all classes to attend.


This trip is optional and is not for a grade. The concert is on Thursday, November 17th. Students will need to meet in the band hall at 5:30 for a pizza party. We will then leave for the concert at 6:15 PM. We will leave UNT at 9:45 and will be back at Pearson by 10:15-10:30 for pick up.


As this concert will take place in a nice performance hall, all students need to dress appropriately. Men will need to wear nice dress pants, button down or polo shirt, nice dress shoes. You may wear a suit and tie if you wish, but that is not required. Ladies need to wear a nice dress or skirt (school appropriate length) or dress pants, with a nice shirt and shoes. Heels are not recommended due to walking on campus.

Absolutely no jeans, shorts, athletic shoes, or t-shirts.


The cost for the concert will be $7 which covers the entry ticket, dinner before the concert, and the bus to and from the concert. Tickets can be purchased through the Charms store the same way that the Family Picnic tickets were bought. Instructions can be viewed by clicking HERE. All tickets must be purchased by Thursday, November 10th. We have a limited amount of tickets available for our group, so tickets are first come first serve on Charms. Students may also purchase tickets with a check made out to the Pearson Band Parent Association or with cash (exact change only.)


This event requires students to be absolutely still and silent for a long period of time. Please do not register your student if you feel that this would be difficult for them. Parents will be expected to pick up their student in Denton if they are removed from the concert for whispering or talking.


We are also looking for several chaperones to attend the concert with us. Chaperones do not need to purchase an additional ticket for the event.

Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050845AEAE2FA5FE3-pearson2. Additionally, all interested chaperones will need to fill out the volunteer background check at http://www.friscoisd.org/about/resources-and-information/background-checks.


We are looking forward to a great concert and a great trip! Let me know if you have any questions.

 

All Region Audition Information


This semester, all Symphonic Band Students and some Concert Band students have been preparing music for the upcoming All-Region auditions.


What is All-Region Band?

Our “Region” is comprised of all the middle schools in Frisco ISD, McKinney ISD, Prosper ISD, and Little Elm ISD. Students who earn a spot in the All-Region Band are the top performing students on their instrument. This is a huge honor that takes a great deal of practice and dedication. Students selected for the All-Region Band will participate in the All-Region Clinic and Concert on November 11-12.


What are the All-Region Auditions?

Students will perform their All-Region music for a panel of judges. The judges will score and rank all the performers they hear and the top players will earn a spot in the All-Region Band. This is a live audition and will take place in a classroom with approximately 15 other students from the schools in our Region. Most instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion) are phased, meaning that they will play at the Phase 1 audition and, if their score is high enough to move on, will play again at the Phase 2 audition. Some instruments (bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, and bari saxophone) are not phased and will only attend the Phase 2 audition. In order to audition, students must be available to attend the All-Region Band Clinic and Concert on November 11-12.


Important Dates

  • Saturday, November 5 - Phase 1 All-Region Auditions at Rock Hill High School (Prosper ISD). Students will be given an individual audition time. Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion students will attend the Phase 1 audition.

  • Monday, November 7 - Phase 2 All-Region Auditions at Vandeventer Middle School (Frisco ISD). Students will be given an individual audition time. Students who advance from Phase 1 to Phase 2 will attend along with all Tenor Sax and Bari Sax players.

  • Friday/Saturday, November 11-12 - All-Region Clinic and Concert at McKinney North High School and Scott Johnson Middle School (McKinney ISD).

 

Winter Concert (December 8) - Formal Uniform


For the Winter Concert, Pre-UIL Performance, UIL Performance, and the Spring Concert, all Concert and Symphonic Band students will wear their "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!

 

Upcoming events

(Click here to view the Pearson Band Calendar)


Saturday November 5 - Band All-Region Phase 1 Audition (required for Symphonic Band)

Monday November 7 - Band All-Region Phase 2 Audition (required for Symphonic Band)

Friday-Saturday November 11-12 - All-Region Clinic and Concert (required for students who are selected to be part of the All-Region Band)

Thursday November 17 - UNT Concert Social Event

Tuesday December 6 - Band Spirit Night Fundraiser at Rodeo Goat

Wednesday 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)


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




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