Concert and Symphonic Band - October 7, 2022

Walk to School Day Performance at Bledsoe Elementary

  • Date: Wednesday, October 12th

  • Place: Bledsoe Elementary

  • Schedule:

  • 7:00am - Percussion and students with large instruments arrive at the Pearson Band Hall to get their instrument and equipment. You will walk to Bledsoe with Mr. Jenson.

  • 7:10am - All other students are dropped off at Bledsoe Elementary. Students should have instruments, backpacks, lyres, and flip folders.

  • 7:15-7:45am - Perform at Bledsoe

  • 7:50am - Walk to Pearson

  • Students should wear a Pearson Band tshirt with any pants or shorts.

This is a required performance for students in Symphonic Band and an optional performance for students in Concert Band. This is a last minute addition to our band calendar; please email Mrs. Black ASAP with any conflicts.

 

Symphonic Band All-Region Masterclasses


On Friday, October 14, we will hold our second All-Region Masterclass for students in Symphonic Band. The purpose of this activity is to help students learn and improve on their All-Region music to prepare them for the audition in November.


Where: Pearson Middle School

Time: 4:30-6:00pm. Students may stay after school in the band hall from 3:45-4:30 to assist us with set up.


This will replace then Symphonic Band scheduled sectional for the week of October 10-14. We will resume our normal schedule the week of October 17-21.


This is a required event. Email Mrs. Black ASAP with any conflicts.


(Note - students in Concert Band will have their regularly scheduled sectionals with Mr. Jenson the week of October 10-14.)

 

Chick-fil-a Spirit Night


Mark your calendars! Wednesday October 26 is Pearson Band Spirit Night at the Chick-fil-a on 423 and Stonebrook!







 

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. Some instruments (most likely flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, 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 (most likely oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, bari saxophone, euphonium and tuba) 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.

  • Monday, November 7 - Phase 2 All-Region Auditions at Vandeventer Middle School (Frisco ISD). Students will be given an individual audition time.

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


Students in Symphonic Band are required to attend the All-Region audition. However, it is of the upmost importance to the band directors that every student who attends has a positive experience. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be listening to every student to determine if they are prepared to attend before signing them up for the audition. In the event that you have a schedule conflict with the audition dates and/or the Clinic and Concert dates, please notify Mrs. Black ASAP.

 

Fall Sectionals


Students in Symphonic Band and Concert Band will attend a weekly sectional. Click here to view the schedule.

 

Upcoming events

(Click here to view the Pearson Band Calendar)


Wednesday October 12 - Walk to School Day performance at Bledsoe Elementary (required for Symphonic Band; optional for Concert Band)

Friday October 14 - All Region Masterclass (required for Symphonic Band)

Wednesday October 26 - Band Fall Concert (required event)

Wednesday October 26 - Band Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a

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)


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




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