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Concert and Symphonic Band - September 29, 2023

Upcoming events



October 4 - Band Performs at Bledsoe Walk to School Day. Information below.

October 5 - All-Region Masterclass #2 (required for Symphonic Band). Information below.

October 10 (9:30-10:30am) - Reedy Band Orientation (required for 8th graders zoned to Reedy HS)

October 13 - Middle School Night with the Reedy Band (required for students zoned for Reedy HS). Information below.

October 20 - Middle School Night with the Frisco HS Band (required for students zoned for Frisco HS). Information coming soon!!

October 24 - Fall Concert (required)

October 25 - Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a

 

Bledsoe Elementary Performance for Walk to School Day


We have been asked to perform at Bledsoe Elementary on Wednesday October 4 to celebrate walk to school day!! We are very excited about this opportunity!!


Schedule:

7:00-7:05am - Percussion (or large instruments) arrive at Pearson to get their instrument. You can choose to load your equipment into a parent's car and drive it to Bledsoe or you can choose to walk.

7:10am - All students meet at the front Entrance of Bledsoe

7:15am - Begin performing

7:45am - Performance ends. Walk back to Pearson. Percussion can choose to load your equipment into a parent's car and drive it to Pearson or you can choose to walk.


What to bring:

Instrument

Flip Folder and Lyre or a folding music stand

Students who have a home and school instrument should bring their home instrument

If students have forgotten any of these items, they can pick them up from the band hall at 7:00am


What to wear:

A band tshirt OR a shirt from another Pearson organization (to show the elementary kids that they can do Band and other activities)


This is a required performance for all students in Symphonic Band and an optional (but highly encouraged!) performance for students in Concert Band.

 

Symphonic Band All-Region Masterclass #2


On Thursday, October 5, we will hold our second (and final) 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 should stay after school in the band hall from 3:45-4:30 to assist us with set up.


This will replace the Symphonic Band scheduled sectional for the week of October 2-6. We will resume our normal schedule the week of October 9-13.


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 2-6)

 

Jazz Band


Starting Monday, September 25th, Jazz Band will be rehearsing after school on Mondays from 3:55-4:55 PM and on Fridays during Patriot Training.

 

The REEDY PERCUSSION PROGRAM Needs Your Assistance!


The Reedy Percussion Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2023 Midwest Clinic, an international Band and Orchestra Conference. They are currently raising funds for students to travel to the performance in Chicago this December.


To assist them in their fundraising efforts through Hundred X, with no financial contribution, complete the following:


EASY STEPS TO GET STARTED:

TEXT “DFG” to 90412

o You will get a link via text to the main webpage: https://hundredx.com/dataforgood

  1. ANSWER a quick set of questions.

  2. Make sure that when it asks you which organization you are supporting… CHOOSE Reedy High School Band Booster Club from the dropdown menu

  3. CLICK SUBMIT & You will immediately receive a link via text or email on your phone to provide feedback.

  4. CLICK on the link in your text and begin providing feedback.

Each survey takes about 1 minute. It’s all emoji based and very easy. You simply give feedback on brands that you use. Each participant: - must be 18 years of age to participate - so most kids will need to get at least one parent to participate - each email address can fill out a max of 75 surveys - can fill out a max of 25 surveys/day - must give meaningful feedback (don’t just hit the same thing over and over) If each student can get one parent to do the max surveys, we will max out our earnings!! How many people can I send this code to? • As many people as you want. They do not have to be part of the band to support the band. How can I tell how many feedback surveys I have completed? • Each time you finish the feedback/survey you will see the total amount on the top of the feedback page (when you are about to do another). EX: My feedback count: 2 (75 max). Is the information I provide going to be sold to other companies? Will I be on a mailing list? • Your contact information WILL NOT be sent to any of the companies you are going to be providing feedback. HundredX (This company) is not going to sell your personal information. They are only using the feedback in aggregate to provide consolidated feedback to the businesses asking for feedback.



 

Fall Sectionals


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

 

Middle School Night with the Reedy Band


7th and 8th Grade band members from Pearson Middle School and Pioneer Heritage Middle School are invited to perform at the Reedy HS football game on Friday, October 13th at Kuykendall stadium! The combined bands will perform in the stands with the Reedy High School Band and then stay in the stands for a good view of the Reedy H.S. Marching Band at halftime. Just think, in just a year or two, all of you will be out there with them!


Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend but will need to purchase a ticket to the game at the gate or online here http://tickets.friscoisd.org/


In addition to the game night, we are inviting all 8th graders to meet with us that week for a little orientation to the Reedy band during the school day on October 10th from 9:30-10:30am. We will have a bus for Pioneer and Pearson band students may walk if the weather is good. You already have permission to miss a little school that day for the visit!! It will be a blast!


Friday, October 13th - Kuykendall Stadium


4:15pm Arrive at Reedy HS Students are responsible for providing their own

transportation - we highly encourage carpooling! :)

Bring - Instrument (in the case), lyre/wire music stand/flip folder (depending on your instrument), and water bottle or large water jug.

Wear - School Band Shirt and tennis shoes.


4:30pm Dinner provided in the Reedy HS Cafeteria. Students will eat with the Reedy

Band in sections.


5:45pm Load the busses and depart for Kuykendall Stadium


6:00pm Arrive at Kuykendall Stadium

Everyone will move to the stands as a group with your instrument and wait to be seated.


7:00pm Kickoff

We will play Crunch Time and The Hey Song in the stands with the combined bands!


Halftime

Middle school students will watch the HS halftime show from the stands and then exit the stadium with their directors for pick up.


Students picked up at the Stadium

The exact time will be determined by the football game. It will most likely be between 8:45 and 9:00pm. We will instruct students to call/text their parents when we leave the stands.


The Reedy Band is SUPER excited to have you as their guest and ask that you follow the same guidelines for the Reedy Band members during the game.

In the stands- No cell phones, no food, no drinks, no candy, and no visitors.

Stay involved in the game! Stand up and cheer for Reedy!

Everyone stays until it is time to go.


We will see you all very soon, future Reedy Band members!


Best regards,


Paul Heuer

Director of Bands

Reedy HS

 

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