February 28: Fundraiser at Palio’s!

Help support the JJ Pearce Orchestra by dining at Palio’s on February 28. Simply mention that you are with the Pearce Orchestra and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Orchestra.  Spread the word!

January 24 Fundraiser: Potbelly

Help support your J.J. Pearce Orchestra while eating dinner at Potbelly! Visit the Potbelly at 101 W. Campbell Rd between 5:00pm and 8:00pm this Wednesday (January 24). Bring a copy of this flyer (or simply pull it up on your phone!) and they will donate 25% of the proceeds to the orchestra. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date: Sweets and Strings Concert, Desserts and Silent Auction

Our annual Sweets and Strings concert will be held on December 5, 2017 featuring orchestras from Parkhill Junior High, North Junior High and Pearce. This event features a variety of sweets, a silent auction, and a night filled with fabulous music.  The festivities begin at 6:30pm.

We rely on the donations raised during this event to support the orchestra operating budgets at all three schools.  One of the primary fundraisers is the annual silent auction.  Please consider a donation of an item or gift certificate for PAOC to auction at the event. Click here for information about the auction and download the donation form.

Please join us on December 5 for an incredible night.  Thank you for supporting our orchestras!

All Region Orchestra Results

Congratulations to the 19 students who were selected to the 2017 All-Region Orchestra. We had the most students selected of ANY high school in RISD and the highest number in our region from a regular high school (non-Fine Arts magnet). It’s a wonderful assortment of 9-12 grade and bodes well for the continued success of our program. The music for these is VERY difficult and only a handful of students are even qualified to attempt it.

Top Row: Darren C (1st chair-highest ranked) and Sung J

Second Row: James K (1st chair, 2nd violin), Hongyi Z, and Wilson P

Third Row: Kameel D, Bryan P, Dingjing Z and Alice C

Fourth Row: Yiru O, Jack P, Barbara B and Andrew B (1st chair-highest rank)

Fifth Row: Miriam S, Erin S (alternate), Aaron B, Jacob A and Charlie B

Not pictured: Katie M (alternate)

Shop with Scrip

We will be placing an order for physical gift cards through shopwithscrip– September 28th!

Please note that you must be registered with shopwithscrip AND Prestopay to participate.  Click Here for information on how to register.

Teenage Birthday Gift Card Ideas
Barnes and Nobles, Starbucks, Subway, Movie/Fandango, Game Stop, iTunes and more

Family Birthday Gift Card Ideas
Cabela’s 11%, Columbia 12%, REI 8%
Macy’s 10%, Crate and Barrel 8%, Gap 14%, Pottery Barn 8%
Nordstrom Many restaurants


You can order Tom Thumb, Central Market or Sprouts gift cards, but please remember they will not be reloadable.  Albertson does offer a reloadable card.

We have been waiting since May for new Reloadable Tom Thumb cards.  We will let everyone know as soon as they are available.


Officer Elections: We’re looking for a few great leaders!

Officer Elections
If you are service-oriented, looking for a way to help the orchestra or just eager to make a difference, we would like you to consider running for our 2017-2018 Orchestra Council. It’s fun, an excellent way to meet people and has the added bonus of looking great on your resume. All students in each of the three orchestras are welcome to apply (9th grade too–that’s why we wait until the Fall!)

Applications are due on September 2.  For more information, visit http://www.jjpearceorchestra.com/student-officers/

Conflict with Orchestra Registration

If you have a conflict with Orchestra Registration on August 17 (4-8pm, come for one hour) please read this email in full (others, stop reading.) While registration is NOT how you sign up for orchestra it IS how you get everything necessary done that we don’t have time to do in class. Here are the answers to a few of the questions we’ve had so far.
Parent can come but not the student? 
We may be able to schedule an alternate time to do uniform fitting. The parent may complete the rest of the registration process without the student if that is the only option but please make sure you are aware of your child’s contact info (ID, email, etc.).
Student can come but not the parent? 
Registration is open from 4-8pm so if it is a work issue feel free to come earlier/later than your scheduled time. If that doesn’t help…
  • Download all the forms in advance  and get everything signed and completed. You’ll also need 2 copies of your medical insurance card if applicable.
  • For fee payment, be prepared with cash, check or credit card. You can check how much you’ll need to pay by logging on to Charms or I can put you in touch with our treasurer.
  • For info completion, make sure you know your parents email(s), phones #’s etc.
Neither student nor parent can come? 
In the rare case that neither can make it, you’ll need to:
  • Schedule a uniform fitting
  • Pay your fees online (or send a check); the PAOC treasurer can assist with this process.
  • Download and complete forms. You can drop them off anytime next week in an envelope labeled with my name. Be sure to include insurance cards where applicable.
  • Log on to Charms and update all your information so we continue to reach out to only the right addresses and people.
As you can see the night is very necessary and we promise to honor your time. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

Registration Information

Mandatory JJ Pearce Orchestra Registration

Thursday August 17, 2017
In the JJ Pearce Orchestra Room
4:00pm-6:00pm Seniors and Juniors
6:00pm-8:00pm Freshman and Sophomores
*Come anytime between 4pm-8pm that is most convenient for you!

Registration should take approximately 1 hour.

Be Prepared

  1. Know your size for uniform fittings!
    1. Boys: Pants (waist and length), Tux Shirt (collar and sleeve length)
    2. Girls: Dress size (wear shorts to try on the dress uniform)
  2. Bring your checkbook, cash, or credit card to pay for your orchestra fees

3. Bring 2 copies of your medical insurance card (front and back)

Save time and fill out the forms in advance! Click Here to download the registration packet.


Welcome Back Fundraiser: Jersey Mikes!

Welcome Back Fundraiser!!

To kick off the new year and reconnect with orchestra friends, please join us at Jersey Mikes for JJP Orchestra’s first fundraiser of the year! Bring your family and friends, as all are welcome! We will be handing out coupons for free subs during orchestra registration on August 17th. Bring in your coupon or simply tell your cashier that you are there to support JJP Orchestra, and 100% of what you spend will be donated to J.J. Pearce High School Orchestra! It’s that easy!

Thursday, August 17th to Saturday, August 19th

Anytime! Lunch or dinner!

Jersey Mike’s
1920 N. Coit (corner of Coit and Campbell)