Spirit Night at Chipotle: April 17

Help support our Pearce orchestra at the next spirit night.  On April 17, simply dine or carry out at Chipotle (283 West Campbell Rd) between 5:00pm and 9:00pm.  Tell the cashier that you are supporting the JJ Pearce Orchestra.  50% of the proceeds will be donated to our orchestra! Spread the word and help make this a huge success!


PAOC Booster Volunteer Opportunities

Parents– We need your help to support the various activities and events for the Pearce Orchestra.  There are a number of volunteer opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Garage Sale: Assist Alicia Abel with the annual spring garage sale
  • Mum Store: assist Alicia Abel in coordinating and setting up mum store volunteer nights in the spring
  • Sweets and Strings: Assist Maria Munson in coordinating and setting up sweets at the winter concert
  • Silent Auction: coordinating and pursuing auction items for winter concert
  • Banquet: Assist Lisa MacKinnon in coordinating the annual banquet

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Mavit Lopez (mavitandleo@att.net).


April 7 Garage Sale

Join us for the JJ Pearce Orchestra Garage Sale!
All proceeds will support the JJ Pearce High School Orchestra.

April 7 from 8:00am-1:00pm
Pearce Parking Lot- Melrose and Coit

To donate items, please contact aliciaabel@utexas.edu

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/