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Aug 26 / JJP Orch Admin

Orchestra Disney Meeting TOMORROW!!!

Please remember that the Disney Informational meeting is TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 27 from 5:30-6:00pm in the Orchestra room. This is before the Pearce Kickoff Cookout. This meeting is for anyone who is planning on attending or needs more info regarding our trip/soundtrack session in January to Disney World in Orlando, FL.
I am attaching a document for you to review (if you haven’t already) that should answer most of your questions and the meeting should answer everything else. Also, please remember that due to our need to secure flights, the deadline to sign up and pay your deposit is Friday, September 5. 
Aug 24 / JJP Orch Admin

JJP Orchestra – Garage Sale in September!

Start saving “stuff” NOW!

Meet us at 6:30 am
Saturday, September 20, 2014

in the Pearce Band Parking Lot
Melrose between Coit and Mimosa (sale goes from 8 am – 2 pm)

Set up your own table! Set your own prices! Take your own money!

Turn in money at the end of the sale to Teri Budde, Garage Sale Organizer
Please send any questions you may have to Teri Budde at


Aug 19 / JJP Orch Admin

We Need Your Help!


Aug 19 / JJP Orch Admin

Orchestra Registration

Thursday, August 21, 2014 in the orchestra Room
Enter Pearce High School on the south side at the loading dock.
SENIORS and JUNIORS register between 4 pm – 6 pm
SOPHOMORES and FRESHMEN register between 6 pm – 8 pm

(special time available for those who cannot make the assigned times; please contact Melissa Livings at

1. Click on “Forms” at the top of the page.
2. Print, complete, and return the first five forms listed under Pearce High School.
3. Please bring 2 copies of your medical insurance card (front and back)
4. Please bring your checkbook to pay the required fees.

Chili’s Night and Swim Social Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pearce Orchestra Night at Chili’s* (Coit/Campbell location only).
Don’t forget to mention to your waitperson that you are with JJP Orchestra and a portion of your bill goes back to Pearce Orchestra!! This is an easy way to keep costs down for the Disney World Spring Trip!

The last of the summer swim socials is coming up on the same night as Chili’s Night.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Smith Residence (Megan’s house)
407 Ridgehaven Place
Richardson, TX 75080

*The dining hours for JJP Orchestra Night at Chili’s are anytime between 4 pm and 10 pm. If you cannot come to Chili’s before the ice cream social, feel free to grab a bite after the social.

Aug 15 / JJP Orch Admin

Orchestra Disney Update & SAVE THE DATE!

Parents and Students,

We’ve had some updates on the info to the Disney Trip & Soundtrack Session that I wanted to share. If you would like to read more about it, including specifics like due dates, payment amounts, etc please visit: and click the link to “2015 Pearce Orchestra trip” link. For those of you who have been in the orchestra program before, you’ll notice that the timeline for everything ismuch sooner because our trip is scheduled in January rather than April.

Questions (of which I’m sure you have several)? I will be available at Registration next week on August 21, 4-8pm and we will have a Preliminary trip meeting/Q&A in the orchestra room with members of the booster club and directors on Wednesday, August 27 at 5:30pm (right before the Pearce Kick-Off Cookout).

Please note the deadline to declare your intention to attend, complete a trip contract and pay a deposit is Friday, September 6. This “hard” deadline is necessary in order to secure our airfare. (It is possible to back out after that minus the deposit–please read the overview to find out more.)

See you soon! I know you are getting excited about all that 2014-2015 year has in store for the Pearce Orchestra!!!

Melissa Livings
Orchestra/AP Music Theory
Pearce High School

Aug 15 / JJP Orch Admin


The GDX event is fast approaching and we need two (2) more chaperones. Any parents wishing to chaperon are asked to organizer, Will Calame at Your admission to this event is FREE!! Students, if you still owe for the event please be sure to take care of that!

Monday, August – Tuesday, August 19
8:00 pm – 8:00 am
Group Dynamix
1215 Trend Drive
Carrolton, TX  75006

Aug 11 / JJP Orch Admin

Orchestra Registration Thursday August 21


Aug 11 / JJP Orch Admin


The GDX event is fast approaching and we have plenty of event goers, just not enough event chaperones. Any parents wishing to chaperon are asked to respond to at your earliest convenience! Your admission to this event is FREE!! Thank you!

Monday, August – Tuesday, August 19
8:00 pm – 8:00 am
Group Dynamix
1215 Trend Drive
Carrolton, TX 75006

Aug 6 / JJP Orch Admin

Helping the Mum Store = Great Benefit for JJP Orchestra

The Mum Store is the largest PTA fundraiser and the persons in charge are responsible for creating the mums (and garters) that the students purchase to wear during Homecoming.

But it takes a village to make 1000 mums and they need our help!

PTA shares its profits with the JJP student organizations that provide this help. This is another way for JJP Orchestra to keep costs down for the Walt Disney Spring Trip.

The Mum Store will be open for volunteers to come in beginning Tuesday, August 12 to learn how to:
1) decorate a mum
2) work the Sales Department.

Then, this newly learned skill can be put to great use beginning in September, when the students start ordering their mums for Homecoming (October 17, 2014).

Please sign up for a workshop time slot.  Afternoon and evening workshops are available.  Also, please remember to “Sign in” when you arrive at the Mum Store in the volunteer book under “Orchestra”.

Thanks for your help and for supporting JJP Orchestra!  GO MUSTANGS!!

Aug 5 / JJP Orch Admin

GDX is almost here!

The team building event is on!
We have met the minimum required participants and we are still accepting more who want to join the fun!
Monday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 19
8:00 pm – 8:00 am
Group Dynamix
1215 Trend Drive
Carrollton, TX  75006
If you haven’t already done so, please fill out the GDX Waiver and bring $39 (cash preferred) to:
Will Calame
1126 Stratford Drive
Richardson, TX  75080
Any parents wishing to chaperon would be greatly appreciated and your admission is FREE!!!
Since this is a 12-hour event, kids might get hungry.  It would most helpful if participating students could bring the following:
FRESHMEN:  salty snacks
SOPHOMORES:  sweet snacks
JUNIORS:  drinks
SENIORS:  await further details from Will Calame