Parents and Students,
As your students may have told you, our trip for the next year is out of state to Orlando, Florida! We will be visiting Disneyworld, Universal Studios and playing in a professional studio orchestra recording experience among other fun adventures.
Usually a trip of this caliber can be on the expensive side. Since we are going during the off-season in January this will significantly lower the trip cost, though we do not have any solid figures or dates to share with you at this point in time.
All of this to say – we have ordered more chocolate and it is available in the orchestra room to pick up after school if you and your students would like to start chipping away at the trip cost! It is already less than a year away so why not start now. Out of state trips only come once every four years, you do not want to miss out!
Happy Spring Break!
PHS – Associate Orchestra Director
The Pearce Orchestra had tremendous success at this week’s UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition. Both the Non-Varsity String and Varsity Full Orchestras received a SWEEPSTAKES rating (highest rating overall) from a panel of six independent judges. This is the highest rating accorded to orchestras at our competition. In addition, our very own Ms. Kaitlin Teske (a 1st year teacher) earned her 1st Sweepstakes rating EVER with the Non-Varsity Orchestra. Please congratulate your kids and yourselves; much of this is because you as parents value what we do by making sure your kids attend sectionals, have private lessons, and practice, etc. As directors, we are ecstatic to be a part of this amazing program!!!
A special thanks also to the MANY parents who brought bottled water and snacks for the kids. It turned out to be absolutely necessary, especially for Symphony, whose stay at Rockwall Heath was especially lengthy. We are overwhelmed by your support (FYI–many of the band kids in Symphony now want to join orchestra because of all the food…ha!).
Thanks again, all. Go, Mustangs!
Next week, JJP Orchestras will be performing at the UIL Orchestra Concert in Rockwall on Thursday 2/27 and Friday 2/28.
Departure time(s) are around breakfast/lunch for one group and after school for another. It’s a bit of a hike to get out there and kids will be hungry. We are requesting donations of bottled water and portable snacks to pass out to the students to keep them fueled and focused for their performances.
Please bring these items anytime next week prior to their departure.
Thanks so much and … GO MIGHTY MUSTANG ORCHESTRA!
If you are interested in ordering, please print and fill out the attached order form and send to school with payment. Checks made payable to PAOC. Any questions? Please email Beverly Minyard at Beverly.Minyard@gmail.com
Our Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Winter Dinner and Concert on Tuesday, December 10 in the JJP Corral. Click here to download the Auction Donation Form
Please help support our PEARCE AREA ORCHESTRA CLUB by donating an item. Need ideas?
* Gift cards to restaurants or stores
* Gift baskets
* Home and Garden items
* Movie Passes
* Services (lawn care, photography, tax preparation, etc)
It’s easy to donate:
1. Complete the attached donation form
2. Email the form to Elizabeth.Spaulding@Brinker.com
3. Your item can be sent to school with your student and taken to the Orchestra Room, or we are happy pick-up any donations.
PEARCE AREA ORCHESTRA CLUB is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. All donations are tax deductible and all funds raised by the auction are used to support the J.J. Pearce Orchestra and the learning opportunities of our students.
Deadline for Auction items and forms is Friday, December 6, 2013.