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Oct 31 / JJP Orch Admin


Hey orchestra members! As you’re all probably aware, the orchestra halloween party is this Saturday!! Here are some details…

when:    Saturday, November 1
where:   Annette Mendez’s (see email for address)

when:    7:30 pm -10:30 pm

Freshmen are in charge of bringing drinks

Sophomores need to bring salty snacks
Juniors bring sweet snacks
Seniors don’t need to bring anything but can if they feel so inclined :)

Make sure to come in costume too! There will be a costume contest, and buddies will be revealed as well.

Can’t wait to see y’all there!
Your Social Chairs,
Megan Smith
Nicole Picquet

Oct 27 / JJP Orch Admin

SAVE THE DATE–Orchestra Picture Day

Parents and Students,
Thanks to everyone who took the survey and gave me feedback on our rescheduled Picture Day. Please save the following in your calendar:

Thursday, November 20th, 5-6:30pm
Formal wear required
Please block the entire window of time for now. I will send the schedule once it is set with the photographer.
Melissa Livings
Orchestra/AP Music Theory
Pearce High School

Oct 25 / JJP Orch Admin


(A secret gift exchange)

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Upperclassmen are paired with under classmen to exchange gifts between each other.
  2. Upperclassmen will pick a code name for themselves.
  3. On Monday, October 27, the gift exchanges begin with the UPPER classmen giving a gift to their selected UNDER classman buddy, and continue each day, through Friday, October 31.All gifts are to be left on the Buddy Table outside the orchestra office door.
  4. Check the table daily to pick up your gift.
  5. The NEXT day, the UNDER classmen will put the code name on the gift to their UPPER classman buddy.
  6. Gifts need to remain under $10; homemade gifts are the best!
  7. Find out who is your buddy at the Halloween Party on Saturday, November 1(details forthcoming).

If you choose NOT to participate, let your V.P. know ASAP.  Seniors, if you have a buddy request, please talk to Megan Smith or Nicole Picquet.

Oct 22 / JJP Orch Admin

Oct 23rd Concert Details

Location: Richardson HS, 1250 W. West Beltline (enter off Dogwood, just North of Belt Line)

Report Times:
Concert orchestra, 6:00pm: unpack in orchestra room/warmup on stage
Philharmonic orchestra, 6:15pm: unpack & warmup in the band hall
Chamber orchestra, 6:30pm: unpack & warmup in the orchestra room

Concert performance times (approximate):
Concert, 7-7:15pm
1.Bass & cello region excerpts, 7:15-7:25pm
2.Phil, 7:25-7:35pm
3.Viola & violin region excerpts, 7:35-7:45pm
4.Chamber, 7:45-8:00pm
5.All students will stay the entire time to watch/critique orchestra performances

Click here to download a pdf with full Concert details

Oct 20 / JJP Orch Admin

Congrats to All Region Students!

Please see this wonderful announcement being shared with Pearce faculty and students!

Violins: Darren Carter, Dingjing Zhou, Yu-heng Lai, Lilly Bristol, Hongyi Zhang, Sung Jung, and Alice Chen (not pictured in video)
Viola: Stephanie Bullard
Bass: Matthew Myers

Front: Matthew Myers, Lilly Bristol, Darren Carter, Hongyi Zhang, Sung Jung Back: Stephanie Bullard, Alice Chen, Dingjing Zhou, and Yu-heng Lai

Front: Matthew Myers, Lilly Bristol, Darren Carter, Hongyi Zhang, Sung Jung
Back: Stephanie Bullard, Alice Chen, Dingjing Zhou, and Yu-heng Lai


Oct 17 / JJP Orch Admin



If you need another idea about keeping trip costs low, consider working a shift selling pajamas and candy bars in the orchestra booth at the annual

J.J. Pearce Pacesetter Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, October 25, 2014  –  9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014  –  11 am to 5 pm

Orchestra students and/or orchestra parents can sign up to work a 2 hour shift on any of the following days (please select a shift and sign up):

Friday, October 24 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Set up (volunteer hours only)
Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Selling pajamas and candy bars (applies to keeping costs low)
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm  – Selling pajamas and candy bars (applies to keeping costs low)
Sunday, October 26 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  – Clean up (volunteer hours only)

Please contact TERI BUDDE AT BUDDE.TERI@GMAIL.COM  to sign up or if you have any questions.

Oct 16 / JJP Orch Admin

JJP Orchestra Fall Concert

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 pm
Richardson High School
1250 W. Beltline Rd.
Richardson, TX  75080
Our annual Fall Concert will take place at Richardson High School, due to our auditorium undergoing renovations.
In order to reduce stress on our concert night, we have decided to reschedule taking our formal pictures to an afternoon in November.  Please check your November calendar and take this survey: . Simply tell Mrs. Livings what days you CAN make an afternoon work for pictures from 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm.
Oct 15 / JJP Orch Admin

Please Vote: Formal pictures rescheduling date

We have decided to reschedule the formal orchestra picture for an afternoon in November. Please check your November calendar and take this survey:

Please vote for all days you CAN make an afternoon work from about 5-6:45pm.
Voting closes on Friday. Thanks!
Oct 13 / JJP Orch Admin


Dear JJP Orchestra Families,

The next Disney trip payment is coming up soon. This trip requires us to make payments to the trip company as the semester goes on.  That being said, if you have outstanding fees, those are due ASAP.  If you have not paid the September 15th trip payment, you are past due.  That means BOTH the September and October payments are due on October 15th.

After October 15th, if these payments have not been made,  your child will be dropped from the trip unless other payment arrangements have been approved by the treasurer and the PAOC Board.  As stated in the Disney Trip Agreement form, 4 payments of $250.00 are due each month, September through December.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Mary Jovicich
Jennifer Wills
Melissa Livings

Thank You, PAOC Board

Oct 13 / JJP Orch Admin

Pearce Orchestra Night at Chili’s

chilisCoit and Campbell location only


Are you hungry?
Well join us at Chili’s for a bite to eat!*
Invite your friends!  Invite the neighborhood!
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 Trip in January!

*The dining hours for JJP Orchestra Night at Chili’s are anytime between 4 pm and 10 pm.

Future Chili’s Night Dates for 2014
Wednesday, November 19
Wednesday, December 17