(A secret gift exchange)

Here’s what you need to know:

–  Upper classmen are paired with under classmen to exchange gifts between each other.

–  Upper classmen will pick a code name.

–  On Monday, October 21, the gift exchanges begin and continue each day, through Friday, October 25.  All gifts are to be left on the Buddy Table outside the orchestra office door.

–  Check the table daily to pick up your gift.

–  The next day, the under classmen will put the code name on the gift to their upper classman buddy.

–  Gifts need to remain under $10; homemade gifts are the best!

–  Find out who is your buddy at the Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26 (details forthcoming).

–  If you choose NOT to participate, let your V.P. know ASAP.

–  Seniors, if you have a buddy request, please talk to Elizabeth Sheldon.

Fall Concert

The first concert of the year is coming up soon!  Our Fall Concert is slated for Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm in the JJP Auditorium. We are planning to have cookies and brownies to serve our guests after the concert.

Orchestra Registration Details! Thursday, August 22

J. J. Pearce Orchestra Registration

Thursday, August 22, 2013 – Orchestra Room (enter Pearce H.S. on the south side at the loading dock)

What is it???? Click here to find out.

SENIORS and JUNIORS register between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SOPHOMORES and FRESHMEN register between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(special times available for those who cannot make assigned times; please contact Melissa Livings at melissa.livings@risd.org)

Orchestra Banquet Date Confirmed!

Parents & Students:

The 2013 Orchestra Banquet date is now Friday 5/24/13.  The time and location are all exactly the same as originally planned.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Livings or Mr. Cross.


There will be a meeting for both students and parents for the 2013 Spring Trip on Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Orchestra Room.  We will be discussing all details and answering any questions that you might have.

Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras will be combining as an ensemble for the spring trip.  Because these orchestras meet during different class times, we will need to have some after school rehearsals in which we combine ensembles to prepare for the trip.  Rehearsals will be on the following days.

Tuesday April 9, 2013:   4:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday April 16, 2013:   4:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday April 23, 2013:   4:30-5:30 PM

Pearce Orchestras Excel at UIL Contest!

Congratulations to both the Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras on their performances at UIL.  Both orchestras received “First Division” ratings from all judges at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest in 2013.   Congratulations to all!