2013 All-Region Orchestra


Congratulations to the orchestra for its participation in the All-Region Orchestra auditions held at Garland High School on October 12.  These amazing musicians will represent Pearce High School at the All-Region Concert in December.

Front Row:  Rachel H. (freshman),  Stephanie B. (freshman), Ashley T. (senior), Yu-Heng L. (freshman), Matthew M. (sophomore)

Middle Row:  Ryun H. (senior),  Laura M. (senior),  Will C. (junior)

Back Row:  Abby M., 1st chair (senior)

Sectional Schedule

Violins, Tuesday, 8-8:55am
Viola/Cello, Bass, Thursday, 8-8:55am

Violins, Monday, 4:20-5:20pm
Viola/Cello/Bass, Thursday, 4:20-5:20pm

Violins—Tuesday, 4:20-5:05pm every other week beginning Oct 22 (Oct 22, Nov 5, 19 etc…)
Viola/Cello/Bass—Tuesday, 4:20-5:05pm every other week beginning Oct 29 (Oct 29, Nov 12, 26 etc…)

Concert Details and Picture Order Form for Tuesday

Click here to download the Concert Program

Students (and Parents),

Our first concert will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00pm in the Pearce Auditorium. Here is the schedule and other details you need to know (“~” means approximate):

8:15am KROO members set up the stage BEFORE school
4:20pm KROO members assist with photo setup in the cafeteria
4:45-6pm Individual photos in the cafeteria (come and go…)
6-6:45 Group photos in the cafeteria (REQUIRED) (6:10–Concert; 6:20–Chamber; 6:30–Phil)
~6:15 Concert Orchestra warms up in the orchestra room
~6:30 Chamber Orchestra warms up in the large ensemble room
~6:45 Philharmonic Orchestra warms up in the orchestra room
6:55 All students to the stage/audience for Concert attendance; students will be expected to sit with their orchestra and view the entire concert
7:00 Concert Orchestra performs
~7:20 Philharmonic Orchestra performs
~7:50 Chamber Orchestra performs
~8:15 Concert is concluded

Other facts and reminders:

  • Attire is formal!!! GIRLS: black dress (or other approved uniform) and dressy shoes (no flip-flops) BOYS: Tux shirt, pants, jacket, bow tie, cummerbund, black socks and black dress shoes (no tennis shoes)
  • You may bring your clothes to school on the day of the concert or go home and change but be sure you plan ahead. The same applies to dinner if you want to eat before our pictures and performance.
  • Group photos are REQUIRED as part of the Performance Grade.
  • Individual photos are OPTIONAL but highly encouraged; the product is really quite stunning (see examples attached). If a parent would like their child(ren) to be photographed in their orchestra uniform with their instrument please fill out the attached photo order form and bring it with you to the photo session.

As always please let me know if you have any questions! Have a great weekend!

Click here to download the PhotoAd-Form-JJP 2013 (.pdf)

Melissa J. Livings
JJ Pearce Orchestra & AP Music Theory
TMEA Region 3 Orchestra Treasurer
TMEA Mentor Network Area Coordinator


 (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)