Ram Band News!

Monday, January 10th

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8th Grade Vines Parent Meeting - Cancelled!

Due to district policy changes, the 8th Grade Vines Parent Meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. Mr. Cao is working on making a recording and we will post that link here as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience!
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Beginner Band Sign-up

If you know of someone in 5th grade that needs info about signing up for band for 6th grade, please share the link below with them! These instrument try-outs are only for students in 5th grade entering 6th grade next school year.
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Plano Middle School Drumline - Enroll Now!

All percussionists are highly encouraged to sign up for the Plano Middle School Wildcat Drumline. For more information and instructions on how to sign up, click the buttons below.
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Altitude Social - Thursday, Jan. 20th (5-7pm)

Join us at the annual Altitude Social at Altitude in Richardson on Thursday, Jan. 20th from 5-7pm. Cost is $15 and includes admission and socks. An Altitude waiver must be on file for students to gain admission. Follow the button below to fill out the waiver online. Students will pay in cash at the door for admission, if possible please have the exact change - no checks or credit cards accepted.
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Cafe Virtuoso - Saturday, Jan. 29th (Vines HS)

Only Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band members will be required to attend and perform for Cafe Virtuoso. Please see the parent letter below for details.
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Ensemble Contest - Friday, Feb. 4th (Winds only!)

Wind players in the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be performing small ensembles at the Ensemble contest on Friday, Feb. 4th at Schimelpfenig MS. Percussion does not perform at this specific contest but will have their own separate contest for ensembles and solos (info coming soon.)


The contest entry fee is $8 and please pay that by either cash or check (no online payments). Students may turn that fee into their band director starting Jan. 10th.


Please see the parent letter below for more details.

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Percussion Chamber Music Festival - Friday Feb. 18th & Saturday, Feb. 19th

Only 7th and 8th grade percussionists will be included in this event. Please pay the entry fee starting on Jan. 10th to your band director. PCMF is held yearly at Plano Senior HS.


Please see the parent letter below for more details.

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Pre-UIL Concert - Tuesday, March 1st (Clark HS)

Only Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band members will be participating in a practice performance called Pre-UIL in preparation for UIL. Please see the parent letters below for more details.


Non-Varsity = Symphonic Band

Varsity = Wind Ensemble

Non-Varsity Pre-UIL - Parent Letter

Non-Varsity = Symphonic Band

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Studio Movie Grill Social - Wednesday, April 13th (evening)

The band will be taking over two movie theatres at Studio Movie Grill in Plano for a showing of Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Cost is $20 and includes admission, entree (set menu), drink, and popcorn. More details to come as we get closer to the event!
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Jazz Band - Wednesday after school from 3:40pm-4:30pm

The jazz band has moved rehearsals to AFTER SCHOOL and will start back up on Wednesday, Jan. 12th! Only students in 7th & 8th grade that are members of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, or Wind Ensemble can participate. No beginner band members are allowed this year. Please make sure you are attending regularly in order to perform at upcoming concerts.
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Wilson Band Forms 2021-22

Please see the button below to complete all band forms online. There will be no paper forms this year.
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Band Fees

Band Fees are uploaded and ready to be paid. Please see the link below for directions on how to pay. If you do not see your child's band fee, please email Mrs. May at kristin.may@pisd.edu.


A reminder about the two types of fees:

  • Band Binder supply fee - paid by all
  • Instrument Usage fee - paid by students that use a PISD instrument at home and/or at school

RYCOR Payment System

Click here to login and pay band fee/s.

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PISD Instrument Usage Contract

If your student is using a PISD issued instrument, you will need to complete an instrument contract. Please click the button below to fill out that form. Your child will not be able to take their at-home instrument until that form is complete.
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