Welcome to the Bearcat Band!
We’re so excited to have all of our incoming 6th graders joining the Pilot Point Band Program! Here you will find all information and updates for the beginning band classes. The 6th grade band class is divided into 5 separate 30-minute classes every day, each taught by one of the Pilot Point band directors. Classes are assigned as follows:
Each class meets for 30 minutes to introduce and begin learning the basics of music and their instrument, including how to read music, rhythms, assembly of their instruments, and the beginning performance technique for their instrument. Once the students have a firm foundation to playing their instrument, we will begin combining classes occasionally to prepare for concert performances and special events. During these rehearsals, students will be able to put everything they have learned individually towards performing with a full concert band!
Below you will find any announcements for students and parents, as well as any resourceful links. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait for an incredible school year with our new band students!
Josh Donnelly, Dan Balkema, and Leah Cobb
Directors of Pilot Point Bands
Flutes- Mrs. Cobb
Trombones- Mr. Balkema
Baritones & Tubas- Mr. Donnelly
Clarinets- Mrs. Cobb
Trumpets- Mr. Balkema
Percussion- Mr. Donnelly
Tuesday, February 18th - Band Booster Meeting
Wednesday, April 15th - Pride of Texas Music Festival and Contest
Saturday, April 18th - Pilot Point Solo and Ensemble Competition
Tuesday, May 5th - Pilot Point Middle School Spring Concert
The 6th Grade Band Olympics are in full swing! Make sure that students are helping their team win the Gold by recording on Flipgrid.com! Flip Code is pp6band
The Pride of Texas Music Festival is on Wednesday, April 15th! If you have not turned in your band fee or permission slip, please turn that in ASAP! You can find more information about our contest here!
Have you raised money through band fundraisers this year? Use that money towards your band fee! If you do not know you balance for your band account, please email for all information.
CLEAN YOUR INSTRUMENT!
Have you forgotten how to clean your instrument? Follow along with the video for your instrument:
Note Naming- Practice reading notes and spelling out words! Choose from Bass Clef or Treble Clef!
Treble Clef Word Warrior- Name the word that the music spells. Miss and you'll lose points!
Bass Clef Word Warrior- Name the word that the music spells. Miss and you'll lose points!
Rhythm Basketball- Name the correct beats in each note, and take a shot for the hi-score!
Rhythm Millionaire- Do the math for the number of rhythms, and win the jackpot!
Have YOU logged into Charms Yet?
Visit Charmsoffice.com to check you contact information, student info, and any of your student's money fundraised through band! Simply login with the following info:
1.Select the "Login" button in the top right corner
2. Select "Parents/Students" from the drop-down list
School Code: ppband
Student Area Password: Student Lunch Number(your child knows it)
After your first login, you will be asked to change the password. Please choose a password that you and your student will remember. They will need access to this page through middle school and high school band!
If you cannot log into your account, please email for troubleshooting.