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

Class B:

Flutes- Mrs. Cobb

Trombones- Mr. Balkema

Baritones & Tubas- Mr. Donnelly

Class A:

Clarinets- Mrs. Cobb

Trumpets- Mr. Balkema

Percussion- Mr. Donnelly

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 16th - Band Booster Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 17th - Pride of Texas Music Festival and Contest

  • Saturday, April 27th - Pilot Point Solo and Ensemble Competition

  • Tuesday, May 7th - Pilot Point Middle School Spring Concert

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  • The Pride of Texas Music Festival is on Wednesday, April 17th! 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! 

  • The Pilot Point Band Boosters are currently selling Easter Lillies as a fundraiser for Pilot Point Band Students! If you would like to raise money for your band fees or your band account, you can find more information 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 jdonnelly@pilotpointisd.com for all information.

  • Our next Band Booster Meeting is Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30 PM in the Pilot Point High School Band Hall. If you are interested in helping the growth of the Pilot Point Band Program, meeting other parents with students in the band program, and supporting our band students from 6th-12th grade, please come to this meeting!

Join Our Remind Texts!

Click the link in the title above OR

Send the message ppis6band to the number 81010.

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 jdonnelly@pilotpointisd.com for troubleshooting.

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