earned all 1's at UIL Marching Contest
first alternate to the State Contest
2nd place AAAA and 2nd place horn line at the Mesquite Marching Contest
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands earned all 1's and Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and
Sight reading Contest. They also earned straight ones at Southcoast Music Festival in Corpus Christi.
The marching band received 2nd place and Best Music in 4A bands and placed 8th overall at the Birdville Marching Competition.
In 2001, under the direction of Peter Warshaw, the Pearce Band program was awarded
Sudler Flag of Honor from the John Philip Sousa Foundation, and Symphonic I was
also named the class 4A TMEA Honor Band!
State Champion 4A Honor Band
First Division UIL Marching Contest
4th out of 18 at UIL Area Marching Contest
Alternate to the State Marching Contest
UIL First Division Concert and Sight Reading- Symphonic I
UIL First Division Sight Reading- Symphonic II
UIL First Division Sight Reading- Concert
South Coast Music Festival Best in Class- Symphonic I and Symphonic II
South Coast Music Festival Runner Up- Concert
CCCC Jazz Festival- Jazz Band awarded Outstanding Jazz Ensemble
MMB was selected to perform at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 1991 under the direction of Matthew McInturf.
Symphonic I was chosen to perform at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 1986 under the direction of Tom Bennett.
The band was chosen as the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band (AAAAA) in 1985, under the direction of Tom Bennett.
The Pearce Symphonic I Band won "Outstanding Band in Class" at the 1st Adjudicators National Invitational Festival, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
The band recieved the Sudler Flag of Honor in 1987 under the direction of Tom Bennett.
The J.J.Pearce High School Band was the Presidential Honor Band in 1976 when Gerald Ford visited Dallas. The band played for him at NorthPark Mall.
5A Texas State Marching Contest
1990: Fourth in Finals
1987: Fourth in Finals
1986: Third in Finals
The Marching Band won the Parade of Champions (at the Cotton Bowl?) for many years in a row (from 1979 to 1986, at least 7 years). The Marching Band also won the DeSoto contest in DeSoto for six straight years since its inception.