Category Archives: Color Guard

State Marching Contest Itinerary 2017

Mighty Hawk Band Family,

Please find the itinerary for the State Marching Contest attached to this Email. Please note the packing list on page 3 and please be sure to send the students with extra money to purchase food for dinner on and souvenirs (State Marching Contest Patches, T-Shirts, and Hoodies) on Wednesday afternoon. We hope to see you guys at the Alamo Dome Cheering us on.
Let’s do this!
 University Interscholastic League
5A State Marching Band Championship
Monday November 6th
3:30 pm – Rehearsal
6:30 pm – Head to BHS to Change into Uniform
7:15 pm – Parent Send-off Performance in the FAAC
7:30 pm – Load Truck
Tuesday November 7th
7:00 AM – Band Hall Opens

  • Wear White Band Shirt and rehearsal pants to school / travel
  • Place Luggage in assigned location for loading (see packing list) 7:00AM – 7:30AM
  • Students attend all of 1st and 2nd period and are dismissed from the beginning of 3rd period

9:20 AM – Roll Check in Band Hall / Load Buses
9:30 AM – Depart for Madison High School

  • 5005 Stahl Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247
  • Subway Lunch will served en route – Temple, TX(provided)
  • 2:45PM – Arrive at Madison HS and Unload
  • Change into rehearsal pants / shoes
3:00 PM – Rehearsal
6:00 PM – Load Trucks / Depart for Dinner
6:30 PM – Arrive at Incredible Pizza for dinner

    • 11743 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216

8:45 PM Load buses for Hotel
Remain on bus until room keys are distributed to first name on rooming list

    • Hyatt Regency Hill Country, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251

11:00PM – Lights Out – Big Day Tomorrow!

Wednesday November 8th
5:30AM – Wake Up / Breakfast (provided) / Dress in Halves (BLACK show shirt)

6:30AM – Depart for Alamodome

    • 100 Montana Street, San Antonio, TX 7:00AM – Arrive at Alamodome / Unload

7:50AM – Warmup
9:00AM – Prelims Performance – Let’s Go Hawks!
9:45 AM – Load Truck / Change into jeans, etc. / Depart for Hotel
11:00 AM- Lunch – Raising Cane’s
12:30 PM – Nap / Hang Out / Do your homework.
4:30 PM – Return to Alamodome – dinner on own at Alamodome ($10 provided)
6:00 PM – 5A Finalist Announcements
**Evening TBD**
Perform in Finals or watch Finals
Finals begin at 7:30PM (warmup begins at 6:30pm)
10:30 PM Awards Ceremony
11:00 PM Depart for Hotel

Thursday November 9th
8:00AM – Wake Up / Breakfast (provided) / Clean Room / Check Out 10:00AM – Depart for Birdville High School

  • Stop in Austin to visit Inner Space Caverns or the State Capital Building
  • Stop in Round Rock / eat lunch ($10 provided)

2:30 PM – Continue to BHS
5:00 PM – Arrive / Unload / Clean / Go Home

Packing List

  • Items for performance – BLACK show shirt, compression shorts, black socks, hygiene material
  • Items for rehearsal – WHITE band shirt, appropriate pants and shoes, dot book, water jug
  • “Nicer” Clothes for Tuesday dinner
  • Birdville Clothes for Thursday travel
  • Sleepwear
  • Shower, grooming, and hygiene supplies
  • Movies for bus
  • Phone
  • Money for souvies or extra food
  • Letter Jacket or Birdville HS Jacket/Hoody
  • Medicine
  • Pillow / Blanket for Bus


  • Contest Supplies
  • Uniform
  • Jazz Shoes
  • Body Tights
  • Wind suit
  • Duffel bag
  • Show Shirt/ Black Soffees / Black Leggings
  • Appropriate Under garments ☺
  • Show hair supplies / makeup / shaving supplies
  • Equipment
• Playstation / Xbox / etc
• Inappropriate clothes
• Items illegal or against code of conduct

Sunday Band Email News (Oct 29th – Nov 4th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations to everyone for having two wonderful performances at the Area F Marching Band Contest this past Saturday. I am very proud to say that the Mighty Hawk Band placed 3rd overall out of the 19 competing bands advancing us on to the State Marching Band Contest for the 6thContinue Reading

Sunday Band Email News (Oct 23rd-28th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations to everyone for having a wonderful performance at the UIL Region 31 Marching Band Contest this past Tuesday. The Mighty Hawk Band received 1st division ratings from all judges (that’s a superior rating) for the 19th year in a row (that’s every year since Birdville High School opened itsContinue Reading

Sunday Band Email News (Oct 16th – 21st)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations to everyone for helping to put on one of the most successful BISD Marching Contests ever. The stands were packed all day long and the contest was filled with wonderful performance from some great bands. I want to personally thank all of the students and parents who helped makeContinue Reading

Sunday Band Email News Oct 9th-14th

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations to everyone for a very successful weekend north of the Red River. The Mighty Hawk Band had two wonderful performances winning Class 3A, High Music, and High General Effect in both Prelims and Finals being named the 2017 Nightrider Invitational Grand Champion! It was great to see everyone’s hardContinue Reading

Sunday Band Email News Oct 1st-7th

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! I wanted to congratulation everyone for a putting on a wonderful performance at our 1st contest of the season at the Band of America North Texas Region in Southlake this past Saturday. The Mighty Hawk Band received a 1st division rating scoring a 73.00 and placing 15th overall and aheadContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (Sept 25th- 30th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! I hope that everyone had a enjoyable and restful weekend off. 🙂 We’re looking forward to a week of rehearsals, the BHS vs. Carter Riverside Football Game Friday night, and our First Contest of the Season at the Bands of America North Texas Regional at Dragon Stadium in Southlake. ScheduleContinue Reading

Sunday Band Email News (September 18th-22nd)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!  Congratulations to everyone who competed at the TMEA All Region 31 Jazz Band Auditions this past Saturday. We had a wonderful showing placing eight students in the Bands, advancing 6 students on to Area, and had three students place 1st overall on their instruments. Those students are: Arlo Walker –Continue Reading

Sunday Band Email News (Sept 11th – 16th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!  Congratulations to everyone for a great performance at our first home game of the season. We heard nothing but positive feedback about the show, the guard costumes and silks, and the band in general. I’d also like to personally thank all of the parents who helped get the band, theContinue Reading

Stadium Clean Up this week…

Stadium Clean Up Fundraiser – Each year BISD offers the Band Programs an opportunity to earn money by cleaning the FAAC after the home football games. They paid the Band $600 per cleaning (that’s $2,400 per season) . To make this as easy as possible, we only ask each section of the band to clean the stadium one time per season,Continue Reading