Category Archives: Jazz Bands

Sunday Band Email News (November 13th-18th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

I’d like to congratulate everyone on a wonderful finish to the competitive marching season. I am very proud to say that the Mighty Hawk Band finished the season ranked #16 in the State. Placing 16th out of 250 conference 5A Bands puts our program in the top .6 percent absolutely placing us in the upper echelon of Band Programs in the State of Texas. I couldn’t be more proud of you guys.

I’d also like to take a moment to congratulate the Mighty Hawk Band Drumline for having a wonderful performance and placing 3rd overall in the Lewisville Drumline Competition this past Saturday. Way to go guys!

Last but certainly not least, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our parent volunteers, chaperones, logistics team, and board members for their countless hours making sure that the band has everything it needs to function. Your guys are appreciated more than you know by the students and the staff. Thank you all. We couldn’t do it with our you.

Now that the competitive Marching Band Season is over, we shift our focus to All Region Band Auditions, preparing for the Winter Concert, and cheering on the Football team through the playoffs. Schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday – Region Band Mock Auditions / Winterguard Audition Clinic

· 3:00pm – Trumpets, Euphoniums, Oboes, Percussion

· 3:30pm – Low Clarinets

· 4:00pm – Clarinets, Tubas, Bassoons

· 4:15 – 7:00pm – Winter Guard Audition Clinic Birdville High School Gym

· Anyone attending Planning to Audition for the Region Bands Must go through the Mock Auditions

Tuesday – Region Band Mock Auditions / Pit Orchestra Rehearsal / Winterguard Audition Clinic

· 3:00pm – French Horn, Flutes

· 4:00pm – Saxophones

· Anyone attending Planning to Audition for the Region Bands Must go through the Mock Auditions

· 3:00 – 6:00pm Pit Orchestra rehearsal for anyone who is not in their Mock Audition

· 4:15 – 7:00pm – Winter Guard Audition Clinic Birdville High School Gym

Wednesday – Region Band Mock Auditions / TMEA Region 31All Region Jazz Band Rehearsal / Winter

Guard Audition Clinic

· 3:00pm – Bass Trombones

· 3:30pm – Tenor Trombones

· 3:00pm – 9:00pm TMEA Region 31 All Region Jazz Band Rehearsal at Birdville High School

· 4:15 – 7:00pm – Winter Guard Audition Clinic Birdville High School Gym

Thursday – Fitness Gram / TMEA Region 31 All Region Jazz Band Rehearsal and Concert / Winterguard Auditions

· Sit Ups, Push Ups, and Stretch in Class

· Right After School – Mile Run

· 4:00 – 6:00pm – TMEA All Region Jazz Band Dress Rehearsal at Birdville High School

· 7:30pm – TMEA All Region Jazz Band Concert at Birdville High School

· 4:15 – 9:00pm – Winterguard Auditions – Birdville High School Gym

Friday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal #1 / Play off Game #1 BHS vs. South Hills

· 3:00 – 4:00pm – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

· 4:00pm– Go Home / Shower / Eat

· 5:00pm – Band Hall Opens / Get Dress in Full Uniform

· 5:20pm – Inspection (No Shakos, No Gloves, Yes Gauntlets)

· 5:30pm – Depart for Chisholm Trail High School Stadium

· 6:20pm – Arrive at Chisholm Trail / Unload

· 6:45pm – In the Stands

· 7:30pm – Kick Off

· 10:30pm ish – Game Ends

· 11:00pm – Dismal / Parent Pick Up

Annual Service Project / Canned Food Drive – This week marks the start of our annual canned food drive. All canned food items collected will be donated to the “BISD Christmas Providers” providing meals for needy families in BISD for the Holiday’s. To make things interesting, each year we host a little contest by band. The band collecting the most canned goods will receive a doughnut party. Last year we collected just over 1,500 items. In 2015, we collected over 3,000 items. Let’s see if this year we can break our old record…and more importantly, let’s help some families in need have a really special holiday. Participating classes are:

· Wind Ensemble – 5 year reigning Champions!

· Symphonic Band

· Concert Band

· Colorguard / Wiinterguard

For the most up to date information – Just as a friendly reminder, please find the most update information on the Mighty Hawk Band at www.MightyHawkBand.com or follow us on Facebook (Birdville HS Mighty Hawk Band)

See you guys tomorrow!

Sunday Email News July 23rd -29th

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Schedule for the week is as followed: Monday – Jazz Sectionals (Normal times) Monday – Evening Rehearsal 6:00 – 8:00pm Tuesday – Leadership Camp 9:00am – 12:00pm (Dress For Rehearsal and Bring your Instruments) Wednesday – Leadership Camp 9:00 – 11:30am (History Lesson) 11:30 – 1:00pm (Lunch on yourContinue Reading

Sunday Email News May 1st-6th

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble for an incredible performance this past Friday at the Peak Music Festival held at Wakeland High School. Not only did they receive First Division Ratings from all Judges and a standing ovation from everyone in the audience (including the Judges), but were also named theContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (April 24th-29th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Congratulations to everyone for making the 8th annual Jazz Dinner and Auction a success. The event would not be possible without everyone’s efforts. From the section baskets, to the corporate and individual donations, to the dinner and entertainment, everyone did just did a great job. I am very proudContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (April 17th-22nd)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Congratulations go out the Birdville High School Concert Bands for having wonderful performances at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest this past Tuesday and Wednesday. I am happy to say that the Concert Band Received an Excellent rating on their stage and sight reading performance. The Symphonic Band andContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (April 10th – 15th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Congratulations go out the Birdville High School Jazz Bands for having great performances at the 50th Annual Texas Tech Jazz Festival this past Saturday. I am very proud to say that the Fifth Period Jazz Band (FPJ) placed 1st overall in the Non Varsity Class of the Festival, andContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (April 3rd- 8th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Congratulations go out the Birdville High School Winterguard for having a great final performance of the season at the NTCA Winterguard championships this past Saturday. The girls had a dropless performance and increased their score by 7 points from the previous performance. We couldn’t be more proud of youContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (Nov 28th- Dec 3rd)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! I hope that everyone had a restful Thanksgiving break and got spend some well-deserved quality time with their families and friends. We have quite a few celebrations this week. Let’s start by congratulating Julian Shannon and Jonathan Shier for being selected to the 2017 TMEA All State Jazz Ensemble! JulianContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (Nov 13th – 19th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations go out this week to the Mighty Hawk Band Drumline for having a great first ever performance at the Lone star Classic Drumline contest at Marcus High School. The Drumline had a solid performance and enjoyed a wonderful day around a completely new activity. I’d like to thank Mr.Continue Reading

Sunday Email News (Sept 26th-Oct 1)

 Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations to The Mighty Hawk Band for a great exhibition performance at our home show this past Saturday. We got some great feedback from the judges and finally got the opportunity to perform the Introduction, Opener, and Ballad all in the same performance.  A very special congratulations goes out toContinue Reading