Category Archives: Percussion

Birdville High School Band – Percussion Staff
James Figueredo – Director of Percussion
Christopher Lennox – Battery Arranger / Technician / Percussion Private Lesson Teacher
Alex Mendoza – Front Ensemble Technician / Percussion Assistant
Rich Bono – Percussion Private Lesson Teacher

Sunday Email News (March 27th-31st)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

 

Congratulations go out to all three Concert Bands for doing a wonderful job at the BISD Pre UIL Contest this past Thursday. Each band played very well and we got some wonderful feedback from our judges. We have two weeks to push hard to UIL. Let’s do it!

 

Another Congratulations goes out to Jonathan Shier for doing a wonderful job at the National Trumpet Competition in Denver Colorado this past weekend. Jonathan played very well and received wonderful feedback from all three judges. It was an absolute honor to be selected as one of 30 Semi Finalist from students across the entire country. We couldn’t be more proud of you Jonathan!

 

We’re very excited for a week filled with rehearsals, the Percussion Solo Recital, our second clinic with Dr. Brian Gibbs on Friday, and a huge day hosting the NTCA Championships this Saturday!!!

 

The Schedule for the week is as followed:

 

Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal / Winterguard Rehearsal

  • 4:30 – 6:30pm – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 5:00 – 7:30pm – Winterguard Rehearsal (Birdville High School Gym)

Tuesday –Winter Guard Reharsal

  • 5:00 – 7:30pm – Winter Guard (Birdville High School Gym)

Wednesday –Symphonic Band Percussion

  • 3:00 – 4:40pm Symphonic Band Percussion Sectional

Thursday – Symphonic Band Rehearsal / Percussion Solo Recital / Jazz Combo Performance

  • 5:00 – 7:00pm Symphonic Band Rehearsal
  • 5:00 – 7:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal (Birdville High School Gym)
  • 6:00 – 7:30pm Percussion Solo Recital – BHS Band Hall

Friday – Clinics with Dr. Brian Gibbs

  • All Three Concert Bands will have a clinic with Dr. Brian Gibbs during their Band Class
  • The Wind Ensemble will have an additional clinic with Dr. Gibbs from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Saturday – Host the NTCA Winterguard Championships

  • 6:00am – 11:00pm
  • We are in crisis mode!!! We need everyone to volunteer for a shift for Saturday!!! See below

 

NTCA Winterguard Championships Update – WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! We are still in need of many volunteers to help us host the NTCA Winterguard Championships this Saturday. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need you to help to make it a success. We are roughly 100 volunteers short!!! Please sign up for a shift https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dIweju4LYorFf3TjW9Pgni5z1q-Z4O0zUqBAq-eaXd4/edit?usp=sharing

 

Percussion Solo Recital – Please plan to attend this Thursday’s 2nd annual “Percussion Solo Recital and Cookies” held in the the BHS Band Hall from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Our percussion students have been working very hard to prepare their solos and Thursday will be the first opportunity for you to hear what they’ve been working on. As always, performing students families are asked to bring a dozen homemade cookies or baked goods.

 

Symphonic Band Sectional Schedule this week –

  • Monday 3:00pm – 4:15pm  Trombones
  • Monday4:30pm – 5:45pm   Clarinets
  • Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:15pm  Bassoons & Bass Clarinets
  • Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:45pm  Euphoniums & Tubas
  • Wednesday 3:00pm – 4:15pm  Trumpets
  • Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:45pm  French Horns
  • Thursday 3:00pm – 4:15pm   Saxophones
  • Thursday 5:00pm – 7:00pm         Symphonic Band Rehearsal
  • Friday 3:00pm – 4:15pm     Flutes & Oboes

 

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!

Mike Cheripka Director of Bands Birdville High School Birdville Independent School District

Sunday Email News (March 6th – 11th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Congratulations go out this week to the Birdville High School Cluster Percussionists for putting on such a wonderful concert this past Friday evening. All of the groups did an incredible job and the guest artists were nothing short of amazing. A very special thank you goes out to Mr.Continue Reading

Sunday Email News Feb 26-Mar 4

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! The end of the 4th six weeks is this Tuesday so please help ensure that your student is doing everything they can to pass all of their classes by the end of February 28, 2017. This week, we are looking forward to seeing our Birdville High School percussionists perform thisContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (Feb 13th – 18th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Congratulations to Reece Neathery, Evan Pallanes, Julian Shannon and Jonathan Shier for a wonderful week of music making with the Texas All State Bands. Everyone did a great job representing our school and our program and all three concerts were nothing short of amazing! We couldn’t be more proudContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (Feb 6th – 11th)

Happy Super Bowl Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! I hope everyone is having a great weekend and enjoying the game!  We’re excited to have our first clinic tomorrow with Mr. David Burks, renowned recording engineer and retired Director of Bands from Haltom Middle School. Mr. Burks will work with all three bands tomorrow morning during theirContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (Jan 30th – Feb 4th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   The Schedule for the week is as followed: Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal / Percussion Rehearsal / Winterguard Rehearsal ·         4:30 – 6:30pm – Wind Ensemble Woodwinds and Brass ·         3:00 – 6:00pm – Percussion Rehearsal (Cop Drama) ·         5:00 – 7:30pm  – Winterguard Rehearsal (Shannon Center Gym) ·        Continue Reading

Sunday Email News (Jan 23rd – 27th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!   Congratulations go out to all of the members of the Pit Orchestra for doing an incredible job this past weekend putting on four wonderful performances of Mary Poppins. I’d like to personally thank Mr. Hackworth and all of the pit orchestra students for their countless hours of hard workContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (Jan 16th – 21st)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations go out to our 31 students who participated in the TMEA All Region 31 Bands this past weekend. I heard nothing but wonderful things from the clinicians about our students and thought all five concerts were nothing short of stunning. Thank you guys for representing Birdville High School andContinue Reading

Sunday Email News (January 1st-6th)

Happy Monday Mighty Hawk Band!   I hope that everyone had a restful Winter Break and got to spend some well-deserved time off with family and friends. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday of this week to start 2017 on the right foot.   We want to wish our 11 Area Candidates theContinue 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