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 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!

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. WeContinue Reading

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 (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

Sunday Band Email News (September 5th-9th)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations go out to everyone for a super successful first football game. Everyone did a wonderful job of being prepared and represented not only the Mighty Hawk Band, but Birdville High School very well. Great job guys! We’re looking forward to finishing the third movement of the show this weekContinue Reading

Sunday Band Email News (August 28th-September 2nd)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band! Congratulations to everyone for making our 2017 Preview Show and dinner such a success. From the meal, to the merchandise sales, to the performances, everything came off without a hitch and it was a very enjoyable evening had by all. A very special thank you goes out to everyone whoContinue Reading