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, and the Birdville High School Jazz Ensemble placed 1st overall in the entire festival being named the Grand Champion of the 50th Annual Texas Tech Jazz Festival! We also had a number of students receive individual “Outstanding Soloist / Musician” awards.


FPJ – Michael Thilges (Outstanding Soloist), Adrian Mantancillas (Outstanding Soloist), Jordan Bertholf (Outstanding Soloist), Sam Hicks (Outstanding Musician)


Jazz Ensemble – Jonathan Shier (Outstanding Soloist), Zac Tolleson (Outstanding Soloist), Cole Kirchenbauer (Outstanding Musician), Jordan Proffer (Outstanding Musician)


We couldn’t be more proud of you guys!


We’re looking forward to a week of wonderful performances at the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest!


The Schedule for the week is as followed:


Monday – Concert Band Rehearsal / Symphonic Band Rehearsal

·         3:00 – 4:15pm – Concert Band Rehearsal

·         4:30 – 6:00pm – Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Tuesday –UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest (Non Varsity Bands) / Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

·         10:00am – Concert Band UIL Performance (Haltom High School)

·         3:30pm – Symphonic Band UIL Performance (Haltom High School)

·         4:30 – 6:30pm – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

Wednesday –Wind Ensemble UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest

·         1:30pm – Wind Ensemble UIL Performance (Haltom High School)

Thursday – Symphonic Band Rehearsal

·         5:00 – 7:00pm Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Friday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

·         3:00 – 5:00pm


UIL Concert and Sight Reading Concert – We want to highly encourage everyone who can to attend the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest held this Tuesday and Wednesday at Haltom High School. The students have been working very hard on their programs for the last three and a half months to get to this point and would love to have an audience to play for at the contest. We hope to see you there!


Jazz Dinner Auction – Our Annual Jazz Dinner and Auction is soon approaching (Saturday, April 22, 2017)  and we wanted to give you an update on the event. Last week, all students were issued five tickets to sell for the event. Again, we are asking that everyone does their part and sells all five tickets. The evening will be a great time with live entertainment from all three Jazz Bands (Smithfield Middle School Jazz Band, FPJ, and the Birdville High School Jazz Ensemble). There will also be fun games, raffles, and of course, our silent and live auction. We are in need of your help to gather donations for auction items. We are looking for:


1. Cowboys Tickets

2. Texas Rangers Tickets

3. Dallas Stars Tickets

4. Symphony Tickets

5. Bass Hall Tickets

6. Dallas Summer Musical Tickets

7. Restaurant Gift Cards

8. Six Flags Tickets

9. Hurricane Harbor Tickets

10.  Season passes to anything

11. Vacation Spots

12. Anything else you can think of for our LIVE or silent auction!


Please contact David Wissore at with your items! 


For the most up to date information – Just as a friendly reminder, please find the most update information on the Mighty Hawk Band at 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

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