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 and Wind Ensemble both received Superior Ratings from all judges. We couldn’t be more proud of everyone’s hard work this concert season.


We’re looking forward to a week of rehearsals, the 2017 Marching Show Reveal, 8th Grade Marching Clinic #1, and our annual Jazz Dinner and Auction.


The Schedule for the week is as followed:


Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

  • 3:00 – 5:00pm – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

Tuesday –2017 Marching Show Reveal / Wind Ensemble Brass Rehearsal

  • 3:00 – 3:15pm – 2017 Marching Show Members Reveal
  • 3:15 – 4:30pm Wind Ensemble Brass Rehearsal
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm 2017 New Member Marching Show Reveal / Parent Meeting

Wednesday –All Ticket Money and Unsold Dinner Tickets due / Wind Ensemble Woodwinds Rehearsal

  • All Ticket $ and Unsold Dinner Tickets due by 3:00pm
  • 3:00 – 4:30pm – Wind Ensemble Woodwinds Rehearsal

Thursday – All Section Baskets Due / Symphonic Band Rehearsal

  • 3:00 – All Section Baskets and Basket items due
  • 3:00 – 5:00pm Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Friday – Full Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

  • 3:00 – 5:00pm

Saturday – 8th Grade Marching Clinic #1 / 8th Annual Jazz Dinner and Auction

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm – 8th Grade Marching Clinic #1

o    Anyone planning to Audition for the 2017 Leadership Team should plan to attend

o    We will Start in the BHS Band Hall and then Head to the Practice Field

  • 6:00 – 9:00pm – 8th Annual Jazz Dinner and Auction

o    BHS Cafeteria / Event is Free and All are Welcome / Must have a Ticket to Eat


2017 Show Reveal / Parent Meeting – Please plan to attend this Tuesday show reveal meeting at 7:00pm in the BHS Band Hall. We will be revealing the show design of our 2017 Marching Band Production as well as talking about the Tour Schedule. It should be informative, short, and sweet!  We will also have the souvenir stand open for all of our new members. We hope to see you there!


8th Grade Marching Clinic #1 – It’s that time again!!! We’re super excited to kick off the 2017 Marching Band Season with our first 8thGrade Marching Clinic this Saturday morning from 10:00am – 12:00pm. We want to encourage anyone who is planning to audition for the 2017 Leadership Team to come to the marching clinic to show the staff what you have to offer as a leader. Let’s get it going folks!


Jazz Dinner Auction – The 8th Annual Jazz Dinner  and Auction is happening this Saturday, April 22nd! All students were issued 5 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 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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