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 proud of you guys!


We’re excited to have our first clinic with Dr. Brian Gibbs on Friday. Dr. Gibbs is the Associate Director of Bands at Sam Houston St. University, and was the founding Director of Bands at Birdville High School. Dr. Gibbs will work with all three bands during their band classes and the Wind Ensemble after school. We couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to work with him.


The Schedule for the week is as followed:


Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal / Percussion Rehearsal / Winterguard Rehearsal

  • 4:30 – 6:30pm – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 5:00 – 7:30pm – Winterguard Rehearsal (Shannon Center Gym)
  • 3:00 – 5:00pm – Percussion Rehearsal – Cop Drama
  • 6:00 – 8:00pm –Percussion Rehearsal – Pop Ensemble

Tuesday –Winter Guard Reharsal / Wind Ensemble Percussion Rehearsal / Ensemble Contest Entry Fee Due

  • 3:00 – $7.00 Entry Fee Due for BISD Ensemble Contest
  • 3:00 – 6:00pm – Percussion Rehearsal Identity Crisis / Clave and Sons
  • 5:00 – 7:00pm – Symphonic Band Rehearsal
  • 5:00 – 7:30pm – Winter Guard (Shannon Center Gym)

Wednesday – Symphonic Band Percussion Rehearsal

  • 3:00 – 5:00pm – Symphonic Band Percussion Rehearsal

Thursday – BISD Ensemble Contest / Winterguard Rehearsal

  • 3:15 – 7:00pm – BISD Ensemble Contest (Richland High School)

o    Dress for the Contest is “Sunday’s Best” / No Jeans / No T-Shirts / No Athletic Shoes

o    Students must pay their $7.00 Entry to perform

o    Transportation is not provided to this event due to the short performances of the ensembles

o    Parents are highly encouraged to come and watch your students perform

  • 5:00 – 7:30pm – Winterguard Rehearsal (Shannon Center Gym)

Friday – Clinics with Dr. Brian Gibbs

  • All three band will have a Clinic with Dr. Gibbs during their Band Classes
  • 3:00 – 5:00pm – Wind Ensemble Clinic with Dr. Gibbs

Saturday – Annual Percussion Drum-A-Thon

  • 9:00am – 9:00pm


BISD Ensemble Contest – This is just a friendly reminder that this Thursday is the BISD Ensemble Contest at Richland High School from 3:15 – 7:00pm. All Students who are academically eligible will be participating in the contest. Students will be signing up for their performance times on Monday during the school day. The entry fee for the contest is $7.00 per student per ensemble. Entry fees are due on Tuesday by 3:00pm.


Symphonic Band Sectionals this week

Saxophones – we need to find a time for sectionals!

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

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

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