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