Weekly Update: May 20th through May 24th ~ Graduation! Kick Off Camp!

2019-2020 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION RELEASED!

Click HERE to visit our 2019-2020 Blue Darter Band Membership Page! 

Click Here For The New Member Meeting Powerpoint!

This Week

  • Monday
    • Graduation
    • Wind Symphony Meet @ 10 AM/Rehearsal
    • Bring Black Tux, Depart @ 11:30 AM
    • Graduation 2 PM
  • Tuesday
    • Concert Band Auditions
    • Student Leadership Team Meeting 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
    • 2019-2020 New Member Meeting 7 PM Band Room
  • Wednesday
    • Concert Band/Symhonic Band/Wind Symphony Auditions
  • Thursday
    • Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony Auditions
    • Kick Off Camp Day 1! 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday
    • Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony Auditions
    • Kick Off Camp Day 2! 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2019-2020 Leadership Team

Click to view our new 2019-2020 Leadership Team!

We are excited for the incredible things you are going to do through leadership and service to our family. See you Tuesday for our first team meeting!

Band Banquet!

THANK YOU to everyone that made it such an incredible evening! More follow up & pics coming this week!

More Updates/Follow Up Coming Monday!

Weekly Update: May 6th through May 10th ~ 2019-2020 Leadership Interviews! AP Testing Kicks In! IEGYB!

Class of 2019! We are proud of you! IEGYB! 

This Week 

  • Monday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday
    • 2019-2020 Leadership Interviews (By Appointment)
  • Wednesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
    • DEADLINE TO PURCHASE BAND BANQUET TICKETS! 
      • Click HERE to purchase!
      • $18.00 Each!
  • Friday
    • Jazz Under The Stars! 
      • 6:00 PM/AHS Courtyard
      • See details below!

Looking Ahead 

  • Band Banquet (May 17th!) Ticket Sales END on Thursday, May 9th!
    • Click HERE to purchase! $18.00 Each!
  • May 20th: Apopka High School Graduation! Wind Symphony Performance!
  • May 21st: New Member Meeting 7 PM (Band Room!)
  • May 23rd-24th: BDMB Kick Off Camp! 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM each night!

It’s Time! The 2019-2020 Blue Darter Band Is Coming Soon! 

This Week’s Testing & Bell Schedule  

AP Testing Schedule 

The following represents ALL AP Courses offered through the College Board. Not all are offered at AHS. However, if the class is offered at AHS, these are the correct dates/sessions when they will be administered. (Day, Morning/Afternoon)

We wish each of you the VERY BEST in your AP Testing endeavors this week! Good luck!

Jazz Under The Stars! 

Friday is our annual end of year Jazz event! Bring your most comfortable lawn chair, a glass of tea, and look forward to an opportunity to relax under the Star(s!) as each of our ensembles perform one final time for the 18-19 school year! Looking forward to an incredible send off for our Senior members! See you there!

For those who like to plan, create, etc., we are looking to expand this into a “Dinner-Dance” event next year and would love some volunteer help to coordinate/plan/make it happen for our Jazz program! If interested, reach out to Mr. Langford so he can fill you in on the vision and where we would like to go moving forward! 

Band Banquet is Coming Soon! 

Looking forward to a GREAT EVENING of celebrating our performance year! Our banquet will be held on Friday, May 17th, at the Apopka VFW, located at 519 South Central Avenue, Apopka, Florida 32703. See you there! Ticket Sales END on Thursday, May 9th! Click HERE to purchase! $18.00 Each! 

Weekly Update: April 29th through May 3rd ~ Senior CFE’s… Already? WOW!

This Week

  • Monday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday (See Bell Schedule Below)
    • Senior CFE
    • No Wind Symphony After School Rehearsal
  • Wednesday (See Bell Schedule Below)
    • Senior CFE
    • FSA ELA Reading
    • State Concert MPA: CANCELLED
  • Thursday (See Bell Schedule Below)
    • Senior CFE
    • FSA ELA Reading
    • Student Leadership Chat
      • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
    • WLMS Band Spring Concert Helpers
      • 5:45 PM – 8 PM
      • Set up will occur during the school day. Tear down will occur post-concert.
  • Friday
    • Make Ups for CFE and FSA
    • Fall 2019 Drum Major Assistance Session (Voluntary)
      • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
  • Saturday
    • Apopka High Prom!

Looking Ahead 

  • Band Banquet (May 17th!) Ticket Sales are going on NOW! Visit SchoolPay in sidebar (right-hand side) to purchase your tickets! Senior MEMBER tickets are Free!
  • May 20th: Apopka High School Graduation! Wind Symphony Performance!
  • May 23rd-24th: BDMB Kick Off Camp! 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM each night!

CFE/FSA ELA Bell Schedule (Tu/W/Th) 

R.O.C.K. in the APK is HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to ALL who participated, planned, helped, attended, and made our event an incredible display of artistry and entertainment! Recordings will be posted soon for your viewing pleasure! We had an absolute blast watching this event come to life and making it a reality for our community. Again, many thanks to ALL that had a hand in it! To our Graduating Class of 2019: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE GIVEN THE APK BAND! We are so proud of each of you! ROCK ON!

Lakeside Jazz Festival 

Saturday was a HUGE day for our Jazz Program! All three bands participated in the annual Lakeside Jazz Festival in Port Orange and had a blast in both performing and watching the bands throughout the day! It was long, it was tiring, and it was incredible! Getting to watch UNF JE1 was the icing on the cake at the end of the night! Enjoy the video clip below from their ending!

Weekly Update: April 22nd through April 27th ~ It’s PRISM WEEK! R.O.C.K. in the APK! It’s Lakeside Week Too!

This Week

  • Monday
    • PRISM TECH REHEARSAL 2:45 PM – 5 PM
    • ALL PERFORMERS
  • Tuesday
    • PRISM DRY RUN/FIRST RUN 2:45 PM – 5 PM
    • ALL PERFORMERS
  • Wednesday
    • PRISM FINAL REHEARSAL 1:30 PM – 4 PM
    • ALL PERFORMERS
  • Thursday
    • Prism Performance #1 (Ticket Info – See Below!)
    • 6:45 PM Call for Performers
    • 7:15 PM Doors Open
    • 7:30 PM Downbeat
  • Friday
    • Prism Performance #2 (Ticket Info – See Below!)
    • 6:45 PM Call for Performers
    • 7:15 PM Doors Open
    • 7:30 PM Downbeat
  • Saturday
    • Lakeside Jazz Festival!
      • Call Time: 7 AM (All Jazz Bands & Chaperones!)
      • Departure: 7:30 AM
      • 9:40 AM Freshmen Jazz Performance/Clinic
      • 10:40 AM JE2 Performances/Clinic
      • 11:40 AM JE1 Performance/Clinic
      • 12:30 PM To Volusia Mall for Lunch
      • 2 PM Back To City Center Circle Amphitheater
      • Watch Headliners Bands (Including UNF JE1!)
      • 9 PM Depart for APK
      • 10:15 PMish Arrive APK

Looking Ahead 

  • Wind Symphony Rehearsals (State MPA Prep) Tuesday’s 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM:
    • April 30th, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 
    • (No April 23rd – It’s Prism Week!
  • State Concert MPA Wednesday, May 1st 
    • Wind Symphony @ University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 
    • 12:10 PM Performance Time 
    • Complete Itinerary Coming Soon! 
  • Fall 2019 Leadership Auditions 
    • Tuesday, May 7th 
    • Leadership Materials will be posted soon!  
  • Jazz Under The Stars, Friday, May 10th
    • BYOC&T! (Bring Your Own Chair & Tea!) 
    • More details coming soon! 
  • Schedule Updates/Changes 
    • Band Banquet: May 17, Apopka Community Center 
    • Fall 2019 BDMB Movement Camp: May 23rd/24th 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Prism Tickets!

All Tickets will be sold at the door for Prism! $5 each! Slips will be available to hav 100% credit applied to a given student’s account.

Ticket Exceptions

  • Free
    • Children 7 & Under!
    • Band Students (Middle OR High School) with their Current Band Shirt on! (Not their entire family or friends – member only!)