Band Camp Is Here!

Today we kick off an incredible season ahead! Parents and students alike, join us in the auditorium at 3 PM to learn more about our time together and pertinent information for your success! Parents, we need your help! Join us to learn more about how you can make this experience incredible for each of our members! 

Updated BDMB Remind Codes: Please sign up for your class/group! Only one class, please!

This Week

  • Sunday
    • 3 PM Kick Off Meeting (Auditorium) 
      • Focusing on updates for the season ahead, financial information, booster committee sign ups, and more! 
  • Monday
    • 8 AM – 5 PM Band Camp Day 1
  • Tuesday
    • 8 AM – 5 PM Band Camp Day 2
  • Wednesday
    • 8 AM – 5 PM Band Camp Day 3
  • Thursday
    • 8 AM – 5 PM Band Camp Day 4
  • Friday
    • 8 AM – 12 PM Band Camp Day 5 (Half Day)
  • Saturday
    • 8 AM – 1 PM Trailer Work Day!
      • Bring Sanders, Angle Grinders, Water, and more as we continue prepping the outside of the trailer!

Looking Ahead 

  • July 29th – August 2nd: Band Camp Week 2
  • August 2nd: Fall 2019 BDMB Premier Show 6:30 PM
  • August 8th: AHS Meet The Teacher
  • August 12th: OCPS First Day

Forms & Links

Band Camp Updates!

This Week

  • Monday
    • Guard/Percussion Rehearsals 4 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    • Leadership Camp 8 AM – 3 PM
      • @ Apopka HS
    • Summer Fun Rehearsal #1 6 PM – 8 PM
      • Doors open at 5:15 PM!
  • Wednesday
    • Leadership Camp 8 AM – 12 PM
      • @ Wekiva HS
  • Thursday
    • Summer Fun Rehearsal #2 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
    • Band Camp Kick Off Meeting! 3 PM
      • Held in Auditorium
      • See below for details

Payment Updates 

Visit our Blue Darter Band SchoolPay page to make payments for the 2019-2020 school year. On this page you will find payment buttons for everything needed for band!

  • Fair Share (Full Payment Option $225.00)
  • Fair Share Installments (First Installment $100 due July 21st)
    • Ensuing installments due first Friday of September, October, November
  • School Owned Instrument User $100 (One time fee for the year)
    • Bass Clarinets, Tenor/Bari Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe, Horn/Mellophone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba/Sousaphone, Percussion
  • Uniform Items
    • New format this year – EACH ITEM has its own button/cost and an opportunity to provide sizing information.
  • More finance information to come at our Kick Off meeting on Sunday!

Fall 2019 Band Camp Kick Off Event! 

Sunday, July 21st, 2019 @ 3 PM! AHS Auditorium

This is event is our official Kick Off to the Fall 2019 BDMB! This event is for both parents and students. We will collect forms (below), fees (via SchoolPay only for 19-20!), and have volunteer sign ups for our upcoming season. This session is defined to be a simple one-stop-shop to better help get the year off the ground and running!

We will begin with a brief general session to welcome everyone back, offer an overview on communication and information about the program, then, proceed to stations to turn in the various forms and info as needed. Some forms are now via Google Forms and can be completed NOW! The Uniform-Financial form is a “Type & Print” for that you can complete at home, however, we will have paper copies available on Sunday afternoon.

SCHOOLPAY is now ready for you to pay ahead! Visit the Blue Darter Band page via the SchoolPay website and you can pay now! If you have any questions regarding payments, please visit our Band Booster Contact Page and reach out to the Committee Chair for the area that can best serve you!

Forms

  • Medical Form (Copy of Insurance Card also needed)
  • Uniform-Financial Form – Type & Print!
    • Uniform parts are purchased via SchoolPay
    • Be sure to include sizing of each uniform part with your order
  • SchoolPay: Blue Darter Band Page
    • You can print to “PDF” to save a copy for yourself. Print a copy to bring with you if you are filling it out before coming to the Kick Off Event. 
  • Charms Student Information Form (via Google Forms)
    • ALL MEMBERS need to fill this out so we can update our Charms Student/Parent information.
    • This may be redundant for some members, however, this ensures we have correct, up-to-date information for both the student and all parents involved in your education! Please take five minutes and fill it out!
  • Committee Interest Questionnaire (For all Parents!)
    • WE NEED YOU!
    • Use this form to help us better know your talents and how you can help us create more quality opportunities for our members!
  • Concessions/Chaperone Sign Up will be available at the meeting!

We look forward to an incredible camp and season ahead!

Fall 2019 Is On The Way! #iegyb

Our Fall 2019 Season is on the way! Read below to lock in your calendars, plan ahead, establish communication, and get ready for an incredible season in front of us! Band Camp paperwork and financial information will be posted later this week so you can begin preparations for the start of the year!

Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date with the program! Whatever is your Social Media platform of choice, we’ve got you covered!

  • Facebook: facebook.com/apopkabands
  • Instagram: bluedartermarchingband
  • Twitter: @apopkabands
  • Always use hashtags #iegyb and #ocpsarts to continue connecting our networks within the social media world!

Remind!

  • Text @apkbdmb to “81010” to sign up!
  • Individual class codes will be available once the year begins!

Calendars!

  1. Old-Fashioned Refrigerator Version! Fall/Spring that can be printed front/back to hand on the fridge! Copies will be available at our Summer Fun Rehearsals!
  2. Fall 2019 Tour Schedule! Available to hang in businesses, around the house, and more to showcase the Blue Darter Band Program and the awesome things that are going on!
  3. Apopka Bands Google Calendar! Online, detailed version of our calendar that typically has all accurate meeting times, locations, etc. This version can be downloaded into your phone calendar. Use this version to ensure you have the most accurate times and info for each event!

Summer 2019 Events

  • July 6-7 SEMI-TRAILER WORK DAYS! Times Posted This Week
  • July 8th Guard & Percussion Rehearsals (See Cal for times)
  • July 13th-14th SEMI-TRAILER WORK DAYS! Times Posted Week Of
  • July 15th Guard & Percussion Rehearsals (See Cal for times)
  • July 16th & 18th Summer Fun Rehearsals 6 PM – 8 PM (Winds & Percussion)
  • July 16th-17th BDMB Leadership Camp
  • July 20th-21st SEMI-TRAILER WORK DAYS! Times Posted Week Of
  • July 21st Band Camp Kick Off Meeting 3 PM Auditorium
  • July 22nd-26th Band Camp Week 1 8 AM – 5 PM Lunch Provided M-Th
  • July 27th-28th. SEMI-TRAILER WORK DAYS! Times Posted Week Of
  • July 29th-Aug 2 Band Camp Week 2 8 AM – 5 PM Lunch Provided M-Th
  • August 2nd BDMB Premier Show 6:30 PM
  • August 3rd-4th. SEMI-TRAILER WORK DAYS! Times Posted Week Of
  • August 10th-11th SEMI-TRAILER WORK DAYS! Times Posted Week Of
  • August 12th School Begins!

SEMI-TRAILER WORK DAYS!

Join in the fun with our Trailer Team as they prepare our new traveling companion! We are in need of painters, scrapers, builders, sewers, nailers, hammerers, helpers, and whatever else job we can conceive of to get this trailer ready for the coming season!

Times for the word days will be posted in advance so you can RSVP to Mr. Carl and assist with the building process. VOLUNTEER HOURS are signed off for all students working at these events. Come and join in the camaraderie and have some fun getting the band set up in style! This will be a rolling city!

RSVP today to Mr. Carl by emailing him at kaptaincarl@aol.com! WE NEED YOUR HELP! COME AND JOIN IN ON THE FUN!