Weekly Update: January 30th – February 3rd ~ Congrats All County Participants & Winterguards!

Varsity Winterguard at DPHS!

Varsity Winterguard at DPHS!

All County Participants post-concert!

All County Participants post-concert!

This Week

  • Color Guard Schedule: Visit http://www.apopkaguard.com
  • Clean Up Schedule: Trumpets/Tim Vandiver!
  • Monday
    • WLMS Mentoring: 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Tuesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Wednesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
    • No Schedled Events
  • Friday
    • No Scheduled Events

IMPORTANT NOTE: Next week, following our normal monthly Band Booster Meeting on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 PM, we will have a MANDATORY Washington, DC Trip Meeting for each student that is attending. At least ONE PARENT for the attendee(s) should be present. We will discuss important information regarding the updated itinerary as well as upcoming fundraising opportunities that will help offset trip costs. Please put this on your calendar to ensure you are up to date with our trip plans for The President’s Cup experience. 

Looking Ahead 

  • February 6th: WLMS S&E Mentoring 4 PM – 5 PM
  • February 6th: Wind Symphony Rehearsal w/ Mr. Wansley 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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  • February 7th: Band Booster Meeting 6:30 PM
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  • MANDATORY WASHINGTON DC TRIP MEETING (At least ONE PARENT in attendance) IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MONTHLY BAND BOOSTER MEETING.
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  • February 10th – 11th: District Jazz/S&E MPA @ Lake Nona HS
    • Jazz MPA Times
      • Jazz Ensemble I (Langford) = Friday, 2.10.17 2:30 PM  Performance Time
      • Jazz Ensemble II (Ellis) = Friday, 2.10.17 12:30 PM Performance Time
    • S&E MPA Times Coming Soon!
  • February 13th: WLMS S&E Mentoring 4 PM – 5 PM
  • February TBA: Concert PRE-MPA Event
  • February 25th: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for DC!
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  • February 25th: FFCC Winterguard Event @ AHS (All Day)
    • Student & Parent Volunteers needed to assist with Concessions Operations
    • Sign Up TBA
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  • March 2nd – 4th: District Concert MPA @ Edgewater HS
    • Concert Band: 12:30 PM Performance Time
    • Symphonic Band: 2:10 PM Performance Time
    • Wind Symphony: 7:10 PM Performance Time
  • March 20th – March 25th: Spring Break
  • March 23rd – 25th: State S&E Hosted @ Apopka High School
    • Details TBA
    • Student Shift Sign Up TBA

Congratulations! 

  • To each of our OCPS All County Participants!
    • 9/10 Band: April Han, Daniel Harshman, Matthew Murphy
    • 11/12 Band: Brannon Talley, Justin Talley, Willie Neal
    • We are proud of each of your and your fantastic representation of Apopka High at this incredible music making opportunity! IEGYB! 
  • To our JV and Varsity Winterguards on an INCREDIBLE Premier Weekend! We are continually amazed by your dedication and performance! IEGYB! 

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DC Meeting 

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Coming up following our monthly Band Booster meeting on Tuesday, February 7th! We need at least one parent from each family to be present to receive important updates regarding our trip schedule and rapidly approaching fundraising opportunities.

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Concert Boot Camp Experience

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THANK YOU to Ms. Berry and to each of our Concert Ensembles (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony) for an awesome two days of “digging in & breaking down” our literature for our upcoming Concert MPA. Ms. Berry provided a focused training regimen for each of ensembles in a two-hour rehearsal setting that certainly opened up a wealth of knowledge as we prepare this music in the coming weeks. It was a great kick off to this season of the year! Again, THANK YOU to Ms. Berry and to each of our students for your incredible focus and energy this week! IEGYB! 

Concert Band digging in with Ms. Berry!

Concert Band digging in with Ms. Berry!

Symphonic Band in rehearsal boot camp!

Symphonic Band in rehearsal boot camp!

Wind Symphony playing away!

Wind Symphony playing away!

Upcoming Concert MPA Rehearsals 

The following times are confirmed for evening rehearsals and are considered a mandatory part of our calendar as we prepare for our upcoming Concert MPA experience.

  • Wind Symphony
    • Monday, February 6th w/ Mr. Wansley, 6 pm – 8 pm
    • TBA w/ Mr. Fielder
  • Symphonic Band
    • TBA w/ Mrs. Langford
  • Concert Band
    • TBA w/ Mr. Porter

A Concert Pre-MPA Performance Date/Time will be released later this week as part of our preparation process for this event.

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