Weekly Update: March 6th – 11th ~ DC Rehearsal Kick Off!

This Week

  • Color Guard Schedule visit http://www.apopkaguard.com
  • Clean Up Section: TUBA’S!
  • Monday
      • Visit Charms (upper right) to see your remaining balance. 
  • Tuesday
    • PERT Testing
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • DC BRASS SECTIONAL 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday
      • UPDATE: 2:30 PM – 4 PM (To avoid conflict with evening Drama Production)
      • See one more change below for Monday, March 27th
  • Saturday
    • Fair Parking Volunteer Opportunity 11 AM – 5 PM
      • Two – 3 hour shifts will be available.
      • 11 AM – 2 PM/2 PM – 5 PM
    • Guard Competition @ Lyman High School

Looking Ahead

  • March 14th Band Booster Meeting (& Band Banquet Meeting)
  • March 23rd – 25th State Solo & Ensemble Hosting (7 AM – 6 PM Daily)
  • March 28th – April 1st DC TRIP! President’s Cup!
  • April 1st Apopka Arts & Jazz Fesitval
    • Jazz Ensemble Performance
    • Concessions Opportunity
      • Work Shifts: 8 AM – 1 PM/12 PM – 6 PM

DC Rehearsal Schedule 


Our DC trip will be here before you know it! In preparation for our performance experience we need to have a series of rehearsals to prepare our DC performers for the opportunity ahead. DC participants, please work with your schedules now to ensure you can make these important sessions. Thank you for your assistance with getting our schedules to work! 

Each performer will have two sectionals and four full ensemble rehearsals leading up to our trip experience. We will also spend some class time going through the literature to prepare for this performance.

  • Wednesday, March 8th Woodwind Sectional 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 9th Brass Sectional 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday, March 10th Full Band 6 PM – 9 PM
    • Update: 2:30 PM – 4 PM 
  • Tuesday, March 14th Woodwind Sectional 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 16th Brass Sectional 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday, March 17th (No School) Full Band 9 AM – 12 PM Rehearsal/Camp
  • Monday, March 20th (During Spring Break) Full Band 9 AM – 12 PM Rehearsal/Camp
  • Monday, March 27th Final Rehearsal Full Band 6 PM – 9 PM
    • Update: 2:30 PM – 5 PM

Our performance literature for this event will include:

  • Orange Bowl
  • Mandalen Landscapes
  • Shaz’matazz (Written specifically for the 2017 President’s Cup Experience!)

Student music folders will be available for distribution on Monday afternoon! See Mr. L for your music! Included in this folder will also be a trip letter from Mr. L and your field trip permission slip! 


To ALL of our three concert ensembles on great performances this week at MPA. We are continually growing and learning more about success both in performance and in life and this week brought a lot of LIFE to our program! 🙂 Those who know…. well, you know! I cannot thank everyone enough for working together towards this experience and pushing towards continued excellence in all that we set forth to do! Time to roll up our sleeves and keep gettin’ better! I love each and every one of you and am proud of our accomplishments! IEGYB!


To all who supported our Pasta with a Purpose Spaghetti Dinner! We are grateful to Mrs. Karen Wilson and team for putting this together and making this experience a reality for our students! #DCBOUND!!!!!!! IEGYB!

Fair Parking

Please see Mr. L to sign up for this coming Saturday’s Fair Parking opportunity. Specific times will be available on the sheet to choose from. First come/first served for this fundraiser opportunity. THANK YOU to Mr. Spiegel for setting this opportunity for us sponsored by the Apopka Rotary!

State Solo & Ensemble

We will have sign up’s for shifts later this week for our upcoming State Solo & Ensemble event being held on March 23rd – 25th. Each day will last approximately from 8 AM – 5 PM and will need about 15-20 students per shift. This event will be very similar to our District S&E hosting experience. Looking forward to serving as the “Central” Site Host for FBA State S&E!

Shifts will run from 7 AM – 1 PM/12 PM – 6 PM each day. (Thursday – Saturday) Sign ups will be available this week in the band room.

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