Weekly Update: October 23rd – 27th ~ Senior Night! Middle School Night! Pancake Supper!

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APOPKA ROTARY PANCAKE SUPPER! FRIDAY, October 27th 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM! Tickets are $7.00 each! 

Come get your pancakes! Ticket pre-sales are under way! Check with your band member today! $7.00 each!

For those who would like to pre-purchase tickets, please send in the money with your member and tickets will be given in return for this event. We are not “checking out” tickets to students for this event. Money must be turned in in advance of receiving tickets. Ticket pre-sale slips were made available last week to make it easy to keep track of each sale for each student. Please email Mr. Langford if you have ticket questions.

This fundraiser is a TREMENDOUS opportunity for our students to earn funds towards their fair share to the program. Each ticket sold goes directly to the student’s account unless their account is completely satisfied at which point the funds are added to our general account for operating expenses.

This Week

  • Tuba Clean Up Week
  •  Monday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday
    • Full BDMB 2:30 PM – 5 PM (AFTER SCHOOL)
  • Wednesday
    • Percussion 7th Period – 3 PM
    • Senior Leadership 1:20 PM – 1:50 PM
  • Thursday
    • Full BDMB 2:30 PM – 5 PM (AFTER SCHOOL)
  • Friday
    • Morning Pep Rally 6:30 AM Doors Open
    • Full Leadership Meeting 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM
    • Rotary Pancake Supper 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
    • Drumline Call Time 4:45 PM
      • Exhibition w/ Wekiva 5:15 PM in Courtyard
    • Full BDMB Courtyard Call Time (w/ MS Students)
      • 5:45 PM in Full Uniform
      • 6:00 PM in Arcs
      • 6:30 PM March to Stadium/Senior Night Festivities
      • 6:45 PM Senior Night
      • 7:30 PM Kick Off (Time pushed back due to being Brighthouse Game of the Week)
        • The BDMB will do a full run of their show Post-Game. Halftime will be a shortened version due to time constraints.

Looking Ahead 

  • October 31: BDMB AFTERNOON REHEARSAL 2:30 PM – 5 PM
    • Due to Halloween
  • November 2: BDMB EVENING REHEARSAL 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • November 3: Football @ Oak Ridge
  • November 4: MARCHING MPA!!!!!
    • Details Coming Soon!
  • November 7: Annual BDMB Recording Session 2:30 PM – 4 PM
  • November 9: Fall Concert
    • Wednesday, November 8th = Dress Rehearsal 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • November 13: All County Auditions @ Freedom High School
  • November 14: JE1/JE2 WKMG Channel 6 Recording Day
  • November 15: Winter Prism Auditions
  • November 18: Band Day @ FSU!

Stetson Band Concert Follow Up 

Thank you to all of our Wind Symphony Members and Parents that were able to attend the Stetson Symphonic Band Fall Concert on Friday evening! This was a fantastic evening for our students to enjoy a wonderfully programmed performance as well as a collegiate-level ensemble open our eyes and ears to many great colors and sounds!

The Stetson Symphonic Band

Apopka Band members in Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University


We will post the sign up sheets this week to get a count of who will be able to attend with us on Saturday, November 18th. We DO NOT yet have departure details as the kick off time has not yet been set for the FSU game that day.

Tri State Honor Band Congrats

Huge congrats to Katarina Blumenstein, Isabella Licari, and Brittany McDaniel for being selected to perform in the annual Tri-State Honor Band at Florida State University! They will have the opportunity to study on campus, connect with the music faculty, and perform within this prestigious annual experience the first weekend of December! We are proud that they will represent Apopka at this event!

Seminole State Opportunity

There is another opportunity to take advantage of at Seminole State that is similar to the Tri-State experience and will yield an invaluable experience both musically and collegiately. The opportunity could land the participants scholarship to perform with the SSC program and pay for their State College experience. Any who are interested should see Mr. Langford THIS WEEK as the nomination for must be postmarked by Friday, October 27th. 


Please be sure to check your grades for accuracy based on your weekly grade report submission. If your grades are “O”, then it is most likely because you failed to turn in this form. If you grades are less that a 100, please check the comments to determine why you received credit less than 100%. Please reference the grading rubric posted last week on the Google Classroom.

Please handle this responsibility on time to avoid delays in the grading process.

Grades are being input late Sunday evening. Check beginning on Monday to ensure your form has been submitted.

Spirit Week

MPA Week is FAST APPROACHING! We are excited about this year’s Spirit Week and all that we will experience throughout the week! Your leadership team is working hard to prepare for a great week of celebrating our season and we look forward to an INCREDIBLE BDMB PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY EVENING! IEGYB!

Halloween Leadership Opportunity

Leadership team members, please see Mr. Langford ASAP about signing up for the haunted house opportunity with Jessica Mazzaro! This will be a most unique opportunity to support our band through this awesome endeavor! Sign up EARLY THIS WEEK so the Mazzaro’s can plan accordingly!

Winter Prism Auditions

NEW FOR 2017-2018! Those members that wish to put together a small group performance for our Winter Prism concert will be able to audition on Wednesday, November 15th, after school by sign up, to be selected/non-selected for this performance experience.

As we continue to build our performance  level and ability in the Prism environment, it is important that we continue to define our performance expectations and allow for time for those who desire to perform to best plan and rehearse for this unique performance setting. Those that are selected will be done with the understanding that the given performance is still four weeks away and there will be a plan for improvement and development all the way to the show day.

Those that do not audition will not be considered for the Winter Prism concert. We will follow the same protocol for the Spring event as well.

Events should be “Holiday Themed” and support the mission of the concert: Ringing in the holidays and bringing our audience closer to the memories and excitement of this time of year.

Each class/ensemble will have performance responsibilities, the above referenced events are those that are student created/led ensembles, as we have had in previous years. This process will help us to better identify those performances that will enhance our experience through their pageantry and showmanship. Successful/Accepted performances will be coherent/well prepared, on point, and have a “plan” for development in the four weeks leading up to show time.

MPA Day Overview/Job Sign Up

Our upcoming MPA Day will be an incredible day to showcase our program’s performance ability in the Marching realm. As part of our total experience, we are also the “Host” for this awesome day! That said, as it has been in the past with hosting Solo and Ensemble, we will also have individual responsibilities FOR EACH MEMBER that will allow our program to be Superior both in Performance and in Logistics. Duties that you will be able to sign up for will include but not be Set Up Crew, Event/Campus Crew, Concessions Crew, and more! We will all meet “On the Bird” at the 50 post-performance to clean up and sing together as we close our our day’s festivities! And, of course, the day will start off with our annual Leadership Breakfast AND our annual “Morning Run-Through”!

More to come throughout this week as sign up’s are available! This will be an ALL HANDS ON DECK ALL DAY experience for us! It will be a great day to be a Blue Darter! IEGYB!

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