Weekly Update: October 8th through October 12th ~ West Orange Game Week!

Our Game Sponsor Of The Week! 
Thank you to Maltby’s Tree Service & Landscaping for your support of the Blue Darter Marching Band! Contact Maltby’s for all of your outdoor service needs! 
Visit http://www.maltbystreeservice.com today!

Want to become a Game Sponsor? Contact Bill Spiegel today at apopkarvp@gmail.com to learn more about this incredible opportunity! 
Mr. Bill Bradshaw, AHS Director of Bands from 1966-1986, directs the 2018 Blue Darter Alumni Band!

This Week

10.8.18 – 10.12.18 Weekly Course Layout – UPDATED! 


  • Student Leadership Meeting 2:40 PM – 3:15 PM 


  • Tuesday Evening BDMB 6 PM – 8:30 PM Per Normal Schedule 


    • No Wind Sectionals
  • 6 PM – 8 PM Front Ensemble 
  • 6 PM – 8 PM Color Guard  


  • AFTER SCHOOL BDMB 3 PM – 5:30 PM Per Normal Schedule


  • Morning Pep Rally
    • 6:30 AM Doors Open 
    • 6:50 AM Warm Up 
    • 7 AM Pep Rally 
  • GAME  
    • 4:30 PM Doors Open 
    • 5:00 PM Seated/Ready to Depart (Jacket/Hanger/Hat Box/Case In Hand)  
    • 5:15 PM Depart AHS 
    • 5:45 PM Arrive WOHS 
    • 6:15 PM Warm Up/Get Seated 
    • 7 PM Kick Off 

Looking Ahead

  • October 19th – Football BYE Week/No Game…. But…. (See next entry!)
  • October 20th – Competition at University High School (All Day) GO BAND! 
    • See Itinerary Below…
  • October 26th
    • BDMB MORNING REHEARSAL (No School) 9 AM – 12 PM
    • FB @ Wekiva 5 PM Call Time
  • November 2nd – Football vs. Oak Ridge SENIOR NIGHT
  • November 3rd – Marching MPA @ University High School (All Day) GO BAND! 
    • See Itinerary Below
  • November 7th – Wind Symphony Fall Concert Performance @ Kit Land Nelson Park 5:30 PM – 7 PM (In support of Vietnam Memorial Wall event.) 

OCPS All County Band & Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Visit the All County Band audition page (tab located above) to get the music for this year’s auditions! See Mr. Langford if you would like assistance with printing music, audition help, etc. The audition date is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th! This is just enough time to really get to work and put in some incredible effort to earning a chair in this awesome performance experience. Begin working now to earn this opportunity! 

BDMB Trip Itineraries

The following two itineraries represent CAPSTONE performances for our program as we enter the heart of our season. They are events that allow us to showcase our growth as well as watch other performances in a true “audience” fashion which always inspires further growth and development. Attendance at these events is mandatory as they have been listed on our calendar since it was established in May. Please use the below itineraries to best plan for these exciting upcoming events for our program. 

University Classic Marching Competition (Saturday, October 20th)

  • 11:30 AM BDMB Reports to Parking Lot/Warm Up & Run Through 
  • 12:15 PM Load Trucks
  • 12:45 PM Depart for University 
  • 2 PM Performances Begin 
  • 4:40 PM BDMB Performance
  • 5 PM Dinner Break
  • 6 PM Performances Resume 
  • 8 PM Awards Ceremony  
  • 9:30 PM Return to AHS 

University Classic Ticket Information For Families

  • $10.00 General Admission per person
  • $6.00 Students with a valid ID
  • $6.00 Children age 4 – 13
  • FREE Children age 3 and under
  • $30.00 Families of more than four

Concessions Menu for University Classic! 

BDMB Marching MPA @ University High School (Saturday, November 3rd)

  • 2 PM BDMB Reports to Parking Lot/Warm Up & Run Through 
  • 2:45 PM PM Load Trucks
  • 3:15 PM Senior Video 
  • 3:45 PM Depart for University 
  • 5 PM Eat @ University Concessions 
  • 6 PM Performances Begin 
  • 8 PM BDMB Performance
  • 8:15 PM Watch Remaining Performances 
  • 9:30 PM Depart UHS
  • 10:30 PM Arrive AHS 

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