Weekly Update: September 9th through September 14th ~ It’s A “Full BDMB Travel Week”! To Ocoee!


  • September 16th-17th: Annual Band Pictures (Preview Night is December 5th – Winter Prism Performance #1)
    • All Members within the program will be photographed for our annual Composite photo and parents can come to the Auditorium Lobby on Thursday, December 5th to preview the photos and select them for purchase.
  • September 20th: FB @ Dr. Phillips (Full Uniform)
  • September 24th: BDMB Tuesday EVENING is now AFTERNOON due to Powder Puff Football Game 3 PM – 5:30 PM PLAN AHEAD NOW
  • September 24th: Powder Puff Football Pep Band Opportunity
  • September 27th: FB vs. Lake Brantley (Homecoming/Alumni Band)
    • Visit soon for Alumni Band Info!
  • October 4th: FB @ Jones (@ Citrus Bowl)
  • October 11th: FB vs. West Orange

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A short week that flew by! Wow! We had two fantastic days of rehearsals on Thursday and Friday within our classes and our Thursday BMDB rehearsal was great. Then… BAND DAY @ FSU! What a day! Be sure to check out the Facebook Album with all the photos and video clips. We had an incredible day together! It was hot… BUT INCREDIBLE! Truly enjoyed our time together and enjoying the experience that FSU offers of members.

To all of our adults that attended with us…. WE THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND BEING PART OF THIS EXPERIENCE! I know that it was an intense day of heat and walking and we are so thankful that you gave up your time to join us for the day. You helped make our day as a family a wonderful day! #iegyb

Our first full travel experience is here! Football @ Ocoee High! And…. DRUMROLL PLEASE…. WE ARE USING OUR NEW TRAILER THIS WEEK! Our team of builders have been working SO INCREDIBLY HARD to make this a reality… YOU WILL BE AMAZED! Super excited to see the Blue Darter Band rolling down the road with our new SWAG!

We have planned a great week ahead for our classes to dig in and make some headway within each of our ensemble settings and our BDMB is ready to complete Mvt. 2. Friday at Ocoee we will perform our first movement once more as well as add a pep tune to feature our color guard. We are looking forward to bringing some energy back from FSU and letting it open up on Friday night as we cheer on the Blue Darters!

We will be meeting early to practice going in and out of the trailer as this will be an “all hands on deck” scenario each week that we travel. The Dad’s have it laid out incredibly well and have made it easy to maneuver through the rolling “home away from home”. We will use Friday as a practice run to ensure we understand the expectations for each member and how we will set it up! These are exciting times in the Blue Darter Band! THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM OF BUILDERS! YOU ARE DIFFERENCE MAKERS! #iegyb

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We kicked off on Friday, August 23rd and have already raised over $6000! Please check with your member to ensure they have uploaded their TWENTY (20) quality emails to spread the word! This is a fantastic fundraiser for our program that will bring us tremendous financial support to continue our mission of providing a top-quality music education experience! Money brought in on behalf of each student will be credited to their accounts. SPREAD THE WORD AND EARN SOME DOUGH$$$$$$!!!!! #iegyb

Things We Need Help With In The Blue Darter Bands!!! 

  • Photographer! Games, concerts, etc…. Help us spread the visual message each week of the incredible things going on in our family!
    • Let Mr. L know if you can help in this capacity!
  • Concessions helpers! This is a MAJOR fundraiser for our program! MAJOR!
  • Additions Volunteers! Please visit https://ocps.samaritan.com to SIGN UP for our Volunteer group! Contact Mrs. Baron to let her know how/when you can help!

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