Weekly Update: August 23rd through August 27th ~ GREAT FIRST GAME BDMB!


Go Big Blue! We are proud of you! Friday was an awesome display of pride in our community and our BDMB was there to create energy and excitement all night long! Very proud of our “process” throughout the day, working together to follow the plan, and learning the paths and nuances of a gameday experience for all members. The season ahead will be an incredible one thanks to all who made it a reality! To our BDMB members: WE ARE PROUD OF YOU! To our BDMB Army Of Parents: WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SUPPORT TO ENSURE OUR OPERATION RUNS SMOOTH! Concessions to chaperones to uniforms to YOU NAME IT! You did it and we are incredibly thankful! It has been an AWESOME OPENING WEEK! Now it is time to get this season going! #iegyb

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This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 3 PM Leadership Meeting (Colonels/Drum Majors/Captains Only This Week
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
    • 5:30 PM Pep Band Sign Ups Begin
  • Wednesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Friday
      • Football @ Colonial High (Away) [PEP BAND ONLY TRIP]
      • 7 AM Pep Rally (Doors open at 6:30 AM)
      • 5 PM Call Time (Band Room)
        • Dressed in Under Uniform Only (TShirt/Shorts/Back Pack/Hat/Marching Shoes/Long Black Socks)
      • 5:30 PM Departure
      • 6:30 PM Arrival/Unload/Set Up
      • 7 PM Kick Off!
      • 10:30 PM Approximately Return Time (Updated via Remind Text Groups Post Game)

Looking Ahead 

  • August 31st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 3rd Football vs. West Orange (Home)
  • September 7th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 10th Football @ Dr. Phillips (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 11th FSU Band Day (See Details Below)
  • September 14th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 17th Football @ Ocoee (Away – FULL BAND)


We have multiple communications portals going on at current for the Blue Darter Band. This week we will ensure that everyone is connected and ready to receive all messages. If you have not yet connected with Remind Texts, please use the following codes to connect with your areas of performance (students) OR your student’s age group (parents) to ensure you do not miss out on what is happening in the Apopka Bands!

All Codes are texted to “81010” using the “@” followed by ensemble code format. You only need to sign up for the areas that involve you or your member. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL THAT YOU KNOW CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS CONNECTION! THANK YOU! #iegyb

  • Parents 
    • BDMB Parent 9th Grade Member: @bdparent9
    • BDMB Parent 10th Grade Member: @bdparent10
    • BDMB Parent 11th Grade Member: @bdparent11
    • BDMB Parent 12th Grade Member: @bdparent12
  • Members
    • BDMB Woodwinds: @bdmbww
    • BDMB Brass: @bdmbbrass
    • BDMB Percussion: @bddrumline
    • BDMB Visual (Guard & Majorettes): @bdmbvisual
    • Wind Symphony (1st): @apkwind
    • Symphonic Band (2nd): @apksym
    • Concert Brass (3rd): @apkbrass
    • Concert Woodwinds (4th): @apkwood

FSU Band Day 

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It is that time! The annual trip to FSU Band Day! While this is not a mandatory part of our band experience, we always look forward to being able to go to this game and take in a great day of College Football excitement! We encourage as many to go as are able! The tentative schedule for the day is below. The kick off is at 8 PM so we will have a late return to APK! There is a $15 per person bus charge for this trip – the total cost is subsidized by the program, however, we cannot cover the full cost. The game ticket is free to each participating member. Remaining monetary needs would be for your food at dinner and the game. Deadline to sign up is Friday, August 27th! Funds can be paid via SchoolPay (Should be live on Monday/Click Button on right) or, you can send in cash or check to the safe in Mr. L’s office.

Tentative Timeline 

  • 12:30 PM Depart APK
  • 4:30 PM Arrive Governors Square Mall/Eat Dinner
  • 5:30 PM Travel to Doak Campbell Stadium
  • 6 PM FSU Marching Chiefs “Skull Session” (Baseball Stadium)
  • 7 PM Walk To Football Stadium
  • 8 PM FSU Kick Off
  • TBA Depart after halftime for APK
  • TBA Arrive APK

Uniform Items 

We will be wearing our FULL UNIFORM on Friday, September 3rd! Please ensure you have all proper uniform parts for this game! Shoe order goes in THIS WEEK! See Mrs. Janice to ensure you are on the list! You can pay either via cash/check OR via SchoolPay (Button/Link on right of website) #iegyb

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