Weekly Update: September 13th through September 18th ~ Football @ Ocoee! All State Auditions!

Great Weekend For The BDMB!

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Enjoyed a GREAT weekend with the BDMB! Great performance at Dr. Phillips and a great day at FSU for Band Day! Our members were very energetic and exciting on Friday in providing a fantastic spark for our team! The Blue Darters emerged victorious! It was also a special night in that we FINALLY WERE ABLE TO MARCH AT THE HALF! Can’t wait to get back out and continue adding to our program this week for our game at Ocoee!

Our Band Day experience was awesome and gave over 100 of our members and parents an opportunity to see some incredible college marching bands in the FSU Marching Chiefs and the Jacksonville State Marching Southerners! Both groups were fantastic and wowed the crowd! See their joint performance was especially exciting as there were over 900 performers on the field at one time!

So grateful to ALL OF OUR PARENTS that travelled with ys to DP and FSU to make it all possible! You are all rock stars! We thank you! #iegyb

Can’t wait to get back to it this week! Football at Ocoee! Let’s Go! #iegyb

This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Trumpet Sectional
    • Leadership Check Ins
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM BDMB Colonel & DM Meeting 
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!
      • Football @ Ocoee (Away) FULL BDMB
        • 7 AM Pep Rally
          • 6:30 AM Doors Open
        • 5 PM GameDay Run Through (In Under Uniform)
        • 5:45 PM Depart AHS
        • 6:15 PM Arrive Ocoee HS
        • 7 PM Kick Off
  • Saturday
    • All State Auditions @ Ocoee HS

Looking Ahead

  • September 21st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 24th Football vs. Edgewater (Middle School Night!)
  • September 28th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • September 28th Band Pictures (During School) 
  • September 29th Band Pictures (During School) 
  • October 1st Football @ Evans (Pep Band)
  • October 5th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • October 8th Student Holiday
  • October 8th Football @ Lakeland (Pep Band)

 

Weekly Update: September 6th through September 10th ~ Football @ DP!

Great Job BDMB! 

Wet night folks! It’s was WET! Super proud of our BDMB and their ability to roll with the changes and still bring the energy and excitement to Roger Williams Field for a great night of football! They looked great in the uni’s and we look forward to hopefully getting to MARCH this week at DP! #iegyb

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This Week

  • Monday
    • No School – Labor Day Holiday
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM BDMB Leadership Meeting  
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!
      • Football @ Dr. Phillips (Home) FULL BDMB
        • 7 AM Pep Rally
          • 6:30 AM Doors Open
        • 4:45 PM GameDay Run Through (In Under Uniform)
          • 15 Minutes Earlier Than Normal
        • 5:30 PM Depart AHS
        • 6:15 PM Arrive DPHS
        • 7 PM Kick Off
  • Saturday
    • FSU BAND DAY! 
      • 12:15 PM Meet (Wearing an APK Band TShirt – Shorts or Pants are your choice)
      • 12:30 PM Depart For Tallahassee
      • 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

Looking Ahead 

  • September 11th FSU Band Day (See Details Below)
  • September 14th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 17th Football @ Ocoee (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 18th All State Auditions @ Ocoee HS
  • September 21st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 24th Football vs. Edgewater (Middle School Night!)
  • September 28th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • October 1st Football @ Evans (Pep Band)

Weekly Update: August 30th through September 3rd ~ West Orange Game Week!

Great VICTORY @ Colonial! 

Enjoyed a wonderful first travel experience with the BDMP Pep Band as we went to Colonial High! Our band brought a tremendous amount of energy and truly gave the Blue Darters a “home field” advantage! The energy was palpable as it set up a wonderful Friday Night Lights experience. Many thanks to the Colonial Band, their Director Mr. Jenkins, and their parents for being great hosts. Proud of our BDMB! You bring a tremendous spark each and every week!

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This Week

  • Monday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
    • 5:30 PM Pep Band Sign Ups Begin
  • Wednesday
    • 6 PM Concessions Set Up Event
      • We can use all volunteers! Both students and parents to help prep Friday!
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • LAST DAY TO ORDER BAND HOODIE (ROUND 1) 
      • Next order will be November – not guaranteed to have hoodie in by Christmas. Order now!
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!
    • Football vs. West Orange (Home) FULL BDMB
      • 7 AM Pep Rally
        • 6:30 AM Doors Open
      • 5 PM GameDay Run Through
        • In Under Uniform
      • 6:20 PM Courtyard Call Time
        • Fully Dressed
      • 6:50 PM PreGame
      • Kick Off

Looking Ahead 

  • 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)
  • September 21st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 24th Football vs. Edgewater (Middle School Night!)

Communications

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 

The Band @ Doak Campbell! Circa 2019

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 has arrived! If you somehow missed it, see Mrs. Janice to ensure you are on the list for last minute orders! You can pay either via cash/check OR via SchoolPay (Button/Link on right of website) #iegyb

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

INCREDIBLE OPENING DAY GAME FOR THE BDMB AND BLUE DARTER FOOTBALL! 

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
    • IT’s A GREAT DAY IN APK! IT’S FOOTBALL FRIDAY!
      • Football @ Colonial High (Away) [PEP BAND ONLY TRIP]
      • WEAR YOUR BLUE & WHITE!
      • 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)

Communications

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