Weekly Update: November 6th through 10th ~ STRAIGHT SUPERIORS! CONGRATULATIONS BDMB!

This Week

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    • BDMB Recording Session 2:30 PM – 4 PM
  • Wednesday
    • Percussion 7th – 3 PM
  • Thursday
    • Our Fall Concert originally scheduled for this date has been cancelled. Our next scheduled concert will be our Winter Prism Events on December 14th and 15th! See you there!
  • Friday
    • UPDATED SCHEDULE (Updated Friday 3:15 pm)
      • 6:30 AM Pep Rally 
      • 5:15 PM Call Time
      • 5:30 PM Loading
      • 5:45 PM Departure 
      • 7:30 PM Kick Off @ Seminole 
    • Playoff Football Game @ Seminole High (Sanford)
    • Full BDMB Gym Picture before departure
    • Times TBA until Monday – will update after details are shared.

Looking Ahead 

  • November 15: JE1/JE2 WKMG Channel 6 Recording Day
  • November 15: Winter Prism Auditions (After School)
    • Sign Ups Posted This Week!
  • November 18: Band Day @ FSU!
  • November 20: Hurricane Make Up Day
  • November 27: S&E Music Night 2 PM – 5 PM (Beethoven & Company)
  • December 9: Apopka Christmas Parade (Morning)
  • December 14-15: Winter Prism Concert Event!
  • December 17: BDMB Booster/Volunteer Holiday Gathering

MPA Wrap Up

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU…. and THANK YOU!

Our team of parents, students, alums, staff and more came together in incredible fashion on Saturday to serve as excellent ambassadors of our community to host TWENTY-THREE High School Bands from Orange County for our annual Marching Band MPA! I am humbled by the generosity of our village of parents, volunteers, and staff and how giving they have been to ensure that not only our program has the resources needed to perform at the highest level, but so that we can also provide an incredible environment for twenty-two other ensembles to showcase their talents and abilities as well! The commitment to excellence is quite evident in APK!

Our performance was certainly a capstone moment for our season. The students were musical, entertaining, patriotic, and dedicated to the concept that we focused on this year: United We Stand. The memories that are accrued in high school are many, and the memory of this show will be one that they take with them for life. There has been much sacrifice and dedication to see it come to fruition and I am proud of BDMB! THEY GAVE THEIR BEST ON SATURDAY!

As we look forward, we have many incredible things ahead with playoff football, Prism events, and more, but for the moment be proud. Be excited. Enjoy this accomplishment! You are a Straight Superior Band! The joy see on each and every face while circled up on the bird was priceless. You have earned this and are to be commended for a job well done!

I love you all and look forward to many incredible things ahead! But today, celebrate the joys of Saturday’s performance! It was incredible!

Mr. L

IEGYB!

Straight Superiors!


We’re ready! IEGYB!


Ready for an incredible day!


Getting ready!


Warm Up!


Annual Leadership Breakfast!

APK Band Gear! 

Send in with payment to order your gear OR purchase via AHS SchoolPay! Link is available on the right hand side of our site!

Weekly Grade Report 

The week 3 grade report is due on Monday. Please place it in the appropriate folder located on the black podium by the hall way doors. The Week 4 Grade Report can be picked up at the same time.

FSU Band Day 

Final sign ups will occur on Monday and Tuesday of this week for the FSU Band Day event. See the sign ups on the board if you are interested!

Winterguard Auditions 

Any band member who is interested in trying out for the award winning APK Winterguard team is welcome! Auditions are Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 9 from 3:30-7. Come in all black work out attire and be ready to work! Email Mrs. Porsche if you have any questions! (Jennifer.porsche@ocps.net)

 

Weekly Update: October 30th – November 4th ~ It’s MPA Week! IEGYB!

This Week – IT’S SPIRIT WEEK!

  • Monday HAPPY DAY! “Happy” ’14
    • No Scheduled Events After School
  • Tuesday THROWBACK TUESDAY! “MixTape” ’15
    • 2:30 PM – 5 PM BDMB After School Rehearsal
  • Wednesday SKY HIGH DAY! “Look Up” ’16 
    • 7th Period – 3 PM Percussion Rehearsal
    • 1:20 PM Senior Leadership Meeting
  • Thursday RED WHITE AND BLUE THURSDAY! “United We Stand” ’17 
    • 6 PM – 8:30 PM BDMB EVENING Rehearsal
  • Friday CRAZY BLUE AND WHITE DAY! 
    • 6:30 AM Pep Rally
    • 2:10 PM Leadership Meeting
    • 4:45 PM Call Time for Football @ Oak Ridge
  • Saturday
    • 9:00 AM Morning MPA run Through
    • TBA Student Work-Shifts
    • 6:00 PM Call Time for MPA Performance (Cafetorium)
    • 7:45 PM MPA Performance 

MPA Week! 

We have a fantastic week ahead for our BDMB! Two great rehearsal opportunities and our penultimate performance of the Marching Season at our annual FBA Marching MPA! And best yet, hosted HERE at Apopka High!

The student sign up schedule will be posted on Tuesday morning for members to begin signing up for their mandatory work shift during the day. We need ALL HANDS ON DECK to help facilitate this incredible day that will see 23, yes 23 High School bands take the field at Roger Williams Stadium!

And, all parents, calling all parents: We need your help too! It is a HUGE day for our program and our community of Bands across Orange County. We ask that you join us in making this day a truly special occasion for all performance ensembles!

It is here! Let’s have a great week! IEGYB!

Weekly Grade Reports! 

Check with your member to see if they have turned in their reports for Week 1 and Week 2 of the 2nd 9 Weeks! They are located in the front of the band room.

FSU Band Day

Sign ups will continue through Wednesday of this week. Please take time to stop by and sign up if you would like to attend with us on Saturday, November 18th!

 

Weekly Update: October 17th – October 20th ~ Rotary Pancake Supper Tickets Sales Begin!

Scroll down for complete Weekly Update! 

But before you do…… yuuuuuuummmmmmm…. you know this picture makes your mouth water! Read below as to how you can eat these AND earn money while doing it! Eating AND making money? WOW! How can this be? Read on…..!!!!!!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…….. Can you smell ’em yet?

The annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be here before you know it! 🙂 It is Friday, October 27th before our annual game against Wekiva! This year, the proceeds are being donated to the APOPKA HIGH SCHOOL BAND! So, wondering how you can help? No worries…. Here ya go!

  1. PreSale Tickets for $7.00 EACH!
  2. Turn in the money and tickets will be given to the member turning in the funds.
  3. EAT ALL OF THE PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE THAT YOU CAN HOLD IN THE AHS CAFETERIA ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th BEGINNING AT 4:30 PM UNTIL KICKOFF!!!

We get 100% of the profit on this sale. And, for this fundraiser, we are crediting EACH SALE to the member indicated on the sales form. If you sell 1 ticket, $7.00 will be credited to your account and any outstanding fees that are owed. If your fees are already paid, we will place the money in our general fund to go towards program expenses.

SPREAD THE WORD! APOPKA NEEDS PANCAKES AND WE HAVE THEM! TELL ‘EM ALL TO GET OVER HERE AND EAT UP! 🙂 

If each member of our program sold 4 tickets, we would profit over $6000 towards our program expenses! And, all for eating some scrumptious pancakes and sausage! I am pretty sure we can probably sell a few more tickets as well – let’s pack out the hall!

Dinner will be served starting at 4:30 PM on Friday, October 27th – a GREAT WAY to kick off Senior Night and Middle School night! And… In addition, we are slated to have a Double Drumline Performance in our courtyard with Wekiva High at 5:15 PM!

Ticket sales start MONDAY! Use this opportunity to earn much needed funds for our program and towards your individual expenses! Remember, $7.00 profit for EACH TICKET SOLD! And once again, bring in the $$$ and the tickets will be returned to you!

This Week 

  • Monday
    • Student Holiday
    • Full BDMB Cancelled
  • Tuesday
    • Full BDMB 6 PM – 8:30 PM
      • LEARNING MOVEMENT 3! 
  • Wednesday
    • Percussion 7th Period – 3 PM
  • Thursday
    • Full BDMB 2:30 PM – 5 PM
  • Friday
    • Wind Symphony to Stetson University 5 PM

Looking Ahead 

  • October 27: Football vs. Wekiva
    • Senior Night
    • Middle School Night
  • 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 18: Band Day @ FSU!

Homecoming 2017 Wrap Up! 

Thank you to all who got soaked with us TWO TIMES on Friday to celebrate our annual Homecoming Day! It was a special day to bring back alums from years past and have them join forces with our current BDMB to once again light up the field at Roger Williams Field!

Also, congratulations to Jessica Spiegel, Deja Williams, and Jelani Shaw on being part of this year’s Homecoming Court and congratulations to both Jessica and Jelani on being selected as this year’s King and Queen!

Been a great week for our band!

   

Want to see more photos from our season? Check out the uploads on our Apopka Bands Facebook Page! There are several new albums from throughout the season that have been added in the past few days! Many thanks to Mr. Dubose and Mr. Osegueda for giving all of your photo skills for our program! THANK YOU!

Get Your Tumbler & Lanyards Today! 

MPA Hosting Sign Up

Detailed job lists will be available later this week for students to begin signing up for a shift to help in the hosting process for our upcoming Marching MPA. There will be jobs similar to our S&E hosting and also new jobs that are specific to the marching environment. Look for this list to come up soon! We have double-duty on that day! Provide a spectacular environment for our District Schools AND give a SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE!

All County Forms

All County audition “parent/student contract” forms will go out THIS WEEK! They must be returned on FRIDAY!

Band Pictures! Ready To Order! 

Band pictures were taken this week in our classes. This year, unlike previous years, our photographer has set up an online portal to bring the sales DIRECTLY TO YOUR FINGERTIPS! Visit the site below and use the given code to check out your child’s pictures and make your purchase! CG Photos will not be at our annual Fall Concert this year as they are trying to new format to get the photos in your hands faster! Visit the site TODAY!

www.cgphoto.online 

Group Code: AP1718

HAVE A GREAT WEEK BAND! IEGYB! 

Weekly Update: October 9th – October 13th ~ It’s Homecoming Week!

Things to check out…. 

  • …This Week
  • …Looking Ahead
  • …Notes Worth Noting

This Week

  • Monday
    • Pep Rally 6:30 AM
    • Guest Clinician: Mr. Wansley in all Wind Classes on Monday!
    • Football @ Dr. Phillips 5 PM Call Time (Under Uniform Only)
  • Tuesday – BAND PICTURE DAY (There are NO makeup dates) 
    • BDMB Rehearsal = AFTER SCHOOL 2:30 PM – 5 PM 
    • Powder Puff Game Pep Band 7 PM
  • Wednesday BAND PICTURE DAY (There are NO makeup dates) 
    • PSAT/SAT – Morning Session
    • Percussion Rehearsal 7th Period – 3 PM
  • Thursday
    • BDMB Rehearsal (Normal) 2:30 PM – 5 PM
  • Friday
    • Pep Rally 6:30 AM
    • Parade – Meet in Band Room (Under Uniform) Time TBA
    • Afternoon Pep Rally 1:15 PM
    • Courtyard Call Time (Full Uniform) 5:45 PM
  • Monday (10.16)
    • Full BDMB 9 AM – 12 PM

It’s Homecoming Week! Just like band camp, there are spirit days and many other exciting things that will take place throughout the week. Please make note of the changes to our “normal” game week schedule and plan accordingly. Also, remember that it is still a week of school – everything is still due when it is due in each of your classes, there are still band pictures on Tuesday and Wednesday, the PSAT and SAT are still being given on Wednesday and WE ARE STILL CHARGED WITH ALWAYS GIVING OUR BEST! No Exceptions! Let’s make it a GREAT WEEK ALL AROUND! 

Looking Ahead

  • October 16
    • Teacher Workday
    • BDMB MANDATORY REHEARSAL 9 AM – 12 PM
  • October 20: Bye Week
  • October 27: Football vs. Wekiva
    • Senior Night
    • Middle School Night
  • 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 9: Fall Concert
  • November 13: All County Auditions @ Freedom High School
  • November 18: Band Day @ FSU!

Notes Worth Noting… 

  • Hoodie sales are completed – be sure to check with Mrs. Janice to ensure your size and name info for the back is correct!
  • The band has Tumblers and Lanyards to sell! See the flyer posted below for more info!
  • Friday, October 27th is a BIG DAY for BAND! Senior Night, Middle School Night, and also our Rotary Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser! This is our first fundraiser of the year and tickets will be available starting next week! Ticket details will be posted this week!
  • Band Pictures will occur Tuesday and Wednesday of this week – you have to be present in order to get on the yearly composite as there are no make up dates for this opportunity! This year, picture previews and sales will occur online – link to come soon!
  • TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY!!!!! This is an AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL experience this week. 2:30 PM – 5 PM to allow for the evening Powder Puff Game on the field.
  • The Binder Check will be our final Summative Grade for the 1st 9 Weeks. The slips were passed out in class on Friday for the contents that should be in your binder. Turn in will occur on the listed days for each ensemble.
  • Wind Symphony: THe recording studio assignment is due on Wednesday night of this week. Please visit http://www.charmsoffice.com to log in and submit your recording based on the listed requirements.
  • Thanks to all who participated in Jacksonville! We had a great time and brought back a “W” to Apopka! Thank to all of the volunteers who journeyed with us! Great night for APK!
  • PSAT/SAT is on Wednesday! Rest well, eat a good breakfast and give your ABSOLUTE BEST as you take this opportunity to showcase your knowledge!
  • We will host Mr. Ivan Wansley on Monday as a Guest Clinician in all of our Wind Classes to help us continue our development as performers!
  • Got any missing grades that can be made up? Be sure to knock them out before the end of the week! The best way to check attendance is to look at Charms as it is used for attendance. Grades will be updated early this week so you can see where you stand.
  • Marching MPA Jobs & Duties! We will post a list soon of all the things it will take to set up an incredible day as we host our annual Marching MPA! Each member will be responsible to assist with a portion of the day’s duties and responsibilities as part of their “performance”. A sign up sheet will be made available in a couple of weeks so that you can plan ahead for the day – and yes – the day WILL START with a morning rehearsal to prepare for and incredible evening performance by the BDMB! 🙂

Weekly Update: October 2nd – October 6th ~ Pep Band to JAX!

Things to check out below…Read all the way!!!

  • Friday Video!
  • This Week!
  • Looking Ahead!
  • Pep Band to Jax Details!
  • End of 9 Weeks BINDER Grade!
  • All County Band Audition Information!
  • Band Day Information!

This Week

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    • BDMB 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    • Drumline to Apopka Elementary 7:30 AM (Percussionists See Mr. L BEFORE SCHOOL MONDAY MORNING FOR FIELD TRIP FORM.)
    • Percussion Sectional 12 PM – 3 PM
  • Thursday
    • BDMB 2:30 PM – 5 PM
  • Friday
    • Pep Rally 6:30 AM
    • Pep Band to Jacksonville Mandarin (Click HERE for schedule)
      • See details below for sign ups.

Enjoy! Not an endorsement for this car company but just for GOOD MUSIC! SING ALONG AND ENJOY! 🙂

Looking Ahead

  • October 9: Football (Pep Band) @ Dr. Phillips
  • October 10: BDMB AFTERNOON REHEARSAL 2:30 PM – 5 PM
    • Due to Homecoming Powder Puff game that evening.
  • October 10: Powder Puff Pep Band 7 PM
  • October 13
    • Morning Pep Rally
    • Afternoon Homecoming Parade
    • Afternoon Pep Rally
    • Alumni Band
    • Football vs. West Orange (Post-Game Performance)
  • October 16
    • Teacher Workday
    • BDMB MANDATORY REHEARSAL 9 AM – 12 PM
  • October 20: Bye Week
  • October 27: Football vs. Wekiva
    • Senior Night
    • Middle School Night
  • 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 9: Fall Concert
  • November 13: All County Auditions @ Freedom High School
  • November 18: Band Day @ FSU!

Pep Band to Jacksonville Details

We will use a set instrumentation for our trip on Friday to Jacksonville. Sign ups will occur in the following format:

  • Monday
    • Before School: Student Leadership Sign Up
    • After School: Senior Sign Up
  • Tuesday
    • Before School: Junior Sign Up
    • After School: Sophomore Sign Up
    • Before BDMB Evening Rehearsal: Sophomore/Freshmen Sign Up

We are have slots for 100 students and will take sign ups based on the instrumentation that is established for this trip as follows: 10 Flutes, 10 Clarinets, 10 Altos, 6 Low Reeds, 10 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 8 Bones, 4 Baritones, 8 Tubas, 13 Percussion, 10 Guard. The list will be tweaked as needed by Mr. Langford based on the needs of the ensemble for that evening.

PLEASE NOTE: Students wishing to attend must see Mr. Langford to sign up based on the above timeline. There will NOT be a list posted on the board. Mr. Langford will keep the clipboard in the office. Please check your schedule and availability for this trip as the departure time is less than an hour after the completion of the school day. (3 PM) We will stop en route to Jax at a food court for dinner. 

We are using two Charter busses for this trip due to the fact that we cannot get our normal army of School busses for the necessary departure time for this trip.

End of 9 Weeks Binder Project

This week criteria will be posted for each class regarding the end of 9 weeks Binder Check. This will serve as a capstone grade for our first quarter to ensure each member has the right music, pedagogy documents, pencil, etc. to effectively navigate our daily rehearsal routine. Most of our members exhibit our expectation every day and have the necessary materials, however, this will serve as a great chance to ensure they have all of the music that is being performed in their classes. The binder should be a BLACK, THREE RING BINDER, just as requested on our course syllabus so that it can be used in rehearsal and stage performance.

OCPS All County Band Audition Information

This information will be shared in all classes this week as we prepare for the upcoming audition experience on Monday, November 14th at Freedom High School. The audition opportunities include 9/10 Concert Band, 11/12 Symphonic Band, and the High School Jazz Ensemble. Check in classes for this information.

Band Day @ FSU! 

Great news! Our original allotment of tickets (250) was granted for our trip experience on the new date of November 18th. Kick Off for this game is not yet known so we are not able to nail down the exact schedule at this time. We will post a list later this week so we can ensure we know the exact numbers for Charter Bus purposes. If you have already paid your $10, this will be applied forward for this experience.

Weekly Update: September 18th – September 23rd

This Week

  • Monday
    • Return to school!
  • Tuesday
    • BDMB 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    • Percussion 7th Period – 3 PM
    • Alto Saxophones 1:20 PM – 2:40 PM
  • Thursday
    • BDMB 2:30 PM – 5 PM
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    • All State Auditions @ Ocoee High School
    • Schedule TBA – Mr. Langford will send these out as soon as they are released.