Weekly Update: November 22nd through November 26th ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE UPDATE BELOW – PLEASE READ! (As Of 12:45 PM, Monday, November 22nd) 

Congratulations to Ashley and Isaac! OCPS All County representatives for 2021-2022! We are proud of you! #iegyb

  • Ashley, Flute, Concert Band
  • Isaac, Trombone Concert Band; Piano, Jazz Ensemble II

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This Week

  • Monday
    • Start Turkey Prep
  • Tuesday
    • Double Check Recipes
  • Wednesday
    • Buy last minute recipe items – and extra mashed ‘taters!
  • Thursday
    • Let the aroma therapy begin….. AND ENJOY SOME TURKEY amid ALL of the goodness of the lunch and dinner elements!
  • Friday
    • Oh Yeah… There’s LEFTOVERS…. AND BLUE DARTER FOOTBALL!
    • Football vs. Seminole
    • CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
      • NO PEP RALLY…. 🙂 SLEEP IN!
      • 4:15 PM Call Time – JEANS & BAND TSHIRT
      • 4:30 PM Rehearsal 
      • 5:00 PM Load Truck/Busses
      • 5:15 PM Depart For Sanford Seminole High
      • 6:15 PM Arrive/Set Up
      • 7:00 PM Kick Off (UPDATED KICK OFF TIME) 
        • Was originally 7:30 PM. 
  • Saturday
    • Any leftovers remaining? USE ‘EM UP!

Looking Ahead 

  • November 29th – December 3rd: Winter Prism Week
    • Performances December 2nd & December 3rd
  • December 4th: 6th Period Jazz @ Apopka Amphitheater Holiday Performance
  • December 11th: Apopka Christmas Parade (Morning Call Time TBA)
  • December 17th: Winter Holidays Begin

Winter Prism Week Layout – THIS BEGINS MONDAY OF OUR RETURN TO SCHOOL! PLAN NOW! 

CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION OF THE WEEK’S LAYOUT.

  • Monday, November 29th
    • 2:45 PM – 4 PM Full Cast (EVERYONE!) Large Group Rehearsals
  • Tuesday, November 30th
    • 2:45 PM – 5 PM Full Cast (EVERYONE!) Dress Rehearsal
    • 2 Full Runs Of Show (Dry Run, Performance Run)
  • Wednesday, December 1st
    • 1:30 PM – 4 PM Full Cast (EVERYONE!) Final Dress Rehearsal
  • Thursday, December 2nd
    • PRISM OPENING NIGHT! 
      • 7 PM Downbeat/Doors Open at 6:40 PM
      • 6:30 PM Performer Call Time
  • Friday, December 3rd
    • PRISM CLOSING NIGHT! 
      • 7 PM Downbeat/Doors Open at 6:40 PM
      • 6:30 PM Performer Call Time

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BLUE DARTER FOOTBALL TEAM!

34-3 victors over Bartram Trail! Our Band, Cheer, and Fans were all ON POINT and created a true home field advantage for our team to drive to victory! Incredibly proud of the BDMB and all that they brought to the space on Friday…. FOCUSED ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT for an awesome experience under the Friday Night Lights! We move on to ROUND 3 vs. Seminole this Friday! Schedule and sign up are located above! Use the google form to let us know you are coming! Go Big Blue! #iegyb

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