Weekly Update: December 2nd through December 6th ~ Winter Prism Week! Heading To State! Wow!

This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Prism Rehearsal – All Members
      • 2:30 PM All Members (Caroling Down Main Street, TBA)
      • 4 PM Wind Symphony & Percussion – Minor Alterations 2 (All Other Members Dismissed)
  • Tuesday
    • 2:30 PM – 5 PM Prism Dress Rehearsal – All Members
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Prism Dress Rehearsal – All Members
  • Thursday
    • 5:30 PM Picture Preview (Auditorium Lobby)
    • 7 PM Prism Performance Night #1
      • 6:15 PM Performer Call Time/Dressed
      • 6:25 PM Full Program Warm Up/Auditorium
  • Friday
    • 7 PM Prism Performance Night #2
      • 6:15 PM Performer Call Time/Dressed
      • 6:25 PM Full Program Warm Up/Auditorium

Winter Prism Audience Details 

  • $5 at the door
    • All proceeds to benefit new uniforms for the Blue Darter Marching Band
  • Doors open for the audience at 6:40 PM each night
  • We ask that all friends, family, and alumni please use the auditorium lobby entrance for this event. Our Band Room area will be full of performers and will need to remain clear throughout the event. Thank you for your assistance with this.
  • THURSDAY PICTURE PREVIEW: Occurs at 5:30 PM. This is ONE NIGHT ONLY. CG Photos will not be in attendance on Friday evening.

Remind Codes – Updated by Ensemble 

Take a moment and join your ensemble’s Remind group for more “course-specific” messages as we progress throughout the year! See codes below! All codes should be texted to 81010 to join!

  • Wind Symphony (1st): @apkws
  • Symphonic Band (2nd): @apksb
  • Darter Winds (3rd): @apkdw
  • Concert Band (4th): @apkcb
  • Percussion Ensemble (5th): @apkpe
  • Jazz Ensemble 3 (6th-Langford): @apkje3
  • Jazz Ensemble 1 (7th): @apkje1

Upcoming

  • Wednesday, December 11th, Solo & Ensemble Info Due Date
    • Completed via Google Forms (Coming this week) 
    • Money to be turned in to box. ($5 per person, per event)
      • Solo = $5, Duet = $10, Trio = $15, etc.
    • Titles and FBA Literature Numbers can be found here: FBA Music List Search
  • Friday, December 13th, State Championship Football Game against Miami Christopher Columbus HS
  • Saturday, December 14th, Apopka Christmas Parade
    • Morning Event – Details coming this week. 
  • Sunday, December 15th, Parent Volunteer Dinner
    • Afternoon/Evening TBA – Details coming soon!
    • For all Parent Volunteers/Boosters that have been part of our success this year! RSVP coming soon!

Rearview Mirror

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We have much to be thankful for within our Band Family! And, in this week of giving thanks, we will do just that!

We are thankful for…. AN ARMY OF PARENTS THAT MAKE OUR SUCCESS POSSIBLE! Making the sacrifice to provide opportunities for our members. Giving of themselves to sure our students’ needs are met! WE ARE GRATEFUL! #iegyb

We are thankful for…. Our members and all that they do to make this band family great! The turnout for the THANKSGIVING BAND was awesome! You kept the energy up and pushed our team and fans! WE ARE GRATEFUL! #iegyb

We are thankful for…. Our Football Team, Cheerleaders, Mascots, Athletic Trainers, ROTC, and ALL that make Friday Night’s in APK a special place to be! WE ARE GRATEFUL! #iegyb

We are thankful for…. The time that we have been afforded to share with family and friends this week, the opportunity to be together as a band family, and the opportunity to continue making memories that will last a lifetime. We never take for granted the chance to be with those that bring value and enrich our lives each and every time with get together. WE ARE GRATEFUL! #iegyb

It has been an awesome “week off”! Many memories have been made!

Looking Ahead

Now, as we look ahead, it is time bring our Winter Prism to life this week! Be sure you are up to speed on the rehearsal schedule this week! Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday rehearsals as well as Thursday/Friday concerts. Looking forward to a great week ahead!

Details for our State Championship game as well as our annual Christmas Parade will be made available this week. We are finalizing travel plans for Daytona and will publish them once completed. Our Christmas Parade will follow the normal guidelines in that we will meet behind the McDonald’s on 441 and our specific placement/time will be determined later this week.

Weekly Update: Turkey Week & Prism Week! GO BIG BLUE! REGION CHAMPS!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

May you, your families, and your friends be blessed and have a wonderful week of making lifelong memories! Enjoy time together during this Holiday season! #iegyb

State Semi-Final Championship Football vs. Steinbrenner (@AHS) Friday, November 29th 

WE NEED YOU! AND EVERY MEMBER THAT IS IN TOWN TO HELP US CHEER ON THE BOYS IN BLUE TO VICTORY! COME ON OUT AND JOIN US AS WE GET READY TO PUNCH OUR TICKET TO A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! #iegyb

  • 5:30 PM Doors Open (Band T-Shirt/Jeans)
  • 6 PM Rehearsal – In Band Room (Seated)
    • We want to have this session to ensure we are setting up our night for championship-level energy and support!
  • 7 PM Meet Up in Courtyard to March Out
  • 7:20 PM PreGame (We will ONLY play the National Anthem from Arcs with our personnel on hand.)
  • 7:30 PM Kick Off vs. Steinbrenner

SEE YA THERE!

Winter Prism Week Schedule 

  • Monday, December 2nd (All Members) 
    • ALL MEMBERS 2:30 PM – 4 PM (Large Group Stuff)
    • WIND SYMPHONY & PERCUSSION 4 PM – 4:30 PM (Minor Alterations 2)
  • Tuesday, December 3rd (All Members) 
    • 2:30 PM – 5 PM
      • Dry Run
      • Full Run
  • Wednesday, December 4th (All Members) 
    • 1:30 PM – 4 PM
      • Tweaks/Small Fixes/Talk Through
      • Full Run of Show
  • Thursday, December 5th (All Members) 
    • 5:30 PM Picture Preview
    • 6:15 PM Call Time (Dressed)
    • 6:25 PM Full Group Warm Up in Auditorium
    • 6:40 PM Doors Open
    • 7 PM Downbeat PERFORMANCE #1
  • Friday, December 6th (All Members) 
    • 6:15 PM Call Time (Dressed)
    • 6:25 PM Full Group Warm Up in Auditorium
    • 6:40 PM Doors Open
    • 7 PM Downbeat PERFORMANCE #2

Remind Codes – Updated by Ensemble 

Take a moment and join your ensemble’s Remind group for more “course-specific” messages as we progress throughout the year! See codes below! All codes should be texted to 81010 to join!

  • Wind Symphony (1st): @apkws
  • Symphonic Band (2nd): @apksb
  • Darter Winds (3rd): @apkdw
  • Concert Band (4th): @apkcb
  • Percussion Ensemble (5th): @apkpe
  • Jazz Ensemble 3 (6th-Langford): @apkje3
  • Jazz Ensemble 1 (7th): @apkje1