Summer BDMB Schedule

Below is the schedule for our Summer BDMB rehearsals and technique camps as well as Band Camp. Specific times may be adjusted depending on the specific group. Please remain in contact with your Student Leadership team members to ensure you have the most up to date information for any given rehearsal experience.

Summer Rehearsal Schedule 

  • Monday, June 12 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Monday, June 19 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Monday, June 26 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Monday, July 10 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Tuesday, July 11 6 PM – 8 PM
    • Summer Fun Rehearsal #1 (Full BDMB)
  • Monday, July 17 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Tuesday, July 18 6 PM – 8 PM
    • Summer Fun Rehearsal #2 (Full BDMB)
  • Thursday, July 20 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Leadership Camp Day 1
  • Thursday, July 21 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Leadership Camp Day 2

Band Camp Layout 

  • Week 1 July 24th – July 27th
    • Monday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Leadership, Percussion, Color Guard
    • Tuesday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Rookies, Leadership, Percussion, Color Guard
    • Wednesday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Full BDMB
    • Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Full BDMB
    • NO ACTIVITIES FRIDAY – SUNDAY 
  • Week 2 July 31st – August 4th
    • Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Full BDMB
    • Friday 8 AM – 12 PM
      • Full BDMB
    • Friday 6 PM
      • Fall 2017 PREMIER SHOW!

 

Weekly Update: May 29th – June 2 ~ Memorial Day! Fall 2017 Kick Off Week!

This Week

  • Monday
  •      Memorial Day!
  • Tuesday
  •      5 PM – 7 PM Color Guard Rehearsal
  •      7 PM Color Guard Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday
  •      Last Day Of School!
  •      2 PM WLMS Walk Out
  •      6 PM – 7:30 PM Kick Off Party! 
  •           For ALL Fall 2017 BDMB Members!
  • Thursday
  •      12 PM – 3 PM Leadership Day 1: Clean Up Day!
  •      7 PM New Member Orientation Meeting
  • Friday
  •      9 AM – 1 PM Leadership Day 2

Memorial Day! 

We honor all of those who have served to provide the Freedoms that we enjoy as Americans! Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to Freedom!

Fall 2017 Kick Off! 

It is here! We are excited to kick off the new season with our annual event to welcome everyone to the family! We have an exciting evening ahead including the unveiling of our Fall 2017 Show Premier video!

Be sure to bring your “Fall 2017 Intent To March” form found on the 17-18 New Members Page if you have not yet turned it in!

IEGYB!

Weekly Update: May 1st – May 6th ~ It’s Prism Week!

This Week (AP Testing Week 1)

  • Monday
  •      Leadership Information Meeting 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
  • Tuesday
  •      Technical Rehearsal 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  •           Actual Schedule Released on Monday
  • Wednesday
  •      No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
  •      Dress Rehearsal 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday
  •      7:30 PM Prism Performance #1
  •           Call Time 6:30 PM
  • Saturday
  •      7:30 PM Prism Performance #2
  •           Call Time 6:30 PM

Looking Ahead

  • 5.8-5.12.17 AP Testing Week 2
  • 5.12.17 Leadership Materials Due
  • 5.15.17 Banquet Ticket Sales END at 2:45 PM
  • 5.17.17 Leadership Interviews (Callbacks sent on Monday, May 15)
  • 5.20.17 Band Banquet (AHS Cafeteria)
  • 5.24.17 AHS Graduation
  • TBA Jazz Under The Stars
  • 5.25.17 Spring Football
  • 5.31.17 Wolk Lake Walk Out Performance (Drum Line) 3 PM
  • 5.31.17 Fall 2017 Kick Off Party
  • 6.1-6.2.17 Leadership Camp #1
  • 6.3.17 Fall 2017 Summer Kick Off Rehearsal

It’s Prism Week!

Join us for our annual Spring Prism concert event this Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 PM! We are excited to present our production, Alternative Reality… bringing the music to life! We hope that you have a opportunity to escape the norm of day to day life and enjoy an opportunity to be swept away with sights and sounds of stage, screen, and beyond!

Admission is $5.00 at the door to help support our program!

Doors open at 7:15 PM!

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Band Banquet Ticket Sales

Tickets for this year’s Banquet are $16.00 each and can be purchased either by check, cash, OR SCHOOLPAY! We are super excited for this year’s end of the year event and looking forward to a great time of food, fellowship, and dancing! Click on the link above for SchoolPay to begin getting your tickets today!

Weekly Update: April 24th – April 28th ~ Prism Rehearsal #1

This Week
  • Monday
    • Senior Exams Periods 2 & 7
  • Tuesday
    • Senior Exams Periods  1, 4, & 5
  • Wednesday
    • Senior Exams Periods 3 & 6
  • Thursday
    • Prism Reh #1
      • 2:30 PM – 8:30 PM
        • Detailed Rehearsal Outline – Coming Sunday Evening
  • Friday
Looking Ahead
  • Leadership
    • Monday, May 1st: Initial Leadership Interest Meeting 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
  •  Prism
    • Rehearsals: #2 May 2nd & #3 May 4th (2:30 PM – 5:00 PM)
    • Performances May 5th & 6th (7:30 PM each night)
  • AP Exams
    • Week 1: May 1st – 5th (Also Prism Week)
    • Week 2: May 8th – 12th
  •  Banquet
    • Saturday, May 20th 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
      • Tickets on sale now – via Mr. L OR via School Pay
  • AHS Graduation (Amway Arena)
    • Wednesday, May 24th, 3:00 PM
      • Graduation Band Info Coming Soon
  • Spring Football
    • Thursday, May 25th (Time/Details TBA)
  • Jazz Under Stars
    • Info TBA
  • Kick Off
    • Wednesday, May 31st (Times TBA)

Band Banquet Ticket Sales 

Tickets for this year’s Banquet are $16.00 each and can be purchased either by check, cash, OR SCHOOLPAY! We are super excited for this year’s end of the year event and looking forward to a great time of food, fellowship, and dancing! Click on the link above for SchoolPay to begin getting your tickets today!

Leadership
Visit the 2017-2018 Student Leadership page to learn more about the process and layout for this year’s team. The page is password protected. Please email Mr. L or see him in person to receive the password.

Weekly Update: April 10th – 14th ~ Congratulations Are In Order!

This Week

  • No Scheduled Events This Week
  • Wait, what? 🙂 That’s right! No scheduled events this week!

Looking Ahead

  • Friday, April 21st: Lakeside Jazz!
  • Friday/Saturday, May 5th/6th: Spring Prism Concert!
  • Saturday, May 20th: Band Banquet!
  • Wednesday, May 24th: AHS Graduation! (Amway Center)

Congratulations!

>To our DC Band for a fantastic trip experience and performance! See the write up below!

>To our Winterugard on a great run to Dayton!

>To our All County Jazz Participants Justin Talley and Matthew Murphy! Fantastic concert gentlemen!

Have a GREAT WEEK APK BAND! IEGYB! 

 

Weekly Update: March 13th – March 18th ~ It’s Almost Spring Break! & State S&E & DC & Dayton & Oh My! These Are Exciting Times To Be A Blue Darter!

This Week

  • Guard Schedule: http://www.apopkaguard.com
  • Weekly Clean Up: PERCUSSION! 
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    • DC Woodwind Sectional 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • (Brief) Band Booster Meeting 6:30 PM
      • Immediately Following:
        • Banquet Planning
        • DC Chaperone Meeting
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • DC Brass Sectional 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday
    • No School/Teacher Work Day
    • DC Band Rehearsal 9 AM – 12 PM

Spring Break Week Schedule 

  • Monday (March 20th)
    • DC Band Rehearsal 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Wednesday
    • State S&E Set Up Day
      • Times TBA (Morning/Early Afternoon)
    • Jazz I & II State S&E Rehearsals
      • Times TBA (Early Afternoon)
  • Thursday
    • State S&E! @ AHS!
    • Jazz II Performance @ 9 AM
    • Jazz I Performance @ 3 PM 
    • AHS S&E Schedule Coming Soon!
  • Friday
    • State S&E! @ AHS!
  • Saturday
    • State S&E! @ AHS!

THANK YOU! 

To all who supported our Fair Parking Experience on Saturday! THANK YOU for your service!

HUGE THANKS to Mr. Bill Spiegel for your work in setting this up for our organization!

Student Prescriptions/DC Trip

Parents, please see the form below for students to be able to “Self-Carry” their medicine while in DC. It needs to be sent to Ms. Hanlon, our AHS School Nurse. There is also a portion to be signed by your physician.

State S&E Sign Up! 

We need your assistance is hosting State! It is going to be a power-packed three days of serving performers from literally across our State! We are excited about this opportunity and GRATEFUL to be asked to host!

Schedules will be available as follows, however, we can use ANY and ALL help! $$$ Credit will be given to those who still owe for fair share and volunteer hours will be available as always!

  • Wednesday Set Up: 12 PM – 2 PM Set up AHS Campus & Clean Up Band Facility
  • Thursday: 7 AM – 1 PM Shift 1/12 PM – 6 PM Shift 2
  • Friday: 7 AM – 1 PM Shift 1/12 PM – 6 PM Shift 2 (May need some to stay later as Jazz will go until 9 pm on this day)
  • Saturday: 7 AM – 1 PM Shift 1/12 PM – 6 PM Shift 2 (Until campus is cleaned up and closed.)

Start signing up MONDAY in class! IEGYB! It is going to be a great time!

Weekly Update: February 27th – March 4th ~ Concert MPA Week!

This Week

  • Guard Schedule: Visit http://www.apopkaguard.com
  • Tuba Clean Up Week!
  • Monday
    • Pasta With a Purpose Dinner Pre-Sales DUE!
    • Click HERE for the flyer!
  • Tuesday
    • No events scheduled.
  • Wednesday
    • Junior Class SAT Day.
    • No events scheduled.
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • No events scheduled.
  • Saturday
    • Pasta with a Purpose Dinner! 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
      • Benefiting our DC Trip Experience!
    • Click HERE for Poster and Flyer
    • Pre-Sales DUE on Monday!

CONCERT MPA IS THURSDAY! 

We are excited to feature our three Concert Ensembles this week in our annual Florida Bandmasters Association Concert MPA! The Trip Itinerary/Performance Schedule is attached for your perusal! We ask that you plan ahead now to ensure you have your uniform parts in order and ready for Thursday! IEGYB! It is going to be an exciting day!

Click HERE for our Concert MPA Itinerary

MPA Performance Times

  • Trip #1
    • Concert (Freshmen) Band 12:30 PM
    • Symphonic Band 2:10 PM
  • Trip #2
    • Wind Symphony 7:10 PM

FFCC Show Wrap Up….

Wow. Just wow. So proud of our performers, volunteers, parents, alumni, boosters, etc., etc., etc. for the incredible things that took place on Saturday. We had over FIFTY, yes, FIFTY Winterguard units converge on Apopka High and perform in our FFCC Regional event. There were over 100 people that gave of their time and talents to ensure the success of the event! There were many complimentary remarks on the day from the patrons and we could not be more proud of the effort of our “TEAM AHS” that came together to make this event a reality!

Congratulations to both our JV and Varsity Winterguards on a FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE! We are continually amazed at your dedication to the artistry of performance!

To the many folks who came in to make this a reality, on behalf of Mrs. Fields, myself, and the entire Blue Darter Band & Guard, we say a huge THANK YOU for all that you did and the sacrifice you made. The day was a success because of you! IEGYB!

Pasta With A Purpose! 

THIS SATURDAY! First Baptist Apopka! 5 PM – 8 PM! GET YOUR PRE-SALE TICKET ORDERS IN BY MONDAY!

Click HERE for the flyer!

Calling all performers! We will post sign ups in class this week for those who wish to perform their S&E solo/ensembles at this event. There will not be a structured performance time, rather, there will be intermittent musical performances throughout the duration of the event. Please see Mr. L if you are interested in performing. If your solo requires and accompanist, please do not worry if you cannot get them with you to perform. We would love to have you play by yourself!

Looking Ahead 

  • March 20th – March 25th: Spring Break
  • March 23rd – 25th: State S&E Hosted @ Apopka High School
    • Details TBA
    • Student Shift Sign Up TBA
  • March 28th – April 1st – PRESIDENT’S CUP TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC!