Weekly Update: February 24th through February 29th ~ It’s Concert MPA Week!

This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Wind Symphony Rehearsal
  • Tuesday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Symphonic Band Rehearsal
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Concert Band Rehearsal
  • Thursday
    • Wind Symphony @ Concert MPA 5:30 PM Performance Time 
      • 3 PM Call Time
        • DRESSED: Concert Black Tux, Long Black Socks, Closed Toe Black Shoes, Bow Tie, Cummerbund
      • 3:15 PM Depart for Cypress Creek HS
      • 4:15 PM Arrive/Unload/To Stage Warm Up
      • 5:30 PM MPA Performance 
      • 6 PM Sight Reading
      • 6:30 PM Eat/Watch Bands (Winter Park, Windermere, Cypress Creek, Timber Creek)
      • 8:45 PM Depart for AHS
      • 9:45 PM Arrive AHS/Unload
  • Friday
    • Concert Band @ Concert MPA 1 PM Performance Time 
      • Meet 4th Period
          • DRESSED: Concert Black Tux, Long Black Socks, Closed Toe Black Shoes, Bow Tie, Cummerbund
      • 11 AM Depart for Cypress Creek HS
      • 12 PM Arrive/Unload/To Stage Warm Up
      • 1 PM MPA Performance 
      • 1:30 PM Sight Reading
      • 2 PM Eat/Watch Bands (Timber Creek, Winter Park, Lake Nona)
      • 3:30 PM Depart for AHS
      • 4:30 PM Arrive AHS
  • Saturday
    • Symphonic Band @ Concert MPA 12 PM Performance Time 
      • 8:30 AM Call Time
          • DRESSED: Concert Black Tux, Long Black Socks, Closed Toe Black Shoes, Bow Tie, Cummerbund
      • 9 AM Depart for Cypress Creek HS
      • 10 AM Arrive/Unload/Watch Bands
      • 11:15 AM Prep For Warm Up
      • 11:30 AM Warm Up
      • 12 PM MPA Performance 
      • 12:30 PM Sight Reading
      • 1:30 PM Depart for AHS

FULL FBA District 8 Concert MPA Schedule!  (Thursday – Saturday)

Mark Your Calendars! Looking Ahead! 

  • January 8th – 11th: Florida All State Convention (@ Tampa, FL)
  • January 14th/21st/28th/4th/11th: WLMS Solo & Ensemble Mentoring Sessions
    • Each session is from 4 PM – 4:45 PM (Volunteer Hours)
  • January 14th: Band Parent Meeting 6:30 PM Band Room
  • January 20th: MLK Parade (1 PM Call Time)
    • Volunteer Band Opportunity – Details TBA
  • January 20th: Wind Symphony Sectional Masterclasses 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • January 21st, 23rd-25th: All County Band (@ Winter Park HS)
    • Music Details TBA
  • TBA: JE1/JE2/JE3 Disney Festival of the Arts Performance Dates (Mornings 8 AM – 12 PM/2 Sets per Show Date)
    • Just Released! JE3 Dates: January 20th, February 13th 
    • Just Released! JE2 Dates: January 23rd, January 30th 
    • Just Released! JE1 Dates: January 17th, January 27th, February 18th
  • February 7th: Jazz MPA @ University HS (See Schedule Below)
  • February 7th: S&E MPA @ University HS (See Schedule Below)
  • UPDATE: February 22nd: JE1 Opening Act @ Orlando International Jazz Festival (@ Apopka Amphitheater)
    • 4:30 PM Performance (See Below For Ticket Details!)
  • UPDATE: February 27th – 29th: Concert MPA (@ Cypress Creek HS)
    • 2.27.20 Wind Symphony 5:30 PM 
    • 2.28.20 Concert Band 1PM 
    • 2.29.20 Symphonic Band 12 PM 
  • March 10th, 26th – 28th: All County Jazz (@ West Orange HS)
  • UPDTE: March 15th: Essentially Ellington – JE1 Performance (@ Dr. Phillips Center)
    • This event has been CANCELLED for March 15th. The Essentially Ellington organization has decided to postpone the 2020 event due to circumstances beyond their control regarding the Dr. Phillips Center location. 
  • March 16th – 22nd: Spring Break
  • March 19th – 21st: State S&E/Jazz MPA (@ Freedom HS)
    • SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
  • March/April TBA (After Spring Break) Wind Symphony, JE1 Recording Session
  • UPDATE! April 17th: Apopka Jazz Festival Performance @ Apopka Amphitheater, Apopka, FL – Exciting NEW event to feature Jazz Education in Apopka! More details soon on this exciting event! 
  • April 18th: Lakeside Jazz Festival Performance @ City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL
  • April 27th – 29th: State Concert MPA (@ Phillips Center, Gainesville, FL)
  • April 30th/May 1st: Spring Prism Performances
  • UPDATE: May 9th: Jazz Dinner/Dance @ Apopka VFW “Mothers Day Celebration!”
  • May 15th/16th: Fall 2020 BDMB Leadership Camp (w/ Wekiva HS) 
  • May 22nd: Band Banquet @ Apopka VFW
  • May 30th: Graduation – Participants TBA