Weekly Update: May 9th – 13th ~ HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Happy Mothers Day

This Week

UPDATE!!! Student Leadership Timeline!!!

  • Student leadership projects will be due on WEDNESDAY, May 18th by midnight. 
  • MONDAY, MAY 16th will be a TEACHING PRACTICE SESSION from 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM. 
  • TUESDAY, MAY 17th will be a CONDUCTING PRACTICE SESSION from 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM. 
  • These sessions will be used to help the individuals who wish to get advice and assistance in prepping their videos for the project. There will be “hands on” time for EACH student who wishes to have assistance. 
  • ALL CANDIDATES: Please come by and see Mr. Langford on Thursday OR Friday of this week for any follow up questions that you may have regarding the application/project process. 
  • IE, GYB! 

UPDATE!!! New Member Meeting Powerpoint Presentation Click HERE! Thank you to all who attended! IE, GYB! 

  • Sunday
    • HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 
  •  Monday
    • BAND BANQUET TICKET SALES BEGIN! 
    • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Color Guard Auditions (Band Room)
  • Tuesday
    • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM After School Jazz
    • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Color Guard Auditions (Band Room)
    • 6:30 PM Booster Meeting (Followed by offsite Banquet Meeting)
    • 7:00 PM NEW MEMBER MEETING (Band Room)
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Color Guard Auditions (Band Room)
  • Thursday
    • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM After School Jazz
  • Friday

Looking Ahead 

  • Jazz Under The Stars – Thursday, May 19th 7:30 PM
  • Band Banquet – Wednesday, May 25th 6:30 PM Apopka Community Center
  • Spring Football Game – Friday, May 27th @ Kissimme Osceola HS (Pep Band)
  • Graduation – Tuesday, May 31st
  • Leadership Camp – Friday, June 3rd – Saturday, June 4th
  • Kick Off Party – Wednesday, June 8th! 6:30 PM!
  • Summer Kick Off Rehearsal – Saturday, June 11th! 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM!

ALL STATE MATERIALS HAVE BEEN POSTED! 

Begin practicing now for the 2016-2017 All State auditions and experience! Excerpt listings are below – Mr. Langford will check to see which books we currently have in our stock. Scales and sight reading are also part of the audition process.

They Are Here! Color Guard Auditions! 

See you this week!

Color Guard Auditions

Passion Wrap Up!

THANK YOU to all of the incredible things that went in to making our first Prism concert a memorable experience and one to build upon in the coming years. There were many musical moments and exciting events that took place throughout the two night run of performances. I am VERY PROUD of our membership and the display of leadership that took place from many of our members!

Remember, passion is part of our lives. Do not be afraid to show it and always pay forward the energy that you bring along with your passion in all you do!

Band Banquet Ticket Sales 

  • $16.00 per person
  • Checks (payable to Apopka High) or Cash are accepted forms of payment
  • Sales end Thursday, May 19th
  • Senior Member ticket is free, family members are $16.00 per person
  • Includes Dinner, Awards, Dance, Etc.

Senior Plans for Band Banquet Program 

Click HERE to access the Senior Form. Be sure to read each description to provide the best answer for our program.

Student Leadership

Materials and a schedule of events are posted! IE, GYB! Check the page above for details! UPDATED – SEE ABOVE! 

Band Banquet UPDATE! THE DATE HAS BEEN MOVED!

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When: WEDNESDAY, May 25th, 6:30 PM (Moved from Friday, May 27th)

Where: APOPKA COMMUNITY CENTER (VFW)

Cost: $16.00 PER TICKET (SENIOR MEMBER IS FREE, FAMILY MEMBERS ARE REGULAR TICKET PRICE.) TICKET SALES BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 9th! SEE MR. LANGFORD TO PURCHASE TICKETS. Checks should be made out to Apopka High School. TICKET SALES WILL END ON THURSDAY, MAY19th. 

Theme: DISNEY!

Meal: Roasted Chicken, String Beans, Salad, Penne Pasta w/ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Tea/Lemonade. (Soda can be purchased.) & CAKE!

IT IS GOING TO BE A BLAST!

Weekly Update: March 7th through March 12th ~ Congrats Wind Symphony & Darter Winds!

Apopka Fair Itinerary is HERE!

This Week

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    • After School Jazz Ensemble 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    • SPIRIT NIGHT @ BUBBALOU’S BBQ! 
  • Thursday
    • JV Winterguard 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday
    • TENTATIVE: After School Jazz RUN THROUGH 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
      • Blues Fever/Watermelon Man
    • JV Winterguard: 3 PM – 4:15 PM
    • Varsity Winterguard: 3 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday
    • Special Olympics Performance 8:30 AM Call Time (Done @ 9:15 AM) 
      • This VOLUNTEER ensemble can sign up on Monday. We need about 25-30 members to join us for the performance of our National Anthem at the beginning of the Area 7 Special Olympics being hosted at AHS. Look for the sign up IN CLASS on Monday. 
    • Jazz Performance @ Apopka Fair 11:00 AM Call Time @ Fair (12 PM Downbeat) 
      • 7th Period & After School
    • Winterguard @ Freedom High School – ALL DAY 
    • FUNDRAISER OPPORTUNITY – FAIR PARKING ATTENDANTS! SIGN UP AVAILABLE ON MONDAY! 
      • Just like the Fall Festival event, the Rotary Club has given us an opportunity to join them in helping to park cars in order to make money for our program. Each person that works will get a “share” of the proceeds towards their account. 

Concert MPA Wrap Up

Congratulations to both of our Concert Ensembles on completing their journey towards Concert MPA. We are proud of the growth that is taking place and your performances on the evening! We are looking forward to our upcoming Prism journey! IE, GYB!

Looking Ahead

  • Jazz
    • April 2nd: Apopka Arts & Jazz
    • April 15th: Lakeside Jazz
    • April 18th/19th: 9th Grade Orientation Performances
  • Full Program
    • April 25th – 29th: Prism Week
      • 28th/29th Performances

Mixed Bag Fundraiser Follow Up

Mixed Bag Items should be in by Mid-March. Specific dates will be posted later this week.

Apopka Fair Parking Fundraiser

Sign ups for working a shift as a parking attendance at the annual Apopka Fair on Saturday, March 12th go up on Monday. Use this opportunity to earn funds towards your account. Space is limited and will not be available for long!

DINING OUT WITH THE DARTERS! 

Our “Dining out with the Darters” series continues this week with our BUBBALOU’S SPIRIT NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY! TELL YOUR SERVER “I AM WITH THE BAND” TO HELP US EARN FUNDS!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO MRS. FIELDS FOR SETTING UP EACH OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF THE APK BAND! 

Spring 2016 Apopka Bands Spirit Night Flyer

Looking For Assistance… 

We are looking for either parents or students who have a passion and opportunity to assist with our website maintenance. This useful program resource has provided a great centralized location to house important information for our band and we would like to expand our team who can assist with maintenance, updates, and design. Basic maintenance involves nothing more than simple Word Document skills and design is based on the WordPress platform. WordPress is web-based and does not require any special programs, etc., beyond a basic web browser. If interested, please contact Mr. Langford (apopkabands@gmail.com) to set up a time to discuss the possibility and availability to assist in this area.

Weekly Update: February 29th – March 4th ~ Concert MPA Week!

This Week

  • Monday
    • Darter Winds 2:20 PM – 3:20 PM (On Stage)
  • Tuesday
    • After School Jazz 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
    • JV Winterguard 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM 
    • Wind Symphony 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (On Stage)
  • Wednesday 
    • RITA’S SPIRIT NIGHT! 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE BAND! 
  • Thursday
    • No After School Jazz
    • 4:00 PM Call Time – DARTER WINDS/WIND SYMPHONY
    • JV Winterguard 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday
    • JV/Varsity Winterguard 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Congratulations & Thank You!

Congrats to Marcos Gonzales and Justin Talley on their participation in the 2016 All County Jazz Ensemble this weekend! They were part of a fantastic performance! Also, congratulations to Daniel Harshman and Matthew Murphy from Apopka Middle for their participation in the 2016 All County Jazz Ensemble this weekend!

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Thank you to our Blue Darter Band Members that came and supported the AMMS/WLMS Basketball Game Pep Band! We had a great time cheering on our Future Darters!

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Congrats to our Percussion Ensemble on a great start to a new performance opportunity with “Once Upon A Time”…..!!!

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Looking Ahead 

  • Saturday, March 12th: Special Olympics Star Spangle Banner Performance (Small Ensemble)
  • Saturday, March 12th: Apopka Fair Performances – Both Jazz Ensembles

CONGRATULATIONS WINTERGUARD! 

  • Congratulations JV Winterguard! 1st Place in Scholastic B!
  • Congratulations Varsity Winterguard! 2nd Place in Scholastic A!

Fundraiser Update! 

The Mixed-Bag fundraiser items should arrive soon!

Our “Dining out with the Darters” series continues this week with our CHILI’S SPIRIT NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY! TELL YOUR SERVER “I AM WITH THE BAND” TO HELP US EARN FUNDS!

We have FIVE, yes, FIVE UPCOMING SPIRIT NIGHTS IN OUR AREA! SEE THE FLYER BELOW AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, AND ANYONE YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH! These are great opportunities to support our community businesses and they in turn support our program. A HUGE THANK YOU TO MRS. FIELDS FOR SETTING UP EACH OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF THE APK BAND! 

Spring 2016 Apopka Bands Spirit Night Flyer

Weekly Update: February 22nd – February 27th ~ Pre-MPA Week

This Week

  • Monday
    • Darter Winds 2:20 PM – 3:20 PM
  • Tuesday
    • After School Jazz 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
    • JV Winterguard 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • PRE-MPA CONCERT 7:15 PM Call Time/7:45 PM Downbeat in AUDITORIUM (Darter Winds/Wind Symphony) 
      • Later start time than anticipated due to a scheduling conflict with the auditorium. We will begin performances at 7:45 PM and the event will conclude approximately 8:45 PM.
  • Wednesday
    • WLMS-AMMS Annual Basketball Game @ AHS 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
      • AHS Pep Band joining for performance (See Mr. L) 4:00 PM Call Time 
    • CHILI’S SPIRIT NIGHT! 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE BAND! 
  • Thursday
    • No After School Jazz
    • JV Winterguard 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday
    • JV/Varsity Winterguard 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    • JV/Varsity Winterguard @ Cypress Creek HS Show 
    • All County Jazz Concert @ West Orange HS

Looking Ahead 

  • Thursday, March 3rd: Concert MPA @ Edgewater High School (Call Time 4:15 PM/Depart 4:30 PM – Itinerary Forthcoming)
  • Saturday, March 12th: Special Olympics Star Spangle Banner Performance (Small Ensemble)

CONGRATULATIONS WINTERGUARD! 

Bronze Medal @ The WGI Tampa Regional! We are proud of you! IE, GYB!

Fundraiser Update! 

The Mixed-Bag fundraiser items should arrive soon!

Our “Dining out with the Darters” series continues this week with our CHILI’S SPIRIT NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY! TELL YOUR SERVER “I AM WITH THE BAND” TO HELP US EARN FUNDS!

We have FIVE, yes, FIVE UPCOMING SPIRIT NIGHTS IN OUR AREA! SEE THE FLYER BELOW AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, AND ANYONE YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH! These are great opportunities to support our community businesses and they in turn support our program. A HUGE THANK YOU TO MRS. FIELDS FOR SETTING UP EACH OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF THE APK BAND! 

Spring 2016 Apopka Bands Spirit Night Flyer

Weekly Update: February 15th – February 20th ~ WE HAD A GREAT JAZZ/S&E EVENT!

This Week

  • Monday
    • Student Holiday
    • Varsity Winterguard 8 AM – 12 PM
    • DARTER WINDS MOVED TO WEDNESDAY! 
  • Tuesday
    • After School Jazz: 2:20 PM – 3 PM
    • JV Winterguard 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Wind Symphony 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Wednesday
    • FOX COOL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE – TBA 
    • Darter Winds 1:20 PM – 2:20 PM
    • BLUE DARTER BAND SPIRIT NIGHT @ CHIPOTLE! 
      • TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE BAND TO HELP US EARN MONEY! 
  • Thursday
    • After School Jazz: 2:20 PM – 3 PM
    • JV Winterguard 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday
    • Varsity Winterguard 3 PM – 5 PM (Load Truck)
  • Saturday
    • Varsity Winterguard @ Tampa Regional

Looking Ahead

  • PRE-MPA Tuesday, February 23rd 6 PM (Wind Symphony & Darter Winds)
  • WLMS/AMMS Basketball Pep Band (8th Grade Night Opportunity)
  • All County Jazz February 23rd, 25th – 27th
  • Concert MPA @ Edgewater HS Thursday, March 3rd
    • Darter Winds @ 6 PM
    • Wind Symphony @ 8 PM
    • Itinerary Coming This Week
  • Apopka Arts & Jazz April 2nd

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

For a great Jazz/S&E experience! We had a great weekend of performances and service to our district. We are GRATEFUL for all that each member and parent gave in support of three days worth of performances. And one of them without WATER! 🙂 We made it!

On a serious note, there was much support given and we are most grateful. Service to others is an incredible skill set to learn and many of our performers took part in a huge undertaking by facilitating a campus 20 performance rooms for over 20+ hours of non-stop performance!

Musically, our program was quite successful in that EACH PERFORMER was part of an ensemble that performed on Friday and Saturday. We brought home almost 150 superior medals and had a great representation of the growth that is taking place within the AHS Band! We also congratulate our Jazz Ensemble on earning Straight Superior Ratings for their performance on Thursday evening! Here are links to view their performance!

Fundraiser Update! 

The Mixed-Bag fundraiser should have been turned in!

Our “Dining out with the Darters” series kicks off this week with our CHIPOTLE SPIRIT NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY! TELL YOUR SERVER “I AM WITH THE BAND” TO HELP US EARN FUNDS!

We have FIVE, yes, FIVE UPCOMING SPIRIT NIGHTS IN OUR AREA! SEE THE FLYER BELOW AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, AND ANYONE YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH! These are great opportunities to support our community businesses and they in turn support our program. A HUGE THANK YOU TO MRS. FIELDS FOR SETTING UP EACH OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF THE APK BAND! 

Spring 2016 Apopka Bands Spirit Night Flyer

Weekly Update: February 8th – February 13th ~ S&E Week Is Here!

A Preamble To S&E Week…… 

I would like to say THANK YOU in advance to each and every member, staff person, parent, friends, family, alumni, AHS faculty and administration and all who are associated with the AHS Band as we embark upon S&E Week. This week will provide so many opportunities for growth both musically and through service to our district. The is much to do and never enough time, but through teamwork, planning ahead, and keeping your eyes focused on mission accomplishment, we will have an incredible week ahead. The following information is detailed and will apply to each member within our program; check the schedule below for your performances and plan now for your shift times.

Come and take part in an awesome display of musicianship and dedication as we provide the setting for ourselves, our peers and colleagues of FBA District 8 to come and perform. During this week, please do not hesitate to reach out to our parent volunteers, veteran members and the Directors if you have questions. Let’s have a great week! IE, GYB!

Now, here is our plan…..

This Week

  • Monday
    • Darter Winds 2:20 PM – 3:20 PM
    • SmartMusic – DUE Monday, 2.8
      • Darter Winds: (3 Excerpts) Call To Victory, As Summer Was Just Beginning, Nathan Hale
      • Wind Symphony: Pageant
  • Tuesday
    • AS Jazz 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
    • JV 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Wind Symphony 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    • Clean Up Day 1:15-3:00
      • We need approximately 8-10 Students who can assist with cleaning up the Performance Arts Facility and moving gear to the storage area by the SGA Building.
    • S&E Set Up Night 6:30 PM
      • Need 6 Student Helpers to assist parents with set up for Thursday’s Jazz MPA.
  • Thursday
    • MEN’S BASKETBALL PEP RALLY! 7:00 AM
    • Jazz MPA 12:-00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • No AS Jazz
    • JV Winterguard 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Varsity 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday
    • Jazz MPA 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
    • S&E MPA 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
  • Saturday
    • S&E MPA 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

AHS Large Ensemble Performance Schedule

  • Thursday
    • 7th Period Jazz Ensemble 8:00 PM (AHS Auditorium)
  • Friday
    • Auxiliary Schedule (It is not provided in PDF form so we will list it here)
      • 4:00 PM Kamia Martin
      • 4:05 PM Makayla Golden-Vassar
      • 4:10 PM Rosa Velazquez
      • 4:15 PM Hannah Leversee
      • 4:20 PM Jelani Shaw
      • 4:25 PM Kiara Rawls
      • 4:30 PM Evelyn Paguada
      • 4:35 PM CG Jackie
      • 4:40 PM JoVaughn Cox
    • 4:45 PM JV Winterguard
    • 5:05 PM Varsity Winterguard
    • 8:58 PM Percussion Ensemble – Blue Rondo A La Turk
  • Saturday
    • 8:22 AM Wind Symphony Woodwind Choir – Finale, Sym. No. 5
    • 8:46 AM Symphonic Band Woodwind Choir – March Past
    • 9:02 AM Percussion Ensemble – Concerto for Marimba
    • 9:10 AM Concert WW Woodwind Choir – Irish Tune
    • 10:02 AM Percussion Quintet – Soliloquy
    • 10:42 AM Wind Symphony Brass Choir – Intrada
    • 1:20 PM Concert BR Brass Choir – Ave Maria/March
    • 1:40 PM Symphonic Band Brass Choir – Intrada
  • Complete S&E Schedule (Winds/Percussion) 
    • 2016 Apopka High School Detailed S and E Schedule PASS THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR ACCOMPANIST!
      • Please review for your individual performance times. If your event is a DNA and you have not yet spoken to Mr. Langford, please email him as soon as possible so that this information can be sent to our event chairmen for schedule adjustments.
    • There are a few events that are missing from the schedule that has been noted and they are being worked on to get them back within the performance schedule.

Student Shift Sign Up

It is located in the BAND ROOM. Each member should sign up for ONE SHIFT by MONDAY to plan ahead for the weekend.

  • Positions that should see Mr. Langford for approval:
    • SHIFT COORDINATOR
    • Color Guard/Gym Coordinator
    • Jazz MPA Announcer(s)
  • Thursday Slots
    • 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM (6 Workers) Jazz MPA
    • 2:00 PM – 5:15 PM (6 Workers)
    • 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (6 Workers)
  • Friday
    • 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Jazz – 6 Workers)
    • 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM (20 Workers) SET UP CREW
    • 5:45 PM – 9:00 PM (20 Workers)
  • Saturday
    • 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM (20 Workers)
    • 10:45 AM – 2:15 PM (20 Workers)
    • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (20 Workers) Break Down Crew (May not last until 6 PM – Work Fast!)
  • Color Guard – We will need

Volunteer Hours

ALL MEMBERS NEED TO KEEP TRACK OF THEIR HOURS THIS WEEK FOR THEIR GREEN VERIFICATION SHEET. EVERY HOUR COUNTS. (Wednesday – Saturday)

Fundraiser Update! 

Be sure to finish up your MIXED BAG Fundraiser sales this week as they are DUE on THURSDAY, February 11th!

We have FIVE, yes, FIVE UPCOMING SPIRIT NIGHTS IN OUR AREA! SEE THE FLYER BELOW AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, AND ANYONE YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH! These are great opportunities to support our community businesses and they in turn support our program. A HUGE THANK YOU TO MRS. FIELDS FOR SETTING UP EACH OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF THE APK BAND! 

Spring 2016 Apopka Bands Spirit Night Flyer