Weekly Update: November 1st through November 6th ~ It’s MPA Week!

This Week Is MPA Week! Go Big Blue! @iegyb 

  • Monday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday
    • Football @ Ocoee (FULL BDMB)
      • 7 AM Pep Rally
      • 5 PM Game Day Run Through
      • 7 PM Kick Off @ Ocoee
      • 10 PM Return
  • Wednesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
    • 7th Period Jazz @ John Land Gala Event
      • @ Apopka VFW
      • 5 PM Call Time
      • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Performance
  • Friday
    • Football vs. Wekiva
      • 7 AM Pep Rally
      • 5 PM Game Day Run Through
      • 6 PM Senior Night (Official Schedule TBA)
      • 6:50 PM PreGame
      • 7 PM Kick Off vs. Wekiva
  • Saturday
    • Marching MPA Day! View the FULL ITINERARY HERE!
      • 2 PM Performance Day Run Through
        • Doors Open @ 1:15 PM
        • 2 PM Run Through
        • 5:20 PM Performance @ University High School
        • GO BIG BLUE! @iegyb

Looking Ahead 

  • November 9th: Winter Prism Small Group Auditions
  • November 9th: Beethoven & Company Solo & Ensemble Music Night 2:30 PM – 6 PM
    • This company will be in our band room for all students to peruse sheet music for Solo & Ensemble. Students from neighboring schools are invited to attend as well.
  • TBA: Playoff Football – Schedule will be published as soon as it is known.
    • Note: The BDMB only shows up to games during the playoffs to support the team – there are no more Tuesday rehearsals after Marching MPA.
  • November 15th: All County Auditions @ Lake Nona High School
  • 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

Band Picture Previews Are Here @ CG Photos! 

Don’t Delay! Mr. Ellis wants you to get your band pics as soon as possible! 🙂

Have you checked out your Band Pictures from our recent photo experience? If not, do not delay! Click on the link below and follow the directions to be able to see your child’s band photos. You can purchase from a variety of packages and have them delivered directly to the band room for pick up!

 To see your child’s photos, visit www.cgphoto.online

 When prompted, our Gallery Password is: AP6gL2

 From there, you can scroll to your child’s pictures for viewing and purchasing options.

Weekly Update: October 25th through October 28th ~ It’s MPA Push Week!

This Week

***NOTE: MPA DAY (11.6) SCHEDULE COMING OUT ON MONDAY*** 

We perform at University High School (Orlando) and our performance time is 5:20 PM. Our approximate arrival time to AHS is 1 PM for our MPA Day Run Through Rehearsal. Final details will come on Monday. 

  • Monday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday BDMB (Final ACTUAL Tuesday Rehearsal!)
      • Prep for PreGame & Halftime show this week!
  • Wednesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
    • Football vs. Lake Brantley!
      • 7 AM Pep Rally
      • 5 PM Game Day Run Through
      • 6:20 PM Courtyard Call Time
      • 6:40 PM March Out
      • 6:50 PM PreGame
      • 7 PM Kick Off
  • Friday
    • FULL BDMB FINAL REHEARSAL
      • 9 AM – 12 PM

Looking Ahead-Schedule Updates

(Google Calendar has been updated as well.)

  • November 2nd: Football @ Ocoee (Tuesday Game – Make Up) FULL BDMB PERFORMANCE (Not a rehearsal day)
  • November 4th: 7th Period Jazz Band Performance @ John Land Gala 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Apopka VFW
  • November 5th: Football vs. Wekiva (Senior Night)
  • November 6th: Marching MPA @ University High School 1PM Call Time (Saturday)
  • November 8th: BDMB Courtyard Recording Session AFTER SCHOOL 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    • Recording all music from 2021 Season
  • November 9th: Beethoven & Company Solo & Ensemble Music Night 2:30 PM – 6 PM
    • This company will be in our band room for all students to peruse sheet music for Solo & Ensemble. Students from neighboring schools are invited to attend as well.
  • TBA: Playoff Football – Schedule will be published as soon as it is known.
    • Note: The BDMB only shows up to games during the playoffs to support the team – there are no more Tuesday rehearsals after Marching MPA.
  • November 14th: All County Auditions @ Lake Nona High School
  • November 29th – December 3rd: Winter Prism Week
    • Performances December 2nd & December 3rd
  • December 4th: 6th Period Jazz Ensemble Morning Performance @ Apopka Holiday Event (Amphitheater)
  • December 11th: Apopka Christmas Parade (Morning Call Time TBA)
  • December 17th: Winter Holidays Begin

Band Picture Previews Are Here @ CG Photos! 

Don’t Delay! Mr. Ellis wants you to get your band pics as soon as possible! 🙂

Have you checked out your Band Pictures from our recent photo experience? If not, do not delay! Click on the link below and follow the directions to be able to see your child’s band photos. You can purchase from a variety of packages and have them delivered directly to the band room for pick up!

 To see your child’s photos, visit www.cgphoto.online

 When prompted, our Gallery Password is: AP6gL2

 From there, you can scroll to your child’s pictures for viewing and purchasing options.

Snap Raise

It is time to get everything set up and ready to roll for Snap Raise! Each student is asked to input 20 quality emails to help kick off this super simple fundraising opportunity. Students should coordinate with their parents to ensure they have information ready for our session on Wednesday. Get email addresses for family, friends, neighbors, and any other individuals who may potentially help support your band effort and/pr share this opportunity via social media with their circles to garner as much support as possible! #iegyb

The Scoreboard! 

We are in Week 2! Week 1 was a great success for WINNING THE WEEK! Check with your student to see their scoreboard from week 1! Week 2 will be completed Monday morning in class. #iegyb

Weekly Update: October 18th through October 22nd

Crazy Blue & White Week! 

Be sure to check out FaceBook and Instagram when the photos albums from Homecoming are added!

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This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Trumpet Sectional
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday BDMB Rehearsal
    • 7 PM Booster Meeting – All Parent Are Invited!
  • Wednesday
    • Complete Snap Raise Set Up
      • Every student needs 20 quality emails! See below for details!
  • Thursday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Friday
    • No Scheduled Events

Looking Ahead-Schedule Updates

(Google Calendar has been updated as well.)

  • October 26th: Tuesday BDMB Rehearsal 3 PM – 5:30 PM
  • October 28th: Football vs. Lake Brantley (Thursday) Home Game
  • October 29th: Full BDMB Rehearsal (Friday Morning) 9 AM – 12 PM
    • MPA Preparation Rehearsal
  • October 29th: Student Holiday
  • November 2nd: Football @ Ocoee (Tuesday Game – Make Up) FULL BDMB PERFORMANCE
  • November 4th: 7th Period Jazz Band Performance @ John Land Gala 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Apopka VFW
  • November 5th: Football vs. Wekiva (Senior Night)
  • November 6th: Marching MPA @ University High School 1PM Call Time (Saturday)
  • November 8th: BDMB Courtyard Recording Session AFTER SCHOOL 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    • Recording all music from 2021 Season
  • November 9th: Beethoven & Company Solo & Ensemble Music Night 2:30 PM – 6 PM
    • This company will be in our band room for all students to peruse sheet music for Solo & Ensemble. Students from neighboring schools are invited to attend as well.
  • TBA: Playoff Football – Schedule will be published as soon as it is known.
    • Note: The BDMB only shows up to games during the playoffs to support the team – there are no more Tuesday rehearsals after Marching MPA.
  • November 14th: All County Auditions @ Lake Nona High School
  • November 29th – December 3rd: Winter Prism Week
    • Performances December 2nd & December 3rd
  • December 11th: Apopka Christmas Parade (Morning Call Time TBA)
  • December 17th: Winter Holidays Begin

Band Picture Previews Are Here @ CG Photos! 

Don’t Delay! Mr. Ellis wants you to get your band pics as soon as possible! 🙂

Have you checked out your Band Pictures from our recent photo experience? If not, do not delay! Click on the link below and follow the directions to be able to see your child’s band photos. You can purchase from a variety of packages and have them delivered directly to the band room for pick up!

 To see your child’s photos, visit www.cgphoto.online

 When prompted, our Gallery Password is: AP6gL2

 From there, you can scroll to your child’s pictures for viewing and purchasing options.

Snap Raise

It is time to get everything set up and ready to roll for Snap Raise! Each student is asked to input 20 quality emails to help kick off this super simple fundraising opportunity. Students should coordinate with their parents to ensure they have information ready for our session on Wednesday. Get email addresses for family, friends, neighbors, and any other individuals who may potentially help support your band effort and/pr share this opportunity via social media with their circles to garner as much support as possible! #iegyb

HoCo Week Follow Up! 

HoCo was a blast! Had a great time seeing our students take part in the campus festivities and be part of the community through the various dress up days, activities, and fun events that make up APK’s HoCo experience! The energy was great all week and there was definitely SPIRIT all around! Thank you to all for an incredible week of fun! #iegyb

The Scoreboard! 

Starting this week, each of our classes will complete a weekly “Scoreboard” to stay on top of their graded responsibilities for the given time period. This will also allow them to look towards the week ahead and plan for their musical and academic needs. This will be completed on Monday’s for the prior week. Once turned in, they will be given back to the students for their own records. #iegyb

Weekly Update: August 9th through August 14th ~ OCPS School Begins!

It’s Time! School Is In Session And The Blue Darter Band Is Ready! #iegyb

This Week

  • Monday
    • Teacher Planning Day
  • Tuesday
    • First Day Of School! 
    • BDMB Rehearsal 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
      • Meeting In Courtyard @ 2:45 PM To March Out (In Rehearsal Attire w/ Instrument)
    • 7:30 PM Band Parent Concessions Kick Off Meeting (Band Room) 
  • Wednesday
    • No After School Events
  • Thursday
    • No After School Events
  • Friday
    • No After School EVents
  • Saturday
    • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Concessions Clean Out Day!

Looking Ahead 

  • August 17th Full BDMB Rehearsal 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • August 17th Band Parent Mixer
  • August 20th Football vs. Deland (Home Game/Full Band) [Morning Pep Rally!]
  • August 24th Full BDMB Rehearsal 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • August 27th Football @ Colonial (Away Game/Pep Band) [Morning Pep Rally!]
  • August 31st Full BDMB Rehearsal 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Apopka Bands Google Calendar

We Need You To Be An Apopka Bands Volunteer!

Please visit the OCPS Additions/Volunteer Apopka High Page to sign up as an Apopka Bands volunteer! Be sure to attach your name to Apopka High! #iegyb

Uniform Info

Uniform items should be purchased prior to our first game. All items can be purchased via SchoolPay or via cash/check. Click on the Student Finance Form below if you would like to use this to make a cash or check payment. Turn this in to the safe in Mr. Langford’s office.

The following items are needed by each member:

  • Needed for 8.27.21 (Football vs. Deland)
    • T-Shirt (First shirt provided via Fair Share/2nd Can Be Ordered)
    • Under Uniform Shirts
    • Back Pack
    • Marching Band Shoes (Also used with Concert Tux)
    • Ball Cap
  • Needed For Fall Concert (October 2021)
    • Black Tuxedo Shirt/Pants (Ordered in September)
  • Parent Gear is available as well.
    • Show TShirt Can Be Ordered For Parents
    • Band Parent Polo Shirt

Please email janice.pedroza@gmail.com if you have any uniform related questions. 

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