Weekly Update: May 16th – May 20th ~ Guard Recital & Jazz Under The Stars Week!

This Week

  • Monday
    • Senior Post-Graduation Information Forms DUE
    • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM – Student Leadership Help Session “Teaching”
    • 7:30 PM Guard Spring Recital (Auditorium) 
  • Tuesday
    • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM – After School Jazz Ensemble
    • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM – Student Leadership Help Session “Conducting”
    • 7:00 PM AMMS Spring Band Concert 
      • Leadership Helpers call time @ 6:00 PM for assistance
      • Wear band t-shirt.
  • Wednesday
    • Student Leadership Materials DUE
      • Application, Teacher Recs, Student/Parent Contract, Project
  • Thursday
    • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM After School Jazz Ensemble
    • 7:30 PM – Jazz Under The Stars
  • Friday

Looking Ahead 

  • Monday, May 23: Student Leadership Interviews (As Needed – Call backs made on Friday, May 20)
  • Wednesday, May 25: BAND BANQUET! 6:30 PM @ Apopka Community Building (VFW)
  • Thursday, May 26: WLMS Spring Band Concert (6:30 PM Downbeat)
  • Friday, May 27: Spring Football @ Kissmmee Osceola – Trip Details TBA (Pep Band Only)
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, May 31: GRADUATION! (Morning – Details TBA)
  • Friday/Saturday June 3/4: Leadership Camp
  • Wednesday, June 8: Fall 2016 Kick Off Party! 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 11: Summer Kick Off Rehearsal 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • AND NOW LET’S TAKE A BREAK! 🙂

Band Banquet Tickets

TICKET SALES ARE COMPLETE ON THURSDAY, MAY 19th at 2:30 PM. Our number will be called in at that time. SENIORS – You MUST turn in an envelope to ensure you have a ticket reserved for the event. If you do not TURN IN an envelope YOU WILL NOT have a ticket for the event. This must be done by THURSDAY. $16 each for all other members and guests.

Senior Forms 

The link can be found on EDMODO and here to complete this task. Please have all information turned in NO LATER THAN MONDAY, May 16th. Click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PDV-qSh60lE25xvy6ggYyS7qKnvLB17qnNXtGyLFrmE/viewform for the form! (Or copy and paste it into your web browser)

Awards Voting

This week in our classes we will vote on our program awards for the year. Ballots must be completed IN-CLASS as there will be no absentee voting.

This Week’s Performances! 

  • Guard Recital: Monday, May 16! Come and join our Color Guard for a great evening of performances from the entire 15-16 unit! The event begins at 7:30 PM and will be held in our Auditorium!
  • Jazz Under The Stars: Thursday, May 19th! Come and join us for a great evening of Jazz featuring both our After-School Jazz Ensemble and our 7th Period Jazz Ensemble in the courtyard! BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR AND GET READY TO HAVE A RELAXING EVENING! Downbeat is somewhere around 7:30 PM!

Congrats to our 2016-2017 Color Guard Members! 

Visit http://www.apopkaguard.com to see our 2016-2017 Members! IE, GYB! We are proud of your efforts in auditions and earning your spot on the team!

Student Leadership Materials

All materials are due this week on Wednesday, May 18th. There are two help sessions this week to assist you in preparing your project. Visit the 2016-2017 Student Leadership page for more details and updates on the process.

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.

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!

Band Camp 2015 Update!

Hello Blue Darter Marching Band! IE, GYB! 

Band Camp 2015 is coming soon!

Below you will find several resources over the coming days that will help you prepare for camp. Keep checking back this week to ensure you have everything you need and are prepared for our Kick-Off meeting on August 2nd!

Camp Schedule 

  • August 2nd, Sunday: Kick Off Meeting – 2 PM (Turn in forms, fees, uniform sizing, etc.)
  • Week 1
    • August 3rd – August 6th, Monday – Thursday: Band Camp! 8 AM – 4 PM
    • August 7th, Friday: Band Camp! 8 AM – 12 PM (Half-Day)
    • August 8th, Saturday: BDMB Party at Wekiwa State Park! 9 AM
      • Details & Section Food Sign Ups Coming During Camp
  • Week 2
    • August 10th – August 13th, Monday – Thursday: Band Camp! 8 AM – 4 PM
    • August 14th, Friday: 8 AM – 12 PM (Half-Day)
    • PREVIEW SHOW: Friday, August 14th 6 PM

Camp Info (Handy flyer will be uploaded on Monday!)

  • Lunch will be provided each day. You may bring your own lunch if you desire, however, we will eat as a group. No one will be allowed to leave campus.
  • BREAKFAST is a new addition to our menu! Free breakfast will be provided each morning. Please arrive by 7:15 AM to eat!
  • Attire: T-Shirt, Shorts, Tennis Shoes (Not flip-flops), Hat/Cap, Sunscreen
  • Make sure you have your instrument, reeds, valve oil, sticks, mallets, etc. and are ready for a great time!
  • THERE WILL BE MORE IN THE COMING DAYS SO CHECK BACK!

Forms

  • The following forms can be filled in and printed to turn in at our Kick-Off meeting on Sunday, August 2nd. For those who are unable to download and print, there will be blank forms available to fill out at the meeting.

Music

  • Items on the MEDIA page will be updated this week to include new stands charts and show music.
    • This is password protected. Please contact a student leader or Director if you do not have the password.

Student Leadership Prep Meetings 

  • Visit the FB Group to see the listing for meeting times this week. You will only need to be present as listed in the group.

Weekly Update: May 18th – 22nd ~ It’s Masquerade Time!

This Week

  • Monday: Senior Awards Voting – COME BY AND SEE Mr. L FOR A BALLOT IF YOU HAVE NOT YET COMPLETED YOUR VOTING. ENDS MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL.
  • Monday: Student Leadership Clinic #1 – 2:30 – 3:30 PM (See below for details)
  • Tuesday: Student Leadership Clinic #2 – 2:30 – 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: Student Leadership Auditions/Interviews
    • An Appointment/Sign Up Sheet will be posted on Monday afternoon
  • Thursday: After-School Jazz Rehearsal 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: JAZZ UNDER THE STARS PERFORMANCE (See below for details)
  • Friday: Band Banquet (See below for details)
    • “Student Crew” Sign Up posted on Monday – the set up team is in need of several students to assist with the set up of our event on Friday. Please sign up to help get this thing looking beautiful!

Looking Ahead

  • SPRING-SUMMER CALENDAR UPDATE – Click HERE
  • Thursday, May 28th: Graduation (Morning)
  • Friday, May 29th: Spring Football Game
  • June 2nd: New Member Parent Meeting – FOR ALL NEW MEMBERS & THEIR PARENTS!
  • June 3rd: ’15-’16 KICKOFF PARTY! 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • June 9th & June 16th: Summer Rehearsals 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Band Banquet Information

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It’s finally here! Our Spring Band Banquet! Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure the evening is spectacular….

  • Students should dress appropriately for a semi-formal event; i.e. ladies in a dress and gentlemen in a dress shirt, hopefully w/ tie, suit, etc.
  • Ticketed vs. Non-Ticketed Attendees
    • Those who HAVE PURCHASED TICKETS for dinner should arrive at 6:30 PM to eat.
    • Those who HAVE NOT PURCHASED TICKETS should arrive at 7:30 PM for the awards portion of the event.
    • All are welcomed to join the fun at the end which may include seeing Mr. Parris do “The Worm”. He has been working hard and is prepared to wow the masses with his mad skills.
    • If you have any other questions, please see Mr. L this week. Please be mindful of the above bulleted points as they will help us ensure there is enough seating for those who are eating. Thank you.
  • MASKS – It is a MASQUERADE BALL! You can make your own or purchase one to wear. If you feel your mask “might” be inappropriate you probably should find another mask. If you have a question about it, bring it to Mr. L for approval. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WEAR ANYTHING THAT WILL BE OFFENSIVE TO THE EVENT. You can visit U.S. Toy (behind Dairy Queen) OR the Dollar Store as they have some masks for purchase….. But…. BE CREATIVE! MAKE YOUR OWN!
  • Banquet Happenings…..
    • GREAT FOOD!
    • Awards
    • Year In Review DVD – Will be shown!
    • Announcement of Fall 2015 Show Theme!
    • And…. There might be some dancing! (Complete w/ Mr. Parris doing “The Worm”!

Jazz Under The Stars

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Thursday Night! 7:30 PM Downbeat! Here are a couple of things for you to make the night better……

  • Park in the STUDENT LOT close to the stadium
  • Enter via the Courtyard Bay Door that the Marching Band marches through for football games. (Event will be on that end of courtyard – It’s “Under The Stars!)
  • There is a Wolf Lake Middle School Choral Concert that evening in our auditorium that begins at 7 PM. Parking on that side of campus will be at a minimum.
  • BRING A LAWN CHAIR! This concert will feature  our After-School Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and our 7th Period Jazz Ensemble.
    • Feel free to bring some refreshments for yourself as well…..
    • And as always – IF THE MUSIC MOVES YOU – GET UP AND DANCE!

Student Leadership Info

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  • Monday/Tuesday are CLINICS and PREPARATION opportunities for Wednesday’s Interviews/Auditions
    • Topics include our philosophy/outlook for 2015-2016
    • Teaching tips, organization tips, question/answer time, conducting help,
  • Drum Major candidates will sign up for the CONDUCTING BLOCK and an Interview slot on Wednesday.
    • Conducting Tips:
      • Use the two clips below to work on a basic 2/4 and 4/4 pattern.
      • Seek out help from 2014-2015 Drum Majors to assist in the process.
      • Work on a basic “cuing” system for the recording of “Vehicle”.
      • Work on a basic individual Drum Major salute.
      • Most importantly….. HAVE FUN and BE EFFECTIVE!
    • Conducting Clips:

Drum Major

Weekly Update: March 23rd – March 27th ~ ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!

This Week: 

  • SPRING BREAK! But….. if you find yourself with some free time…. 🙂
    • Monday: 10 AM – 11 AM Moving band room contents to hallway to prepare for carpet cleaning; music stand repair, library organization, etc.
    • Thursday: 10 AM – 12 PM Setting up band room, re-staging gear, library organization, etc.
    • Sunday: FFCC Circuit Championships for Winterguard!

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Sorry…. Couldn’t resist posting this bit of T-Bone humor! 

Looking Ahead 

  • State S&E is NEXT WEEK! (Tuesday, March 31st) Field trip forms will need a FAST turnaround on Monday. Get yours from Mr. L before school on MONDAY!

Spring Break!

Enjoy the break! Be safe, buckle up and remember COMMUNITY! Be part of your community this week! Ahhh….. the wisdom of the Chipotle cup!

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Congrats to our Winterguard at WGI South Championships @ UCF this weekend!

4th in class coming out of Prelims….. Check back Sunday for the results from finals!

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Click HERE to view scoring from Pre-lims! Finals performance is at 10:20 AM on Sunday!

Band Banquet 2015!

Drumroll please…… And the winner is……. MASQUERADE!

Masquerade

Details coming soon!