Weekly Update: May 1st through May 5th ~ Fall 2023 Leadership and Drum Line Kicks Off! AP Testing Begins!

Click here for School to purchase tickets! Senior Members are FREE! Senior RSVP form is here! #iegyb (Only the Senior member receives a complimentary ticket. All others must purchase a ticket for entry.)

Looking Ahead! 

  • May 1st & 2nd: Leadership Interviews/Conducting Auditions
    • Via Sign Ups
    • Also must complete the Leadership Application ahead of time.
    • Will be shared at the initial meeting on April 11th
  • May 1st, May 8th: Drumline Tryout Nights! 7 PM – 9 PM
  • May 11th: Jazz Under The Stars (Evening TBA)
    • AHS Courtyard Performance featuring all jazz ensembles!
  • May 13th: Bandy Awards & After Party
  • May 15th: Fall 2023 Kick Off Party
    • For ALL Fall 2023 Participants! Including incoming 9th grade members! 
  • May 16th: Drumline Audition Night! 7 PM – 8 PM
  • May 22nd: AHS Graduation @ Amway Arena (Afternoon – Times TBA)
  • May 23rd & 24th: Leadership Camp (Afternoon/Evening Times TBA)
  • May 25th: Fall 2023 Blue Darter Marching Band Rehearsal #1! 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    • For ALL Fall 2023 Members!
  • May 26th: Last Day Of School

Weekly Update: April 10th through April 15th ~ Lakeside Jazz Week!

2023-2024 ECG & Physical Night! 

Click here for an overview of the ECG/Physical info from Summer 2022! We will update this page as new information comes to light.

Plan now – Tuesday, April 18th, the Physical and ECG for Apopka High will be held in our gymnasium. You can get your actual paper packet in the band room. PAYMENT can be made on SchoolPay for the physical. Both elemtents are $20 each. ($20 Physical & $20 ECG) The ECG is a ONE-TIME ONLY baseline data test for our members. The Physical has to be completed new each calendar year and uploaded into the system.

Both of these elements must be completed before students are eligible to participate within any OCPS Band, ROTC, or Athletic organization.

Upcoming Spring Prism Schedule! 

  • Monday, April 17th Rehearsal #1
    • 2:30 PM – 5 PM Tech Rehearsal/First Full Dry Run
  • Tuesday, April 18th Rehearsal #2
    • 2:30 PM – 5 PM Dress Rehearsal
    • NOT PRISM RELATED BUT OF GREAT IMPORTANCE!
      • ECG’s AND PHYSICALS FOR ’23-’24 YEAR ARE BEING HELD AT AHS STARTING AT 5:30 PM. Details coming soon!
  • Wednesday, April 19th Rehearsal #3
    • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Final Dress Rehearsal
  • Thursday, April 20th PERFORMANCE NIGHT! (One Night Only!) 
    • Doors Open 7:15 PM 
    • Downbeat 7:30 PM
    • Tickets Available Via TeachTix.com starting Monday, April 17th! 

Looking Ahead! 

  • April 17th through April 20th: Spring Prism Week (See detailed schedule ABOVE!)
  • April 18th: Annual ECG/Physical Night
    • If you have already completed your one-time ECG, you only need to renew your physical.
    • All new members will also need to complete the one-time ECG test.
  • April 11th: 23-24 Leadership Interest Meeting 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
  • April 25th & 27th: Leadership Training Sessions 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM (Teaching, Conducting, Etc.)
  • May 1st & 2nd: Leadership Interviews/Conducting Auditions
    • Via Sign Ups
    • Also must complete the Leadership Application ahead of time.
    • Will be shared at the initial meeting on April 11th
  • May 11th: Jazz Under The Stars (Evening TBA)
    • AHS Courtyard Performance featuring all jazz ensembles!
  • May 13th: Bandy Awards & After Party
  • May 15th: Fall 2023 Kick Off Party
    • For ALL Fall 2023 Participants! Including incoming 9th grade members! 
  • May 22nd: AHS Graduation @ Amway Arena (Afternoon – Times TBA)
  • May 23rd & 24th: Leadership Camp (Afternoon/Evening Times TBA)
  • May 25th: Fall 2023 Blue Darter Marching Band Rehearsal #1! 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    • For ALL Fall 2023 Members!
  • May 26th: Last Day Of School!

Cut Time Account Balances! 

Be sure to visit http://www.cuttime.net to ensure your accounts are up to date in order to purchase Prom Tickets! Visit our school pay link on the right side of the website to make a payment! When you make your payment, be sure to email apkbandfinance@gmail.com so she can look for your payment to clear it! If you have not paid any fees this year, and for some reason do not have access to cuttime, you are still responsible for all costs associated with membership. See Mr. L so you can get connected in cuttime. (www.cuttime.net) #iegyb

Weekly Post: March 27th through March 31st ~ Prism Small Group Audition Week!

Congratulations Isaac Lewis! 2023 OCPS All County Jazz!

Prom Tickets!

Be sure to visit http://www.cuttime.net to ensure your accounts are up to date in order to purchase Prom Tickets! Visit our school pay link on the right side of the website to make a payment! When you make your payment, be sure to email apkbandfinance@gmail.com so she can look for your payment to clear it! If you have not paid any fees this year, and for some reason do not have access to cuttime, you are still responsible for all costs associated with membership. See Mr. L so you can get connected in cuttime. (www.cuttime.net) #iegyb

Weekly Update: February 20th through February 24th ~ Concert Pre-MPA Week!

Daytona 500 Gig Is Huge Success! 

So proud of our Blue Darter Band, Cheer, and Mascot crew! We had a blast on Saturday at Daytona Motor Speedway representing our community! The teaser video below and the pictures say it all! THANK YOU TO ALL THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN! #iegyb

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Concert PRE-MPA is This Week! 

Join us on Thursday, February 23rd for our Concert PRE-MPA Performance by our Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony! Performances begin at 2:30 PM and will end by 4 PM. There will be a brief commentary period after each performance by a guest clinician. Students are to be FULLY DRESSED in their tux for this performance experience – JUST LIKE IT WAS MPA DAY! Parents, friends and family are all welcomed to attend! We know this is a early time, however, this decision is not made lightly as we want our full ensembles in attendance. With so many students in competing in games on Thursday evening, this allows the facilitation of both events for our members. Thank you for your understanding! #iegyb

 

 

Weekly Update: February 13th through February 18th ~ CONGRATULATIONS JAZZ-S&E PERFORMERS! GREAT JOB! #iegyb

SO PROUD OF OUR JAZZ AND S&E PERFORMERS! 

Had a great day on Friday of celebrating musical performance within the Blue Darter Band! Three of our four jazz bands, two percussion ensembles, our Wind Symphony Sax Choir and several soloists showcased their growth at our annual MPA event held this year at Horizon High! Pics and Videos will be uploaded soon for our large groups for your enjoyment!

Events:

  • 6th Period Blue Jazz Band: Overall Excellent Rating! (1-1-2!) WAY TO GO!!!
  • 6th Period White Jazz Band: Overall Superior Rating! (1-1-2!) WAY TO GO!!!
  • 7th Period Jazz Band: Straight Superior Rating! (1-1-1) WAY TO GO!!!
  • Wind Symphony Sax Choir: Superior! WAY TO GO!!!
  • Big Country Percussion Ensemble: Superior! WAY TO GO!!!
  • Ritmo Suave Percussion Ensemble: Superior! WAY TO GO!!!
  • Ashley Murphy Flute Solo: Superior!  WAY TO GO!!!
  • Ashley Murphy Sax Solo: Excellent! WAY TO GO!!!
  • Mark Bennett Clarinet Solo: Excellent! WAY TO GO!!!
  • Our Jazz Combo and Messiah Martinez (Clarinet Solo) both performed for “Comments Only” did a fantastic job through their musical efforts!

So proud of our all of our performers and their growth! SUPER PROUD! #iegyb

Looking Ahead

Look at our SPRING 2023 BLUE DARTER BAND TOUR SCHEDULE to see dates for Spring Prism, Bandy Awards, and Summer/Fall 2023! Plan ahead now!

  • Wind Symphony & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline 
    • All Rehearsals Are 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • February 14th, 21st, 28th
  • Symphonic Band & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline
    • All Rehearsals Are 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Long Wednesday’s 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM)/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • February 15th***, 22nd
    • March 1st
      • (***Long Wednesday Schedule- Rehearsal Times Adjusted Accordingly)
  • Concert Pre-MPA @Apopka High School Auditorium
    • Thursday, February 23rd w/ Guest Clinicians to work with both groups.
    • 2:30 PM – 4 PM
      • Performances by both the Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony in preparation for our upcoming Concert MPA event on March 2nd.
      • Full CONCERT TUX Uniforms for this performance.
  • Concert MPA @ East River High
    • Thursday, March 2nd
      • 10 AM Symphonic Band
      • 12 PM Wind Symphony
  • Spring Break
    • March 13th – March 17th

Weekly Update: February 6th through February 10th ~ It’s Jazz/S&E MPA Week!

Looking Ahead

Look at our SPRING 2023 BLUE DARTER BAND TOUR SCHEDULE to see dates for Spring Prism, Bandy Awards, and Summer/Fall 2023! Plan ahead now!

  • Wind Symphony & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline 
    • All Rehearsals Are 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • Symphonic Band & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline
    • All Rehearsals Are 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Long Wednesday’s 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM)/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • February 8th, 15th***, 22nd
    • March 1st
      • (***Long Wednesday Schedule- Rehearsal Times Adjusted Accordingly)
  • UPDATE: UNF Jazz Festival CANCELLED
  • Concert MPA @ East River High
    • Thursday, March 2nd
      • 10 AM Symphonic Band
      • 12 PM Wind Symphony
  • Spring Break
    • March 13th – March 17th

Weekly Update: January 30th through February 3rd ~ Congrats OCPS All County Band Members!

Looking Ahead

Look at our SPRING 2023 BLUE DARTER BAND TOUR SCHEDULE to see dates for Spring Prism, Bandy Awards, and Summer/Fall 2023! Plan ahead now!

  • Wind Symphony & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline 
    • All Rehearsals Are 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • January 31st
    • February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • Symphonic Band & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline
    • All Rehearsals Are 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Long Wednesday’s 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM)/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • February 1st***, 8th, 15th***, 22nd
    • March 1st
    • (***Long Wednesday Schedule- Rehearsal Times Adjusted Accordingly)
  • UPDATE: UNF Jazz Festival CANCELLED
  • Jazz and S&E MPA @ Horizon High
    • Friday, February 10th
      • 10:00 AM 6th Period Jazz Blue Ensemble
      • 11:30 AM 6th Period Jazz White Ensemble
      • 3:30 PM 7th Period Jazz Ensemble
      • S&E Times TBA
  • Concert MPA @ East River High
    • Thursday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 4th
      • Times TBA
  • Spring Break
    • March 13th – March 17th

All County Band & Color Guard Wrap Up! 

Congratulations to Riley Ford, Ashley Murphy, and Isaac Lewis on an incredible All County Band experience this weekend! Riley performed with the 9/10 Concert Band and both Ashley and Isaac performed with the 11/12 Symphonic Band! Super proud of their efforts and the total experience that was had! Way to represent APK!

Congratulations to both our JV and Varsity Winterguard teams on fantastic showings for their Premier shows last weekend and this weekend! Can’t wait to see where the season takes you all! Gonna be incredible! #iegyb

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Weekly Update: January 23rd through January 28th ~ It’s All County Band Week!

Looking Ahead

Look at our SPRING 2023 BLUE DARTER BAND TOUR SCHEDULE to see dates for Spring Prism, Bandy Awards, and Summer/Fall 2023! Plan ahead now!

  • Wind Symphony & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline 
    • All Rehearsals Are 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • January 17th, 24th, 31st
    • February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • Symphonic Band & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline
    • All Rehearsals Are 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Long Wednesday’s 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM)/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • January 18th***, 25th
    • February 1st***, 8th, 15th***, 22nd
    • March 1st
    • (***Long Wednesday Schedule- Rehearsal Times Adjusted Accordingly)
  • All County Band 
    • January 24th, 26th – 28th @ Winter Park High School
  • Jazz and S&E MPA @ Horizon High
    • Actual Times TBA
    • Thursday, February 9th – Saturday, February 11th
  • Concert MPA @ East River High
    • Actual Times TBA
    • Thursday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 4th
  • Spring Break
    • March 13th – March 17th

Weekly Update: January 16th through January 20th ~ MLK Parade Week! Concert Ensemble After School Kick Off Week!

Looking Ahead

Look at our SPRING 2023 BLUE DARTER BAND TOUR SCHEDULE to see dates for Spring Prism, Bandy Awards, and Summer/Fall 2023! Plan ahead now!

  • Wind Symphony & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline 
    • All Rehearsals Are 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • January 17th, 24th, 31st
    • February 6th***, 14th, 21st, 28th
    • (***Shift Due To All Jazz Bands In Performance On 2.7.23 @ UNF in Jacksonville on Tuesday.)
  • Symphonic Band & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline
    • All Rehearsals Are 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Long Wednesday’s 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM)/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • January 18th***, 25th
    • February 1st***, 8th, 15th***, 22nd
    • March 1st
    • (***Long Wednesday Schedule- Rehearsal Times Adjusted Accordingly)
  • All County Band 
    • January 24th, 26th – 28th @ Winter Park High School
  • UNF Jazz Ensemble Invitational
    • All Day, Tuesday, February 7th
  • Jazz and S&E MPA @ Horizon High
    • Actual Times TBA
    • Thursday, February 9th – Saturday, February 11th
  • Concert MPA @ East River High
    • Actual Times TBA
    • Thursday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 4th
  • Spring Break
    • March 13th – March 17th

Weekly Update: January 2nd through January 6th ~ Spring Semester Is Here! Let’s Have A Blast!

Looking Ahead

Look at our SPRING 2023 BLUE DARTER BAND TOUR SCHEDULE to see dates for Spring Prism, Bandy Awards, and Summer/Fall 2023! Plan ahead now!

  • Wind Symphony & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline 
    • All Rehearsals Are 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • January 17th, 24th, 31st
    • February 6th***, 14th, 21st, 28th
    • (***Shift Due To All Jazz Bands In Performance On 2.7.23 @ UNF in Jacksonville on Tuesday.)
  • Symphonic Band & Percussion Spring MPA Rehearsal Outline
    • All Rehearsals Are 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Long Wednesday’s 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM)/Mandatory For Members Of This Ensemble
    • January 18th***, 25th
    • February 1st***, 8th, 15th***, 22nd
    • March 1st
    • (***Long Wednesday Schedule- Rehearsal Times Adjusted Accordingly)
  • All County Band 
    • January 24th, 26th – 28th @ Winter Park High School
  • UNF Jazz Ensemble Invitational
    • All Day, Tuesday, February 7th
  • Jazz and S&E MPA @ Horizon High
    • Actual Times TBA
    • Thursday, February 9th – Saturday, February 11th
  • Concert MPA @ East River High
    • Actual Times TBA
    • Thursday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 4th
  • Spring Break
    • March 13th – March 17th