Weekly Update: October 3rd through October 7th ~ It’s HOCO Week & More!

Looking Ahead! (Visit the Calendar Page for more dates!) 

  • October 11th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 11th: 7 PM Band Parent Meeting #2
  • October 12th: School Day SAT – No Early Release
  • October 14th: Football @ Lake Brantley (Full Band!)
  • October 18th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 21st: Football @ Lake Mary (Pep Band!)
  • October 22nd: WEST SIDE SHOWCASE! FULL BAND PERFORMANCE @ West Orange High! 
  • October 25th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 Pm Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 27th: Football vs. Evans (Thursday Game!) IT’S SENIOR NIGHT!
  • October 28th: Student Holiday (TBA Pending Hurricane Make Up Outcome)
  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1st UPDATE:
    • 2:45 PM – 5 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
    • 5:15 PM We will FEED the BDMB!
    • Football vs. Seminole (MAKE UP FROM SEPTEMBER 30th)
  • November 4th: Football @ Wekiva (Full Band)
  • November 5th: Fall 2022 Marching MPA! FULL BAND PERFORMANCE @ Boone High! 
  • November 14th: All County Auditions @ Lake Buena Vista High School
  • November 19th: FSU Band Day! Details/Costs/Etc. Coming Soon!

Post Hurricane Ian, We’re Getting Back In The Saddle! 

We hope that each and every one of our Blue Darter Band families have been able to recover and move forward from our recent Hurricane Ian experience! This storm caused a great deal of damage throughout our state as well as locally within our region. It is our sincere hope that you are on the flip side of clean up and ready to move forward in the days ahead.

While we do not know the exact follow up of our make up days, the prioritized days are on our 2022-2023 OCPS School Calendar. There should be confirmation soon as to what days we will need to make up.

Our schedule ahead has been altered and you should look above at the “Looking Ahead” section to catch some updates for our Seminole game make up and All County Band auditions.

Band Pictures have been rescheduled for Wednesday AND Thursday of this week. In addition, our updated testing schedule has been released and will resume on Wednesday going through Monday of next week.

Here’s to a fantastic week together! #iegyb

All County Band Auditions! Sign Up This Week! 

Students that are interested in All County Band auditions (11.14.22) should let Mr. Langford know in class this week of their interest to ensure you receive the necessary information and excerpts. We will begin scale work this week to help each of our members prepare for this experience. #iegyb

 

 

Weekly Update: September 26th through September 30th ~ It’s Middle School Night Week! Go Band! #iegyb

Looking Ahead! (Visit the Calendar Page for more dates!) 

  • October 3rd: Testing Day #4 (2nd Period Exam)
  • October 4th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 4th: Homecoming Powder Puff Pep Band (Evening TBA)
  • October 6th: Football vs. Olympia (Thursday Game!) IT’S HOMECOMING!
  • October 7th: Homecoming Dance! (Friday Night!)
  • October 11th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 11th: 7 PM Band Parent Meeting #2
  • October 12th: School Day SAT – No Early Release
  • October 14th: Football @ Lake Brantley (Full Band!)
  • October 18th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 21st: Football @ Lake Mary (Pep Band!)
  • October 22nd: WEST SIDE SHOWCASE! FULL BAND PERFORMANCE @ West Orange High!
  • October 25th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 Pm Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 27th: Football vs. Evans (Thursday Game!) IT’S SENIOR NIGHT!
  • November 1st: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • November 4th: Football @ Wekiva (Full Band)
  • November 5th: Fall 2022 Marching MPA! FULL BAND PERFORMANCE @ Boone High! 
  • November 19th: FSU Band Day! Details/Costs/Etc. Coming Soon!

9 Weeks Grading Is Upon Us!

You should be following up with each and every teacher to ensure you have “handled your business” and taken care of any outstanding grades! You’ve got this! There is a TON going on this week and NONE OF IT is any excuse to not fulfill your responsibilities with academics and coursework! Git ‘r dun folks! #iegyb

Testing Week! 

Visit the Band App for the specific daily schedule for testing this week! Runs Tuesday – Thursday, two tests per day, with one more on Monday, October 3rd. The specific daily class and test schedules can be found in the Band App event calendar. #iegyb

Band Pictures! 

Occur this Tuesday and Wednesday! Do not miss! Mr. L will send a list via the Band App for your pic time as we will be working AROUND the Testing Schedule…. We’ve got this! #iegyb

Homecoming Week Is Upon Us! 

Starts Wednesday! Be sure to check out everything that is going on! Theme days, Powder Puff, Dance, Pep Rallys, and more! Going to be a GREAT WEEK! #iegyb

Band App Connection! 

Click HERE to get connected! #iegyb

 

Weekly Update: September 19th through September 23rd ~ Back At It! Pep Band Travels To Edgewater!

Looking Ahead! (Visit the Calendar Page for more dates!) 

  • September 27th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 27th: Band Pictures (In Each Class Period)
  • September 28th: Band Pictures (In Each Class Period)
    • There are NO MAKE UP DATES. BE PRESENT. 🙂
  • September 30th: Football vs. Seminole! MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT!
  • October 4th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 4th: Homecoming Powder Puff Pep Band (Evening TBA)
  • October 6th: Football vs. Olympia (Thursday Game!) IT’S HOMECOMING!
  • October 7th: Homecoming Dance! (Friday Night!)
  • October 11th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 12th: School Day SAT – No Early Release
  • October 14th: Football @ Lake Brantley (Full Band!)
  • October 18th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 21st: Football @ Lake Mary (Pep Band!)
  • October 22nd: WEST SIDE SHOWCASE! FULL BAND PERFORMANCE @ West Orange High!
  • October 25th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 Pm Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 27th: Football vs. Evans (Thursday Game!) IT’S SENIOR NIGHT!
  • November 1st: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • November 4th: Football @ Wekiva (Full Band)
  • November 5th: Fall 2022 Marching MPA! FULL BAND PERFORMANCE @ Boone High! 

Congratulations All State Auditionees! 

Way to represent the Blue Darter Band this weekend at our annual All State auditions! Congratulations to Ashley Murphy, Harry Pennell, and Isaac Lewis for going the extra mile in your musical endeavors! Well done! #iegyb

Annual Band Pictures 

September 27th and 28th will be our annual Band Pictures for the Blue Darter Band. The photographer is with us in all classes on these days. There is NO MAKE UP DATE. If you are not present, you WILL NOT be part of our picture for the year. All purchases occur via their online portal and prints are delivered prior to Holiday break. Plan ahead! #iegyb

October….

Our schedule for the month of October is a little different and will need for each member and family to plan ahead for what is coming regarding our calendar events. Our two home ball games are on Thursday’s…. October 6th (Olympia/Homecoming) and October 27th (Evans/Senior Night) as these weeks have Friday Holidays. At this time we are not planning on using either of those Friday mornings for a BDMB rehearsal to make a big push to get our show ready, however, we may need to schedule some time on October 28th – Morning – to ensure we are ready for the rest of the season. We have a Full Band Trip to Lake Brantley on October 14th and a Pep Band to Lake Mary on October 21st. OCTOBER 22nd is a major day for our BDMB as we participate in the West Side Showcase at West Orange High. This event is new for us this year and will serve as an unbelievable opportunity to not only get valuable feedback for our performance, but also to allow our students to pnior the work of all of the bands on the west side of town, also allowing for time for students to get to hand out together! October is a power packed month for the BDMB and we look forward to showcasing our incredible growth and energy throughout! PLAN AHEAD NOW! #iegyb