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: October 11th through October 16th ~ It’s HoCo Week!

This Week – It’s HoCo Week! 

See below for Spirit Week Info! Here’s to an incredible week ahead! #iegyb 

  • Monday
    • All County Music Goes Out In Classes
    • 5 PM – 6:30 PM Meet The Teacher via Microsoft Teams (Check you Canvas Page for links to each teacher’s pages)
  • Tuesday – LONG DAY FOR US, FOLKS!
    • 7 AM Powder Puff Pep Rally
    • 3 PM – 5 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal (Includes PreGame Work)
      • Releasing Early for Powder Puff
    • 7 PM Powder Puff Game – PEP BAND PERFORMANCE
      • 6:30 PM Call Time
  • Wednesday
    • School Day SAT/PSAT – All Students Taking These Exams
      • LONG SCHOOL DAY (2:20 PM Dismissal)
    • Captains/Colonels/DM Meeting w/ Mr. L
    • Time TBA
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • 7 AM Homecoming Pep Rally
    • 5 PM Game Day Run Through – FULL BDMB
    • 5:30 PM Get Dressed
    • 6:20 PM Courtyard Call Time
    • 6:40 PM March Out
    • 6:50 PM PreGame
    • 7 PM Kick Off
  • Saturday
    • HoCo @ Seaworld!

Weekly Update: September 27th through October 1st ~ October Is Here!

GREAT NIGHT ON FRIDAY! 

Middle School Night was one for the ages! With over 100 “Future Darter Marchers” in attendance, our game was an electric experience with our incoming students! They helped us fill the stadium with great energy and excitement and got the feel the incredible atmosphere of Roger Williams stadium under the Friday Night Lights! Thank you to Mrs. Langford, Mrs. Bentley, and Mr. Sargent for making this a reality for the 8th grade members and giving them a night to remember!

Proud of the BDMB for an awesome job of welcoming our newest members!  And, for a fantastic evening of performance! PREGAME, HALFTIME, AND THROUGHOUT! #iegyb

This Week

  • Monday
    • PMA Testing *See Below 
    • No After School Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday
    • PMA Testing *See Below 
    • BAND PICTURE DAY (In Classes) 
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM FULL BDMB REHEARSAL
      • 2:45 PM March Out
  • Wednesday
    • PMA Testing *See Below 
    • BAND PICTURE DAY (In Classes) 
    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Full Leadership Meeting 
  • Thursday
    • SNAPRAISE FUNDRAISER BEGINS!!!
      • Have you input your 20 quality emails yet? 
    • No After School Scheduled Events
  • Friday
    • Football @ Evans (PEP BAND) 
      • 7 AM Pep Rally
      • 5 PM Call Time
      • 5:30 PM Departure
      • 6:15 PM Arrival
      • 7 PM Kick Off
      • 10:30 PM Return (Approx.)

Looking Ahead 

  • October 5th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • October 8th Student Holiday
  • October 8th Football @ Lakeland (Pep Band)
  • October 12th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 15th Football vs. West Port (Full BDMB) HOMECOMING
  • October 16th Homecoming Dance @ Sea World
  • October 20th Full BDMB Rehearsal

Weekly Update: September 20th through September 24th ~ It’s Middle School Night Week! #iegyb

Missed Our Game @ Ocoee! 

We hope our friends at Ocoee High are well and we look forward to rescheduling our annual contest with Knight Nation soon!

The BDMB continued to light up our campus with the best pep rally yet and we look forward to an incredibly restful weekend ahead! Can’t wait to get back next week for MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT! #iegyb

This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Trumpet Sectional
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM BDMB Colonel & DM Meeting 
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!Football vs. Edgewater (Home) FULL BDMB
      • MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT!7 AM Pep Rally
          • 6:30 AM Doors Open
        • 5 PM GameDay Run Through (In Under Uniform)
        • 5:30 PM Get Dressed
        • 6:15 PM Courtyard Warm Up
        • 6:40 PM March To Stadium
        • 6:50 PM PreGame
        • 7 PM Kick Off

Looking Ahead

  • September 28th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • September 28th Band Pictures (During School) 
  • September 29th Band Pictures (During School) 
  • October 1st Football @ Evans (Pep Band)
  • October 5th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • October 8th Student Holiday
  • October 8th Football @ Lakeland (Pep Band)
  • October 12th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • October 15th Football vs. West Port (Full BDMB) HOMECOMING
  • October 16th Homecoming Dance @ Sea World

 

Weekly Update: September 13th through September 18th ~ Football @ Ocoee! All State Auditions!

Great Weekend For The BDMB!

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Enjoyed a GREAT weekend with the BDMB! Great performance at Dr. Phillips and a great day at FSU for Band Day! Our members were very energetic and exciting on Friday in providing a fantastic spark for our team! The Blue Darters emerged victorious! It was also a special night in that we FINALLY WERE ABLE TO MARCH AT THE HALF! Can’t wait to get back out and continue adding to our program this week for our game at Ocoee!

Our Band Day experience was awesome and gave over 100 of our members and parents an opportunity to see some incredible college marching bands in the FSU Marching Chiefs and the Jacksonville State Marching Southerners! Both groups were fantastic and wowed the crowd! See their joint performance was especially exciting as there were over 900 performers on the field at one time!

So grateful to ALL OF OUR PARENTS that travelled with ys to DP and FSU to make it all possible! You are all rock stars! We thank you! #iegyb

Can’t wait to get back to it this week! Football at Ocoee! Let’s Go! #iegyb

This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Trumpet Sectional
    • Leadership Check Ins
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM BDMB Colonel & DM Meeting 
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!
      • Football @ Ocoee (Away) FULL BDMB
        • 7 AM Pep Rally
          • 6:30 AM Doors Open
        • 5 PM GameDay Run Through (In Under Uniform)
        • 5:45 PM Depart AHS
        • 6:15 PM Arrive Ocoee HS
        • 7 PM Kick Off
  • Saturday
    • All State Auditions @ Ocoee HS

Looking Ahead

  • September 21st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 24th Football vs. Edgewater (Middle School Night!)
  • September 28th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • September 28th Band Pictures (During School) 
  • September 29th Band Pictures (During School) 
  • October 1st Football @ Evans (Pep Band)
  • October 5th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • October 8th Student Holiday
  • October 8th Football @ Lakeland (Pep Band)

 

Weekly Update: September 6th through September 10th ~ Football @ DP!

Great Job BDMB! 

Wet night folks! It’s was WET! Super proud of our BDMB and their ability to roll with the changes and still bring the energy and excitement to Roger Williams Field for a great night of football! They looked great in the uni’s and we look forward to hopefully getting to MARCH this week at DP! #iegyb

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This Week

  • Monday
    • No School – Labor Day Holiday
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM BDMB Leadership Meeting  
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!
      • Football @ Dr. Phillips (Home) FULL BDMB
        • 7 AM Pep Rally
          • 6:30 AM Doors Open
        • 4:45 PM GameDay Run Through (In Under Uniform)
          • 15 Minutes Earlier Than Normal
        • 5:30 PM Depart AHS
        • 6:15 PM Arrive DPHS
        • 7 PM Kick Off
  • Saturday
    • FSU BAND DAY! 
      • 12:15 PM Meet (Wearing an APK Band TShirt – Shorts or Pants are your choice)
      • 12:30 PM Depart For Tallahassee
      • 4:30 PM Arrive Governors Square Mall/Eat Dinner
      • 5:30 PM Travel to Doak Campbell Stadium
      • 6 PM FSU Marching Chiefs “Skull Session” (Baseball Stadium)
      • 7 PM Walk To Football Stadium
      • 8 PM FSU Kick Off
      • TBA Depart after halftime for APK
      • TBA Arrive APK

Looking Ahead 

  • September 11th FSU Band Day (See Details Below)
  • September 14th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 17th Football @ Ocoee (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 18th All State Auditions @ Ocoee HS
  • September 21st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 24th Football vs. Edgewater (Middle School Night!)
  • September 28th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • October 1st Football @ Evans (Pep Band)

Weekly Update: August 30th through September 3rd ~ West Orange Game Week!

Great VICTORY @ Colonial! 

Enjoyed a wonderful first travel experience with the BDMP Pep Band as we went to Colonial High! Our band brought a tremendous amount of energy and truly gave the Blue Darters a “home field” advantage! The energy was palpable as it set up a wonderful Friday Night Lights experience. Many thanks to the Colonial Band, their Director Mr. Jenkins, and their parents for being great hosts. Proud of our BDMB! You bring a tremendous spark each and every week!

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This Week

  • Monday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
    • 5:30 PM Pep Band Sign Ups Begin
  • Wednesday
    • 6 PM Concessions Set Up Event
      • We can use all volunteers! Both students and parents to help prep Friday!
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • LAST DAY TO ORDER BAND HOODIE (ROUND 1) 
      • Next order will be November – not guaranteed to have hoodie in by Christmas. Order now!
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!
    • Football vs. West Orange (Home) FULL BDMB
      • 7 AM Pep Rally
        • 6:30 AM Doors Open
      • 5 PM GameDay Run Through
        • In Under Uniform
      • 6:20 PM Courtyard Call Time
        • Fully Dressed
      • 6:50 PM PreGame
      • Kick Off

Looking Ahead 

  • September 7th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 10th Football @ Dr. Phillips (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 11th FSU Band Day (See Details Below)
  • September 14th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 17th Football @ Ocoee (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 21st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 24th Football vs. Edgewater (Middle School Night!)

Communications

We have multiple communications portals going on at current for the Blue Darter Band. This week we will ensure that everyone is connected and ready to receive all messages. If you have not yet connected with Remind Texts, please use the following codes to connect with your areas of performance (students) OR your student’s age group (parents) to ensure you do not miss out on what is happening in the Apopka Bands!

All Codes are texted to “81010” using the “@” followed by ensemble code format. You only need to sign up for the areas that involve you or your member. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL THAT YOU KNOW CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS CONNECTION! THANK YOU! #iegyb

  • Parents 
    • BDMB Parent 9th Grade Member: @bdparent9
    • BDMB Parent 10th Grade Member: @bdparent10
    • BDMB Parent 11th Grade Member: @bdparent11
    • BDMB Parent 12th Grade Member: @bdparent12
  • Members
    • BDMB Woodwinds: @bdmbww
    • BDMB Brass: @bdmbbrass
    • BDMB Percussion: @bddrumline
    • BDMB Visual (Guard & Majorettes): @bdmbvisual
    • Wind Symphony (1st): @apkwind
    • Symphonic Band (2nd): @apksym
    • Concert Brass (3rd): @apkbrass
    • Concert Woodwinds (4th): @apkwood

FSU Band Day 

The Band @ Doak Campbell! Circa 2019

Tentative Timeline 

  • 12:30 PM Depart APK
  • 4:30 PM Arrive Governors Square Mall/Eat Dinner
  • 5:30 PM Travel to Doak Campbell Stadium
  • 6 PM FSU Marching Chiefs “Skull Session” (Baseball Stadium)
  • 7 PM Walk To Football Stadium
  • 8 PM FSU Kick Off
  • TBA Depart after halftime for APK
  • TBA Arrive APK

Uniform Items 

We will be wearing our FULL UNIFORM on Friday, September 3rd! Please ensure you have all proper uniform parts for this game! Shoe order has arrived! If you somehow missed it, see Mrs. Janice to ensure you are on the list for last minute orders! You can pay either via cash/check OR via SchoolPay (Button/Link on right of website) #iegyb

Weekly Update: August 23rd through August 27th ~ GREAT FIRST GAME BDMB!

INCREDIBLE OPENING DAY GAME FOR THE BDMB AND BLUE DARTER FOOTBALL! 

Go Big Blue! We are proud of you! Friday was an awesome display of pride in our community and our BDMB was there to create energy and excitement all night long! Very proud of our “process” throughout the day, working together to follow the plan, and learning the paths and nuances of a gameday experience for all members. The season ahead will be an incredible one thanks to all who made it a reality! To our BDMB members: WE ARE PROUD OF YOU! To our BDMB Army Of Parents: WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SUPPORT TO ENSURE OUR OPERATION RUNS SMOOTH! Concessions to chaperones to uniforms to YOU NAME IT! You did it and we are incredibly thankful! It has been an AWESOME OPENING WEEK! Now it is time to get this season going! #iegyb

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This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 3 PM Leadership Meeting (Colonels/Drum Majors/Captains Only This Week
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
    • 5:30 PM Pep Band Sign Ups Begin
  • Wednesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Friday
    • IT’s A GREAT DAY IN APK! IT’S FOOTBALL FRIDAY!
      • Football @ Colonial High (Away) [PEP BAND ONLY TRIP]
      • WEAR YOUR BLUE & WHITE!
      • 7 AM Pep Rally (Doors open at 6:30 AM)
      • 5 PM Call Time (Band Room)
        • Dressed in Under Uniform Only (TShirt/Shorts/Back Pack/Hat/Marching Shoes/Long Black Socks)
      • 5:30 PM Departure
      • 6:30 PM Arrival/Unload/Set Up
      • 7 PM Kick Off!
      • 10:30 PM Approximately Return Time (Updated via Remind Text Groups Post Game)

Looking Ahead 

  • August 31st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 3rd Football vs. West Orange (Home)
  • September 7th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 10th Football @ Dr. Phillips (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 11th FSU Band Day (See Details Below)
  • September 14th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 17th Football @ Ocoee (Away – FULL BAND)

Communications

We have multiple communications portals going on at current for the Blue Darter Band. This week we will ensure that everyone is connected and ready to receive all messages. If you have not yet connected with Remind Texts, please use the following codes to connect with your areas of performance (students) OR your student’s age group (parents) to ensure you do not miss out on what is happening in the Apopka Bands!

All Codes are texted to “81010” using the “@” followed by ensemble code format. You only need to sign up for the areas that involve you or your member. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL THAT YOU KNOW CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS CONNECTION! THANK YOU! #iegyb

  • Parents 
    • BDMB Parent 9th Grade Member: @bdparent9
    • BDMB Parent 10th Grade Member: @bdparent10
    • BDMB Parent 11th Grade Member: @bdparent11
    • BDMB Parent 12th Grade Member: @bdparent12
  • Members
    • BDMB Woodwinds: @bdmbww
    • BDMB Brass: @bdmbbrass
    • BDMB Percussion: @bddrumline
    • BDMB Visual (Guard & Majorettes): @bdmbvisual
    • Wind Symphony (1st): @apkwind
    • Symphonic Band (2nd): @apksym
    • Concert Brass (3rd): @apkbrass
    • Concert Woodwinds (4th): @apkwood

FSU Band Day 

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It is that time! The annual trip to FSU Band Day! While this is not a mandatory part of our band experience, we always look forward to being able to go to this game and take in a great day of College Football excitement! We encourage as many to go as are able! The tentative schedule for the day is below. The kick off is at 8 PM so we will have a late return to APK! There is a $15 per person bus charge for this trip – the total cost is subsidized by the program, however, we cannot cover the full cost. The game ticket is free to each participating member. Remaining monetary needs would be for your food at dinner and the game. Deadline to sign up is Friday, August 27th! Funds can be paid via SchoolPay (Should be live on Monday/Click Button on right) or, you can send in cash or check to the safe in Mr. L’s office.

Tentative Timeline 

  • 12:30 PM Depart APK
  • 4:30 PM Arrive Governors Square Mall/Eat Dinner
  • 5:30 PM Travel to Doak Campbell Stadium
  • 6 PM FSU Marching Chiefs “Skull Session” (Baseball Stadium)
  • 7 PM Walk To Football Stadium
  • 8 PM FSU Kick Off
  • TBA Depart after halftime for APK
  • TBA Arrive APK

Uniform Items 

We will be wearing our FULL UNIFORM on Friday, September 3rd! Please ensure you have all proper uniform parts for this game! Shoe order goes in THIS WEEK! See Mrs. Janice to ensure you are on the list! You can pay either via cash/check OR via SchoolPay (Button/Link on right of website) #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. 

Forms