Weekly Update: December 6th through December 10th ~ Incredible Winter Prism Concert & #GOBIGBLUE State Championship Bound & It’s Christmas Parade Week! It’s An Exciting Time To Be A Blue Darter!

WHAT A WEEK FOR THE BLUE DARTER BAND! CONGRATUALTIONS ON AN AWESOME WINTER PRISM CONCERT & CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF DARTER NATION! WE ARE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND! CLASS 8A FINALS! 

What a week! Our band came back from Fall Break STRONGER THAN EVER and put on one heck of a Winter Prism on Thursday! Three days of preparation, focusing on bringing the entire program together in a way that we have not experienced in two years, and then traveling to Fort Pierce on Friday to cheer on a Blue Darters to victory! It has been an incredible week!

In our first Prism concert in two years, our students came together to showcase all facets of our program and bring some Holiday Spirit to our midst. Many of the performances exhibited great musical leadership and growth that has occured this year while providing a fun spark to each audience member in attendance. We are truly blessed at APK with some fantastic kiddos that have continued to showcase #iegyb in all they do and we can’t wait to see what our Spring Semester has in store for our program! Way to go band! Incredible! #iegyb

Congrats to our entire contingent on an incredible showing at South County Stadium on Friday night an an awesome 21-0 win over Treasure Coast High! The Blue Darters were dominant in all phases of the game and showed their prowess from start to finish. The Band, Cheer, Student Section, Fans, and all Blue Darters in attendance were unbelievable and once again turned the visiting side into a HOME-FIELD-ADVANTAGE! AS IT SHOULD BE EACH AND EVERY WEEK! Way to go Blue Darters! #iegyb

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This Week 

  • Monday
    • Rest.
  • Tuesday
    • Take A Nap.
  • Wednesday
    • Repeat Monday.
  • Thursday
    • Repeat Tuesday.
  • Friday
    • Catch a movie? Dinner with the family? What else can you come up with? GO HAVE A GREAT DAY WITH YOUR FAMILY!
      • ……’Cause FOOTBALL WILL BE READY TO HIT THE FOLLOWING WEEK AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!! #iegyb
  • Saturday
    • APK Christmas Parade (Full BDMB – Mandatory Performance)
      • Times 8 AM – 12 PM (Currently awaiting official line-up number – will confirm better times once this info is known)
      • 8 AM Meet behind McDonald’s on 441 in Apopka in UNDER UNIFORM (223 E Main Street, Apopka, FL 32703)
      • Get Dressed into Official Band Uniform
      • TBA Step Off Time
      • TBA Ending Time
      • Parade Ending/Pick Up Occurs at Dream Lake Elementary School (On Park Avenue across from Apopka Memorial MIddle School)

Looking Ahead 

  • Tuesday, December 14th: BDMB Rehearsal for Winds/Percussion (If you are traveling to State Championship with the band, you will be in attendance. #iegyb)
  • Friday, December 17th: Pep Rally!
  • Saturday, December 18th: STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! 1 PM, @ DRK PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. (Travel Details Coming Soon!)

Blue Darter Band In The News! 

Weekly Update: November 29th – December 4th ~ It’s Winter Prism Week! & Playoff Week!

>>>>>CLICK HERE FOR PRISM TICKET DONATION LINK! <<<<<

  • Screenshot your donation once complete and show at the door!
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! #iegyb

Click Here To Download Full Size Poster For Sharing! 

This Week ***SEE FULL PRISM WEEK REHEARSAL SCHEDULE BELOW***

***PRISM WEEK NOTE***

  • EVERY MEMBER IS EXPECTED AT EVERY REHEARSAL. THIS IS NOT BRAND NEW INFORMATION. IF IT IS, YOU NEED TO CHECK THAT YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR ALL COMMUNICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN OCCURRING THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SEMESTER. LOVE YOU ALL.
    • THANKS. MR. L 🙂  #iegyb 
  • Monday
    • 2:45 PM – 4 PM FULL PROGRAM PRISM REHEARSAL
  • Tuesday
    • 2:45 PM – 5 PM FULL PROGRAM PRISM REHEARSAL
  • Wednesday
    • 1:45 PM – 4 PM FULL PROGRAM PRISM REHEARSAL
  • Thursday
    • 7 PM Winter 2021 Prism Concert!
      • 6:20 PM Call Time
      • 6:40 PM Doors Open
  • Friday
    • Football Playoffs Round 4 @ Treasure Coast High!
      • 7 AM Pep Rally
      • 2:45 PM Pep Band Rehearsal (Jeans/T-Shirts)
      • 3:15 PM Load Trailer
      • 3:30 PM Depart
      • 5 PM Stop en route for Dinner (TBA – Sadly at Not Buc-ee’s)
      • 6:45 PM Arrive Treasure Coast HS
      • 7:30 PM Kick Off
        • Will take Halftime off/Back at it for 3rd Quarter.
      • 12 AM (Apprx) Return to AHS
  • Saturday
    • 6th Period Jazz Ensemble Performance @ Apopka Holiday Gig – Amphitheater
      • 9:45 AM Call Time
      • 10 AM Warm Up
      • 10:30 AM Performance
      • 11:00 AM Clean Up/Dismiss

Looking Ahead

  • December 11th: Apopka Christmas Parade (Morning Call Time – TBA)
  • December 17th: Winter Holidays Begin
  • December 18th: State Championship Football Game TBA (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Congratulations Blue Darter Football! 

This picture says it all. The splendor of victory. The euphoric feeling of winning. In truly epic fashion. Overtime. Wow. That is where we are folks… Blue Darter football is on the move and has given us highlight reel excitement all along the way.

Our Blue Darter Band has continued to be a driving force. Paving the path with relentless energy and drive for thirteen games. I cannot express how grateful I am to be part of such a dedicated, driven organization that makes it mark through serving our community in this manner. Our gratitude also extends to every single booster that has helped make this season possible. We continue to thrive because of you. Words will never adequately describe our heartfelt thanks for all that each of you do to make this a reality.

In this time of giving thanks, I offer this…

We are all blessed to be Blue Darters. If you do not share that sentiment, open your eyes, your ears, and your hearts and take in all that is Blue Darter Nation. What we are experiencing is NOT NORMAL. We are APK. And dadgummed proud of it. #iegyb

Winter Prism Week Layout – THIS BEGINS MONDAY OF OUR RETURN TO SCHOOL! PLAN NOW! 

CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION OF THE WEEK’S LAYOUT.

  • Monday, November 29th
    • 2:45 PM – 4 PM Full Cast (EVERYONE!) Large Group Rehearsals
  • Tuesday, November 30th
    • 2:45 PM – 5 PM Full Cast (EVERYONE!) Dress Rehearsal
    • 2 Full Runs Of Show (Dry Run, Performance Run)
  • Wednesday, December 1st
    • 1:30 PM – 4 PM Full Cast (EVERYONE!) Final Dress Rehearsal
  • Thursday, December 2nd
    • PRISM NIGHT! 
      • 7 PM Downbeat/Doors Open at 6:40 PM
      • 6:20 PM Performer Call Time – Full Uniform
      • QR Code will be provided for Donation Link/Cash can be received at the door.
  • Friday, December 3rd – CANCELLED! More Blue Darter Football!