Weekly Update: August 8th through August 13th ~ School Begins!

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

  • August 16th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • August 16th: 7 PM – 8 PM August Band Parent Meeting (Kicking Off ’22-’23!)
  • August 19th: Football vs. Osceola! (Home!)
  • August 23rd: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • August 26th: Football vs. Ocoee (Home!)
  • August 30th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 2nd: Football @ West Orange (Away)
  • September 5th: Labor Day – Student Holiday
  • September 6th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 Pm Tuesday Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 9th: Football vs. Dr. Phillips (Home)

Volunteer Questionnaire!

Calling All Parents & Friends Of The Program! We need YOU! 

Scroll below to access the Volunteer Questionnaire!!!

We are gearing up for an incredible year ahead and need YOUR HELP to make it incredible! From Concessions to chaperones, to uniforms to finances, to making calls, reaching out to our community for support, to who knows what, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Below is a quick questionnaire to gauge your interest in the variety of areas to serve to allow us to better connect you with our organization! Next week (Tuesday, August 16th!) we will hold our 22-23 Parent Kick Off Meeting and get this party started! Things are coming fast so move quickly on this so we can best plug you in to the awesome experience of the Blue Darter Band family! Remember, no matter how great or small, your contribution of your TIME, TALENT, and TREASURE are invaluable to our organization! We want you to come and be part of our family as often of you feel you are able to join in! #iegyb

VOLUNTEER QUESTIONNAIRE IS HERE! THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DO IT! Please complete for both parents in the home!

Concession Clean Up Day! 

Calling all folks that can help! 9 AM – 12 PM on Saturday is our annual CONCESSIONS CLEAN UP DAY! Volunteer Hours AND Forms + an IMMEDIATE SIGNATURE will be available! It is time to prep our four concession stands for some awesomeness in our upcoming season! There are some incredible new ideas on how we can better serve our community that our committee chair, Mrs. Beth McLellan has to install this year! Come be part of this incredible arm for our program! IT BEGINS ON SATURDAY!!! SEE YA THERE!!! #iegyb 

SchoolPay & Blue Darter Band Member Cost Outline

Click here for the 2022-2023 BDMB Member Cost Outline Page! 

Click the button above to visit the Blue Darter Band SchoolPay link. New members should be updated as of August 1st to begin making payments.

Click here for the 2022-2023 Member Cost Outline. Please email Mrs. Donna Speck if you have any questions! (apkbandfinance@gmail.com) #iegyb

Cut TIme & Band App

Have you signed up yet? Get connected TODAY! Click below to sign up! 

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You should be connected to two programs of communication as we move into the new year:

  1. The Band App
  2. Cut Time

These will serve as our primary sources of communication in the coming year. The Band App is a simple “Closed-Loop” social media style app that only holds the members of our program and allows for quick updates, messaging, video posts, etc. Cut Time is our all-inclusive program info software that tracks financial info, student contact info, texting, emailing, and more. Please click the links below to get connected to each today! #iegyb

All Things Concessions!

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We need all hands on deck as we step into the new year for our concessions team! Our Committee Chair for Concessions is Beth McClellan and she can be reached at b@mcmlift.com to let her know you are available to assist! New for this year will be the ability to sign up directly via Cut Time. We are working on this capability and will have it up and running this week. Please ensure you are connected to Cut Time for better connection with Beth and the team! Our current slate of home games are as follows:

  • August 19th vs. Osceola
  • August 26th vs. Ocoee
  • September 9th vs. Dr. Phillips
  • September 30th vs. Seminole
  • October 6th vs. Olympia (Thursday Game!)
  • October 27th vs. Evans (Thursday Game!)
  • Playoffs dates TBA in November

Thank you for your consideration to help us out a a few (or all!) of our games! We are grateful for your gift of time, talent, and treasures! #iegyb

Additions Volunteer Sign Up Info

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Click here to sign up! (Available August 1st!)

All parents and volunteers that associated with the Blue Darter Band should be signed up in Additions! This helps us to better track our volunteer hours and all of the incredible things that are taking place within our Band Family! Please check back once this link is live to sign up for the year! #iegyb

All State Auditions! 

They are coming up in early September! Have you been practicing? If so, see Mr. Langford THIS WEEK to ensure we get you registered for this awesome event! #iegyb

 

Weekly Update: August 1st through August 5th ~ Incredible Two Weeks Of Band Camp! ~

Looking Ahead (August 2022) 

  • August 9th: 6 PM – 8:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • August 9th: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Concessions Parent Meeting
  • August 10th: 7:20 AM School Begins!
  • August 13th: 9 AM – 12 PM Concessions Clean Up Day!
  • August 16th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • August 16th: 7 PM – 8 PM August Band Parent Meeting (Kicking Off ’22-’23!)
  • August 18th: Football vs. Osceola! (Home!)
  • August 23rd: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • August 26th: Football vs. Ocoee (Home!)
  • August 30th: 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesday Full BDMB Rehearsal

SchoolPay & Blue Darter Band Member Cost Outline

Click the button above to visit the Blue Darter Band SchoolPay link. New members should be updated as of August 1st to begin making payments.

Click here for the 2022-2023 Member Cost Outline. Please email Mrs. Donna Speck if you have any questions! (apkbandfinance@gmail.com) #iegyb

Cut TIme & Band App

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You should be connected to two programs of communication as we move into the new year:

  1. The Band App
  2. Cut Time

These will serve as our primary sources of communication in the coming year. The Band App is a simple “Closed-Loop” social media style app that only holds the members of our program and allows for quick updates, messaging, video posts, etc. Cut Time is our all-inclusive program info software that tracks financial info, student contact info, texting, emailing, and more. Please click the links below to get connected to each today! #iegyb

Cut Time: Click here to join Cut Time. (Click Student/Parent Sign Up, Apopka High School Band is the organization.)

The Band App: Click here to join the Band App. #iegyb

All Things Concessions!

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We need all hands on deck as we step into the new year for our concessions team! Our Committee Chair for Concessions is Beth McClellan and she can be reached at b@mcmlift.com to let her know you are available to assist! New for this year will be the ability to sign up directly via Cut Time. We are working on this capability and will have it up and running this week. Please ensure you are connected to Cut Time for better connection with Beth and the team! Our current slate of home games are as follows:

  • August 19th vs. Osceola
  • August 26th vs. Ocoee
  • September 9th vs. Dr. Phillips
  • September 30th vs. Seminole
  • October 6th vs. Olympia (Thursday Game!)
  • October 27th vs. Evans (Thursday Game!)
  • Playoffs dates TBA in November

Thank you for your consideration to help us out a a few (or all!) of our games! We are grateful for your gift of time, talent, and treasures! #iegyb

Additions Volunteer Sign Up Info

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Click here to sign up! (Available August 1st!)

All parents and volunteers that associated with the Blue Darter Band should be signed up in Additions! This helps us to better track our volunteer hours and all of the incredible things that are taking place within our Band Family! Please check back once this link is live to sign up for the year! #iegyb

Weekly Update: July 25th through July 29th ~ It’s SPIRIT WEEK! Band Camp Week 2 Is Here! #iegyb

This Week – IT’S SPIRIT WEEK! #iegyb 

  • MondayMOVIE MONDAY!!!
          • 8 AM – 4 PM – Full Camp Day
  • TuesdayTROPICAL TUESDAY!!!
    • 8 AM – 4 PM – Full Camp Day
  • WednesdayWESTERN WEDNESDAY!!!
    • 8 AM – 4 PM – Full Camp Day
    • 3:15 PM – Pep Band to Wheatley Elementary (5 PM Return)
      • Via Bus (Where Band TShirt and Khaki Shorts/Tennis Shoes)
  • Thursday – THROWBACK THURSDAY!!!
    • 8 AM – 4 PM – Full Camp Day
  • Friday – CRAZY BLUE & WHITE FRIDAY!!!
    • 8 AM – 12 PM – Camp Half Day
    • 5:45 PM – Premier Call Time (Band TShirt & Shorts)
    • 6 PM Courtyard Warm Up
    • 6:30 PM Fall 2022 BDMB Premier Show!

#iegyb

Looking Ahead: 

  • August 2nd: BDMB Rehearsal 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • August 4th: Darter Opening – Meet The Teacher
    • BDMB will hold a pep rally on this date – Time/Details TBA.
  • August 5th: Leadership Training Day w/ Mr. Wansley
  • August 9th: BDMB Rehearsal 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • August 10th: First Day Of School!
  • August 13th: Concessions Clean Up Day! (Moved from July 23rd)

#iegyb

NEW FOR FALL 2022 BDMB! The UDB App Is Here! USING IT STARTING MONDAY! 

Click here to learn more about this incredible resource that every student will use! Starting MONDAY! Download available for both Apple App Store or for Android!

Here’s a great short video about UDB’s great functionality for our band! 

Follow the step by step guide to downloading the free app and set up your student performer account today so we can start using it on Monday morning! #iegyb

Program Communications

You should be connected to two programs of communication as we move into the new year:

  1. The Band App
  2. Cut Time

These will serve as our primary sources of communication in the coming year. The Band App is a simple “Closed-Loop” social media style app that only holds the members of our progrand and allows for quick updates, messaging, video posts, etc. Cut Time is our all-inclusive program info software that tracks financial info, student contact info, texting, emailing, and more. Please click the links below to get connected to each today! #iegyb

Cut Time: Click here to join Cut Time. (Click Student/Parent Sign Up, Apopka High School Band is the organization.)

The Band App: Click here to join the Band App. #iegyb

Financial Info

SchoolPay buttons are now active! Please click here to begin making payments! #iegyb

 

Weekly Update: July 18th through July 22nd ~ It’s Time! Band Camp Is Here!

This Week

  • Monday
    • 8 AM – 4 PM Leadership/Percussion/Color Guard Camp Day
      • 4:30 PM Student Leadership Dismissal
  • Tuesday
    • 8 AM – 4 PM Band Camp – Everyone!
      • *See Below for clarification on who attends.
      • 4:30 PM Student Leadership Dismissal
  • Wednesday
    • 8 AM – 4 PM Band Camp – Everyone!
      • 4:30 PM Student Leadership Dismissal
  • Thursday
    • 8 AM – 4 PM Band Camp – Everyone!
      • 4:30 PM Student Leadership Dismissal
    • End Of Camp Week 1 Fun Movie Night!
      • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday
    • No Camp Activities
  • Saturday
    • 9 AM – 12 PM Concessions Clean Up – Calling All Volunteers! Parents and Students alike!

* Band Camp Attendee Status

All members of the Blue Darter Bands are required to attend band camp. If you are participating with us for the 22-23 school year, your attendance is expected over the next two weeks. Our newest mandate for the 22-23 year is our ECG and Physical Mandate. If you have been “cleared” via the FHSAA website, you are ready, no need to do anything else. We will see you either Monday or Tuesday – whichever is your start date based on your performance area. If you are in the process… ie: starting, in process, or have been denied, you are expected to attend as an observer for the outdoor portion and will participate with all indoor music activities in the afternoon. When cleared, you will join in. You are expected to continue the Physical and ECG process for completion while camp is taking place. Please contact Mrs. Janice to ensure you know your status with the process. (Message her via the Band App, or, email her at janice.pedroza@ocps.net.) #iegyb

Click here for Blue Darter Band ECG and Physical requirement info.

Summary: All students participating in the 22-23 Blue Darter Band are expected to be in attendance regardless of your ECG/Physical Status. #iegyb

Camp Details

  • You should wear appropriate clothing (shorts, tshirts, tennis shoes (not crocs, flip flops, etc.) for marching portion (morning) of rehearsal. You are free to change attire, etc. when we come inside. This includes shoes.
  • Sunscreen, big floppy hats, sunglasses, etc. are essential to your outdoor success.
  • Be sure to have a working instrument and your sheet music/binder – every day!
    • You will be assigned a locked on Day 1! You will have a place to store your stuff!
  • Food… we do provide food for lunch – however – you are more than welcomed to bring your own if you choose to do so. You will need to store it in your locker until lunch time. We do not have refrigerators or microwaves available for student use.
    • Participating students will remain on campus at all times during camp. You will not be allowed to leave to “get lunch” during camp. Make plans accordingly. If you depart, you are no longer a participating student, and, no longer with us at camp. Figure it out. #iegyb

Sample Daily Itinerary (7.19 – 21/7.25-28)

Each day beginning with Tuesday starts in the Auditorium for Morning Meeting.

Looking Ahead: 

  • Band Camp Week 2: July 25th – July 29th (29th is Half Day)
  • Premier Show: Friday, July 29th (Evening)
  • August 2nd: BDMB Rehearsal 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • August 4th: Darter Opening – Meet The Teacher
    • BDMB will hold a pep rally on this date – time TBA.
  • August 5th: Leadership Training Day w/ Mr. Wansley
  • August 9th: BDMB Rehearsal 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • August 10th: First Day Of School!

Communications

You should be connected to two programs of communication as we move into the new year:

  1. The Band App
  2. Cut Time

These will serve as our primary sources of communication in the coming year. The Band App is a simple “Closed-Loop” social media style app that only holds the members of our progrand and allows for quick updates, messaging, video posts, etc. Cut Time is our all-inclusive program info software that tracks financial info, student contact info, texting, emailing, and more. Please click the links below to get connected to each today! #iegyb

Cut Time: Click here to join Cut Time. (Click Student/Parent Sign Up, Apopka High School Band is the organization.)

The Band App: Click here to join the Band App.

Financial Info

School Pay Buttons will be updated this week for payments to begin. Once completed, communications will be sent with direction as to each button’s purpose. #iegyb