Summer BDMB Schedule

Below is the schedule for our Summer BDMB rehearsals and technique camps as well as Band Camp. Specific times may be adjusted depending on the specific group. Please remain in contact with your Student Leadership team members to ensure you have the most up to date information for any given rehearsal experience.

Summer Rehearsal Schedule 

  • Monday, June 12 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Monday, June 19 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Monday, June 26 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Monday, July 10 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Tuesday, July 11 6 PM – 8 PM
    • Summer Fun Rehearsal #1 (Full BDMB)
  • Monday, July 17 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership Team
  • Tuesday, July 18 6 PM – 8 PM
    • Summer Fun Rehearsal #2 (Full BDMB)
  • Thursday, July 20 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Leadership Camp Day 1
  • Thursday, July 21 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Leadership Camp Day 2

Band Camp Layout 

  • Week 1 July 24th – July 27th
    • Monday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Leadership, Percussion, Color Guard
    • Tuesday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Rookies, Leadership, Percussion, Color Guard
    • Wednesday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Full BDMB
    • Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Full BDMB
    • NO ACTIVITIES FRIDAY – SUNDAY 
  • Week 2 July 31st – August 4th
    • Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM
      • Full BDMB
    • Friday 8 AM – 12 PM
      • Full BDMB
    • Friday 6 PM
      • Fall 2017 PREMIER SHOW!

 

Weekly Update: May 29th – June 2 ~ Memorial Day! Fall 2017 Kick Off Week!

This Week

  • Monday
  •      Memorial Day!
  • Tuesday
  •      5 PM – 7 PM Color Guard Rehearsal
  •      7 PM Color Guard Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday
  •      Last Day Of School!
  •      2 PM WLMS Walk Out
  •      6 PM – 7:30 PM Kick Off Party! 
  •           For ALL Fall 2017 BDMB Members!
  • Thursday
  •      12 PM – 3 PM Leadership Day 1: Clean Up Day!
  •      7 PM New Member Orientation Meeting
  • Friday
  •      9 AM – 1 PM Leadership Day 2

Memorial Day! 

We honor all of those who have served to provide the Freedoms that we enjoy as Americans! Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to Freedom!

Fall 2017 Kick Off! 

It is here! We are excited to kick off the new season with our annual event to welcome everyone to the family! We have an exciting evening ahead including the unveiling of our Fall 2017 Show Premier video!

Be sure to bring your “Fall 2017 Intent To March” form found on the 17-18 New Members Page if you have not yet turned it in!

IEGYB!

Weekly Update: April 24th – April 28th ~ Prism Rehearsal #1

This Week
  • Monday
    • Senior Exams Periods 2 & 7
  • Tuesday
    • Senior Exams Periods  1, 4, & 5
  • Wednesday
    • Senior Exams Periods 3 & 6
  • Thursday
    • Prism Reh #1
      • 2:30 PM – 8:30 PM
        • Detailed Rehearsal Outline – Coming Sunday Evening
  • Friday
Looking Ahead
  • Leadership
    • Monday, May 1st: Initial Leadership Interest Meeting 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
  •  Prism
    • Rehearsals: #2 May 2nd & #3 May 4th (2:30 PM – 5:00 PM)
    • Performances May 5th & 6th (7:30 PM each night)
  • AP Exams
    • Week 1: May 1st – 5th (Also Prism Week)
    • Week 2: May 8th – 12th
  •  Banquet
    • Saturday, May 20th 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
      • Tickets on sale now – via Mr. L OR via School Pay
  • AHS Graduation (Amway Arena)
    • Wednesday, May 24th, 3:00 PM
      • Graduation Band Info Coming Soon
  • Spring Football
    • Thursday, May 25th (Time/Details TBA)
  • Jazz Under Stars
    • Info TBA
  • Kick Off
    • Wednesday, May 31st (Times TBA)

Band Banquet Ticket Sales 

Tickets for this year’s Banquet are $16.00 each and can be purchased either by check, cash, OR SCHOOLPAY! We are super excited for this year’s end of the year event and looking forward to a great time of food, fellowship, and dancing! Click on the link above for SchoolPay to begin getting your tickets today!

Leadership
Visit the 2017-2018 Student Leadership page to learn more about the process and layout for this year’s team. The page is password protected. Please email Mr. L or see him in person to receive the password.

Weekly Update: April 17th – 21st ~ It’s FSA & Lakeside Week! PRISM IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!…!!!

This Week

  • Monday
    • FSA Day 1
      • 7:15 AM All Students in Testing or Study Hall
      • 2nd Period 10:00 – 11:20
      • Lunch 11:20 – 11:45
      • 3rd Period 11:51 – 12:59
      • 4th Period 1:05 – 2:10
  • Tuesday
    • FSA Day 2
      • 7:15 AM All Students in Testing or Study Hall
      • 5th Period 10:00 – 11:20
      • Lunch 11:20 – 11:45
      • 6th Period 11:51 – 12:59
      • 7th Period 1:05 – 2:10
    • Booster Meeting 6:30 PM Band Room
  • Wednesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Friday
    • Lakeside Jazz – All Day!
      • Current Layout
        • 8:00 AM Load/Depart
        • 10:40 AM Jazz I Performance (Main Stage)
        • 11:20 AM Jazz II Performance (Cafe Stage)
        • Lunch/Dinner
          • Students need to bring money for both LUNCH (offsite – possibly Volusia Mall) and DINNER onsite for headliner bands. An option for dinner is an all-you-can-eat buffet for $20 per person – OR – if you get a table for 10, the cost becomes $15 per person. Groups of ten should get together this week to solidify their plans for group buffet sales.
        • 10:00 – 10:30 PM Return to AHS

Looking Ahead 

  • April 27th – Prism Rehearsal
  • May 2nd – Prism Rehearsal
  • May 4th – Prism Dress Rehearsal
  • May 5th – Prism Performance #1
  • May 6th – Prism Performance #2
  • May 20th – Band Banquet 5 PM – 9 PM
  • May 24th – AHS Graduation @ Amway Center

Prism Schedule 

There will be THREE (3) rehearsals leading up to Prism this year. They are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 27th 2:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Tech Rehearsal #1)
    • If the schedule actually extends to 8:30 PM dinner will be provided for those who are remaining. Official 4.27.17 schedule will be released at the beginning of that week.
  • Tuesday, May 2nd 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Tech Rehearsal #2)
  • Thursday, May 4th 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Dress Rehearsal)
  • Friday, May 5th 7:30 PM Prism Performance #1 (Doors Open at 7:20 PM)
  • Saturday, May 6th 7:30 PM Prism Performance #2 (Doors Open at 7:20 PM)

A detailed rehearsal schedule will be presented prior to each rehearsal to better know our plan for the time together as well as if you are able to leave early. WHEN YOUR EVENTS ARE COMPLETED, YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE DURING OUR TWO TECH REHEARSALS. Our final Dress Rehearsal will be all hands on deck for the duration of the allotted time to run the show.

Band Banquet Ticket Sales 

Tickets for this year’s Banquet are $16.00 each and can be purchased either by check, cash, OR SCHOOLPAY! We are super excited for this year’s end of the year event and looking forward to a great time of food, fellowship, and dancing! Click on the link above for SchoolPay to begin getting your tickets today!

Student Leadership Information

The official packet for Student Leadership will go out this week via the website. Once received, you will see the established materials and timelines necessary for completion. We will hold a mini-camp at the conclusion of this year and hold a more in-depth leadership camp prior to kicking off band camp. All dates and times will be included within the packet. IEGYB!

Weekly Update: February 27th – March 4th ~ Concert MPA Week!

This Week

  • Guard Schedule: Visit http://www.apopkaguard.com
  • Tuba Clean Up Week!
  • Monday
    • Pasta With a Purpose Dinner Pre-Sales DUE!
    • Click HERE for the flyer!
  • Tuesday
    • No events scheduled.
  • Wednesday
    • Junior Class SAT Day.
    • No events scheduled.
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • No events scheduled.
  • Saturday
    • Pasta with a Purpose Dinner! 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
      • Benefiting our DC Trip Experience!
    • Click HERE for Poster and Flyer
    • Pre-Sales DUE on Monday!

CONCERT MPA IS THURSDAY! 

We are excited to feature our three Concert Ensembles this week in our annual Florida Bandmasters Association Concert MPA! The Trip Itinerary/Performance Schedule is attached for your perusal! We ask that you plan ahead now to ensure you have your uniform parts in order and ready for Thursday! IEGYB! It is going to be an exciting day!

Click HERE for our Concert MPA Itinerary

MPA Performance Times

  • Trip #1
    • Concert (Freshmen) Band 12:30 PM
    • Symphonic Band 2:10 PM
  • Trip #2
    • Wind Symphony 7:10 PM

FFCC Show Wrap Up….

Wow. Just wow. So proud of our performers, volunteers, parents, alumni, boosters, etc., etc., etc. for the incredible things that took place on Saturday. We had over FIFTY, yes, FIFTY Winterguard units converge on Apopka High and perform in our FFCC Regional event. There were over 100 people that gave of their time and talents to ensure the success of the event! There were many complimentary remarks on the day from the patrons and we could not be more proud of the effort of our “TEAM AHS” that came together to make this event a reality!

Congratulations to both our JV and Varsity Winterguards on a FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE! We are continually amazed at your dedication to the artistry of performance!

To the many folks who came in to make this a reality, on behalf of Mrs. Fields, myself, and the entire Blue Darter Band & Guard, we say a huge THANK YOU for all that you did and the sacrifice you made. The day was a success because of you! IEGYB!

Pasta With A Purpose! 

THIS SATURDAY! First Baptist Apopka! 5 PM – 8 PM! GET YOUR PRE-SALE TICKET ORDERS IN BY MONDAY!

Click HERE for the flyer!

Calling all performers! We will post sign ups in class this week for those who wish to perform their S&E solo/ensembles at this event. There will not be a structured performance time, rather, there will be intermittent musical performances throughout the duration of the event. Please see Mr. L if you are interested in performing. If your solo requires and accompanist, please do not worry if you cannot get them with you to perform. We would love to have you play by yourself!

Looking Ahead 

  • March 20th – March 25th: Spring Break
  • March 23rd – 25th: State S&E Hosted @ Apopka High School
    • Details TBA
    • Student Shift Sign Up TBA
  • March 28th – April 1st – PRESIDENT’S CUP TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC!

 

Weekly Update: February 13th – February 18th ~ Congratulations Performers!

This Week

  • Color Guard Schedule: http://www.apopkaguard.com
  • Weekly Clean Up: TROMBONES! Lucia Martinez!
  • Monday
    • WLMS Mentoring 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Tuesday
    • Nothing Scheduled
  • Wednesday
    • Nothing Scheduled
  • Thursday
    • Nothing Scheduled
  • Friday
    • Nothing Scheduled
  • Saturday
    • Winterguard @ WGI Tampa Regional
    • Chik Fil A Car Wash Fundraiser 8 am – 2 pm
    • Sign up sheet in band room!

Looking Ahead

  • February 21st: Concert Band Rehearsal w/ Mr. Porter 6 PM – 8 PM
  • February 23rd: Symphonic Band Rehearsal w/ Mrs. Langford 6 PM – 8 PM
  • February 25th: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for DC!
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  • February 25th: FFCC Winterguard Event @ AHS (All Day)
    • Student & Parent Volunteers needed to assist with Operations
    • Sign Up TBA
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  • March 2nd (Thursday) District Concert MPA @ Edgewater HS (Trip Itinerary Coming Soon!) 
    • Concert Band: 12:30 PM Performance Time
    • Symphonic Band: 2:10 PM Performance Time
    • Wind Symphony: 7:10 PM Performance Time
  • March 20th – March 25th: Spring Break
  • March 23rd – 25th: State S&E Hosted @ Apopka High School
    • Details TBA
    • Student Shift Sign Up TBA

Performance Recaps!

  • Congratulations to our Winterguards (both Varsity & JV) on fantastic performances at the Univeristy (Volusia) Show on Saturday!
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  • Congratulations to both of our Jazz Ensembles for your fantastic performances on Friday! Both ensembles earned a Superior Rating!
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  • Congratulations to our Percussion Ensemble on a fantastic performance and earning a Superior rating!
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  • Congratulations to ALL of our many Solo & Ensemble Performances! Below is the performance list:
  • April Han, Oboe Solo: Superior*
  • Ayla Berntsen, Clarinet Solo: Superior
  • Jessica Mazarro, Trumpet Solo: Superior
  • Woodwind Quartet: Victoria Vanessa, Bianca Beckwith, Brittany Beckwith, Gabriela DeJesus – Superior
  • Woodwind Quintet: Regan Wilson, Juvelie Caba, Brannon Talley, Reide Wilson, Max Ramirez – Superior*
  • Woodwind Quintet: Katarina Blumenstein, Thalia Zielinski, April Han, Zac Lacher, Marlee Lafayette – Excellent
  • Sophie O’Brien, Horn Solo: Superior*
  • Matthew Murphy, Alto Sax Solo: Superior*
  • Matthew Murphy, Tenor Sax Solo: Superior*
  • Matthew Murphy, Bari Sax Solo: Superior*
  • Daniel Harshman: Tenor Sax Solo: Superior*
  • Brannon Talley, Oboe: Superior*
  • Tuba Quartet: Willie Neal, Tyler Mole, Chance Bush, Nick O’Brien – Excellent
  • Justin Talley, Trombone Solo: Superior*
  • Flute Duet: Victoria Vaness, Katarina Blumenstein – Superior*
  • Chelsea Lennox, Snare Drum Solo: Excellent
  • Dominique Avant, Clarinet Solo: Superior
  • Flute Duet: Aliya Williams, Brittany Beckwith – Superior*
  • Clarinet Duet: Bianca Beckwith, Cassidy Warren – Excellent
  • Lauren Sanchez, Bassoon Solo: Superior
  • Clarinet Duet: Jasmine Rivera, Gabriella DeJesus – Superior*

Superior’s with an *asterisk performed a level 5 or higher solo and earned the opportunity to perform at State Solo & Ensemble in March.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!! IEGYB!!!

DC Update

  • Updated Itinerary: updated-presidents-cup-itinerary
  • Pasta Night: Sell pasta dinners now to help us raise funds for D.C.! Saturday, February 25th!
  • Fundraising Update Comign Later Sunday!

Weekly Update: February 6th – 11th ~ Jazz and S&E Week!

This Week

  • Band Room Clean Up: THE HORN SECTION! 🙂
  • Color Guard Schedule: http://www.apopkaguard.com
  • Monday
    • 4-5 PM WLMS Help Session
    • 6-8 PM Wind Symphony Rehearsal w/ Mr. Wansley
  • Tuesday
    • Band Booster Meeting 6:30 PM
    • Mandatory Washington DC Parent Meeting (Immediately following Band Booster Meeting)
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • Jazz/S&E MPA @ Lake Nona High
      • (See schedule below)
  • Saturday
    • S&E MPA @ Lake Nona High
      • (See schedule below)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This week, following our normal monthly Band Booster Meeting on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 PM, we will have a MANDATORY Washington, DC Trip Meeting for each student that is attending. At least ONE PARENT for the attendee(s) should be present. We will discuss important information regarding the updated itinerary as well as upcoming fundraising opportunities that will help offset trip costs. Please put this on your calendar to ensure you are up to date with our trip plans for The President’s Cup experience. 

Looking Ahead 

  • February 13th: WLMS S&E Mentoring 4 PM – 5 PM
  • February TBA: Concert PRE-MPA Event (This will be an “In-School” Field Trip)
  • February 21st: Concert Band Rehearsal w/ Mr. Porter 6 PM – 8 PM
  • February 23rd: Symphonic Band Rehearsal w/ Mrs. Langford 6 PM – 8 PM
  • February 25th: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for DC!
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  • February 25th: FFCC Winterguard Event @ AHS (All Day)
    • Student & Parent Volunteers needed to assist with Operations
    • Sign Up TBA
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  • March 2nd (Thursday) District Concert MPA @ Edgewater HS (Trip Itinerary Coming Soon!) 
    • Concert Band: 12:30 PM Performance Time
    • Symphonic Band: 2:10 PM Performance Time
    • Wind Symphony: 7:10 PM Performance Time
  • March 20th – March 25th: Spring Break
  • March 23rd – 25th: State S&E Hosted @ Apopka High School
    • Details TBA
    • Student Shift Sign Up TBA

Jazz/S&E MPA Schedule 

  • Friday
    • 9:30 AM Load Truck
    • 10:00 AM Depart AHS (Percussion Ens, Jazz I, Jazz II – IN UNIFORM)
    • 11:00 AM Arrive Lake Nona HS/Unload
    • 12:30 PM Jazz Ensemble II Performance
    • 2:30 PM Jazz Ensemble I Performance
    • 3:45 PM Percussion Ensemble
    • 7:00 PM Ayla Berntsen – Clarinet Solo
    • 7:00 PM April Han – Oboe Solo
    • 7:30 PM Jessica Mazzaro – Trumpet Solo
    • 8:18 PM Dalton Ledford – Tuba Solo
  • Saturday
    • 9:54 AM Woodwind Quartet: Oh! Had I Jubal’s Lyre
    • 10:28 AM Woodwind Quintet: Allegretto
    • 10:40 AM Woodwind Quintet: Allegretto
    • 11:32 AM Sophie Obrien – Horn Solo
    • 1:00 PM Matt Murphy – Bari Sax Solo
    • 1:12 PM Matt Murphy – Alto Solo
    • 1:24 PM Daniel Harshman – Tenor Solo
    • 1:36 PM Matt Murphy – Tenor Solo
    • 1:36 PM Brannon Talley – Oboe Solo
    • 2:12 PM Trumpet Choir – Bugler’s Holiday
    • 3:20 PM Tuba Quartet – Amazing Grace
    • 3:30 PM Justin Talley – Trombone Solo
    • 3:30 PM Tiffani Williams – Keyboard Solo
    • 3:32 PM Flute Duet – Three More Dances
    • 3:40 PM Michael Penaflor – Keyboard Solo
    • 3:40 PM Trombone Quartet – Festival March
    • 4:00 PM Chelsea Lennox – Snare Drum Solo
    • 4:08 PM Dominique Avant – Clarinet Solo
    • 4:10 PM Flute Duet: Allegro & Menuett
    • 4:18 PM Clarinet Duet: Fun for Two
    • 4:20 PM Lauren Sanchez – Bassoon Solo
    • 4:28 PM Clarinet Duet: Six Duets

MPA Notes 

  • Jazz & Percussion members should wear Black Concert Uniform for our events on Friday. Please be dressed and ready to go at 9:30 AM.
  • We will load the truck at 9:30 AM.
  • S&E Solo and small ensemble participants, please use the following guidelines to help prepare for a great performance experience:
    • Dress for success. Ensure you are well groomed and presentable. You do not have to wear your concert uniform, however, it would be appropriate if you do not have other dress attire.
    • When you enter the performance room, greet the adjudicator (if they are still writing a sheet from the previous person, WAIT until you are recognized) and ask him/her if you can play a few notes to hear the room. It is customary to take a tuning note from your accompanist if you have one.
    • Thank your accompanist. If your event utilizes an accompanist, it is always good form to publicly thank them at the conclusion of your performance.
    • Ratings can take up to an hour after your performance to be posted. Please exercise patience as there will be over 1500 performances on site this weekend. Look for Mr. L if you have waited longer than an hour.