Hello Mighty Hawk Band!

We are excited to be entering into the last 2 full weeks of school! Congratulations to our jazz bands who both placed first in their classifications last Friday at the Tarleton State University Jazz Festival. Go Jazz Bands! The BHS Cluster Solo Contest will take place today Friday, May 6th. Student’s performance times and locations have been posted in the band hall. Please be sure to turn in the $5 entry fee to Mr. Cheripka as soon as you can if you have not already.


Concerto Contest Finals Recital: The top performers of the Solo Contest will be invited to perform in the Concerto Contest Finals Recital on Friday, May 13th at Gateway Church in North Richland Hills. Performances will begin at 5:00pm. All wind ensemble members are required to attend the performances and all members of the community are invited to attend. Dress for this event is business casual (no jeans).


Spring Concert: The last concert performance of the year will take place on Monday, May 16th beginning at 7:00pm. All students, friends, and family are invited to attend. ALL STUDENTS will return their school owned instruments on Tuesday May 17th the day after the concert. Senior bios are due to Mr. Cheripka by Thursday, May 12th. Please enter biography information via the link that was sent out separately.


Percussion Leadership Interviews: Interviews for percussion leadership applicants will take place on Tuesday, May 17th. Please reach out to Dr. Robles for more information.


Band Parent Meeting: The 2022-2023 band parent meeting will take place on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm in the band hall. Please note that this is a new date. Every incoming 9th-12th grader must attend with at least one parent/guardian present. At this meeting, we will discuss all things band for next school year (band fees, calendar, materials, forms, etc). This will also be the first band booster meeting of the 2022-2023 school year.


Senior Return Due Dates: Please be sure you return the following items by the corresponding due dates.

  • Marching Band Uniforms: Must be cleaned according to the print out instructions that were sent home with the uniform and returned by Monday, May 9th.

  • Concert Uniforms: You are responsible for getting your concert uniform dry cleaned. You must return your concert uniform by Friday, May 20th. Uniforms will not be accepted into inventory unless the dry cleaners receipt is attached to the hanger.

  • Donations: If you would like to donate marching band shoes or white tux shirts (must be dry cleaned) that are still in good condition, please give them to Ms. Mitchell.

Band Banquet: The annual band banquet will take place on Friday, May 20th at the Hurst Conference Center. Doors will open at 6:30 and the banquet will go from 7:00-10:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.mightyhawkband.com/ or through the QR codes posted around the band hall. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, May 10th at 11:59pm.


June Camp: June camp will take place from May 31-June 3rd at the FAAC. ALL Mighty Hawk Band Members are expected to attend. The morning block will be 9:00-12:00 and the afternoon block will be 1:00-4:00. Students will need to provide their own lunch.


Graduation Band Performance: Graduation will take place on Sunday, June 5th. The graduation band that performs will be made of any students in the program who are not graduating. Students that have a sibling who is graduating will be excused from performing, so they can celebrate with their families. There will be a short rehearsal after school on Tuesday, May 17th from 3:15-3:35 for all participants.

Here is the itinerary for graduation day:

11:00am – Students will arrive at BHS already dressed in concert attire and with instruments/music. (Remember the band hall will be closed at this time for HVAC work. We will confirm exactly where to meet in BHS at a later time.)

11:20am – Bus Spots / Load

11:30am – Depart for Dickies Arena

  • We will take four buses

12:00pm – Arrive at Dickies Arena / unload / set up

12:25pm – Warm-Up

1:00pm – Graduation Ceremony Begins

2:15pm – Load Buses

2:30pm – Departure

3:00pm – Arrive at BHS / Unload / Go Home


Here is the schedule for the coming week:

Wednesday, May 11th

  • Concert Band Rehearsal 3:15-4:15 (Band Hall)

Friday, May 13th

  • Concerto Contest Finals 5:00 (Gateway Church NRH Campus)

Thank you,

Birdville Band Staff

Hello Mighty Hawk Band!

We had wonderful performances this past week by the Birdville Cluster Percussion Ensembles. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our percussion students this past Tuesday at their concert! In addition, the Birdville Jazz Ensemble and Fifth Period Jazz Band are on their way to Stephenville, TX to perform at Tarleton State University Jazz Festival later today. Good luck jazz bands!


Wind Ensemble UNT Performance: The Wind Ensemble will be performing their UIL contest program for the final time this season at the Murchison Performing Arts Center (University of North Texas) at 5:00pm on Thursday, May 5th while competing in the Director’s Choice “Showcase of Music” Concert Band Festival. Address: 2100 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76201. Parents are encouraged to attend and there is no admission fee.


BHS Cluster Solo Contest: Birdville will host the solo contest for all wind players this Friday, May 6th after school. Students will be assigned a performance time and location. All performances will take place on the BHS campus. The $5 entry fee is due to Mr. Cheripka by Tuesday, May 3rd. Accompanist rehearsals have already begun. Please be sure to take note of your rehearsal time for the coming week. The schedule is still posted on the white board in the band hall.


BISD Percussion Solo Contest: BISD Percussion will have their solo contest on Saturday, May 7th at Richland HS. Students have already been assigned at time to perform their solo. Please check with Dr. Robles if you have any questions or concerns. There will be a $5 entry fee for the contest that must be turned in to Dr. Robles by Friday, May 6th.


Spring Concert: The final concert of the year will be on Monday, May 16th at 7:00pm in the BHS auditorium.


Band Banquet: The annual Band Banquet will take place on Friday, May 20th from 7:00-10:00 at the Hurst Conference Center. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased via the QR codes in the band hall or at https://www.mightyhawkband.com/.


2022-2023 Band Parent Meeting: We will have a band parent meeting on Monday, May 23rd from 6-7pm in the Auditorium at BHS. At least one parent or guardian must attend with their band student. At this meeting, we will go over the upcoming summer band schedule, band fees, all the necessary paperwork, and dates for the fall marching season. Please plan to attend!


June Camp: All Mighty Hawk Band Members will participate in June Camp from May 31st-June 3rd. Please block off your calendars for those dates. Rehearsals will be from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. Students will need to provide their own lunch. Rehearsals will take place at the FAAC or Birdville HS.

Here is the schedule for the upcoming week:


Monday, May 2nd

  • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 3:00-5:00 (Main Band Hall)

Wednesday, May 4th

  • Concert Band Rehearsal 3:15-4:45 (Main Band Hall)

Thursday, May 5th

  • Symphonic Band Rehearsal 3:00-5:00 (Main Band Hall)

  • Wind Ensemble Performance at UNT

Friday, May 6th

  • BHS Cluster Solo Contest after school

Saturday, May 7th

  • BISD Percussion Solo Contest at Richland High School

Thank you,

Birdville Band Staff



Band Schedule as of April 29
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Hello Mighty Hawk Band!

We wanted to start off this week’s news with a big congratulations to the Smithfield and Richland Middle Schools for their success at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest this past week. We are so proud of our future Mighty Hawk Band members!


Percussion Concert: Please join us for the Birdville Cluster Percussion Ensemble Concert on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30PM in the Henry Schraub Theater at Birdville High School, under the direction of Dr. Akira Robles. Our high school students are fresh off an incredible round of performances at TCU, you don’t want to miss it! Performances will include ensembles from Birdville HS, Smithfield MS, and Richland MS. Come support the incredible percussionists of the Birdville Cluster.


Tarleton State Jazz Festival: The Birdville Jazz Ensemble and Fifth Period Jazz Band will be performing at Tarleton State University on Friday, April 29th. Students will be ready to depart Birdville HS at 11:00am. Lunch will be provided to students on the bus, but students must bring money for dinner. FPJ performs at 2:00 and Birdville Jazz Ensemble performs at 5:00pm. Students will arrive back to BHS at around 10:00pm that night.


Solo Contest: The Birdville Solo Contest will take place on Friday, May 6th after school. If you are entered into the contest, please make sure you turn in your $5 entry fee to Mr. Cheripka no later than May 3rd. If you are playing with an accompanist, please make sure you have signed up for a time, turned in the music score, and have a plan to pay your accompanist $40 at the start of your first rehearsal.


Percussion Solo Contest: The percussion solo contest will take place on Saturday, May 7th at Richland High School. Percussionists, please use this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DdLJEjRDKJcwvsi2GV3F0EbJ2cPb4cBUncSLp9wqaU0/edit?usp=sharing.


Leadership Auditions: If any students are interested in applying for a leadership position for next year, please fill out this interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwX9ybHFxk2lYmiioMaBRkTbMPoQMqeCYqQa2wC5qZJukvHQ/viewform.


Band Banquet: The annual Band Banquet will be Friday, May 20th at the Hurst Conference Center. Doors will open at 6:30 and the event will begin at 7:00. Tickets can be purchased via the qr codes posted in the band hall or on our website https://www.mightyhawkband.com/. If you have photos from this year you would like presented on the slide show or song requests, please submit those here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKv7u6gOElZnYRb1hrHWkoT1v63Fk_mN002NekvMOUxo5JyA/viewform.


Here is the schedule for the coming week:

Monday April 25th

  • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 3:00-5:00 (Main Band Hall)

Tuesday April 26th

  • Birdville Cluster Percussion Ensemble Concert 6:30 (BHS Auditorium)

Wednesday April 27th

  • Concert Band Rehearsal 3:15-4:45 (Main Band Hall)

Thursday April 28th

  • Symphonic Band Rehearsal 3:00-5:00 (Main Band Hall)

Friday April 29th

  • Tarleton State University Jazz Festival

  • Leave BHS at 11:00am

  • Arrive back to BHS at 10:00pm

  • Bring money for dinner


Thank you,

Birdville Band Directors



Band Schedule as of April 22
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