Happy Thanksgiving Mighty Hawk Band!

I just found out from Coach Holbrook today that somewhere along the line, the start time for tomorrow's game had been changed from 7:00pm up to 5:00pm. We will go with the same game plan for the day, but will just move everything up two hours from the original time. Please see the updated schedule for tomorrow below\.


**Updated Schedule for tomorrow's Black Friday Game**

12:15pm – Band Hall Opens

· Come Dressed for the Game in Cold Weather Wear: Jeans, Letter Jacket / Members Jacket, Mighty Hawk Band Hoodie, or Black / Green Hoodie, Game Day Ball Cap, Mighty Hawk Band Face Covering.


1:00pm – Rehearsal Starts on the Turf Practice Field behind BHS

· The Haltom vs. Trinity game will be going on inside the FAAC)


3:00pm – Dinner (provided for you / Chick Fillet Sandwich / PB&J as an alternative).


3:45 – Dinner Ends / Grab your things for the game and head to inspection


4:00pm – Inspection


4:20pm – Up in the Stands


5:00pm – Kick Off


6:20pm-ish – On Field Half Time performance of “City of Dreams” / Indoor Marching Band Show


8:00pm ish - Game Ends / Parent Pick Up


Thank you guys for understanding. Leadership team, please reach out to your sections and make sure they all aware of the updated schedule for tomorrow. Thank you guys again / see you all tomorrow!



Mike Cheripka


Director of Bands


Birdville High School


Birdville Independent School District

Happy Hump Day / Thanksgiving Eve Mighty Hawk Band!

I hope that everyone is enjoying some well-deserved time off and relaxing while staying safe with family.


First off, congratulations goes out to the following 25 students who auditioned for phase one of the TMEA All Region Band / All State process last week, and have advanced on to phase 2 / the next round of competition. We couldn’t be more proud of your hard work!

Those students are:


Sonya Debaree, Oboe

Delilah Corona, Bb Clarinet

Julie Lynch, Bb Clarinet

Sherley Mallik, Bb Clarinet

Elizabeth Gardner, Bass Clarinet

Parker Boyd, Alto Saxophone

Brady Goar, Alto Saxophone

Matthew Boyd, Cornet/Trumpet

Britney Burkett, Cornet/Trumpet

Matthew Leeper, Cornet/Trumpet

Ethan McCutchan, Cornet/Trumpet

Connor Welsh, Cornet/Trumpet

Samantha Young, Cornet/Trumpet

Lauren Cram, French Horn

Draven Mitchell, French Horn

Trent Peart, French Horn

Bryce Giese, Tenor Trombone

Willian Qian, Tenor Trombone

Cole Vickers, Tenor Trombone

Michael Kiser, Euphonium

Collin McWilliams, Euphonium

Sofia Aspass, Percussion

Jacob Cohen, Percussion

Reina Corona, Percussion

Brendan Green, Percussion

Ellla Kinney, Percussion



The Schedule for this Friday’s Black Friday Game is as followed:

2:15pm – Band Hall Opens

Come Dressed for the Game in Cold Weather Wear Jeans, Letter Jacket / Members Jacket, Mighty Hawk Band Hoodie, or Black / Green Hoodie, Game Day Ball Cap, Mighty Hawk Band Face Covering.


3:00pm – Rehearsal Starts on the Turf Practice Field behind BHS

The Haltom vs. Trinity game will be going on inside the FAAC


5:00pm – Dinner (provided for you / Chick Fillet Sandwich / PB&J as an alternative).


5:45 – Dinner Ends / Grab your things for the game and head to inspection


6:00pm – Inspection


6:20pm – Up in the Stands


7:00pm – Kick Off


8:20pm-ish – On Field Half Time performance of “City of Dreams” / Indoor Marching Band Show


10:00pm ish - Game Ends / Parent Pick Up

See you guys on Friday and have a happy Thanksgiving! J



Mike Cheripka

Director of Bands

Birdville High School

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

I’d like to thank everyone for doing a great job with their band placement auditions last week and having great first rehearsals with the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble in preparation for a Winter Concert Performance. More info to come on the Winter Concerts soon.


I’d also like to thank everyone for making our 3rd annual Fan Pledge Fundraiser this past Thursday a huge success. Be sure to keep tuned in as our donations continue to come in. We should have our donation total in about two weeks. J

Schedule for week: 


· Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

  • 3:15 – 5:15pm

· Tuesday – Football Band Rehearsal

  • 3:30 – 5:00pm

· Wednesday – Concert Band Rehearsal

  • 3:15 – 4:45pm

· Thursday– Symphonic Band Rehearsal

  • 3:15 – 5:15pm

Friday – BHS vs. Richland (Band & Golden Motion Senior Night @ FAAC)

  • 2:50pm – School Day Ends / Go Home / Eat Dinner / Get Dressed


For Senior Football Band Members and their families

  • 5:20pm – Band Hall Opens for Football Band Seniors and their Parents

  • 5:30pm – Senior Reception for All Football Band Seniors and their Parents in the BHS Café (Face Coverings Required & Social Distancing is a must)

  • Refreshments will be provided for Senior Football Band Members and their families by the Birdville United Band Boosters

  • 5:50pm – Senior Reception Ends / Parents can head to the Stadium for the on field medal ceremony / Band members head to inspection


For 9th-11th Grade Football Band Members

5:30pm - Band Hall Opens

  • Cold Weather Dress will be jeans, Birdville Band Hoodie, or member’s jacket, or letterman jacket, game day ball cap, and Mighty Hawk Band Face Mask.

  • Gather all of your items for the game (flip folder, lyre, water jug)

  • 5:50pm - Meet in Sections in the Cafeteria for Inspection

  • 6:00pm - Inspection

  • 6:10pm – Depart for the FAAC

  • 6:20pm – Up in the Stands

  • 6:30pm – Senior Recognition Ceremony on the field

  • 7:00pm – Game Time

  • Joint on field Half Time Performance with RHS!!!

  • 10:00pm-ish – Game Ends / Head to Band Hall for Group Dismissal

  • 10:15pm-ish – Parent Pick Up / Band Hall Closes



Mike Cheripka


Director of Bands


Birdville High School


Birdville Independent School District

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