Happy Friday Mighty Hawk Band!

We want to congratulate all of our Area Candidates who auditioned at the TMEA AREA B Auditions this past weekend for not only having successful auditions, but for representing Birdville High School at such high level.

A very special congratulations goes out to Lizzy Gardner for placing 1st overall at the TMEA AREA B auditions. Lizzy then had to replay her audition to make a recording that would be judged Sunday morning against all of the other AREA’s in the state. We are very proud to announce that Lizzy’s recording placed 1st overall in the entire state of Texas earning her a spot in the prestigious TMEA 5A Symphonic All-State band. Congratulations Lizzy! Please see the full results from the weekend below.


· Elizabeth Gardner – Contra Bass Clarinet 1st overall / ALL STATE!!!

· Alexis Palacio – Baritone Saxophone 3rd (missed by 2)

· Draven Mitchell – French Horn 7th (missed by 3)

· Julie Lynch – Bb Clarinet 10th (missed by 3)

· Sonya Demaree – English Horn 6th

· Ethan McCutchan – Trumpet 13th

· Vincent Langston – French Horn 16th

· Douglas Sisk – Bass Trombone 5th

· Dawson Linch – Bass Trombone 8th


We’re looking forward to a week filled with rehearsals!

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday - No School / MLK Day / Enjoy your Day Off!

· Yes there is Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

· 9:30 – 11:30am Pit Orchestra Rehearsal “The Little Mermaid”

· 11:30 – 1:00pm Lunch Break

· 1:00 – 5:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal “The Little Mermaid”

Tuesday

· 3:00 – 5:00pm Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (Main Band Hall)

Wednesday

· 3:15 – 4:45pm Concert Band Rehearsal (Main Band Hall)

Thursday

· 3:00 – 5:00pm Symphonic Band Rehearsal (Main Band Hall)

Friday

· 3:00 – 5:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal “The Little Mermaid”

o Move into the Pit / Auditorium

Saturday

· 1:00 – 5:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal “The Little Mermaid”

o With Cast in the Auditorium

Upcoming Spring Semester Dates

· January 5th – Wednesday – First Day back to School!

· January 6th – Thursday – Symphonic Band Rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm

· January 7th – Friday – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal – 3:00-5:00pm

· January 8th – Saturday – Area Auditions @ Coppell High School - 8:00am

· January 10th – Monday - Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – 3:00-5:00pm

· January 11th – Tuesday - Pit Orchestra Rehearsal – 3:00-5:00pm

· January 12th – Wednesday – Concert Band Rehearsal – 3:15 – 4:45pm

· January 13th – Thursday – TMEA All Region 31 Clinic / Rehearsal

· January 14th – Friday - TMEA All Region 31 Clinic & Concerts (yes you get to miss school!!!)

· January 17th – Monday – No School / MLK Day / Pit Orchestra –9:30am-11:00am & 1:00-5:00pm

· January 18th – Tuesday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00pm

· January 19th – Wednesday – Concert Band Rehearsal – 3:15 – 4:45pm

· January 21st – Friday – Pit Orchestra – 3:00 – 5:00pm

· January 22nd – Saturday – Pit Orchestra – 1:00 – 5:00pm

· January 24th – Monday – Wind Ensemble – 3:00 – 5:00pm

· January 24th – Monday – Pit Orchestra – 4:00 – 9:30pm

· January 25th – Tuesday - Pit Orchestra – 4:00 – 9:30pm

· January 26th – Wednesday Pit Orchestra – 4:00 – 9:30pm

· January 27th – Thursday – Symphonic Band – 3:00 – 5:00pm

· January 27th – Thursday - Pit Orchestra – 4:00 – 9:30pm

· January 28th – Friday – Opening Night Perf “The Little Mermaid” – 7:00pm @ BHS Auditorium

· January 29th – Saturday – Performance #2 “The Little Mermaid” – 7:00pm @ BHS Auditorium

· January 30th – Sunday – Performance #3 “The Little Mermaid” – 2:30pm @ BHS Auditorium

· January 31st – Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – 3:00- 5:00pm


For the most up to date information – Please find the most update information on the Mighty Hawk Band at www.MightyHawkBand.com or follow us on Facebook (Birdville HS Mighty Hawk Band).


Mike Cheripka

Director of Bands

Birdville High School

Happy Friday Mighty Hawk Band!

We want to wish all of our AREA candidates the best of luck tomorrow at the TMEA AREA B band auditions as they pursue a spot in one of the prestigious TMEA All-State Bands! Those student are:

· Sonya Demaree – English Horn

· Julie Lynch – Bb Clarinet

· Elizabeth Gardener – Contra Bass Clarinet

· Alexis Palacio – Baritone Saxophone

· Ethan McCutchan - Trumpet

· Draven Mitchell – French Horn

· Vincent Langston – French Horn

· Douglas Sisk – Bass Trombone

· Dawson Linch – Bass Trombone

We’re looking forward to a week filled with rehearsals as well as the TMEA All Region Bands Rehearsals and Concerts.

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday

· 3:00 – 5:00pm Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (Main Band Hall)

Tuesday

· 3:00 – 5:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal “The Little Mermaid” (Main Band Hall)

Wednesday

· 3:15 – 4:45pm Concert Band Rehearsal (Main Band Hall)

Thursday

· TMEA All Region 31 Clinic / Rehearsal (Transportation Not Provided)

o Carrol Senior High School - 1501 W. Southlake Blvd Southlake TX, 76092

o 5:00pm - Arrive / Warm Up

o 5:30 -8:00pm - Rehearsal

o Wind Ensemble Rehearsal - New Concert Hall

o Wind Symphony Rehearsal – Old Auditorium

o Symphonic Band Rehearsal – Main Band Hall

o Concert Band Rehearsal - Ensemble Room

o 9th Grade Band Rehearsal - Jazz Room

Friday

· TMEA All Region 31 Clinic / Concert (Transportation Not Provided)

o All Students are field tripped out of school for the day

o 8:00am – Arrive / Warm Up (Carrol Senior High School)

o 8:30am - Rehearsals begin / Same places as Thursday Evening

o 11:30am - Lunch break on your own (Lunch is not provided)

o 1:00pm - Rehearsals begin

o 4:00pm - Rehearsals ends / Students Change into Formal Concert Attire

o 6:00pm - Freshman band performs - New Concert Hall

o 6:40pm - Concert band performs - Old Auditorium

o 7:20pm - Symphonic Band performs - New Concert Hall

o 8:00pm - Wind Symphony performs - Old Auditorium

o 8:45pm - Wind Ensemble performs - New Concert Hall

o 9:30pm - Concert ends

Upcoming Spring Semester Dates

· January 5th – Wednesday – First Day back to School!

· January 6th – Thursday – Symphonic Band Rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm

· January 7th – Friday – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal – 3:00-5:00pm

· January 8th – Saturday – Area Auditions @ Coppell High School - 8:00am

· January 10th – Monday - Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – 3:00-5:00pm

· January 11th – Tuesday - Pit Orchestra Rehearsal – 3:00-5:00pm

· January 12th – Wednesday – Concert Band Rehearsal – 3:15 – 4:45pm

· January 13th – Thursday – TMEA All Region 31 Clinic / Rehearsal

· January 14th – Friday - TMEA All Region 31 Clinic & Concerts (yes you get to miss school!!!)

· January 17th – Monday – No School / MLK Day / Pit Orchestra –9:30am-11:00am & 1:00-5:00pm

· January 18th – Tuesday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 3:00 – 5:00pm

· January 19th – Wednesday – Concert Band Rehearsal – 3:15 – 4:45pm

· January 21st – Friday – Pit Orchestra – 3:00 – 5:00pm

· January 22nd – Saturday – Pit Orchestra – 1:00 – 5:00pm

· January 24th – Monday – Wind Ensemble – 3:00 – 5:00pm

· January 24th – Monday – Pit Orchestra – 4:00 – 9:30pm

· January 25th – Tuesday - Pit Orchestra – 4:00 – 9:30pm

· January 26th – Wednesday Pit Orchestra – 4:00 – 9:30pm

· January 27th – Thursday – Symphonic Band – 3:00 – 5:00pm

· January 27th – Thursday - Pit Orchestra – 4:00 – 9:30pm

· January 28th – Friday – Opening Night Perf “The Little Mermaid” – 7:00pm @ BHS Auditorium

· January 29th – Saturday – Performance #2 “The Little Mermaid” – 7:00pm @ BHS Auditorium

· January 30th – Sunday – Performance #3 “The Little Mermaid” – 2:30pm @ BHS Auditorium

· January 31st – Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – 3:00- 5:00pm

For the most up to date information – Please find the most update information on the Mighty Hawk Band at www.MightyHawkBand.com or follow us on Facebook (Birdville HS Mighty Hawk Band).



Mike Cheripka


Director of Bands


Birdville High School

Happy Friday Mighty Hawk Band!

We hope that everyone had a restful winter break and got to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and starting the Spring Semester!

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday

· Winter Break / No School

Tuesday

· Winter Break / No School

Wednesday

· First Day Back / Nothing after school

Thursday

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

Friday

· 3:00 – 5:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal “The Little Mermaid” (Main Band Hall)

Saturday

· Area Band Audition – (Coppell High School / 185 W. Parkway Blvd; Coppell, TX 75019)

· Please be sure to bring your $20 All-State Registration Fee should you make one of the All State Bands

· 8:15am arrive / check in / warm-up

· 9:00am Auditions begin

· 12:00pm All Rooms should be finished

Upcoming Spring Semester Dates

· January 5th – Wednesday – First Day back to School!