Happy Fall Break Mighty Hawk Band!

Congratulations to everyone for an extremely successful trip to Mustang Oklahoma to defend out title at the Night Rider Invitational. The band had two extremely successful performances winning both Prelims and Finals as well as winning all captions across the board and was awarded an overall score of 81.3 (two points over second place). It was a great day for the Mighty Hawk Band. J


The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday – No School / Fall Break

Tuesday – No School / Fall Break


Wednesday – Varsity Rehearsal / TMEA Area Jazz Recording Session

· 3:00 – 5:30pm Varsity Rehearsal

· 4:00 – 9:00pm Host the TMEA Area Jazz Recording Session


Thursday –Varsity Rehearsal

· 3:30 – 6:30pm Varsity Rehearsal


Friday –BHS vs. Creekview

· 3:00 – 4:00pm

· 4:00pm – Go Home / Shower / Eat Dinner

· 5:30pm – Band Hall Open / Get Dressed (White Band Shirt)

· 6:00pm – Inspection

· 6:10pm – Head to the FAAC

· 6:20pm – Warm-Up in the West End Zone

· 7:00pm – Game Time

· 10:00pm ish – Game Ends / Stadium Clean Up

o Alto Saxophones / Low Woodwinds

· 10:30pm ish - Parent Pick Up


Saturday - BISD Marching Festival / Home Show

· You need to be dropped off by the FAAC since the BHS Band Hall Parking lot is a warm-up area

· 9:00 – 11:30am – Rehearsal on the BHS Turf Field

· 11:30am – Go Home or Work a Shift for the Festival

· 2:45pm – Band Hall Opens

· 3:15pm – Inspection

· 3:25pm – Move to Warm-Up

· 3:30pm – Warm-Up (Area B)

· 4:15pm- Warm-Up Ends / Move to Gate

· 4:30pm – Performance

· 4:45pm – Back to Band Hall / Group Dismiss

· 5:15pm – Parent Pick Up / Go Work a shift for the contest


September Payment - Just a friendly reminder that your October payment / balance of $50 is due. You can pay online Via Charms, or by check or cash in the band hall to Mr. Cheripka. Please be sure to make checks out to BHS with your students name / September Band Fee in the memo line.


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 Birdville Independent School District

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!


The schedule for the week is as follows:


Monday – Varsity Rehearsal

· 3:30 – 6:30pm


Tuesday – BISD Band Fest

· 3:30 – 4:30pm Rehearsal

· 4:30pm – Dinner

· 5:15pm – Get Dressed (Black Show Shirt)

· 5:45pm – Inspection

· 5:55pm – Head to Warm-Up

· 6:00pm – Warm-Up

· 6:40pm – Head to Gate

· 6:50pm - Gate

· 7:00pm – Performance

· 8:00pm – Dismissal

· 8:15pm – Parent Pick Up


Wednesday – Varsity Rehearsal

· 3:30 – 5:30pm


ThursdayWinter Park / NCBF Commitment & Deposits Due / Varsity Rehearsal  

· During Band Class - Winter Park / NCBF Commitment Contract & Deposits Due

· 3:30 – 5:30pm Varsity Rehearsal


Friday – No School / Marching Clinics / BHS vs. Grapevine

· 8:00 – 10:00am Rehearsal with Mr. Chavis

· 10:00am – Run Through

· 10:15am – Go Home / Relax / Eat Dinner

· 4:45pm – Band Hall Open / Get Dressed (White Band Shirt)

· 5:15pm – Inspection

· 5:25pm – Depart for Coppell High School Stadium

o Buddy Echols Field 185 W Parkway Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019

· 6:15pm – Arrive at Coppell High School Stadium

· 7:30pm – Game Time

· 10:30pm ish – Game Ends / Stadium Clean Up

· 11:00pm ish – Depart for BHS

· 11:30pm – Arrive at BHS / Group Dissmal / Parent Pick Up


Saturday – Mustang Night Rider Invitational – Mustang OK

· 8:30am – 9:30am – Rehearsal

· 9:30am – Run Through

· 9:45am – Load Truck / Change into Compression Shorts, Black Show Shirt, Bus Clothes

· 10:45pm – Load Buses

· 11:00am – Depart for Mustang High School Stadium

o 300 W. Juniper Dr. Mustang OK 73064

· 12:30pm-ish - Lunch on the Bus

· 2:30pm – Arrive at Mustang High School Stadium / Get Dressed / Unload Truck

· 3:20pm – Warm-Up

· 4:15pm – Performance

· 4:45pm – Announcement of 10 Finalist Bands

· 7:00pm – Finalist Band #1

· Dinner Time will depend on Finals Performance Time

· 10:00pm – Awards / Full Retreat

· 11:00pm – Depart for BHS

· 2:30am – Arrive at BHS / Group Dismiss / Parent Pick Up


September Payment - Just a friendly reminder that your September payment of $100 is due. You can pay online Via Charms, or by check or cash in the band hall to Mr. Cheripka. Please be sure to make checks out to BHS with your students name / September Band Fee in the memo line. 


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 Birdville Independent School District

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

Congratulations to everyone on a rollercoaster of a Saturday at the Bands of America West Texas Regional in Midland Texas. We placed 3rd in our class in prelims and advanced on to the finals competition that evening. We had our best run through of the season in finals and everyone felt great coming off of the field. This was only the 2nd time in school history that the Mighty Hawk Band has made finals in the State of Texas at a Bands of America contest (the last being in 2010) and tied the highest Band of America placement in school history placing 7th in finals. Congratulations guys! That’s the way we wanted to start the competition season. We’re looking forward to finishing Mvt. 3 this week, starting Mvt. 4 as well as having a great week of homecoming festivities.


The schedule for the week is as followed:


Monday – Non Varsity Rehearsal with Drill Team / Varsity Rehearsal

· 3:30 – 4:00pm (Rehearse with the Drill Team at 3:45)

· 4:00 – 5:00pm Varsity (Finish Part III)

· 5:30 – Homecoming Parade

· 6:00pm – Homecoming Pep Rally (Spirit Show Performance)


Tuesday – Varsity Rehearsal

· 3:30 – 7:30pm (Learn Part 4)


Wednesday – Region Band Sectionals (A Week)

· 3:00 – 4:00pm

· 4:00 – 5:00pm


Thursday – Varsity Rehearsal

· 3:30 – 6:30pm


Friday – Homecoming Game BHS vs. R.L. Turner

· 3:00 – 3:45 Rehearsal

· 3:45 – 5:30pm – Go Home / Shower / Eat Dinner

· 5:30pm – Band Hall Open / Get Dressed

· 5:50pm – Inspection

· 6:00pm – Depart for FAAC

· 6:10pm – Warm-Up in the West End Zone

· 6:30pm – Pre Game Perform

· 7:00pm – Game Time (We will not perform at Half Time Due to Homecoming Festivities)

· 10:00pm ish – Game Ends / Stadium Clean Up (Trumpets / Mellophones)

· 10:30pm ish – Parent Pick Up


September Payment - Just a friendly reminder that your September payment of $100 is due. You can pay online Via Charms, or by check or cash in the band hall to Mr. Cheripka. Please be sure to make checks out to BHS with your students name / September Band Fee in the memo line.


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 Birdville Independent School District

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