Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

We’re looking forward to a week of All Region Recordings and our Winter Concerts!

The Schedule for the week is as followed:

Monday – All Region Phase 2 / Freshman All Region Recordings

· 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday – All Region Phase 2 / Freshman All Region Recordings

· 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday – All Region Phase 2 / Freshman All Region Recordings / Concert Band Rehearsal

· 3:00pm – 6:00pm All Region Recordings Blocks

· 3:15pm – 4:45pm – Concert Band Rehearsal

Thursday – Wind Ensemble Run Thru / Symphonic Band Run Thru / Jazz Winter Concerts

· 3:15pm – 4:00pm Wind Ensemble Run Thru In the Main Band Hall

· 4:15pm – 5:00pm Symphonic Band Run Thru In the Main Band Hall

· Reserved Tickets for Live performance / Limited Seating / Face Coverings Required

· Concert will also be live streamed via Facebook Live

Friday – Concert Bands Winter Concert

· 7:00pm – In the Birdville High School Main Gym

· Reserved Tickets for Live performance / Limited Seating / Face Coverings Required

· Concert will also be live streamed via Facebook Live

The 2020 Winter Jazz Concert is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Birdville High School Band Hall. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Please allow immediate family members of students who are performing to register first. Students are permitted 2 attendees for the concert. We will send out an email if tickets become available. We will be broadcasting live via Facebook so you won't miss any of the performance. Please visit www.mightyhawkband.com in Upcoming Events to register.


The 2020 Winter Concert featuring the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band is scheduled for Friday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Birdville High School Main Gym. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Please allow immediate family members of students who are performing to register first. Students are permitted 2 attendees for the concert. We will send out an email if tickets become available. We will be broadcasting live via Facebook so you won't miss a minute of the performance. Please visit www.mightyhawkband.com in Upcoming Events to register.

Both events require ticket for entry. Save your ticket to your mobile device and show at the door. Do not bring a printed ticket. Social distancing and mask protocols will be strictly enforced. It is a true gift to be able to share our music with you. The students have been working hard to showcase their talent in a live performance. Let's celebrate the season with joy and hope for a healthy and prosperous new year. We will share the Facebook Live event information with everyone in the coming days! Stay tuned for a great performance from the Birdville High School Band.




Mike Cheripka


Director of Bands


Birdville High School


Birdville Independent School District

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

I hope that everyone had a restful Thanksgiving Break, and took some time to decompress from all of the craziness this Semester has thrown at us and is ready to push hard for the next three weeks to the Winter Break.


Congratulations to everyone again on a super successful performance of “City of Dreams” (the indoor show that we’ve been working on all semester) this past Friday evening at the BHS vs. Red Oak Football Game. I couldn’t have been more proud of the way that everyone performed…especially our freshman who had their first “show” performance, and our seniors who had their final “show” performance. I know it’s not the grand productions that we are all used to, but it was still special none the less getting to hear the freshman talk about how nervous they were before the performance as well as seeing seniors teary eyed and taking pictures with their sections after their final marching band performance. It was a very special evening for sure and I couldn’t have been more proud of the hard work that everyone put into making it a solid performance. Nice work guys!


The Schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

3:15 – 5:15pm

o Start Split – Brass with Mr. Stover in the Jazz Hall / Percussion with Mr. Figueredo in the Percussion Hall / Woodwinds with Mr. Cheripka in the Main Rehearsal Hall.

o 4:00pm – Full Ensemble


Tuesday – Nothing After School / All Region Help

Enjoy your Evening off


Wednesday – Concert Band Rehearsal - 3:15 – 4:45pm


Thursday – Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 3:15 – 5:15pm


Friday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal - 3:15 – 5:15pm


Saturday – All Region Phase 2 / Freshman All Region Recording

Window Opens- 10:00am Saturday morning – Wednesday, December 9th 11:59pm.


Upcoming Performances - I know that we have not been very communicative regarding plans for upcoming performances and activities. Please know this has been intentional and that this is not the normal operating procedures. It seems like everything that we have pre-planed has either gotten cancelled, or moved for one reason or another and so we’ve just been trying to do our best on a week to week schedule based on the status of the Pandemic. Thank you all so much for understanding and being patient with us as we navigate these uncharted waters. We have the dates for our Holiday Concerts!!!


Winter Jazz Band Concerts will be on Thursday, December 10th at 7:000pm in the Main Band Hall. Limited Seating is available for an in person audience. Streaming / access to the recording of the performance will also be available online.

Winter Concert Bands Concerts will be on Friday, December 11th at 7:00pm in the Main Gym of BHS. Reserved seating is available to the first 250 people (only two people per family). Streaming / access to the recording of the performance will also be available online. More information to come on seating reservations later this week.

See you guys tomorrow!



Mike Cheripka

Director of Bands

Birdville High School

Birdville Independent School District


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

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