BAND E-NEWS (APRL 18-22)

Hello Mighty Hawk Band!

We have many congratulations to award and updates to announce from last week in the Mighty Hawk Band.

Band Auditions: Please remember that band audition submissions are due by Sunday, the 17th by 11:59 for all current 9th-11th graders. Current 8th graders will submit their band audition videos by Sunday, the 24th. Here is the link to submit videos and the audition music: https://forms.gle/E6w8Xp57AieHKatz7


Percussion Auditions: Percussionist will submit their audition by May 1st using this form: https://forms.gle/Vd1x7Kvq9baV1T919


UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest: Congratulations to all of our concert ensembles for their success at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest this week! The Concert Band was awarded with both excellent and superior ratings and the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble were awarded superior ratings. We are so proud of the students and all their hard work!


Birdville Percussion: Congratulations to the percussion ensembles who competed at the TCU Percussion Festival on Saturday, April 9th! Both ensembles played brilliantly and competed exceptionally against some stiff competition.

Congrats to the Palace ensemble: Lydia Keil, Sofie Aspaas, Matty Cantrell, Reina Corona, Jacob Cohen, Ella Atkins, Ella Kinney, Sara Martin, Edward Butler and Brendan Green, which placed 6th in the Advanced Large Ensemble Division. Their division was the hardest and most competitive at the festival, and our kids made their mark. One judge scored them a 91, and said it was one of the best groups of the day.


Congrats to the Shared Space contest group: Lydia Keil, Benjamin McAllister, Luke DeArmond, Sophia Manning, Carter Doughty, Edward Butler and Braden Cline.The Intermediate Small Ensemble WON their division! The judges were blown away by the musicianship and maturity of this group when compared to the rest of the division. We are very proud of these two groups and plan on returning to the contest (with more groups) next year.


Jazz Dinner Auction: Thank you to everyone who participated in the Jazz Dinner Auction last Friday. We were able to raise roughly $14,600 in funds that will directly benefit our students and the Mighty Hawk Band as a whole!


BHS Cluster Solo Contest: May 6th

Accompanist Sign Up

  • Students will sign up on the white board for their desired rehearsal day/time.

  • All piano accompaniment music is due on the music stand in front of the accompanist sign up by next Wednesday, April 20th.

Accompanist Payment

  • Students must pay their accompanist $40 at the start of their first rehearsal. Students can either pay by cash (exact change only) or by check made payable to their accompanist.

  • If a student signed up for the contest and later chooses to not participate for whatever reason, they are still responsible for paying the accompanist.

Entry Fee

  • The district has set a $5.00 entry fee for this event. This will be due directly to Mr. Cheripka by Tuesday, May 3rd.

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


Here is the schedule for the upcoming week:

Monday, April 18

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

Wednesday, April 20

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

Thursday, April 21

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

Friday, April 22

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

We hope everyone has a great three day weekend!


Thank you,

Birdville Band Directors

Band Schedule as of April 14th
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