BAND NEWS (APRIL 25-29)

Hello Mighty Hawk Band!

We wanted to start off this week’s news with a big congratulations to the Smithfield and Richland Middle Schools for their success at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest this past week. We are so proud of our future Mighty Hawk Band members!


Percussion Concert: Please join us for the Birdville Cluster Percussion Ensemble Concert on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30PM in the Henry Schraub Theater at Birdville High School, under the direction of Dr. Akira Robles. Our high school students are fresh off an incredible round of performances at TCU, you don’t want to miss it! Performances will include ensembles from Birdville HS, Smithfield MS, and Richland MS. Come support the incredible percussionists of the Birdville Cluster.


Tarleton State Jazz Festival: The Birdville Jazz Ensemble and Fifth Period Jazz Band will be performing at Tarleton State University on Friday, April 29th. Students will be ready to depart Birdville HS at 11:00am. Lunch will be provided to students on the bus, but students must bring money for dinner. FPJ performs at 2:00 and Birdville Jazz Ensemble performs at 5:00pm. Students will arrive back to BHS at around 10:00pm that night.


Solo Contest: The Birdville Solo Contest will take place on Friday, May 6th after school. If you are entered into the contest, please make sure you turn in your $5 entry fee to Mr. Cheripka no later than May 3rd. If you are playing with an accompanist, please make sure you have signed up for a time, turned in the music score, and have a plan to pay your accompanist $40 at the start of your first rehearsal.


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


Leadership Auditions: If any students are interested in applying for a leadership position for next year, please fill out this interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwX9ybHFxk2lYmiioMaBRkTbMPoQMqeCYqQa2wC5qZJukvHQ/viewform.


Band Banquet: The annual Band Banquet will be Friday, May 20th at the Hurst Conference Center. Doors will open at 6:30 and the event will begin at 7:00. Tickets can be purchased via the qr codes posted in the band hall or on our website https://www.mightyhawkband.com/. If you have photos from this year you would like presented on the slide show or song requests, please submit those here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKv7u6gOElZnYRb1hrHWkoT1v63Fk_mN002NekvMOUxo5JyA/viewform.


Here is the schedule for the coming week:

Monday April 25th

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

Tuesday April 26th

  • Birdville Cluster Percussion Ensemble Concert 6:30 (BHS Auditorium)

Wednesday April 27th

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

Thursday April 28th

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

Friday April 29th

  • Tarleton State University Jazz Festival

  • Leave BHS at 11:00am

  • Arrive back to BHS at 10:00pm

  • Bring money for dinner


Thank you,

Birdville Band Directors



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