Sunday E-News (Apr 26-May 2)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

I hope that everyone is doing well and is continuing to take care of themselves. Now that Governor Abbot has officially cancelled the return to school for the 2019-2020 school year, we can move forward with a plan for some of our upcoming events. Please see below.

2020 Show Reveal / Meeting - We will have our annual show reveal / tour schedule meeting this coming Thursday, April 30th at 7:00pm via zoom. Please follow the link below and we hope to see you all there!

Meeting ID: 618 946 0624

Password: 323326

BISD Solo Contest / BHS Cluster Concerto Contest – Even though the BISD Solo Contest is officially cancelled, the staff felt it important to still hold the annual concerto contest so that the hard work of our best individual musicians can still be showcased and a winner can still have their name on the plaque in the hall of fame in our foyer. Please see the info on how the competition will work below.

2020 Birdville Cluster Concerto Competition Guidelines:

Any student that is interested in competing in the annual Birdville Cluster Concerto Competition must send a video performance of your solo (without an accompanist) and a copy of your solo to  All concerto applicant submissions are due by May 9th, 2020 by 11:59pm (This was the original date for the BISD Solo Contest).  Please follow the following steps:  

  1. In the video, please be sure to state your name, your solo title and composer.  

  2. Your video should be uploaded to YouTube as a private link (Only those with a link can view) and your YouTube video title should have the following information:  2020 Birdville Cluster Concerto Audition - Your Name.  

  3. Copy and Paste your YouTube URL to the email submission

  4. Using a scanner or Scanner App (There are numerous FREE Apps), in the email submission, please include a PDF version of your solo.

  5. Be sure to email both your YouTube video AND your solo sheet music to by Saturday, May 9th, 2020 by 11:59pm to be considered for the Birdville Cluster Concerto Competition.

Winners selected to perform will be announced by Monday, May 11th and we will have our first ever Zoom LIVE Birdville Cluster Concerto Competition on Friday, May 15th starting at 5PM, more details as far as how to watch/participate soon! 

2020 Leadership Auditions:

ATTENTION ALL INTERESTED DRUM MAJOR/LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES:  Please fill out the 2020 Birdville Band Leadership Application link below.  All Leadership/Drum Major Applications are due by Friday, May 1st at 11:59PM.

Upon completion, all applicants must immediately register for their Zoom Interview scheduled for May 6th, 2020.  Please note that ALL applicants must register by Sunday, May 3rd before 11:59PM.  To sign up for your Zoom Interview please click the following link:

NOTE:  Leadership Applicants MUST complete the application AND attend the May 6th Zoom interview to be considered.  Students, please do your best to sign up for the earliest available time slots first.  In addition, please be sure you have joined the Zoom meeting at least 10 minutes prior to your Interview start time so we can be sure to stay on schedule.  Mr. Figueredo will personally email you your Zoom Meeting ID and Password once you have completed both the application and interview registration.

2020 Year in Review / Band Banquet – Even though we will be unable to have our annual Year in Review Band banquet, we are absolutely still planning to put together the banquet video. Seniors, please send your baby picture / senior picture that you would like included in the video to

I think that’s it for now. Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Remember, Stay Calm, and Wash Your Hands!       BBE!

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

Mike Cheripka

Director of Bands

Birdville High School

Birdville Independent School District

This email has been sent via Charms Office Assistant on behalf of:Birdville High School Band 9100 Mid Cities Blvd North Richland Hills, TX 76180

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