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Sunday E-News (May 13-18)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

I’d like to thank our social officers for putting together our annual year in review Band Banquet. This past Friday was a great time had by all. It was so nice to see how much the Mighty Hawk Band of 2018-2019 has accomplished. It’s been one of the most successful years yet. A very special thank you goes out to Lauren and Suzie McMahon for all of their planning to make the event a reality.

Another thank you goes out to everyone who volunteered to help host the annual BISD Solo Contest this past Saturday. We had over 1,500 kids come through the doors of BHS and everything ran smoothly. Thank you guys for donating your time and efforts. A very special thank you to Carrie Visage for putting on the judges hospitality for the day. J

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday – Last Wind Ensemble Rehearsal for the year / Drumline Master Class

· 3:00 – 5:00pm Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

· 5:30 – 7:30pm Drumline Master Class

Tuesday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

· 3:30 – 5:00pm Wind Ensemble Recording Concert

Wednesday – Jazz Band Recording Sessions

· 2:50 – 4:00pm FPJ Recording

· 4:00 – 5:30pm Jazz Ensemble

Thursday – Birdville Cluster Concerto Contest

· 5:00 – 7:00pm Gateway Church

o Required for all Wind Ensemble / Symphonic Band members

Friday – Mighty Hawk Band Leadership Auditions

· 3:30 – 5:30pm BHS Band Hall

BHS Cluster Concerto Contest - The 19th annual BHS Cluster Concerto Concert will be held this coming Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Gateway Church North Richland Hills Campus. Students from Richland Middle School, Smithfield Middle School, and Birdville High School will compete head to head against the other students from their school to be named the best of the best individual musician, the “Concerto Contest Champion”. Each winner will be awarded a trophy. It’s always an incredible night of musicianship and fun.

Fee and Fine List – All Band fees should be paid in full by this point in time unless you have made an alternate payment plan with Mr. Cheripka. If you have not paid your fees by this Friday, you will be placed on the Fee and Fine list and will be unable to take your final exams. Any Senior that is placed on the Fee and Fine list will not be eligible to walk at Graduation. If you are unsure if you have a balance due, be sure to ask a director. Please take care of you fee’s ASAP.

UIL Physical Exam Forms Just a friendly reminder that your UIL Physical Exam is due by May 24th. Please turn you forms into Mr. Hackworth. You cannot participate in any marching activity until we receive your Physical Form (That is a new UIL State of Texas rule).

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Mike Cheripka Director of Bands Birdville High School Birdville Independent School District