Sunday E-News (May 17-22)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

Congratulations on a fantastic week Mighty Hawk Band family! Thank you to all of you who came out to hear your students perform live at our Senior Recognition Spring Band Concert this past Tuesday! Congratulations to our 2021 Senior Band students who performed in their final concert as a Mighty Hawk Band member.


Congratulations also goes out to our Birdville Cluster Concerto finalists who performed this last Friday evening at Gateway Church. Mikayla Hayes, Jacob Cohen, Matthew Leeper, Lauren Cram, Reina Corona, and Sophie Connolly were our six finalists representing the very best of the Mighty Hawk Band. A major congratulations goes out to MATTHEW LEEPER for being named the 2021 Birdville Concerto Grand Champion!!! Overall, we could not be more proud of all the performances Friday night.


Lastly, we could not be more thrilled for the turnout we had at this weekend's 2021-2022 Parent Meeting. We had standing room only (and some were even in the AP Music Theory hallway) and there was so much excitement and enthusiasm for next season. We are so excited to have a normal marching season this fall, get ready! If you missed the meeting and need any information regarding Summer Band and the fall season, please contact Mr. Cheripka for details.

The schedule for the week is as follows:


Monday – 8th Grade Marching Clinic #2

· 5:00 – 7:00pm All current 8th & 9th grade students + All Leadership auditionees + Battery Percussion (Meet in Band Hall first)

Tuesday – Jazz Band Auditions/RMS Spring Band Concert

· 3:00 – 5:00pm Jazz Auditions in Jazz Hall

· 6:30 – 8:00pm RMS Spring Band Concert in RMS Main Gym


Wednesday – Percussion Masterclass/Incoming Freshmen Auditions

· 4:30 – 6:30pm Full Percussion Masterclass (Battery + Front Ensemble)

· Incoming Freshmen Band Placement Auditions after school (Winds Only)


Thursday – Leadership Auditions/Percussion Masterclass

· 2021 Leadership Auditions after school

· 4:30 – 6:30pm Full Percussion Masterclass (Battery + Front Ensemble)


Friday – Nothing After School / Enjoy your Evening Off


Saturday – 8th Grade Marching Clinic #1 Make Up (Rain out make up date)

· 10:00 – 12:00pm All current 8th & 9th grade students + Leadership + Battery Percussion (BHS Practice Field)

The Count Down Begins! ***Please look closely as a few things have changed***

· April 6th –BHS Jazz Band Concert with Colleyville Heritage High School 7:00pm (BHS Auditorium)

· April 20th – BHS Ensemble Recital 4:00 – 6:00pm (BHS Café)

· April 23rd – 8th Grade Marching Clinic #1 – 5:00 – 7:00pm (BHS Practice Field)

· May 4th – BHS Band Banquet – 7:00pm (Bowden Hotel)

· May 6th – BHS Cluster Percussion Concert 7:00pm (BHS Main Gym)

· May 7th – BHS Cluster Solo Contest 4:30 – 8:00pm (BHS)

· May 8th – Rescheduled Jazz Dinner and Auction – 7:00pm (Hurst Conference Center)

· May 11th – BHS Senior Recognition / Spring Concert 7:00pm (BHS Main Gym)

· May14th – BHS Concerto Contest 6:00pm (Gateway Church)

· May 15th - 2021-2022 Mighty Hawk Marching Band Parent Meeting 9:00am

· May 17th –8th Grade Marching Clinic #2 5:00 – 7:00pm (BHS Practice Field)

· May 18th – 2021-2022 Jazz Band Auditions

· May 19th – Incoming Freshman Concert Band Placement Auditions

· May20th – 2021-2022 Leadership Auditions

· May 22nd – 8th Grade Marching Clinic #1 Make Up – 10:00am – 12pm

· May 25th – May Camp ½ day #1 4:30 – 6:30pm (Outside Marching)

· May 26th – May Camp ½ day #2 4:30 – 6:30pm (Inside Playing)

· May 27th – BHS Graduation (Globe Life Field) 4:00pm (band is not performing)

· May 28th – May Camp Full Day #3 8:00-11:00am (Outside Marching) 1:00 – 4:00pm (Inside Playing)

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

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



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