Sunday E-News (May 6-11)

Updated: Jul 28, 2019

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

Congratulations to the Birdville High School Wind Ensemble on a fabulous performance at the Directors Choice Showcase of Music at the Murchison Performing Arts Center this past Saturday. The performance was a very special one that I’ll remember for a very long time. I am very proud to say that the Wind Ensemble received Superior Ratings from all three judges, was selected as the outstanding band in our class, and also selected as the Grand Champion of the Festival. Way to go guys! J

A very special thank you goes out to our amazing parents for all of their hard work in the bus barn this morning cleaning up the prop building / storage area. It looks great! You guys are awesome! J

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal / Drumline Master Class

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

· 4:30 – 6:30pm Drumline Master Class

Tuesday – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal / Drumline Master Class / Jazz Band Spring Concert

· 3:00 – 4:00pm Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

· 4:30 – 6:30pm Drumline Master

· 7:00pm – Jazz Band Concert

Wednesday –Rose Parade Audition Rehearsal Taping or Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

· 3:45 – 6:00pm Rose Parade Rehearsal at the FAAC with RHS / HHS

o Marching Horns / Water Jugs / You need to take your uniforms and shakos to the FAAC

· If the Rose Parade Audition is rained out again, we will have a Wind Ensemble Rehearsal in it’s place from 3:00 – 4:30pm

Thursday – Wind Ensemble Recording Concert at Haltom High School

· 4:30 – 5:15pm Warm-Up / Spot Check

· 5:30pm – Wind Ensemble Performance

· 6:00pm – Richland Middle School Warm-Up

· 6:30pm – Performance

· 7:00pm – Smithfield Middle School Warm-Up

· 7:30pm – Performance

Friday – Band Banquet / Year in Review Celebration

· 6:00 – 10:00pm Hurst Convention Center

· Dress is Semi Formal / Gentlemen a nice Suit or Shirt and Tie / Ladies a nice Dress

· Must have purchased a ticket to attend

Saturday – Host BISD Solo Contest

· 8:00am – 5:00pm Birdville High School

· In need of volunteers.

· Freshman on Thursday

· Everyone else on Friday

BISD Solo Contest Piano Accompanist Continue this week – Please be sure to double check which day and time you have your piano accompanist rehearsals this week. You should plan to arrive 15min before your rehearsal to warm up. Your $40.00 was due at your first rehearsal and should have been given directly to your accompanist. All checks should be made payable directly to your accompanist (Not BUBB or BHS).

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.

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

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