SUNDAY E-NEWS (Sept. 20-25)

Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!

Congratulations go out to all ofthe students who auditioned for the TMEA All Region 31 Jazz Bands this past Saturday. We had an amazing showing / our best results ever. Out of the 22 students that we had audition, 17 students placed in one of the performing Bands (a new school record), 10 students advanced on to the AREA round (a new school record), and 5 students placed 1st overall (a new school record). Congratulations to the following students:

· Brady Goar – 1st overall Alto Saxophone (Advanced to AREA)

· Thien Vu – 4th overall Alto Saxophone

· Julie Lynch – 2nd overall Tenor Saxophone (Advanced to AREA)

· Alexis Palacio – 1st overall Bari Saxophone (Advanced to AREA)

· Sonya Demaree – 2nd overall Bari Saxophone

· Bryce Giese – 1st overall Tenor Trombone (Advanced to AREA)

· Carter Thompson – 5th over Tenor Trombone

· Michael Kiser – 6th overall Tenor Trombone

· Hannah Scaff – 7th overall Tenor Trombone

· Douglas Sisk – 2nd overall Bass Trombone (Advanced to AREA)

· Matthew Leeper – 1st overall Trumpet (Advanced to AREA)

· Ethan McCutchan – 3rd overall Trumpet (Advanced to AREA)

· Draven Mitchell – 4th overall Trumpet (Advanced to AREA)

· Samantha Young – 7th overall Trumpet

· Philip Mcilvain – 1st overall Guitar (Advanced to AREA)

· Owen Mcilvain – 2nd overall Bass

· Brendan Green – 2nd overall Drums (Advanced to AREA)

o Honorable Mention

o Bayley Daniels – 11th overall Trumpet (1st alternate)

o Collin Ammerman – 3rd overall Guitar (1st alternate)

We’re looking forward to a busy week of rehearsals, our annual Fall Rally with our middle school feeder programs, the BHS vs. Midlothan home game, and our first contest performance of the Season at the US Bands Southwest Regional at Saginaw High School.

The schedule for the week is as followed: “Adjusted Schedule due to Fall Rally / US Bands Regional”

Monday – Varsity Rehearsal

· 3:30 – 6:30pm Varsity Rehearsal in the FAAC

Tuesday – Non Varsity/ Varsity Rehearsal / Fall Rally

· 3:30 – 4:00pm Sprit Show Rehearsal

· 4:00 – 5:45pm Varsity Rehearsal in the FAAC

· 5:45 – 6:20pm Pizza Fundraiser / head to BHS to Change for Fall Rally

$5.00 for 2 Slices of Pepperoni Pizza and Bottle of Water

Black Show Shirt, Green Rehearsal Shorts, Game Day Ball Cap, Rehearsal Shoes

· 6:50pm – Head to FAAC for Fall Rally

· 7:00pm – 7:45pm Fall Rally

· 7:45pm – Group Dismissal / Put Equipment Away

· 8:00pm – Go Home

Wednesday – All Region Master Classes (B Week)

· 3:00 – 4:00pm

· 4:00 – 5:00pm

Thursday – Varsity Rehearsal

· 3:30 - 6:30pm Varsity Rehearsal

· 6:00 – 6:30pm Run through with Parents and Prop Crew On & Off the field with all Props

FridayBHS vs. Midlothan Home Game

· 3:15 – 3:45pm Rehearsal in the FAAC

· 3:45 – 5:30pm Go Home / Dinner on your own

· 5:30pm – Band Hall Opens / Get Dressed

· 6:00pm – Inspection

2021 White Rehearsal Shirt under Uniform

Girls Braid Hair (No Hats for Halftime Performance

· 6:15pm – Depart for FAAC

· 6:30pm – Pregame Performance of Spirit Show

· 7:00pm – Kick off

· 8:30pm ish – Halftime Performance

· 10:00pm ish – Game Ends

· 10:15pm ish – Group Dismiss / Go Home

Saturday – US Bands Southwestern Regional / Saginaw High School

· 8:00am – Band Hall Opens

· 8:30am – Rehearsal in the FAAC

· 10:00am – Run Through

· 10:15am – Load Truck / Eat a light Snack / Get Dressed

· 11:15am – Depart for Saginaw High School Stadium

· 11:45am – Arrive at Saginaw High School Stadium

· 1:00pm – Warm-Up

· 2:00pm –Gate

· 2:15pm – Performance

· 3:00pm – Prelim Awards

· 3:30pm – Lunch

· 5:00pm – Finals Begins

· 8:00pm – Finals Awards

· Dinner time will be determined based off of Finals performance time (Pizza after awards)

· 8:45pm – Depart for BHS

· 9:15pm – Arrive at BHS / Group Dismiss / UnloadTrucks

· 10:00pm – Go Home

Uniform Washing – We are asking that every student takes their own uniform Jacket and Pants home this week to wash them. Ms. Boyd (our uniform mom) has organized washing instructions and laundry detergent for each student. Please be sure to grab your uniform and be sure that it is washed and clean for Friday Nights Football Game / Saturdays Contest.

Another call for Parent Help – We are still in desperate need of parent help moving front ensemble equipment / show props on and off the field for our performances at Football games and Contests. It absolutely takes a village, and we desperately need more help. Please consider helping to ensure your kiddos success. If you are willing to help, please email Jenna Waters at We need you guys!!!

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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