Happy Sunday Mighty Hawk Band!
Congratulations to everyone on a long, but awesome weekend at the Bands of America Southwestern Regional in McAllen Texas this past Saturday. I am very proud to say that in Prelims, the Mighty Hawk Band placed 2nd in our class of 12 bands (We are class 3A in Bands of America / they only count the overall school size grades 10-12 and classifications only go up to 4A) and advanced on to the Finals Competition (they take the top 10 highest scoring bands regardless of classification to compete head to head). At the conclusion of finals, the Mighty Hawk Band Placed 6th overall which is the highest placement in a Bands of America Regional in school history. They also received a 1st division rating with a score of 72.10 and also placed 2nd overall in the individual music caption. We couldn’t have been more proud of our work and what a great way to start of the competition season.
I would like to personally thank / give a shout out to our incredible parent volunteers that went on the trip with us. From the logistics team being absolutely amazing transporting our equipment and building the props, to our chaperones who were awake for almost two straight days making sure that our kiddos were safe and well fed, it truly was an incredible display of team work, comradery, family, and community. I couldn’t have been more proud to be associated with the Mighty Hawk Band and our band family. I was also soooo happy to see so many parents help out loading water and food on the busses before we left, and once we returned from the trip helped unload the busses. It really does take a village, and our village is a pretty great place to be. What a great weekend for the Mighty Hawk Band!
The schedule for the week is as follows:
Monday – Varsity Rehearsal / Percussion Rehearsal
· 3:30-6:30pm – Varsity Rehearsal
· 5:30 – 8:30pm – Percussion Rehearsal
Tuesday – Non-Varsity Rehearsal / Varsity Rehearsal / Percussion PASIC Rehearsal
· 3:30 – 4:00pm Non Varsity Rehearsal with Drill Team (Drill Team Tune “Believer”)
· 4:00 – 6:00pm Varsity Rehearsal
· 3:30 – 6:30pm Percussion Pasic Rehearsal
Wednesday – All Region Sectionals / Percussion PASIC Rehearsal
· 3:00 – 4:00pm Clarinet – Cheripka / Euphonium – Hackworth / Flute - Chang
· 4:00 – 5:00pm Trumpet– Cheripka / Tuba – Hackworth / Oboe – Chang
· 3:00 – 5:30pm Percussion PASIC Rehearsal
Thursday – Varsity Rehearsal
· 3:30 – 6:00pm Varsity Rehearsal
Friday – BHS vs. R. L. Turner (away game at Standridge Stadium)
· 3:00 – 4:00pm – Rehearsal / Run Through
· 4:00 – 4:40pm – Eat Dinner (Provided for you)
· 4:40pm – Change into Uniform
· 5:00pm – Inspection in Cafeteria in full uniform
· 5:15pm – Depart
· 6:00pm – Arrive at Standridge Stadium
o Stadium Address: 1330 Valwood Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75006
· 7:00pm – Kick Off
· 8:30pm ish – Half Time Performance
· 10:00pm ish – Game Ends
· 10:30pm ish – Depart for BHS
· 11:00pm ish - Arrive at BHS / Group Dismissal / Unload the Truck / Parent Pick Up
Saturday – Percussion PASIC Rehearsal
· 8:00am – 12:00pm
A message from our Uniform Team – After this weekend’s performance in McAllen, we would like to do a uniform washing this week. We are asking for families to please take home a few uniforms (about 10 per load) and wash them before Friday’s game. We provide the laundry soap and washing instruction. We will be in the uniform closet today (Monday) from about 6:15-6:45pm for folks to come and pick them up. Thank you all in advance for your help.
A message from our Volunteer Co-ordinator- Please take a minute and visit the following link below to sign up and volunteer at one of the marching contests that we host. We need a lot of human beings from the Mighty Hawk Band and every little bit helps. Thank you guys so much!
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