THANKSGIVING BREAK NEWSLETTER

Happy Thanksgiving Break Mighty Hawk Band!

Congratulations goes out to everyone who participated in the TMEA All Region 31 Jazz Band Clinic and Concert this past week. Both All Region Jazz Bands did an incredible job and it was so nice to see that many students representing Birdville High School at such a high level. Congratulations again on a job well done!

A very special congratulations goes out to Matthew Leeper for being ranked #3 in the entire state on Jazz Trumpet and was selected to the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble 1, and to Brady Goar for being ranked #4 in the entire state on Jazz Alto Saxophone and being selected to the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble 2. Both Matthew and Brady will travel to San Antonio with the Band Staff in February to the Texas Music Educators Association Convention to perform with the best of the best jazz students from all over Texas. A well-deserved shout out goes to Alexis Palacio for being ranked #3 in the state on Baritone Saxophone and is the “First Alternate” to Jazz Ensemble 2 and to Douglas Sisk who was ranked #5 in the state on Bass Trombone and is the “First Alternate” to Jazz Ensemble 2 as well. We couldn’t be more proud of you guys!

We’re looking forward to a week filled with Family, Friends, and Turkey!

The schedule for the week is as followed: Enjoy your week off / Happy Thanksgiving Break!

The Countdown for the Fall Semester

· November 29th – Monday- All-Region Band Phase 1 Auditions (Woodwinds) Coppell HS 5pm

· November 29th - Monday - Brass / Percussion Concert Uniform Fittings! 3:00pm

· November 30th– Tuesday - All-Region Band Phase 1 Auditions (Brass/Percussion) Coppell HS 5pm

· November 30th – Tuesday - Woodwind Concert Uniform Fittings 3:00pm

· December 1st – Wednesday - Concert Band Rehearsal 3:15-4:45

· December 2nd – Thursday - Symphonic Band Rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm

· December 3rd – Friday - Concert Uniform Fitting Make-Up 3:00pm

· December 4th – Saturday – All Region Band 9th Grade Auditions Coppell HS 8:00am

· December 4th – Saturday – All Region Band Phase 2 / Singleton Instrument Coppell HS 1:00pm

· December 6th – Monday – Winter Jazz Band Concert 7:00pm

· December 7th – Tuesday – Wind Ensemble Dress Rehearsal 3:00-4:30pm

· December 8th – Wednesday – Winter Jazz / Steel Band Elementary Tour 10:00am-12:00pm

· December 8th – Wednesday – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal 3:15-4:45pm

· December 9th – Thursday – Symphonic Band Rehearsal – 3:00-5:00pm

· December 9th – Thursday – Winter Band Concert 7:00pm

· December 10th – Friday – Smithfield Winter Band Concert

· December 13th – Monday – Band Placement Auditions / Semester Exam (during class)

· December 14th – Tuesday – Band Placement Auditions / Semester Exam (during class)

· December 15th – Wednesday - Band Placement Auditions / Semester Exam (during class)

· December 15th – Wednesday – Jazz Ensemble @ NRH Senior Centre 10:00am-12:00pm

· December 16th – Thursday - Half Day - Semester Exams

· December 16th- Thursday – Half Day – Symphonic Band 11:45am-12:45am

· December 17th – Friday - Half Day - Semester Exams

· December 18th – January 4th – Winter Break!!!

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Mike Cheripka

Director of Bands

Birdville High School

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