Dear Mighty Hawk Band,
Hello everyone! We are SO incredibly proud of all of our students for putting the final page of drill and the final chord of "The Ruins" on the field, this is an exciting milestone for every band program! We had a guest clinician/judge come to our rehearsal on Friday, Mr. Jeff King who often adjudicates Region, Area, and State Marching Contests. He was very complimentary of the show and the students, providing some GREAT feedback as we head into Region Marching Contest on Tuesday. Now we will begin the process of polishing the details and elevating the show to incredible heights. Now more than ever, this is the time where we need all performers in attendance, on time, and fully engaged at every rehearsal.
It's hard to believe it, but we are already nearing the end of the marching season! The Area F marching contest is just 2 weeks from today - pending positive results from Tuesday's UIL Region Marching Contest of course. Should we be so fortunate enough as to advance to the 5A State Marching Contest we are just 24 days from the potential final performance of "The Ruins". With the recent competitive realignment across the state of Texas and new incredible competitors joining our Area, thepath to 5A State Marching Contest is harder than it ever has been before! In order for the students to achieve the incredible honor of attending this contest, its' members will need to commit to each other, commit to the process, and trust that the staff is truly working our tails off to give them every opportunity to perform a show that is competitive at the highest levels across the state.
When performers in an ensemble have this buy in...pressure creates diamonds. It is in the intensity of fine tuning each detail and the repetition of habitual excellence that we will see something truly magical take place in their performances. We hope that each of our performers joins us on the path toward this level of superior performance. And of course, we'll make incredible memories and have A LOT of fun along the way!
A Few Announcements
Congratulations to Brady Goar for being crowned the 2021 Birdville HS Homecoming King!! As well as to Brooke Isbell for her selection to the 2021 Birdville HS Homecoming Court!
The TMF Store is OPEN until this Sunday at 11:59PM - https://www.mightyhawkband.com/store
We (please) NEED additional volunteers for Birdville Marching Festival & Area F Marching Contest (both at the FAAC). You must be approved through the district to volunteer. Please pass along this information to anyone you think may be interested as well. If you have any questions, please reach out. Sign up is below!
10/16 Marching Festival - BHS
10/23 Area F 5A Marching Contest
10/25 Area F 5A Marching Contest MAKE-UP
And now, here is the two week look ahead!
THIS Week (October 10th to 16th)
Monday - Evening Rehearsal 6PM to 9PM
No School This Day
5:30PM - Band Hall Opens (students grab instruments, shakos, and props)
9PM - Load the Truck for UIL & Go Home!
Tuesday - UIL Region Marching Contest & Varsity Rehearsal 3:30-6:30PM
7AM - Band Hall Opens
7:30AM - Inspection in the Band Hall
7:45AM - Load the Buses for Pennington Field
9:45AM - Warm Up Starts
10:30AM - Perform @ Pennington Field
12PM - Return to BHS, unload the truck, eat lunch, attend 6th/7th periods
3:30-6:30PM - Varsity Rehearsal
Wednesday - Area Jazz Recording
This only applies to select students who advanced from Region Jazz Auditions
Thursday - Varsity Rehearsal 3:30-6:30PM
Friday - Away Football Game VS. Richland HS
3:30-4:30PM - Game Day Run Through ALL members
6PM - Band Hall Opens (come to school with hair braided already!)
6:15PM - Inspection
6:30PM - Transit to FAAC Visitor Stands
7PM - Game Starts
10PM (ish) - Game Ends
Saturday - Birdville Marching Festival
2PM - Band Hall Opens
2:30PM - Inspection in the Cafeteria
3:15PM - Warm Up
4:15PM - Perform in the FAAC
5PM - Watch Performance & Adjudication
6PM - Dismiss & Go Home!
NEXT Week (October 17th to 23rd)
Monday - Varsity Rehearsal
Tuesday - Nothing! Rehearsal moved to Wednesday due to FAAC availability.
Wednesday - FAAC Varsity Rehearsal
Thursday - Spirit Show & Varsity Rehearsal
3:30-4PM - Spirit Show
4-6PM - Varsity Rehearsal
Friday - Home Football Game VS. Colleyville Heritage HS
3:15-4:15PM - Game Day Run Through
5:45PM - Band Hall Opens
6PM - Inspection
6:30PM - Spirit Show
7PM - Game Starts
10PM (ish) - Game Ends & Go Home!
Saturday - Area F Marching Contest
Details TBA after UIL Region Marching Contest
Thank you all for everything you do! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Josh Stover & The Birdville Band Staff