Indoor Groups - If you missed the Winterguard and Black Gold Percussion Ensemble performances this past Saturday, you missed two wonderful performances! These students did outstanding at the Circuit Championships at Tate HS and ended the season on a high note! We are proud of all of these students. Both groups will perform their show one more time at the Spring concert on May 5th.
BPA Nominations - We are taking nominations for each position for the BPA Board for next year. These positions are President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer. You can read descriptions and responsibilities for each position on the BPA By-Laws by CLICKING HERE. Nominations can be emailed to me or submitted on paper to me. Please make sure you put the name of the person being nominated and position(s) in which they are nominated. Nominations will be accepted right up to the vote which will take place at the monthly meeting in April.
BPA Yardsale - The BPA will be hosting a mass yardsale on Saturday, April 15th 8am-3pm at the Milton High School track field. We will be taking any donation of items for this. You can either drop off items or arrange for them to be picked up by a BPA representative. Please contact Scottie Armstrong at (850)291-4800 or Arlene Wires at (850)910-5636 for more info or to arrange for pickup. Items will be accepted until April 7th.
State Concert MPA - I have put together a preliminary itinerary for FBA State Concert MPA. The Symphonic Band will be traveling to Leon HS in Tallahassee, FL on April 21st to perform for this. We will be traveling by charter bus. There is VERY limited seating on the bus since there are 52 students in Symphonic Band and there are only 55 seats. We will give more info in regards to this later. Here is the itinerary for that day so far:
7:30 - Call Time/ Load
8am CST - Depart for Tallahassee
12:30 EST - Arrive at Governor's Mall
12:30-1:30 Lunch at Governor's Mall
2pm - Arrive at Leon HS
3pm-4pm - Watch Bands
4:30 - Warm-up
5pm - PERFORM
6pm - Depart for MHS
7:30 - Arrive MHS/Unload/Go Home
Band Fees - As we get closer to the end of the school year, we need to make sure that all band fees have been paid in full. Please look at your charms accounts to see how much, if any, is owed. If you have trouble logging into your account, please let us know and we can reset your password. I will print statements soon to send home.
Drum Major Clinic - We will be holding a Drum Major audition clinic this Wednesday 3:45-5:30. Any student that is interested in auditioning to be one of the 2023-24 drum majors are encouraged to attend this clinic. Attendance is not required for the audition, however, we will be going over everything for the audition itself.
Tri-M Talent Show - The MHS chapter of Tri-M is hosting a talent show on April 14th in the auditorium. Any student interested in showing off your talents are encouraged to show us your moves! There is a $5 entry fee and a $100 cash prize. See Ms. Ruiz for entry forms.
That is all for now. I hope you have a wonderful week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to Charms:
Nathan Johnson - Wednesday
Samantha Jones - Friday
Irwanna Phillips - Friday
Chris Upton Jr. - Saturday
3:45-5pm - Concert Brass Sectional
4pm-6pm - Symphonic Band Rehearsal
6:30 - All-State Students Recognized at School Board Meeting
3:45-5:30 - Drum Major Auditions Clinic
4pm-6pm - Concert Band Rehearsal
4pm-9pm - Firehouse Subs Spirit Night
Good Friday No Classes
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Mr. Hooten visiting 6th period
Tues - Symphonic Woodwind Sectional, Concert Band Rehearsal
Wed - Tri-M Meeting
Thurs - Symphonic Band Rehearsal, Concert Woodwind Sectional
Fri - Tri-M Talent Show, Panda Express Spirit Night
Sat - BPA Yardsale
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLAKC & GOLD!!!