PLEASE GET FAIR SHARES IN NOW! THANK YOU!
Welcome to the 2nd week of the MPA season. We kicked off this season with a bang at FBA Solo & Ensemble this past Friday at Escambia High School. Congratulations to the following participants:
Adeline Belova - Flute Solo - SUPERIOR
Mesa Fitzgerald - Trombone Ensemble - EXCELLENT
Alyssa Gregg - Trombone Ensemble - EXCELLENT
Alyssa Welch - Trombone Ensemble - EXCELLENT
Alex Salter - Trombone Ensemble - EXCELLENT
Sara Heuer - Clarinet Solo - EXCELLENT
Tiffany Bullard - Clarinet Ensemble - SUPERIOR
Sara Massie - Clarinet Ensemble - SUPERIOR
Amber Burtschell - Clarinet Ensemble - SUPERIOR
Sydney Bates - Oboe Solo - SUPERIOR
Abigaille Flores - Piccolo Solo - EXCELLENT
Abigaille Flores - Flute Solo - SUPERIOR
Raywood Miller - Bari Sax Solo - SUPERIOR
Tory Woodward - Clarinet Solo - SUPERIOR
Jacob Still - Euphonium Solo - SUPERIOR
Garret Allen - Alto Sax Solo
Congratulations again to all of these students!
Now we get ready for round 2 of MPA season with Jazz MPA this Friday at Washington High School. Our own Blackwater Beats Jazz Band will be in performance at 4:45. I invite and encourage everyone to attend! Entry is FREE. Come out and support these students' hard work! The itinerary is below and can also be found by clicking HERE.
Congratulations to our varsity winterguard for their performance this past Saturday at Robertsdale HS as well! They pushed hard over this week and moved up to ranks in their class. Good job guard! You can see them as well as the JV winterguard perform again at the Pace indoor show on March 3rd.
We will be hosting a trip chaperone meeting this Tuesday at 6:30 in the band hall. All adults going on the trip are chaperones and will need to attend this important meeting. Firehouse Subs will be providing the meal for the night.
Next week is the last week of MPA season with Concert MPA for all three bands on Thursday, March 1st. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR REHEARSALS TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM ON THURSDAY!!! Just like in marching season, if you miss your rehearsal day, you will not perform with us on Thursday. If an emergency arises, please make sure you communicate that with us. Students, please make sure you communicate with your coaches as well to ensure you are at the rehearsal for the entire time. Parents, if you would like to help chaperone this event, please CLICK HERE. The official itinerary will be posted soon.
For anyone that would like to earn volunteer hours or work off the BPA incentive for fair shares, the BPA will be having a volunteer meat sticking Monday (today) at 6pm. Students and parents alike are welcome to come out. This will be at Trinity Lutheran across from the old K-Mart building. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
Students, don't forget to wear this year's show shirt and blue jeans or blue jean shorts for the 8th grade showcase Tuesday morning.
Finally, the USM Wind Ensemble will be making a special stop only at Milton HS on their way to Tampa and will be performing for our students and anyone else who would like to stop by and listen. The BPA is planning to feed the Wind Ensemble and needs your help. If you would like to sign-up to work in the softball concession stand that morning, please CLICK HERE.
That's all for now. I hope everyone has a stellar week!
Happy Birthday to the following students according to charms:
McKenzie Pittman - Sunday
Raywood Miller - Monday
Gabe Nestor - Thursday
Presidents Day (No Classes)
12pm-6pm - IP Rehearsal
6pm - Volunteer Meat Sticking (CLICK HERE to sign up)
9:30am-Noon - 8th Grade Showcase Pep Rally
3:45-5:30 - Concert Tubas/Bari Sax Sectional
4pm-6pm - Symphonic Band Rehearsal
4pm-9pm - Winterguard Rehearsal
6:30 - Trip Cahperone Meeting
11am - USM Wind Ensemble Performance (Concession Volunteers CLICK HERE)
4pm-5:30 - Panther Band Rehearsal
3:45-6pm - Concert Band Rehearal
4pm-9pm - Winterguard Rehearsal
6pm-9pm - IP Rehearsal
- 3:15 - Arrive Washington/Unload
- 4pm - Warm-up
- 4:45 - Performance
- 5:15 - Load Truck
- 6:15-8:15 - Watch Choctaw, Washington, Escambia, and Tate Perform
- 8:20 - Depart for Cordova Mall
- 9pm - Depart for MHS
- 9:45 - Arrive & Unload/Go Home
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Concert Band, IP
Tues - Symphonic Band, Winterguard
Wed - Panther Band
Thurs - CONCERT MPA
Sat - Indoor Show @ Pace HS JV & Varsity Winterguard Performing
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!