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Weekly Update (2/12- 2/16)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

It's an MPA Week! Be Ready!


Updates from the Trip Meeting

Ultimately we have decided to do a 2 day trip to Universal.

  • Dates are 4/27-28. 4/27- Travel to Universal Studios on a 2 Day 2 Park Hopper (Buc-ee’s on the way down) and meal voucher (Spend all day at parks), go to Hotel, Pizza (included) and Pool Party. 4/28- Travel to Universal Studios on a 2 Day 2 Park Hopper and meal voucher (Spend all day at parks), Go Home (stop at Buc-ee's along the way). Final Itinerary to be posted pending number of deposits.

  • Trip no longer includes State MPA Performance. Wind Ensemble will aim to perform Thursday and then go on trip starting Saturday morning.

  • The Trip is open to members of Band/ Chorus who have no disciplinary referrals, excessive absences, and a GPA above 2.0. This is a school policy, don't shoot the messenger. Stay on top of your grades, and stay well behaved. If there are questions about this, you can email me at

  • $150 Deposit is due on February 15th. Full Balance will be determined based on number of deposits. After deposits are made, we will determine the final cost per person; if the cost exceeds $400 per person, trip cancels and everyone receives full refund. If the cost is under $400 per person, remaining balance will become due on March 15th. It is still true that if the number of attendees is somewhere between 50 and 100, the final per person price will be roughly between $200-$400.

  • PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY PAID IN PART/FULL FOR A BAND TRIP. If you DO want to do this trip, then you will receive a refund of whatever overage remains after the full balance of the trip is paid. You can also use your payment to cover deposits by reaching out to Jennifer Luke at If you DO NOT want to do this trip, email Jennifer Luke at to request a refund.

  • If you want this to happen, students, you need to help encourage people to deposit and sign up for the trip.




Weekly Walkthrough

Monday,  there are no after school activities.

Tuesday, there is a band booster meeting at 6:30pm at Baker County Middle School. Mr. Moore will be at BCMS and then Fort White HS all day.

Wednesday, there are no after school activities. The band room will close immediately after school, as I need to do MPA Rituals. Jazzers should do the same.

Thursday,  Jazz Ensemble has MPA. Check the itinerary for details.

Friday, there are no after school activities. Mr. Wes Peters from St. Augustine HS visits us during the school day!

Saturday, we have Solo and Ensemble MPA. Check the itinerary for details.


January/ February at- a- glance


Solo and Ensemble @ Buchholz HSFebruary 17th- All Day

Leadership Monday!February 26th- 3pm to 5pm


Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (w/ Mr. Brett Pikuritz)February 22nd- 4pm- 6pm

Wind Ensemble Dress Rehearsal #1 (w/ Mrs. Heather Davidson)February 27th- 3pm- 5:30pm

Wind Ensemble Dress Rehearsal #2 (w/ Prof. Chris Creswell)February 29th- 3pm- 5:30pm


DISTRICT JAZZ MPA (Link to Itinerary)February 15th- Times TBA

DISTRICT SOLO & ENSEMBLE MPA (Link to Itinerary)February 16th-17th- Times TBA

Jazz Ensemble Lunch Time PerformanceFebruary 20th- During Lunch

PRE- MPA @ University of North Florida (Link to Itinerary)February 20th- 4:00pm

DISTRICT CONCERT MPA(Link to Itinerary)March 2nd (Tentative)- Times TBA


Things to Note 🎵:

Leadership Mondays 2024

It's crazy that we already need to start thinking about Leadership for the upcoming school year! If you are interested in becoming a part of the leadership team for 23-24, then you should do the following:

  • Let a Drum Major/ Quartermaster know you are interested

  • Purchase 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (Do NOT Purchase Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

  • Plan to attend the Leadership Monday Meetings on 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, and 4/22.

  • Take a look at the below document if you want some ideas on things that we look for out of potential candidates.

What Makes a Leader
Download PDF • 161KB

Some other things you should consider:

  • We are looking to e x p a n d our leadership team a little bit. (We don't know what this looks like yet).

  • We want to find a way for Captains/ QM to go to Leadership Camp as well as the DM's. (We don't know what this looks like yet).

  • You can talk to myself and other leaders about the process if you wish-- just remember to be judicious.


After School Activities this Week:


  • No Activities Scheduled


  • Band Booster Meeting @ 6:30pm AT BAKER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL


  • No Activities Scheduled



  • No Activities Scheduled



Birthday Announcements!

By the way, I base birthday announcements on what I can see on the Band App, so if you would like to be recognized for your birthday on the weekly announcements, please make sure your Birthday is set to PUBLIC on the Band App.

According to Band App, there is 1 birthday this week!

Happy Birthday to Ariel Horta (2/15)!

Let's have a great week everyone!


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