Events for Week of 2/15-2/21

2/15 – No School – Varsity Winter Guard Rehearsal at West Side Elementary

2/16 – No School – Varsity Winter Guard Rehearsal at West Side Elementary

2/17 – Wind Symphony Rehearsal 3:30-4:30

2/18 – Winter Guard Rehearsal 3:30-7:00, Indoor Percussion Rehearsal 3:30-6:00

2/19 – Indoor Percussion Rehearsal 3:30-Until…Load for show after rehearsal

2/20 – Winter Guard to Gaither High School in Tampa for WGI Regional, Indoor Percussion to University High School in Orlando for FFCC Percussion Focus


Commitment Forms and Section Leader/Drum Major Applications

Next Wednesday, February 17th, we will be passing out Commitment Forms for next year’s marching season.  Believe it or not plans are being put in to place for next year’s show.  They will be passed out in class but if you are not in a band class and are planning on marching next fall, you will need to come by the Band Room Wednesday and pick one up.  I am asking that all Commitment Forms be turned back in to me by Monday, February 29th.  If the forms are not received in my office by February 29th you will not be written in to the show.  Section Leader and Drum Majors applications will be available as well.  The forms for Marching Band can also be downloaded under the “Downloads” tab on the Home page.


Due to a conflict with the gym, and us really needing “gym time” with a contest on Saturday, the rehearsal scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, has been moved to Wednesday, February 10.  We will rehearse from 3:30-6:00 instead of until 7:00.  Please get here as quick as you can so we can get as much done as possible.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Meeting for Parents of Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Students

We will be having a quick meeting Thursday, February 18th at 6:00pm in the Band Room for parents of all Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion students.  This will be a quick meeting to go over the plans for FFCC Championships and WGI Championships in Dayton.  We will be going over the schedule and talking about our fundraisers that are going on to offset some of the costs.  It will be a quick meeting and I will have you out by 6:30.  Please make plans to attend.

Events the Week of February 8-14, 2016

February 8 – Indoor Percussion Rehearsal until 6:00pm (Band Room)

February 9 – Concert Band Rehearsal 3:30-4:30 (Band Room), Indoor Percussion 3:30-6:00

February 10 – Wind Symphony Rehearsal 3:30-4:30 (Band Room)

February 11 – Indoor Percussion Rehearsal 3:30-6:00 (Band Room)

February 13 – Winter Guard Competition – Bellview High School, Ocala, FL


Forms from Rising 9th Grade Meeting

If you were unable to attend the Rising 9th Grade meeting, here is all of the information that was passed out.  I am also including the PowerPoint presentation.  The deadline for the Commitment Form and the Health Form is February 29th, 2016 if you want to be included in the marching numbers for the fall.  You can turn these forms into your Middle School Band Director.

Letter to 9th Grade Students and Parents

Commitment Form

Health Form

Payment Calendar

Rising 9th Grade Parents Meeting 2016 (PowerPoint from Meeting)

Band Camp Schedule

2016 Chicago Trip

The Georgia Bridgemen will be participating in the McDonalds Thanksgiving Day Parade and plans are well underway!  The Bridgmen marched in this parade in 2012, follow this link for the television footage from that parade:

If you missed the October 26th meeting, please CLICK HERE for the forms that were distributed.  The first and last page are due back to Mr. Bowman (or your middle school director) by November 13th even if you elect not to participate in the trip.

If you would like to review the presentation from the meeting, it is available here.