Band Announcements

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Online Instruction/Instrument Pick-Up

posted Mar 20, 2020, 7:51 AM by Michael Sperr

Hello parents and students!

This is the email I sent Friday, March 20 regarding an info form for access and instrument pick up...please review!

Good morning band and orchestra parents,


As you know by now, BPS will be going online beginning on 3/30/20 until at least 4/15/20.  Students will need their instruments to complete most tasks in their band and orchestra classes.  In an effort to provide access to your child’s instrument(s), I will be at school from 8 am to 6 pm on Monday, March 23rd.  Attached is a Google Form link.  The form is necessary for every student/parent to fill out even if you are not picking up an instrument as it will provide current student and parent email addresses and other access point questions.  If you have further questions or concerns, please contact me via email.




Michael Sperr

Director of Bands

Kennedy Middle School


Form Link:

5th Annual Music Department Spaghetti Dinner (Fri 11/15)

posted Nov 6, 2019, 6:07 AM by Michael Sperr

Hello everyone,

The Music Department is hosting our 5th Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser.  This is our one and only and is ultra-critical to our operations and the education provided to students.  Please encourage students to sell these tickets and please volunteer (adults and students) for the various jobs at the event (see sign-up link below).   We will have performances by the jazz ensembles, orchestra and show choir in addition to a silent auction.  Thank you as always for your support!

Concert Updates

posted Sep 10, 2019, 6:24 AM by Michael Sperr   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 1:23 PM ]

Wind Ensemble 9/11 Concert - CANCELLED due to hurricane days.

RHS-Zoned 8th Graders - 8th Grade Night @ RHS Football Game 9/13 (Friday) - Meet at 5:45 inside the gates at McClarty Field (Murrell Rd).  Meals and drinks served.  Game ends between 9 & 9:30

VHS-Zoned 8th Graders - 8th Grade Night (RESCHEDULED) @ VHS Football Game 9/20 (Friday) - 
Meet in VHS Band Room @ 5:30.  Game ends between 9 & 9:30.

Fall Concert UPDATE:  Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band w/ Chorus & Orchestra.  RHS Theater Wednesday 10/9.  Musician's Call - 6:00 Concert - 6:30

VHS & RHS 8th Grade Nights

posted Aug 26, 2019, 10:12 AM by Michael Sperr   [ updated Aug 26, 2019, 10:12 AM ]

The feeder high schools will be hosting their respective band 8th grade nights in the coming weeks.  These are required performances for all Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band 8th graders and must be attended.  Please see below:

VHS-Zoned Students:  Fri 9/6 5:15 @ VHS band room Meet/Warm-up, 7-9:30 Game.  Music and information, please see 

RHS-Zoned Students:  Fri 9/13 5:30 @ McClarty Field Meet/Warm-up, 7-9:30 Game.  Music and specific info TBA

Jazz (P6) @ Open House

posted Aug 26, 2019, 10:06 AM by Michael Sperr

Hello Jazz P6 students and parents,

We will be setting up at 5:45 and performing at 6:00 in the commons at Kennedy for Open House.  Please wear your Kennedy band shirt, black pants, and shoes.

Beginning Band Rental Night - TUES. 8/20 6:00pm

posted Aug 13, 2018, 4:29 PM by Michael Sperr   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 10:10 AM ]

Hello students and parents in Beginning Band,

We will be holding our instrument rental night on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00.  I will be having a brief informational meeting first then representatives from The Horn Section will be on-site to assist you with all of your needs.  

Students began testing on woodwind instruments on Tuesday 8/13 and we should be completed before our meeting next Tuesday so that I can individually conference with everyone to discuss their choices.  Again, if you have pertinent questions related to this process, please feel free to email and I will help in any way I can...See you Tuesday!

Welcome Back!!!

posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:40 AM by Michael Sperr   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 10:11 AM ]

Hello Students and Parents,

Please allow me to welcome you back to school!  I am extremely excited about or year!  Please take a couple of minutes and click the "2019-20 Band Registration" tab to the left and fill out the information on the form.  This will allow me to be in contact with you and organize the various facets of the classes...there is a grade for completion as well as turning in the signed Handbook Acknowledgement sheet on Monday.  
New parents:  You may have many questions about everything from scope and sequence to supplies that are not directly answered in the Handbook.  Please feel free to email ( or call (321-633-3500) if you need anything at all!

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