ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM DR. MARKOCH


  • London New Years Day Parade 2021! LONDON NEW YEARS DAY PARADE & CONCERT SERIES 2021Yes!  We’re going to London!After many YEARS of thought, the booster board, our school administration, and our band staff have ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2018, 4:13 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Raleigh Christmas Parade, Marching Band Banquet and More! Dear marching band member and parent,The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning the Raleigh Christmas Parade and Marching Band Banquet this Saturday.  Upcoming events ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 2:08 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Central District Honor Band Info N.C. Central District Honor BandsAuditions:  Jan. 5, 2019 at S.E. Guilford H.S. (Snow Date:  Jan. 12)Band Clinic/Concert:  Jan. 25-26 at UNC-Chapel Hill ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:43 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • A Note for Concert Band Students and Parents Dear Concert Band student and parent,Just a quick note about your final first quarter grade.At the conclusion of the quarter, all students completed a "grading rubric" where they ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 12:28 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Fall Band Concert Thursday Nov. 8, 7pm Dear band members and parents,The purpose of this letter is to provide information about our annual Fall Band Concert next week, as well as other upcoming events.FALL BAND ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2018, 2:54 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Winter Percussion Clinic and Parent Interest Meeting All students interested in participating in the Athens Drive HS Band's 2018-19 Winter Percussion Line are invited to attend the following interest clinics at school to be ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2018, 7:20 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Cary Band Day Logistics Dear marching band member and parent, The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning our final competition of the season, Cary Band Day, as well as ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2018, 9:29 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • NO MB REHEARSALS on Wed. Oct. 31st I have decided to CANCEL our marching rehearsals for ALL students on Wednesday, Oct. 31 (winds, percussion, guard).  The day was originally going to be a workday and I know ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2018, 11:52 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Purchase a Piece of Music Dear band family,As we are preparing for our annual Fall Concert on Thursday, Nov. 8th (followed by our Convention Performance in Winston-Salem by our Wind Ensemble), I wanted ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2018, 5:14 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Porter Ridge and Providence High School Competition Logistics October 22, 2018Dear marching band student and parent,The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our “double-header” competition day in Charlotte, NC this weekend!  As ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2018, 12:55 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Football Game and Band Competition 10/19 and 10/20 October 15, 2018 Dear marching band student and parent,Okay, let’s try this again…  The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our FIFTH AND FINAL HOME ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 3:41 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Logistics For Friday's (10/12) Football Game and Other Info October 11, 2018Dear marching band student and parent,The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our FOURTH HOME FOOTBALL GAME this Friday (tomorrow, 10/12) as ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:17 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • State Fair Military Parade Wednesday 10/17 October 11, 2018Dear marching band student and parent,Our band has been asked to march in a “Military Appreciation Parade” at the State Fair next Wednesday morning, October 17 ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:02 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Chamber Music Concert Next Thursday! October 4, 2018 Dear Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band student and parent,I am excited to announce the kick-off our Concert Series Performances with our ANNUAL FALL ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2018, 6:25 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Edenton Competition Logistics 10/1/18Dear FIRST PLACE Marching Band student and parent, First of all, CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU to EVERYONE connected with our wonderful program on that outstanding performance in ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 1:52 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Ledford HS Marching Competition 9/29 Dear marching band member and parent, The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning the Ledford H.S. Competition in High Point, NC this Saturday.LEDFORD ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 2:44 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Pep Band Needed This Tuesday 9/25 To:  Marching Band seniors/section leaders, upperclassmen RE:  Pep Band performance at Dillard Drive M.S.The Dillard Drive M.S. PTA has asked our band to provide some pep ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2018, 9:55 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Marching Band Will Compete at Ledford HS 9/29 Dear marching band students and parents, Due to damage/flooding caused by the recent hurricane, West Craven had to cancel their competition next Saturday (9/29).  We were very fortunate ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 5:49 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • 8th grade band invitation to an Athens Drive Football Game Dear prospective band member and parent,The ATHENS DRIVE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND cordially invites you to spend an evening with us on either Friday, Oct. 12th OR Friday, Oct ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 2:21 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Marching Rehearsal will end at 4:30pm on Thursday, Sept. 20 (for Open House) Dear marching band students and parents,In order for our families to attend Open House (Meet the Teacher) this Thursday (Sept. 20), we will be ending our marching rehearsal at ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2018, 12:07 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Info For Saturday's 9-9 Rehearsal Sept. 18, 2018 Dear marching band student and parent, The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our full band rehearsal this Saturday (the 9-9). “MINI-CAMP ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:15 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Logistics for Friday's Football Game September 4, 2018 Dear marching band student and parent,The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our THIRD HOME FOOTBALL GAME this Friday.HOME FOOTBALL GAME (ATHENS ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2018, 3:30 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • IMPORTANT! Post Camp Rehearsal for woodwinds and brass cancelled for tonight Dear marching band members and parents, Due to the high likelihood of yet more rain tonight, I have decided to CANCEL tonight's (8/21) rehearsal for woodwinds and brass ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2018, 5:57 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Logistics for After School Rehearsals August 20, 2018Dear marching band student and parent,The purpose of this letter is to provide an overview of logistics involved with after-school rehearsals that will begin next ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2018, 7:04 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Logistics for Friday's (8/24) Football Game August 20, 2018           Dear marching band student and parent, The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our SECOND HOME FOOTBALL GAME this Friday—PLEASE NOTE THE SLIGHTLY ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2018, 7:03 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • NC State High School Band Day Band Families,Please see information below regarding NC State’s High School Band Day.  A great opportunity for any future “wolf pack” kids.—Doc dmarkoch@wcpss.netDirectors-     I am ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2018, 5:39 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Pep Band Needed for this Thursday's Freshman Orientation FRESHMAN ORIENTATION PEP-RALLY THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 11:30-12:30WHAT’S UP “DOC”?We have been asked to provide a pep band for the conclusion of the freshman ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2018, 2:32 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Game Logistics for This Friday Aug. 17--from Doc August 13, 2018Dear marching band student and parent,The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME this Friday, as well as the ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2018, 2:27 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Revised Marching Band Schedule Athens Drive High School Marching Band - 2018 Schedule (All events at ADHS unless otherwise noted.) “Summer” July 23-26            Precamp                                             6:30pm-10:00pm July 29-Aug. 3      Bandcamp (N ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2018, 8:07 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Attention Seniors and Section Leaders! Hey Seniors and Section Leaders, It all starts MONDAY!  Get LIT!  Let the games begin!I will be at school at NOON on Monday, 7/23 if you want to ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2018, 6:18 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • VERY IMPORTANT: The Final Roster Sports Fans! Dear Athens Drive Marching Band member and parent ,With the final strains of the graduation recessional yesterday, marching season has officially begun!Attached is the roster that we will be ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2018, 8:16 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • 2018-2019 Concert Schedule ATHENS DRIVE HIGH SCHOOL BAND  2018-19 CONCERT SCHEDULEWE = Wind Ensemble; SB = Symphonic Band; CB = Concert Band Required Events“Fall Quarter”Wed., Oct. 10 6:00-9:00pm Dress ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 12:31 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Exciting News! Wind Ensemble to Perform at State Music Convention June 6, 2018 Dear band member and parent, I am excited to announce that our Wind Ensemble has received a formal invitation to perform at the North Carolina Music Educators ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 12:16 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • 2018 Marching Band Schedule Athens Drive High School Marching Band 2018 Schedule(All events at ADHS unless otherwise noted...) “Summer”July 23-26                               Precamp                                               6:30pm-10:00pmJuly 29-Aug. 3                        Bandcamp (N ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 12:06 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • 2018 Marching Band Welcome Letter  June 6, 2018 Dear 2018 ADHS Marching Band member and parent,I just wanted to take a moment to WELCOME you to the 2018 Athens Drive High School Marching Band ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 12:02 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Small Wind Ensemble Needed for Wedding Dear band member and parent,Several weeks ago I was contacted by a "bride" who really, really, really wanted a small wind band to play a piece at the opening ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 11:27 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • One More Call...Guitar Lessons with Doc Just want to send one more "all-call" for any student interested in learning the guitar this summer.  It's a great way to enrich one's musical knowledge and ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 5:41 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Graduation - Band Logisitics The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our performance at GRADUATION as well as a few other end-of-year events.  ADHS GRADUATION CEREMONY Convention Center, Raleigh ...
    Posted May 29, 2018, 4:08 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Student Leadership Announcement 2018 Athens Drive H.S. Marching Band Leadership PersonnelDrum MajorsTyrone WilliamsonAnna Vtipil, asst.Band CaptainTBDWoodwind CaptainMatthew ParkerBrass CaptainBrian SuhColorguardCali Howell ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 3:25 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Cary Music & Arts Festival - Info. for Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble This Sunday, May 20th, our ensembles will be performing for the 6th annual Cary Music & Arts Festival held at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre.  It is exciting to be performing at ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 12:01 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Spring Band Concerts and other end-of-year events The end is in sight!!!  (But it ain’t here yet…)   Please review the following list of end-of-year events. DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR SPRING CONCERT I Wednesday, May ...
    Posted May 3, 2018, 10:08 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Athens Drive High School Marching Band 2018 Schedule All events at ADHS unless otherwise noted.  “Summer” July 23-26                  Precamp                                         6:30pm-10:00pm July 29-Aug. 3            Bandcamp (N.C. Wesleyan)           TBA Aug. 7-9; 14-16 ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 7:36 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Marching Band 2018 Overview Letter The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information regarding the marching schedule for the upcoming months.    Drum Major Candidate Training and Audition April 30, May 2, 7 ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2018, 5:07 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Summer Guitar Lessons From Doc Each summer for the past several years I have been offering a series of guitar lessons with great success!  Geared primarily for beginners and moderately proficient students, these lessons have ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:16 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Logisitcs for State Festival Performances The purpose of this letter is to clarify all information concerning our adjudicated State Festival Performance for our Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band this week.   Wednesday, March 21 (State Festival ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 5:47 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • 4 band students earn positions in North Carolina All-State Band! Some good news!Four of our band students earned a coveted position in the 2018 North Carolina All-State Band this past weekend:Cooper Sykes (10th grade, alto sax)Ian ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 8:11 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Pep Band needed tonight - 5:45-6pm for Open House Fight Song! I realize that this is last minute; however, I only learned of this an hour ago... We have been asked (by Mr. Mares) to provide a pep band to play ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2018, 10:34 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Reminder about upcoming Festival Band Concerts! The purpose of this letter is to remind everyone of the upcoming dress rehearsals and Festival Concerts, and to provide information about our adjudicated State Festival Performance for our Wind ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2018, 9:18 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • State Band Contest TIMES for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band I just wanted to share with you the performance times that we were given for our State Band Festival held at Apex Friendship H.S. next month: Wind EnsembleWednesday ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2018, 1:53 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • A Way to Show Support for Florida High School From Doc: Scott Lang is a wonderful representative of LEADERSHIP in our band community.  He presents hundreds of leadership clinics each year across the country and maintains an active website ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2018, 12:40 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Winter Chamber Concert next Thursday, Feb 22 at 7pm I am excited to announce the addition of a WINTER CHAMBER CONCERT to our Concert Series next Thursday, February 22 at 7:00pm!  In addition to performing a variety of ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2018, 1:53 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Amended dates for State Band Festival for WE and SB To:        Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students and parentsRE:        Amended dates for State Band FestivalI think I misread something earlier in the year...okay, I’m quite certain ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 1:01 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • BAND SPRING 2018 CONCERT SCHEDULE -- REVISED ATHENS DRIVE HIGH SCHOOL BANDSPRING 2018 CONCERT SCHEDULE -- REVISEDWE = Wind Ensemble; SB = Symphonic Band; CB = Concert BandRequired Events“Festival Quarter”*Wed., Feb. 21        6:00-9:00pm ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 1:03 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • Unofficial Central District Honor Band Audition Results I am thrilled to announce that we had one of the strongest showings at our Central District Honor Band Auditions in the past 25 years!  (In fact, I can only ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2018, 8:24 AM by Athens Drive High School Band
  • A BIG OUTBACK THANK YOU!!! What an adventure!!!  OMG!!!  Think about it!  We WON the marching field show competition, WE WON the coveted parade competition, WE PERFORMED IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE (MILLIONS ELECTRONICALLY ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2018, 2:44 PM by Athens Drive High School Band
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