Band Yearbook 2019-2020 Can You Help?

posted Jan 13, 2020, 12:13 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 12:14 PM ]

Hello Band Families and Students!

The Band Yearbook is in production and slowly turning into a great photo collection of all our band events - from Marching Band to concert events to Winter Guard and Percussion (and then some!).  

Our book must be ready for print by mid-April and to help with this process, I always ask students and parents if they can help create a page in the book.  It is all done online using Treering and very easy (and I will double check everyone's pages - so don't worry about making a mistake).  What you contribute will be printed as part of the finished yearbook - to be viewed and enjoyed by everyone!  But don't forget, if you order a yearbook - you still have your own "personal pages" to design anyway you like :-)

If you are interested in helping, email me at:

Just like last year, I will coordinate a "training" session for any that need it or want to work on their pages together.  We have met at NC State, which we can do again, and you will just need to bring your laptop, power adapter and sense of fun!  Or you can create your page from the comfort of your own home!

Oh - and if you haven't ordered your yearbook yet...why wait?  Here's the link on how to place your order:

Hope to hear from you soon.  Thank you for any help you can provide!  
Susan Uy

PARCC Opportunities

posted Jan 10, 2020, 1:56 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jan 10, 2020, 1:57 PM ]

There are several opportunities for parents and students 16 and up to work at the Raleigh Convention Center next weekend. You can earn $8/hour serving concessions. Let me know if you’d like to help fill in any of these time slots or have questions about what is required. Please send an email to I promise it’s easy and fun! This particular event is a Volleyball Tournament. 

1/18 Hall B 6 am-2 pm
Hall B 1:30-9 pm (2 spots)
Snack Cart 2-9 pm 

1/19 Hall B  1:30-9 pm
Go Gourmet 6 am-2pm
Snack Cart 6 am-2 pm

1/20 Hall B 6 am-11 am
Hall B 10:30 am- 4 pm (3 spots)
Go Gourmet 6 am- 4 pm (2 spots)

Elizabeth Strohm
ADHS Marching Band PARCC Coordinator

Fruits and Nuts--what's left

posted Dec 20, 2019, 10:55 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 20, 2019, 10:55 AM ]

Hello Band Families,
Have you finished up your fruit and nuts, and you're craving more?!  This year's fruit crop was exceptional!!!  Before you head off for the holidays, we wanted to let you know what we still have available.  Grab a little something extra to share with your holiday guests or to give your host if you're visiting. 

If you'd like any of these items, email us ASAP at  

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Jennifer & Martha
Fruit & Nut co-chairs

Navel oranges
1 10lb bag

3 small boxes
1 large box

2 small boxes

9 peanut gift packs
3 chocolate gift packs
3 Honey Roasted mixed nuts
3 Glazed Mixed Nuts
4 Cashews
4 Southern Fried peanuts
5 Honey Roasted pecans
7 Honey Krunch peanuts
5 roasted salted almonds

Holiday Party Reminder - Sat Dec 21st

posted Dec 17, 2019, 3:59 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 17, 2019, 3:59 AM ]

A reminder that the Parent Holiday Party is this Saturday - December 21 at 
Thao and Tom Beck’s Home - 4921 Oak Park Road, Raleigh, 27612
It will be held 7:00-11:00pm & please note it’s for adults only. 

Our kind hosts would love to know if you can make it - so please RSVP by text to: 
919-749-9290 - stating your last name & number of attendees. Example Berry 2

We would like a good estimate head count so we can have plenty of hors d’oeuvres, & and if you are still trying to figure what to bring, beverages are easy & always welcome!

Thank you! Can’t wait to see you this Saturday!!

Suella & Michelle Co-Presidents
& Thao & Tom Beck 
Athens Drive Band Boosters

Extra Fruit and Nuts

posted Dec 16, 2019, 4:59 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 16, 2019, 5:00 AM ]

Hello Band Family

Here's the list of extras we have available.  If you would like something, please send an email to to let us know.  We will set it aside for you and you can pay and pick up before or after the concert on Tuesday.  You may pay for your order with cash (exact amount, please) or a check made out to the band boosters.

Jennifer & Martha 

1Mandarins- large box (2/5 bushel)$40
5Mandarins- small box (1/5 bushel)$26
1Navel oranges- large box (4/5 bushel)$40

(large box is a "maybe", may belong to an order w/error)
Navel oranges- 10lb bag$16
6Grapefruit- small box (2/5 bushel)$24
3Grapefruit- 10lb bag$15
1Premium Gift Box$34
1Mixed Citrus Box$34
2Apple Pear Combo$34
9Peanut gift pack (Honey Krunch, Southern Fried, Brittle Bites)$15
9Chocolate gift pack (chocolate covered almonds & cashews)$15
6Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts$15
5Glazed Mixed Nuts$15
1Select Mixed Nuts$10
4Southern fried peanuts$8
12Honey Roasted Peanuts$8
2Butter Toffee Peanuts$8
13Choclated Covered Peanuts$8
15Honey Krunch Peanuts$8
2Roasted and salted almonds$8

Please Check Your Fruit and Nut Order

posted Dec 15, 2019, 5:39 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 5:39 AM ]

Hi everyone,

First we would like to send a BIG THANK YOU!  to all the volunteers who came out Friday to help unload and sort fruit and nuts and prepare orders for those who participated in this fundraiser.  It's just one day, but it takes many volunteers. Your help was greatly appreciated, and we had a lot of fun!  Our fruit was in excellent condition this year!  We processed about 2.75 TONS OF FRUIT (yes, you read that right!) and 500 nut items.

All orders were triple checked, but we are human.  If you picked up a fruit/nut order yesterday, remember to double check your items before your deliver to your customers.  
Please pay special attention to the following items as our final count was off by one of each of these. 

Navel oranges
Large box is white with "SK " on the side.  Small box is blue.  Did you get a small box when you should have gotten a large one?

Nut gift packs
Peanut gift pack is in a red package with 3 cans.  Chocolate nut gift pack is a green package with 2 cans.  Did you get the right one and the right number?

Please email us at ASAP with any discrepancies.  Keep your eyes out for an email later this weekend about extras for sale.  We have a very short window between delivery day and the holiday concert this year, so emails about extras and opportunities to get them will be few.

Thanks for another great fruit/nut sale!
Jennifer & Martha
Fruit and Nut Chairs

Holiday Concert Sign Up Reminder

posted Dec 13, 2019, 4:58 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 13, 2019, 4:58 PM ]

Holiday Concert Reminder

Tuesday, December 17th is our Grand Holiday concert starting at 7:00 pm.

Please sign up to bring something Sweet or Savory to share and to volunteer to monitor the doors to the auditorium during the performances (we have 3 different time slots so you won't miss your child's performance).

Thank you for your support and time! We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

Damia Tabachow

Fruit Order Pick Up Friday December 13

posted Dec 12, 2019, 4:11 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 12, 2019, 4:12 AM ]

Hello Band Parents,

If your student turned in a Fruit & Nut order, it will be ready for pick up after school on Friday, December 13th from 3-6pm.  Check in at the table in the band hallway, and we will retrieve your order and help you get it to your car.  Please distribute your orders as soon as possible for best quality.  We will return your original order form to you at pick up to help you connect with your customers again.  Please remember to thank them for supporting our band program : )  We hope you enjoy your own purchases and have a wonderful holiday season!  
Thank you for participating in this year's Fruit and Nut Fundraiser!  And a special thank you to everyone who signed up to make Delivery Day run smoothly!

If you have any questions regarding delivery day, please email us at

Jennifer Wakeford & Martha Harris
Fruit and Nut Chairs


posted Dec 11, 2019, 4:45 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 4:46 PM ]

BREAKING NEWS! We made the news on WRAL today.

to watch Doc, Anna & Will talk about our band, our DC trip & our Dewey’s Store.

Thanks to WRAL for a such great coverage!

Yahoo! Team.

Urgent Need for Fruit and Nut Volunteers Friday

posted Dec 11, 2019, 7:52 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 7:52 AM ]

Hello Band Parents

We have a LOT of fruit and nuts arriving Friday and NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE to help sort it for pick up!  Please check your calendars to see if you can help this Friday.  You do not have to commit to an entire shift.  Any time you can give is appreciated.  Click here to sign up  We provide breakfast munchies and pizza lunch!

We particularly NEED help at the following times:

8:30-11am- Sorting and bagging
This step is KEY!  Without enough people, the rest of the day does not happen on time!  

11am-2pm- Sorting
Continue sorting student orders for pick up after school.  

2pm-6pm- Order Pickup
We need people to help prepare and organize after school pick up of orders.  This requires many volunteers to make the process go smoothly.  

Thanks in advance for your help!
Jennifer and Martha
Fruit and Nut Committee

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