Show Shirts--Pick Up Date Change

posted by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated ]

Hello! Due to the partial cancellation tonight, the final show shirt pickup will be on Thursday evening (8/23), not tonight.   Thank you! 

Melanie Vtipil

Percussion and Winds Chaperones Needed

posted by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated ]

Hello Band Families,

We are looking for a few chaperones this week to help with Percussion and Winds.  If your schedule allows - we'd love to have you!  Chaperoning is a great way of getting to know the students!

Please click on the link Chaperones needed to sign up.   

We can't be great without the help of great people!

Kind regards,
Michaele & Suella

Show shirts...a few extra!

posted by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated ]

Hello!  If you missed your chance to get a show shirt or an I Survived Band Camp shirt, I do have one or two extras in most sizes.  Please stop by my car tomorrow (Tuesday 8/21) at drop-off from 6-6:30 if you’d like to pick one up.  If you can’t make it, send me an email and I’ll let you know if I have what you need.  :)

Melanie Vtipil

Helpful Medical Information

posted Aug 20, 2018, 8:06 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 20, 2018, 8:06 AM ]

Hey Band Families,

Marching Band is underway and we are so excited.  I am thankful to be partnering with you all as part of the First Aid Group to make sure our precious High School kids are SAFE and have fun.  It was so great to have an opportunity to be with our students at Band Camp this year.  It was hard work but productive.  

After much discussion and thought we want to strongly encourage parents and students to work together in regards to Over the Counter Medications.  High School is a wonderful time for us as parents to start and continue to work on educating our smart students about these medications.  It is a great time in their life to encourage independence with guidance.  

Some important information that could be given to students:
1. Is medication (like Tylenol, ibuprofen, Tums, Benadryl, etc.) really needed? Or can something else be done, like eating something, drinking water and Gatorade, icing down an injury or cleaning a rash area?

2. What is the medication used for?

3. How often can the student take the medication?

4. How much medication should be taken?

5.  If the student takes the medication how do they tell us as parents? (We use text messaging in my house so it there is a "time stamp" for future knowledge.

6. If the student seems to need repeat use of a medication should they be followed up by their Pediatrician. 

7. It is important to NEVER share medications.

As such, we are asking as parents that you continue to have conversations with your students about over the counter medications and equip for after school practice, football games, competitions, parades, and other band activities. We are asking parents to provide their students with small amounts medications they would permit the student to have.  Remember the education part of the discussion and follow up with your students.  It is amazing how quickly they learn and how smart they are. This is another step in the journey of independence and adulthood for our High School Kids.  The good news is they are not alone.

First Aid will continue to carry small amounts of medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, Tums, and Benadryl.  As part of the First Aid Committee I look forward to continuing to work with all of the students and helping them to do their best and stay safe.  Thank you for all you do to help the students and the band be successful.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Stephanie Eyster
First Aid Medical Committee 
Athens Drive Band

Volunteer Participation Status August 19 2018

posted Aug 19, 2018, 2:16 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 19, 2018, 2:16 PM ]

Volunteer Participation Status –Aug. 19, 2018

There are still some open spots for chaperoning post camp and after-school practices in Aug. Please see what nights you can help. Remember you need to re-register to be a WCPSS volunteer for the 2018-19 school year once the school year begins. You can register in the Athens Library or any other open Wake County school.  Also, there are 3 NCFC games in Sept. to earn money towards your band account. If you and your student work 3 games, you’ll earn $120!  Look below to see where YOU are needed and can help in the upcoming weeks.


Week of Aug. 19, 2018  Use the orange Volunteer Sign Ups button on the band website to participate.
PRACTICES:  Remember… you must re-register for the 2018-19 school year ONCE SCHOOL BEGINS to be a WCPSS volunteer
Post-Camp Practice/After school Chaperones – Tues, Wed. and Thurs 6:30 -10pm, 
14 of 21 Spots Filled (NEED: 7) 
FOOTBALL GAMESRemember… you must re-register for the 2018-19 school year ONCE SCHOOL BEGINS to be a WCPSS volunteer

Athens vs. Broughton 1 Event – Aug. 24

10 of 11 Spots Filled (NEED: 1)
FUNDRAISER EVENTS:  Check the website for age requirements, training, attire, and other important details.

NCFC – 1 Event – Aug. 25 

8 of 15 Spots Filled (NEED: 7)


NCFC – 3 Events – Sept. 1, 8, 29
51 of 84 Spots Filled (NEED: 33)
Grab a friend and join the fun!  Not sure how you would like to help?  Just ask us!


Michaele & Suella

Lost Cell Phone

posted Aug 18, 2018, 4:48 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 4:49 PM ]

Hello Band Families,

A student has lost their cell phone this past week.  If found, please contact myself ( or bring to the band room Lost and Found.  This student  has been working a job to pay for it and is hoping someone has it or can help.

Kind regards,
Michaele Woodhouse
Co President

Let's Eat! MOD Pizza Monday, August 20th

posted Aug 18, 2018, 4:43 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 4:43 PM ]

Just a reminder of the upcoming Let’s Eat event!  We have another busy band week! Give yourself a break from cooking! Meet us for dinner!!! 
Please come out to MOD Pizza on Monday, August 20th for the band’s next Let’s Eat fundraiser!
WHERE: MOD Pizza (Waverly Place) @ 316 Colonades Way, Suite 206 Cary, NC
WHEN: Monday August 20th - from 5pm to 9pm
HOW: It couldn’t be any easier! Upon checking out, show the cashier the attached flyer. You may print or show it on your phone. Make sure to share with your friends and family!

20% of your purchase will be donated to the general fund – Donations to the general fund help to keep costs down for everyone and benefit every member of the band.
Help support our wonderful band program while getting a delicious meal at the same time!!
Please let me know if you have an idea for the next Let’s Eat! Event. We usually host a fundraiser every month or two.
Also, I need a co-chair for this committee if anyone is interested! Email if you want more details.
Thanks for your support,
Cortney Cowan 
Let’s Eat! Chair

NCFC Spots Available Today August 18

posted Aug 18, 2018, 8:21 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 8:22 AM ]

Band Families, 
Additional spots have been added for the NCFC Fundraiser game for today, August 18th. They are expecting a large crowd.  You can signup on the NCFC signup.  You may also  reach the signup by going to, clicking on the orange "Volunteer Signups" button, and scrolling down to the NCFC Signups link.  More information regarding the games can be found on the signup, and also by going to the NCFC webpage of the band's website.

Working these games together with family and friends is a great way to earn money for your band account(s), especially during the summer!  Each person earns $20 per person, per game, so a family of 4 can earn $80 for working a 4 hr game.

Please contact us at with any questions.
Melissa and Melanie

We have two winners! You could be next!

posted Aug 18, 2018, 4:23 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 4:23 AM ]

Hello Parents,

Booster Fair was a great time to meet new band parents and showcase all that band has to offer!  Thank you for coming out to learn more about your band program. 

We had two contests from that night. 
Drum Roll Please.....
Winner #1....We had a special contest at the SmugMug / Band Book booth.  Did you make a guess at how many visits our SmugMug gallery had over the last school year?  Any chance you guessed 1,918,310?  Almost 2 million visits in the last 12 months - that's amazing!  Be sure you visit our gallery here!  Thank you for participating in our contest to win a free Band Yearbook for 2018....Crystal Brown!  Crystal was the closest with her guess of 545,000 views.  Order your Band Yearbook soon - watch for our early bird special coming in mid-August! Questions about the handbook?  Contact us at

Winner #2  Thank you to each band family that picked up their coupon books during the first week of PreCamp!  You were entered into a drawing for a SURPRISE PRIZE.  We drew the name last Thursday during band practice.  The winner of a spirit wear coupon, a band car magnet, and some yummy candy is Tami Wreggelsworth.  Congratulations!

Did you know that we have more prizes for the Coupon Book Fundraiser Participants
It is not too late to pick up your coupon book fundraiser packet and sample book.  The sale lasts until 9/7/18.  Your Coupon Book Team is ready to give you more books to sell, collect proceeds, hand out information, and answer any questions you may have.  We are there every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 6-6:30 and 9:30 to 10 during post camp.  Once school starts, we will be at school after practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

$10 gift certificates for the first three students to turn in sales from 10 coupon books.
$50 gift certificate for our TOP SELLER.

Free Coupon Books for every 5 books sold!  $10 to your band account for each book sold! 
Let's all Be A Sport  and sell some coupon books!

Thank you,
The Coupon Book Team   

Show Shirts are In!

posted Aug 16, 2018, 4:18 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 16, 2018, 4:18 AM ]

Hello all!  The show shirts have arrived! I will be set up in the parking lot during drop-off today, Thursday (8/16) so please stop by and pick up your order.  I will also be set up  during drop-off Friday before the football game.  

If you haven’t paid for your order yet, please bring either cash or a check made out to Athens Drive Band Boosters.  :)  

Two small caveats - (1) I don’t have the I Survived Band Camp shirts yet but they may arrive tomorrow afternoon; and (2) the 3XLT shirts are not here yet either - hoping for tomorrow.  :)  

Thank you!

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