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Band Videos and Photos--Graduation, Spring Banquet and More

posted Jun 17, 2019, 6:25 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 17, 2019, 6:26 AM ]

We have completed a year's worth of photos and videos of our awesome Athens High School band program.  Use the links below to visit our main 2018-2019 SmugMug Gallery, Spring Banquet and Graduation photo galleries and our video links!  And if you still want a Band Yearbook, email me soon.  You can either order your book online  https://adhsband.picaboo.com to get it personalized and shipped directly to you ($18.00 + $8.99) or purchase a non-personalized book from me ($20).  Have a great summer - see you at Band Camp!!

SmugMug 2018-2019 Gallery

Spring Banquet

Graduation

The links to videos of Graduation Band performance at the 2019 Athens Drive High School Commencement Exercises can be found here:
https://adhsband.smugmug.com/2018-2019/Special-Events-Video-Links/2019-Commencement-Exercises

There you can see the Graduation Band playing Prelude Music before the ceremony:
Alfred Reed's "Alleluia Laudamus Te”
Randall Standridge's "Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing”
Bob Lowden's "Armed Forces Salute”
Peter J. Wilhousky's "Battle Hymn of the Republic”
AND
"Pomp and Circumstance" during the Processional (Graduates A through J)
    "Pomp and Circumstance" during the Processional (Graduates K through Z)
    "The Stars Spangled Banner"
    The Presentation of Diplomas to the Class of 2019
    "The Throne Room" from Star Wars during the Recessional

Use password "doc" to get access to these video pages.

Thank You, Congratulations and Best Wishes to our Class of 2019 Graduates-Alumni.

Student Accolades - We Need Your Help

posted Jun 16, 2019, 10:19 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 16, 2019, 10:20 AM ]

It’s time to give a “shout out” to all of our students who have been recognized this year in any local, national or international events.

We keep this information on our Web Page as a permanent record - so want to ensure all of your achievements have been recognized.

Our website has been partially updated, but we would love to include all achievements with accompanying photographs.
Please check and make sure YOUR musical accomplishments are listed here!

We would love to add more information - particularly if you participated in any of the following:
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • Triangle Youth Music
  • The Honor Band of America
  • or any other not listed

& finally:
  • Did you receive a music scholarship (full or partial) for college?  Let us know what school, the type of scholarship (full or partial), scholarship name (optional), your name, and any other relevant information. 
  • We’re also interested in knowing which of our graduating seniors will be continuing with music in college.  Let us know your plans (major, minor, marching, class bands, ensembles, etc.)
For any of the accolades (currently listed or otherwise), please send a picture and the related information to website@athensdriveband.com 

We’re very proud of ALL our musicians and how well they represent our band program, school and community!

Thanks
Suella & Michelle

Calling All Graduating Seniors & Families

posted Jun 16, 2019, 9:46 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 16, 2019, 9:47 AM ]

If you are a graduating senior or parent of a graduating seniorWE WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH!  Please add yourself to our Alumni Email Group, like us on Facebook and (for prosperity) add your information to our Alumni Database. We even have ways you can Stay Involved!

1. SIGN UP FOR ALUMNI EMAILS
Athens Drive High School Band Alumni Yahoo! Group
This group is focused on keeping in touch with parent and student alumni. Our promise to you as a member of our Alumni Group...we will NOT bombard your mailboxWe will only use the Alumni Group to invite you to events where we are encouraging alumni participation.
To subscribe to the alumni email list, send a blank email to adhsbandalumni-subscribe@ yahoogroups.com and then reply to the confirmation email (option 2 in the confirmation email). You do not need to click on the link in the confirmation email. Just press reply and send.
You are welcome to remain on our Athens Band Yahoo! Group; however, if you would like to unsubscribe, you can do so by:
If you encounter difficulty unsubscribing from our Band group or subscribing to our Alumni group, please send an email to yahoogroup@athensdriveband. com.

2. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
Athens Drive Band Alumni, Friends & Members
You can also keep up with up to date information, alumni events, concerts, special events and competition results with a simple “Like” of our “Athens Drive Band Alumni, Friends & Members" page on Facebook.


3. ADD YOUR INFORMATION TO THE ALUMNI DATABASE
Athens Drive Band Alumni Database

Please consider adding your contact information. Having this information ensures our ability to get in touch with you regarding future alumni related events. To add your information, click below:

4. STAY INVOLVED (We love having you around!)
  • Done with some of those band related items like marching shoes? Concert dresses? Your starter instrument? BandBay is a great way to directly sell those items to other Athens Band families - the audience most likely to purchase them. Simply scroll to the bottom of the BandBay page to list your band-related items that you no longer need.
  • Want to help or miss the fun and fellowship of working at the PNC?  State Fair Parking?  NC Football Club?  PARCC?  Alumni are always welcome to pick up a few shifts and work for one of your band friends or contribute your earnings to a family in need.  Remember all those Saturday marching band competitions? The band will inevitably have conflicts and really needs the support of alumni families to keep these fundraisers successful!
  • Did you use Grocery Cards or Scrip to earn money for your band account?  Don’t stop now!  Let your earnings help a friend, the general band fund, or a student in need.
  • Be sure to join current band families and alumni in September and in the spring for the Band BBQ.  There are plenty of ways to be involved in this band tradition – advertise to local businesses, help with deliveries, set up, serve, bake, or just join us for some fellowship and come eat!  Dates will be announced soon.
  • Additionally, please continue supporting our Let’s Eat! fundraiser. What better way to meet up with old friends, enjoy a meal AND help out the band?!?
Congratulations on your graduation and best of luck in your future endeavors! We will MISS YOU and would REALLY LOVE to keep in touch! 
Hope to see you at upcoming band events.

Your Athens Drive Band Alumni Committee,
Lynne Davies-Cutting, Kay Jamison, Kim Lowe & Aleece Spalding

Band Camp Chaperones

posted Jun 15, 2019, 8:52 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 15, 2019, 8:52 AM ]

Hello band families!

Band camp will be held from Sunday, July 28th through Friday August 2nd at NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount! 

If you are interested in chaperoning the week at Band Camp this year, please send an email to president@athensdriveband.com no later than Tuesday June 18th.
  
Even if you have already mentioned to one of us that you are interested in chaperoning, please remind us via email. 

There are many factors to consider when choosing chaperones, including number of student participants, seniority, experience chaperoning, and participation with the band.

Thank you!
Suella & Michelle 

Great News for the Athens Drive Band

posted Jun 13, 2019, 7:24 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 7:24 PM ]

Dear Band Families,
It's with great pleasure to announce that Lane & Associates Family Dentistry will be one of the band's top sponsors for the 2019/20 band season, with a sponsorship of $5,000!  Their location on Tryon & Cary Parkway would love to make you smile and offer so much more:

They have amenities galore: Massage Chairs, Charging and Art Stations, Beverage Stations, and Concierge service! The best thing you can do for your smile is to visit an office that can treat all of your dental needs in one place! They offer a beverage station with coffee and soft drinks in their luxury massage chairs while you wait and the kids can visit the Art Station or charge their devices at charging stations. The Cary Tryon location is also adjoined to NC Oral Surgery + Orthodontics (NCOSO) so your family can visit one location to have all of their dental, orthodontic, and oral surgery needs to be met in a single visit.  

Please consider visiting Lane & Associates Tryon & Cary Parkway office and let them know how much our band family appreciates their support.

On a personal note, our family has switched to Lane & Associates and our experience has been wonderful.  My favorite thing about my appointments is the massage chairs. :)

Sincerely,
Suzanne Puccio
Alumni Parent- Athens Drive Band 

Exciting Band News to Share!

posted Jun 12, 2019, 4:52 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 12, 2019, 4:52 AM ]

Hey there Athens Drive Band Families.  Exciting news on WRAL today!  Check out the link below and see the great news about one of our own.  

https://www.wral.com/scholarship-offers-for-graduating-teen-total-1-6-million/18446645/

Congrats to Tyrone and his family!

Calling all Mentors!

posted Jun 8, 2019, 2:15 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 8, 2019, 2:20 PM ]

Hello Band Families!

It’s that time of year again!   Please consider volunteering to be a mentor family to help welcome our new band students this year.  To help make their transition a smooth one, I would love to have your support as a mentor band family.  Acting as a mentor family is very simple and takes just a little time. We will match you up with a new student (one that plays the same instrument as your child if at all possible) and their family. You then reach out to them via email or phone call. The rest is up to you and can be as involved as meeting for coffee, frozen yogurt, or dinner … or simply connecting in whatever way is comfortable to you. The most important thing is establishing an open line of communication so they can come to you with questions.. 

It was so reassuring to have an experienced mentor band family to turn to when we first arrived at Athens many summers ago. Those first few months as part of the Athens band family can be a little overwhelming and a time when you need a lot of questions answered or maybe just a bit of reassurance that everything will work out just fine and that the crazy schedule really is manageable (and worth every minute!).  

Please email me at mlvtipil@nc.rr.com or mentor@athensdriveband.com if you are interested in serving as a mentor family this year. My goal is to match up families as soon as possible so you have time to make a connection well ahead of pre-camp or band camp. If you know an incoming family you’d like to be matched up with, please let me know in your email.  Also, please let me know how many students you would be interested in mentoring. 

Thank you so much!

Melanie Vtipil

Register for Marching Band Today

posted Jun 7, 2019, 4:10 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 4:11 AM ]

Today is the day!  Register to join THE Athens Drive Marching Band TODAY!

Marching Band Registration and forms are due TODAY.
  


In addition to online registration, the following forms must be completed and turned in by June 7th.  (These apply for ALL students).

  • WCPSS Consent and Medical Form 
  • Copy of health insurance card (front and back).
  • WCPSS Student Photo Permission Form  

NEW members must also complete the WCPSS Athletic Participation Form that requires a physical.  The Athletic Participation Form is not due until band camp in late July.  

All forms can be found here.  Just scroll down to the bottom and look under WCPSS Forms.  Forms can be turned in to Doc or the front office.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Suella and Michelle

Marching Band Registration Reminder

posted Jun 5, 2019, 8:12 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 5, 2019, 8:12 AM ]

Don’t miss out on the fun!

Marching Band Registration and forms are due this Friday, June 7th.
  


In addition to online registration, the following forms must be completed and turned in by June 7th.  (These apply for ALL students).

  • WCPSS Consent and Medical Form 
  • Copy of health insurance card (front and back).
  • WCPSS Student Photo Permission Form  

NEW members must also complete the WCPSS Athletic Participation Form that requires a physical.  The Athletic Participation Form is not due until band camp in late July.  

All forms can be found here.  Just scroll down to the bottom and look under WCPSS Forms.  Forms can be turned in to Doc or the front office.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Suella and Michelle

Marching Band Registration is due Friday!

posted Jun 3, 2019, 5:51 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 5:52 AM ]

The Marching Band registration deadline is quickly approaching!!

Registration and forms are due this Friday, June 7th.  
In addition to online registration, the following forms must be completed and turned in by June 7th.  (These apply for ALL students).
  • WCPSS Consent and Medical Form 
  • Copy of health insurance card (front and back).
  • WCPSS Student Photo Permission Form  
NEW members must also complete the WCPSS Athletic Participation Form that requires a physical.  The Athletic Participation Form is not due until band camp in late July.  

All forms can be found here.  Just scroll down to the bottom and look under WCPSS Forms.  Forms can be turned in to Doc or the front office.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Suella and Michelle
president@athensdriveband.com

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