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Apex Christmas Parade Logistics

posted Nov 28, 2018, 5:13 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Nov 28, 2018, 5:17 AM ]
November 27, 2018

Dear marching band member and parent,
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning the Apex Christmas Parade this Saturday as well as several “end of calendar year” events.

APEX CHRISTMAS PARADE
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

Report, add Lights, Dress                                       2:20pm

INSPECTION                                                          3:45pm

Depart for Apex (via activity busses)                       4:00pm

Arrive at drop off point                                             4:30pm

Parade begins  (we are unit #51/91)                       5:00pm

Anticipated step-off                                                  5:40pm

Return to ADHS                                                       7:00pm

**Detach lights from uniform before leaving ADHS

The Apex Christmas Parade is somewhat unique in that it is held in the evening.  Parading at night through this charming town—with all its store lights and decorations aglow—is really COOL.  Our students love to march in this parade and we hope that you will consider coming out and enjoying the atmosphere!

NEW:  We are going to light up the uniforms like we did for the Outback Bowl Parade.  In order to make this work, we are asking all students to report to the band room at 2:20pm.  We will move everyone to the cafeteria and show them how to attach lights to their sashes.  They can also spend some time adding lights to their instruments.  Students will be asked to remain at ADHS following the parade to remove the lights from their uniform.  Anticipated pick-up time will be 7:30pm.

The parade route begins on the corner of Apex Peakway and Salem streets, passes through the downtown area, and finishes at W. Moore Street.  The entire route is about ½ mile in length.  Additional parade information can be found at apexrotary@gmail.com.

Special thanks!

I just wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for such a wonderful season and for the generous gifts presented to me and my family at the banquet.  Being a career teacher has many intangible rewards—having the privilege of working with all of you is the one I cherish most!

Important Upcoming Dates:

12/3     All-District Honor Band Audition form and fee due

12/7     Fruits & Nuts delivered to ADHS

12/8     Cary Christmas Parade Noon-4:00pm (parade begins at 2:00pm)

12/20   Grand Holiday Concert 7:00pm (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble)

 Hope to see you along the parade route cheering on our wonderful band!