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posted Nov 7, 2017, 2:36 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 2:38 PM ]

The Marching Band is in need of 6 students to serve as banner carriers for our upcoming Christmas Parades.  Our banner is quite large and actually requires 8 students to comfortably hold it the length of a parade.  (This number will also allow students time to rest their arms by alternating holding assignments.)  Banner carriers will march in front of our marching band for the entire parade route and will be provided a uniform as well as transportation to and from the parade.  This is a perfect opportunity for students interested in becoming members of our marching band to get a feel of the wonderful spirit in our group!  There is NO COST involved nor previous experience required.
We are requesting that the students attend 2 rehearsals next week with the marching band in order to get adjusted to holding the banner, learn how to stay in step with the band, and get fitted for a uniform.  Please note the following schedule:

Tues. 11/14                 3:00-5:30pm                    Parade rehearsal
Thurs. 11/16                3:00-5:30pm                    Parade rehearsal
Sat. 11/18                    7:30-noon                        Raleigh Christmas Parade
Sat. 12/2                     noon-7:00pm                    Apex Christmas Parade (preceded by Rose Parade filming in our stadium with our banner carriers)
Sat. 12/9                     noon-4:00pm                    Cary Christmas Parade

Positions will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis with priority given to the following:  availability (to make all five dates noted above), interest in joining our marching band next year, seniority.  If you would like to be considered as an “official banner carrier” for our marching band, please contact the band director via email - jmarkoch@wcpss.net

Thank you for helping make our marching band so terrific!