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Cary Christmas Parade Logistics for this Saturday

posted Dec 4, 2018, 6:09 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 6:09 AM ]
Dear marching band member and parent,

Okay, let’s try this again!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate…but dress warmly!  Forecast is calling for very cold weather on Saturday (low 40’s as daytime highs…brrrr!).  The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning the Cary Christmas Parade this Saturday as well as several other “end of season” events.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018

Report to ADHS                                                              Noon
      -shine instruments/dress/load box truck

INSPECTION (in full uniform) 12:45pm

Depart for Cary (via activity bus) 1:00pm

Arrive at parade site 1:20pm

Parade begins (we are #49/96 in the parade) 2:00pm

Return to ADHS 3:30pm

Alas!  The LAST performance of the marching season!  The Cary Christmas Parade is comparable to the Apex Parade in many ways:  It is approximately the same length; the route takes the band through the heart of a charming downtown; and it is usually very well attended.  The parade route begins on Chatham at Circle Drive; turns left onto Academy and ends at the corner of Academy and Kildaire (in front of Cary Elementary).  Additional parade information can be found at www.caryjaycees.org. 

As the Cary Christmas Parade is the last formal performance of our marching band this season, all uniforms are to remain in the band room and all marching shoes are to be taken home

Although we exchanged many words of thanks at our banquet a few weeks ago, I want to again THANK all of you—students and family members--for being you, and for making our season such a wonderful success.  Our months together were filled with many wonderful memories, great musical moments, and a whole lot of life lessons!  I sincerely hope that our juniors, sophomores and freshmen will enthusiastically return next summer!   

Important Upcoming Dates:
12/7     Fruits/Nuts delivered to ADHS
12/20   Holiday Concert 7:00pm (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble)
*Please consider supporting our Winter Percussion “Go-Fund-Me” as they are trying to raise needed funding to offset expenses for their WGI Dayton Trip.  Info can be found on our band website!

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