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Football Game and NW Guilford Competition this weekend

posted Oct 24, 2017, 5:49 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 5:50 AM ]
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning the Home Football Game this Friday and the Northwest Guilford H.S. Competition in Greensboro N.C. this Saturday.

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
  • Report to Athens Drive 5:00pm
  • Change into full uniform 5:15pm
  • Warm-up in Junior lot 5:45pm
  • March to stadium 6:15pm
  • Pregame Performance   6:45pm
  • Game begins 7:00pm
  • Halftime Performance@ 8:00pm
  • Dismissal (at flagpole near band room) 9:45pm
Students will be wearing their full uniform for this game.  They may wear any TEE SHIRT underneath the jacket--no tank tops!  As we will be wearing our blue show shirt under our uniform tomorrow, I would suggest not wearing the blue show shirt for this performance (unless you want to wash it Friday evening). Woodwinds and brass will need their flip folders and lyres; all students should bring a small amount of money for drinks/snacks following their performance.  

We will be hosting rising 9th band members this evening!  The students will sit with our band during the game; however, they will not play—just observe and interact with our members.  All 8th graders should report to our band room at 6:00pm and we will have a group of band parents escort them to the field.

5240 NW School Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
  • Report to Athens 12:45pm
  • Rehearsal (site TBD) 1:00pm
  • Return to bandroom; eat lunch (on own); 2:30pm
  • load instruments; prepare for departure
  • Inspection in senior lot (in ½ uniform)   4:00pm
  • Depart for NWGHS (via activity busses) 4:15pm
    • We will make 1 rest stop
  • Arrive SBHS 6:30pm
    • Eat dinner (provided by boosters)
    • Warm up for show
  • PERFORMANCE   8:30pm
  • Awards Ceremony 9:30pm
  • Depart NWGHS 10:30pm
  • We will make 1 rest stop
  • Arrive Athens Drive    12:30am
Important Competition Day Logistics
  1. Students must remain on campus between our rehearsal and inspection; there will not be enough time for students to safely leave campus.   You are welcome to bring a snack/late lunch to eat after our rehearsal.  Our boosters will feed you once we arrive at NWGHS.
  2. The students will be wearing their uniform shoes, black socks, bibs and blue show shirt for the bus ride to Greensboro.
  3. Before we leave NWGHS, students may change into more comfortable clothes for the bus ride home (your choice).  If possible, students are encouraged to wear a lightweight type of shorts under the uniform so they may change out of the uniform outside near our trucks.  
  4. Our boosters will provide a light snack for the students’ ride back to Raleigh.
  5. You will find the show schedule attached to email.
The students and I are so appreciative for the many positive comments regarding our show - it truly is a wonderful production!  “Comparison is the thief of joy” and although we do not always place number one, we continually improve and bring a first-class experience to all involved! Most importantly, I know that the students and families involved in this program are truly enjoying themselves through the hard work, challenge, and friendship offered. Championship always grows from the inside out, and we are truly champions!

This will likely be the LARGEST SHOW OF THE YEAR with 29 bands competing!  Please consider making the journey to be there - to support this wonderful, big, blue shiny band!