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Graduation Band logistics and roster

posted May 23, 2017, 5:32 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated May 23, 2017, 5:32 PM ]
The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our performance at GRADUATION as well as a few other end-of-year events. 

(Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band)
Friday, June 2nd, 2:45-4:00pm
  • This is the ONLY time that we can put the two ensembles together to rehearse our graduation performance the following weekend.  Please make every effort to attend; however, I realize the “last minute” notice of this request and if you cannot attend due to a pre-existing commitment that cannot be changed, please provide written notification.

Convention Center, Raleigh, NC
Saturday, June 10

Report to ADHS (in concert attire) 6:15am
(group meeting, load busses)
Depart for Convention Center 6:30pm
(via activity busses)
Prelude music begins 7:40am
Graduation ceremony begins 8:00am
Graduation concludes 9:15am
Depart for ADHS 9:30am
Arrive ADHS 10:00am

The Graduation performance is mandatory (a major portion of the exam) for most Symphonic Band members and all junior/sophomore Wind Ensemble members.  DRESS IS FORMAL:  Guys in tuxedos (no jackets); girls in black dresses. 

All school-owned instruments, mouthpieces, and other equipment must be returned to ADHS after graduation unless previous arrangements have been made with me or the new marching band section leaders.
Two more items:
  1. All students intending to participate in the 2017 Marching Band must COMPLETE THE ONLINE INTENT FORM by Friday, June 2nd.
  2. Our annual Spring Band Banquet will be Sunday, June 4 from 1-4:30pm.  All students who have performed in the class bands, winterguard, indoor percussion, and jazz ensemble will be recognized.  We will also honor all graduating seniors.  The banquet will conclude with an amazing slide show highlighting events from the entire year!!!
Thank you for everything that you have done to make this past year so successful!  To our graduating seniors - best wishes and “ya’ll come back and see us soon!”  To everyone else - have fun, get some rest, and don’t forget how to toot that horn, hit that drum, or spin that flag!  See most of you July 24th!

Graduation Band Personnel
Saturday, June 10, 2017; 8:00am
Raleigh Convention Center

Martin Altman-S
Denise Bahena-Bustos-S
Emily Brittain-J
Kayla Freeman-J
Julia Hader-J
Grace Herring-S
Connelly Huter-J
Tivonna Lee-S
Geoffrey Luu-J
Sophia Morris-J
Savannah Strickland-S

Kaylin McClafferty-S

Bryan Benson-J
Erin Clark-S

Emily Benson-J
Savannah Flowers-S
Caison Gray-S
Madison Haithcock-S
Kelsey Herbst-J
Karla Montes-J
Elizabeth Ortez-S
Danielle Puccio-S
Lauren Rusnak-S
Anna Vtipil-F
Alyssa Wood-J
Sofie Yingling-S

Bass Clarinet
Ashley Hamrick-J
Patrick Worden-S

Alto Saxophones 
Caroline Al-Masri-F
Edward Bynum-J
Albert Choi-S
Matthew Parker-S
Jason Phillips-J
Wesley Reagan-J
Maxwell Riach-S
Preston Sims-S
Cooper Sykes-F
Addison Young-J

Tenor Sax
Andrew Chiavacci-S
Sydney Earp-S
Sean Thornton-S
Jacob Younce-J

Baritone Sax
Kat Fox-J
Tom Nixon-F
Jordan Page-J
Maciej Pruchnik-S

Daniel Baldwin-F
Robert Bennett-J
Ian Chang-F
Jacob Elder-S
Nick Grothmann-S
Joe Howard-S
Jenny Hutchinson-S
Harrison Rose-J
Austin Shoaf-J
Alison Starling-F
Brian Suh-S
Tyrone Williamson-S
Zackary Zeplin-J

French Horn
Raney Allen-J
Kathryn Chetwynd-F
Jenna Crumpler-S
Derek Geiger-F
Salah Haddad-S
Kristina Rozakis-S
Emily Williams-J

Mason Burroughs-S
Franklin Lloyd-J
Christopher Luzzi-S
Keaton Moore-S
Malakhi Smith-J

Julia Kocsis-J
Jordan Walker-S
Gillian Wright-S

Kevin Day-J
Nicki Lyles-S
Kate Swirski-J
Matt Tripp-F

Chris Alcorn-J
Mitchell Brackett-S
David Callaghan-J
Jericho Canon-S
Lucas Dingman-J
Hannah Gillespie-S
Matthew Lyles-J
Eric Skinner-J
Ben Wakeford-S


Dr. Jerry Markoch
Director of Bands
Athens Drive High School
1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh, NC  27606