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Info For Saturday's 9-9 Rehearsal

posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:15 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 6:15 AM ]

Sept. 18, 2018


Dear marching band student and parent,


The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our full band rehearsal this Saturday (the 9-9).



Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018


Report to band room                                           8:45am

Rehearsal at practice field/old stadium TBA       9:00am

Lunch (on own)                                                   Noon

Rehearsal/Uniform Check-ups                           1:30pm

Dinner (on own)                                                  4:30pm

Rehearsal in old stadium                                    6:00pm

Performance Hour!                                           8:00pm

Dismissal (at stadium)                                        9:00pm


Saturday’s rehearsal is crucial for many reasons:  1) we will finish all of the choreography and body movement for the show that we will compete with next week; 2) we will rehearse with sports equipment and voice overlays for timing and flow; 3) we will spend quite a bit of time cleaning drill and music execution; 4) we will get the opportunity to try on the uniforms to make sure everything fits correctly; 5) we will be spend our evening block rehearsing in the stadium, under the lights; and 6) we will be only one week away from our first competition!!!


Students may eat on campus or leave campus for lunch/dinner.  Although there should be sufficient time to “eat out,” please think ahead as to where you might like to 

dine so that you have enough time to drive safely and eat a decent meal.  There is really no problem with hanging out in the band room!


And…all friends and family are invited to enjoy our rehearsal for the final hour of the day!  Essentially, we will be planning to perform our entire show at sometime during this hour.  It’s really a nice time for all of our parents to gather in the home stands and watch something magnificent all come together!  You can then pick up your child right from the field (eliminating that long walk).  


Please remember that all uniforms need to be returned to the band room by this Saturday.  We will be wearing parts of the uniform during rehearsals next week.


As always, thank you for everything you do for your kids and this program!