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Logisitcs for State Festival Performances

posted Mar 19, 2018, 5:47 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 5:47 PM ]

The purpose of this letter is to clarify all information concerning our adjudicated State Festival Performance for our Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band this week.  

Wednesday, March 21 (State Festival-Wind Ensemble at Apex Friendship) 

11:20am            Report to band room

                          Change into formal attire

                          Load equipment truck with medium/large instruments

Noon                  Group meeting; load bus

12:10pm            Depart Athens

12:40pm             Arrive AFHS



1:55pm               Performance

3:15p                   Load busses; receive ratings

3:30pm                Depart AFHS

4:00pm                Arrive ADHS

*I am driving 1 large activity bus.  We have more members than seats available, so I can use some parents to help drive.  A few seniors may drive provided I receive a note from a parent.  Senior drivers are to stay with the bus on the way to Apex Friendship.

Thursday, March 22 (State Festival-Symphonic Band at Apex Friendship) 

10:00am                    Report to band room

                                  Eat lunch

                                  Change into formal attire

                                  Load equipment truck with medium/large instruments

10:50am                    Group meeting; load bus

11:00am                    Depart Athens

11:30am                    Arrive AFHS



12:50pm                    Performance

2:00pm                        Load busses; receive ratings

2:15pm                        Depart AFHS

2:45pm                        Arrive ADHS

State Festival is our single most significant performance of the year (in terms of formal accreditation) as ratings are given and distributed throughout the state.   This performance really puts our program “on the map” in many important ways.  It also provides a way for all of us to do something significant for our school!

Parents are encouraged to attend our performances at Apex Friendship!  The performances are FREE—and it gets really lonely performing for a few “judges.”  The kids LOVE performing for a full house!  Please come out and show your support for our great BAND!  Your continued support means a great deal to the students—and me! Let’s knock these performances out of the park!

Gotta luv it!


P.S.  The SNOW THREAT on Wednesday really needs to end!  Seriously…  We’re done with winter… Prayers are encouraged, as there is no make up for these performances.