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Logistics for Cary Parade - December 14th

posted Dec 9, 2019, 3:04 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Dec 9, 2019, 3:06 PM ]
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. 14, 2019

Report to ADHS if you would like a formal            10:45am
individual/family picture taken in uniform
with instrument

Report to ADHS if you would rather forego            11:45am
the picture  
shine instruments/dress/load box truck

INSPECTION (in full uniform)                            12:30pm
Depart for Cary (via activity bus)                           12:45pm
Arrive at parade site                                                1:05pm
Parade begins (we are #39/92 in the parade)          2:00pm
Return to ADHS                                                      3:20pm
remove pins/store uniform
Dismissal                                                                 3:45pm

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.  Also, please remove all pins because the uniforms will be dry-cleaned before we march in Washington D.C. this May

Keep your fingers crossed as the weather looks iffy for Saturday.  If we decide not to participate in the parade due to adverse weather, we will STILL DO THE PICTURES AT 10:45.  This is an optional, FREE offering… we’ll photograph you in uniform in a rather “professional manner” and give you the opportunity to down load your picture on SmugMug for free.  It might make a nice gift for relatives or just be a nice keepsake.  First come, first serve.  If siblings want to have their picture taken together, that’s cool too!

Although we exchanged many words of thanks at our banquet a few weeks ago, I want to again THANK 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:
12/13 Fruits & Nuts delivered to ADHS
12/14 Cary Christmas Parade Noon-4:00pm (parade begins at 2:00pm)
12/15 Dewey’s Waverly Place Caroling 1-4pm
12/15 Little Drummer Boy performance for Ekklesia Church “Movie Night” at 5:15pm
12/17 Grand Holiday Concert 7:00pm (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble)
12/22 Dewey’s Waverly Place Caroling 1-4pm

P.S.  The Apex Parade was so LIT!!!!  OMG!!!  Thank you to Shayla Michaud and all our wonderful parents for your help!!!  One of the major distinguishing features of our band program is the amount of help our parents provide during performances!  We’ve got the BEST PARENT SUPPORT IN THE COUNTY!!!  Please know how much your efforts are appreciated!!!  We could not be who we are without you!!!

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