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Marching Battery Student & Parent - BUGFEST this Saturday

posted Sep 15, 2017, 5:08 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

Last year, our battery was asked to play at BUGFEST - an informative/fun event sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  Our performance was a HIT and the audience asked that we perform again this year! 

So…as I knew that our students would be on campus for our 9-9 rehearsal and that there would be many parents around to transport the students and chaperone, I thought, why not?   Plus, all the kids will get a cool tee shirt!  (Deal breaker right there!)

So here’s the deal:

At 2:00pm, our battery will gather in the bandroom to carpool with a few parents to downtown Raleigh.  YES, I’LL NEED SOME PARENTS TO DRIVE☺  You are going to Lot 17, under the Museum of History.  You can access this lot via Wilmington Street, between Edenton and Jones Streets.  You’ll enter on the left.  

Please wear your Blue Marching Tee Shirt…  You can decide whether to wear the BUGFEST tee that you will be given once you arrive.

At 3:00pm you will play cadences—on the march—around the area… There will be folks around to help you.  I will give you the names of contact personnel on Saturday.  Should be fun, easy, and a nice way to show off our program☺

You’ll play for about ½ hour at which time you will load up and return to ADHS.

Depending upon how much work you need to learn on Saturday, you may have to shorten your lunch/ dinner break.  I know that you will do what you need to in order to make everything work—you’re just that good!

Please know that I turn down more offers to perform than I accept.  I just thought that this might be a nice way to break up our day and do something nice for others.  I didn’t want to “bug” you with just another event…☺ 

Thank you for making this work!