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Reminder about upcoming Festival Band Concerts!

posted Feb 28, 2018, 9:18 AM by Athens Drive High School Band

The purpose of this letter is to remind everyone of the upcoming dress rehearsals and Festival Concerts, and to provide information about our adjudicated State Festival Performance for our Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.   


Wednesday, March 7

7:00-8:30pm        Jazz Ensemble Dress Rehearsal


Thursday, March 8 (Festival Concert I)

6:15pm                Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble reports to ADHS

                            Concert Band warms up in band room; Jazz Ensemble warms up in chorus room.

7:00pm                Concert begins

                                - Concert Band

                                - Jazz Ensemble


Thursday, March 15 (Festival Concert II)

6:15pm                Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble reports to ADHS

                            Symphonic Band warms up in band room; Wind Ensemble warms up in chorus room.

7:00pm                Concert begins

                                - Symphonic Band  

                                - Wind Ensemble


***Both Festival Concerts are FREE with refreshments served at their conclusion (approx. 8:30pm).  We have cancelled the dress rehearsals previously scheduled for the concert groups.


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

11:20am                Report to band room and change into Concert Dress

                              Gather instruments/music/equipment

                              Load equipment truck

11:50am                Group meeting; load bus

12:10pm                Depart Athens

12:40pm                Arrive AFHS

                                    - orientation

                                    - warmup

1:55pm                   Performance

3:15pm                    Load busses; receive ratings

3:30pm                    Depart AFHS

4:00pm                    Arrive ADHS


***Wind Ensemble students will be EXCUSED from their 3rd and 4th period classes, as this event is an integral part of our curriculum.


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

10:00am                    Report to band room and change into concert attire

                                  Load equipment truck

10:30am                    Group meeting; load bus

10:45am                    Depart Athens

11:15am                    Arrive AFHS

                                       - orientation

                                       - warmup

12:20pm                    Performance

1:25pm                       Load busses; receive ratings

1:40pm                       Depart AFHS

2:10pm                       Arrive ADHS


***Symphonic Band students will be EXCUSED from half of their 2nd period and all of their 3rd period classes, as this event is an integral part of our curriculum.  (They have Symphonic Band 4th block.)


For our State Festival Performances, please be sure to check your calendars carefully and make the necessary adjustments.  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.   Parents are encouraged to attend our performances at Apex Friendship!  The Festival is open to the public and is FREE!


Your continued support means a great deal to the students - and me!  We look forward to sharing some great music with you during the upcoming weeks!  

Doc


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