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Scotland HS Competition and Friday's Football Game

posted Oct 30, 2017, 5:18 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 5:21 PM ]
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning our final football game and local competition this weekend, as well as a few other upcoming events.

(vs. Riverside-Durham)
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Report to Athens Drive                                            5:00pm
- Change into full uniform
Warm up (junior lot)                                              5:45pm
March to stadium                                                    6:15pm
Game Begins                                                          7:00pm
Halftime Performance@                                         7:45pm
- Senior Recognition Ceremony
- Performance
Dismissal (around flagpole near band room)          10:15pm

Senior parents should report to the HOME SIDE track in the stadium near the end of the first half (plan to start moving with 5:00 left on the clock).  There will be parents directing you to your positions.
As always, students will need their flip folders, lyres, and a small amount of money for drinks/snacks after their performance.  

(“Highland Celebration”)
1000 W Church St, Laurinburg, NC 28352
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

Report to Athens                                                     12:30pm
Rehearsal (new stadium)                                      12:45pm
Return to bandroom; eat lunch (on own);                2:15pm
load instruments; prepare for departure
Inspection in senior lot (in ½ uniform)                3:45pm
Depart for SHS (via activity busses)                        4:00pm
-We may make 1 rest stop
Arrive SHS                                                               6:00pm
-Eat dinner (provided by boosters)
-Warm up for show
PERFORMANCE                                                    8:20pm
Awards Ceremony                                                   9:50pm
Depart SHS                                                             11:00pm
-We may make 1 rest stop
Arrive Athens Drive                                               1:00am

Important Competition Day Logistics
  1. Students must remain on campus between our rehearsal and inspection; there will not be enough time for students to safely leave campus.  You are welcome to bring a snack/late lunch to eat after our rehearsal.  Our boosters will feed you once we arrive at SHS.
  2. The students will be wearing their uniform shoes, black socks, bibs and blue show shirt for the bus ride to Laurinburg.
  3. Before we leave SHS, students may change into more comfortable clothes for the bus ride home (your choice).  If possible, students are encouraged to wear a lightweight type of shorts under the uniform so they may change out of the uniform outside near our trucks.  
  4. Our boosters will provide a light snack for the students’ ride back to Raleigh.
  5. You will find the show schedule attached!
  1. What a terrific show!  We are consistently performing at a very high level and are only growing stronger!  
  2. I’m not certain what happened with the 4th bus…  It was not at West Cary where it usually is and our contact on site did not know what happened.  Thank you for stepping up and driving several of our students to Greensboro so that we can travel in an efficient, safe, and comfortable manner!
  3. What a blessing the weather was MOST of the day!  While driving home in the pouring rain I was counting my blessings realizing that the entire day could have been a disappointing washout.  We’ve had seasons where the weather just did not cooperate and we had to endure some very frustrating situations.
  4. We are so close to “breaking through” with respect to scores.  We came in 2nd place in class by .5 (a half a point!).  In the category of music, we came in 2nd place by .1 (a tenth of a point!).  Congrats to our guard, percussion and drum majors on their 1st place finish!
  5. I LOVE our band family!  No award is large enough to show how special our students and parents (families) are!  They cannot judge the VALUE of our band family at any type of competition!  Thank you for working together to create a beautiful show and most importantly, a beautiful group of people!
  6. This season is long!  We have our eyes fixed on the Outback Bowl!!  Adventure awaits!
Important Upcoming Dates:

11/7-9                No after school rehearsals.
11/7                   Parent Booster Meeting 7:30pm
11/9                   Fall Concert featuring the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble 7:00pm
11/11                 Mattress Sale Fundraiser in cafeteria 10-5pm
11/14 & 16        Christmas Parade Rehearsals 3-5:30pm
11/18                Raleigh Christmas Parade 8:00am-Noon (parade begins at 9:30am)
                        Marching Band Banquet at ADHS 1:30-4:30pm
11/28                Outback rehearsal 3-5:30pm
12/2                 Apex Christmas Parade 3:00-7:00pm (parade begins at 5:00pm)
12/5                 Outback rehearsal 3-5:30pm
12/9                  Cary Christmas Parade Noon-5:00pm (parade begins at 2:00pm)
12/12                Outback rehearsal 3-5:30pm
12/14                Grand Holiday Concert featuring the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble 7:00pm
12/18                Outback rehearsal 3-5pm; Dinner provided by boosters
                        “Send-off Performance” 7:00pm
12/28-1/2          Outback Bowl experience!!!

And finally…
  • Information about Winter Percussion and Winter Guard will be available soon!
  • Our Jazz Ensemble (conducted by Dr. Wes Parker) begins in late January (spring semester).  Look for info about this ensemble after the holidays.
  • All-District Honor Band information will be available from the band office soon!