Dear GRAND CHAMPION marching band member and parent,
Has a nice ring to it, eh??? Gotta luv it!!! Congratulations to EVERYONE in our band program for winning the “Grand Champion Band of the Day” last weekend in Southern Pines!!! I cannot think of a more picturesque area of the state to win that title (I know, I’m slightly biased - FORE!). Thank you for all your hard work, your time, and your love. What a terrific program we enjoy here at Athens Drive!
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning our home football game this Friday and the Wakefield H.S. Competition this Saturday.
FOOTBALL GAME (ATHENS VS. PANTHER CREEK)
Friday, September 30, 2016
Report to ADHS band room 5:30pm
Warm-up (junior parking lot) 6:00pm
March to stadium 6:25pm
Game begins 7:00pm
Halftime Performance @8:15pm
Dismissal (at flagpole near band room) 10:00pm
Students will be wearing their full uniform for this game. Please remember to bring black socks and any other part of uniform that may be at home. Students may wear a shirt of choice beneath their uniform, but they MUST WEAR A SHIRT. Woodwinds and brass will need their flip folders and lyres; all students should bring a small amount of money for drinks/snacks following their performance.
Students taking the SAT test on Saturday morning may be excused following our halftime performance. We’ll have a team of parents escort you back to the bandroom to change. Get some rest, nail the test, and perform again at Wakefield! (Gotta luv it!)
WAKEFIELD H.S. COMPETITION
(aka “Heart of Carolina Invitational”)
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
Report to Athens *1:30pm
Return to prepare for departure 3:15pm
Inspection (in full uniform) 4:30pm
Depart for WHS (via activity bus) 4:45pm
Arrive WHS, orientation and prep 5:45pm
Dinner (provided by boosters) 8:00pm
-We’ll be wearing our bibs
Awards Ceremony 9:45pm
Depart WHS 10:45pm
Arrive Athens Drive 11:45pm
*I realize students taking SAT may be late to rehearsal. Just do what you can… It’s all good!
Important Competition Day Logistic
Other Noteworthy Items:
Hope to see you this weekend at Wakefield! Ya’ll sit together and build that BLUE WALL of crazy band parents cheering on our kids!!Doc