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Western Alamance Competition and Friday's Football Game Logistics

posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:13 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 8:17 PM ]
Dear marching band member and parent,
First of all, thoughts and prayers to all who suffered inconveniences as a result of the recent storm.  It is my understanding that as I write this, there are a number of our families who still do not have power.  It’s awkward to consider that life must still move on during this difficult time; however, there really is no other choice…  Hopefully, our sense of “normalcy” will be restored soon!
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning our home football game this Friday and the Western Alamance H.S. Competition this Saturday.

“HOMECOMING” FOOTBALL GAME (ATHENS VS. CARY)
Friday, October 14, 2016

        Report to ADHS band room                    5:30pm
        Warm-up (junior parking lot)                   6:00pm
        March to stadium                                    6:30pm
        Pregame                                                6:45pm
        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 shirt of choice beneath their uniform.  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.  
Eighth grade band members are invited to join us for this for this game.  They will be sitting amongst us in the stands.  I am certain that we will make them feel welcome and excited about joining us next year!

WESTERN ALAMANCE H.S. COMPETITION 
(aka “Central North Carolina Band Festival”)
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

        Report to Athens*                                    1:15pm
        Rehearsal                                               1:30pm
        Return to prepare for departure               3:00pm
        Inspection (in full uniform)                   4:15pm
        Depart for WHS (via activity bus)            4:30pm
        Arrive WHS                                              6:00pm
            -Eat light dinner 
            (provided by boosters)
            -Warm up
        PERFORMANCE                                    8:20pm
        Awards Ceremony                                   9:45pm
        Depart WHS                                            10:30pm
        Arrive Athens Drive                               Midnight

Important Competition Day Logistics
  1. Students must wear their blue show tee shirt under their uniform on Saturday.
  2. We will be feeding our students a simple but nourishing dinner BEFORE our performance in order to leave Western Alamance in a timely manner following the awards ceremony.  
  3. We enthusiastically invite all parents, family, and friends to travel to Western Alamance to enjoy our performance and route on our CHAMPION band! YOUR PRESENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!  
Other Noteworthy Items:
  1. Our performance time at Greene Central next Saturday is 8:00pm.  We are the final competitive band to perform in competition.  The East Carolina University Marching Pirates are scheduled to perform following our performance!
  2. We will be having our monthly BAND BOOSTER MEETING this Thursday, Oct. 13th in the bandroom.  Come and enjoy the fellowship among our parents as we discuss upcoming events and maybe even a short trip this Spring!
Hope to see you this weekend at Western Alamance!  Ya’ll sit together and build that BLUE WALL of crazy band parents cheering on our kids!!!