Congratulations to the following ADHS Band students on their outstanding musical achievements!


2018 North Carolina All-State Band (March 2018)
Four of our band students earned a coveted position in the 2018 North Carolina All-State Band:

Cooper Sykes (10th grade, alto sax)
Ian Chang (10th grade, trumpet)
Brian Suh (11th grade, trumpet)
Tyrone Williamson (11th grade, trumpet)

Earning a position in the All-State Band is the highest honor that can be awarded a band student in North Carolina!  The All-State Band in North Carolina comprises 100 of the finest musicians in our state.  The band rehearses and performs at UNC-Chapel Hill in early May.


2018 UNC-G Honor Bands (February 2018)
Ten Athens Drive HS Band students auditioned and were invited to attend the 29th Annual Carolina Band Festival at UNC-Greensboro February 15-17, 2018.  Hundreds of students statewide submitted applications and recording from a multi-state area. Our students were selected among the best in the state.  


All-District Honors Bands (January 2018)
Through audition, 17 Athens Drive HS Band students earned positions with the 2018 All-District Honor Bands.  Congratulations to each student on this accomplishment.

9-10 Wind Ensemble:  Brennan Robbins (FLUTE), Anna Vtipil (CLARINET), Ashwath Kapilavai (CLARINET), Cooper Sykes (ALTO SAX - ALL-STATE ELIGIBLE!!!), Will Wakeford (ALTO SAX), Gavin Foley (TENOR SAX - ALL-STATE ELIGIBLE!!!), Ian Chang (TRUMPET - ALL-STATE ELIGIBLE!!!),  Ana Altman (TRUMPET), Derek Geiger (HORN), Wesley Major (TUBA), Parker Dingman (SNARE DRUM) 

11-12 Wind Ensemble: Kaylin McClafferty (OBOE - ALL-STATE ELIGIBLE!!!), Bryan Benson (BASSOON - ALL-STATE ELIGIBLE!!!), Danielle Puccio (CLARINET), Brian Suh (TRUMPET - ALL-STATE ELIGIBLE!!!), Tyrone Williamson (TRUMPET), Ben Wakeford (SNARE DRUM - ALL-STATE ELIGIBLE!!!)


Triangle Youth Music

 The Triangle Youth Music is an advanced ensemble sponsored by the Philharmonic Association. 

Gavin Foley:  Jazz Ensemble
Tyrone Williamson:  Brass Band (Principal Cornet) and Jazz Ensemble


Music for All - Honor Band

The Honor Band of America is one of three national honor ensembles that are part of the Music for All National Festival, along with the Honor Orchestra of America and Jazz Band of America.

Tyrone Williamson


Cannon Music Camp

A three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Cannon Music Camp  offers the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. 

Danielle Puccio:  received a partial scholarship for this summer's camp.  It will be her 3rd summer attending this outstanding music camp.