Lost Cell Phone

posted by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated ]

Hello Band Families,

A student has lost their cell phone this past week.  If found, please contact myself ( or bring to the band room Lost and Found.  This student  has been working a job to pay for it and is hoping someone has it or can help.

Kind regards,
Michaele Woodhouse
Co President

Let's Eat! MOD Pizza Monday, August 20th

posted by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated ]

Just a reminder of the upcoming Let’s Eat event!  We have another busy band week! Give yourself a break from cooking! Meet us for dinner!!! 
Please come out to MOD Pizza on Monday, August 20th for the band’s next Let’s Eat fundraiser!
WHERE: MOD Pizza (Waverly Place) @ 316 Colonades Way, Suite 206 Cary, NC
WHEN: Monday August 20th - from 5pm to 9pm
HOW: It couldn’t be any easier! Upon checking out, show the cashier the attached flyer. You may print or show it on your phone. Make sure to share with your friends and family!

20% of your purchase will be donated to the general fund – Donations to the general fund help to keep costs down for everyone and benefit every member of the band.
Help support our wonderful band program while getting a delicious meal at the same time!!
Please let me know if you have an idea for the next Let’s Eat! Event. We usually host a fundraiser every month or two.
Also, I need a co-chair for this committee if anyone is interested! Email if you want more details.
Thanks for your support,
Cortney Cowan 
Let’s Eat! Chair

NCFC Spots Available Today August 18

posted by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated ]

Band Families, 
Additional spots have been added for the NCFC Fundraiser game for today, August 18th. They are expecting a large crowd.  You can signup on the NCFC signup.  You may also  reach the signup by going to, clicking on the orange "Volunteer Signups" button, and scrolling down to the NCFC Signups link.  More information regarding the games can be found on the signup, and also by going to the NCFC webpage of the band's website.

Working these games together with family and friends is a great way to earn money for your band account(s), especially during the summer!  Each person earns $20 per person, per game, so a family of 4 can earn $80 for working a 4 hr game.

Please contact us at with any questions.
Melissa and Melanie

We have two winners! You could be next!

posted by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated ]

Hello Parents,

Booster Fair was a great time to meet new band parents and showcase all that band has to offer!  Thank you for coming out to learn more about your band program. 

We had two contests from that night. 
Drum Roll Please.....
Winner #1....We had a special contest at the SmugMug / Band Book booth.  Did you make a guess at how many visits our SmugMug gallery had over the last school year?  Any chance you guessed 1,918,310?  Almost 2 million visits in the last 12 months - that's amazing!  Be sure you visit our gallery here!  Thank you for participating in our contest to win a free Band Yearbook for 2018....Crystal Brown!  Crystal was the closest with her guess of 545,000 views.  Order your Band Yearbook soon - watch for our early bird special coming in mid-August! Questions about the handbook?  Contact us at

Winner #2  Thank you to each band family that picked up their coupon books during the first week of PreCamp!  You were entered into a drawing for a SURPRISE PRIZE.  We drew the name last Thursday during band practice.  The winner of a spirit wear coupon, a band car magnet, and some yummy candy is Tami Wreggelsworth.  Congratulations!

Did you know that we have more prizes for the Coupon Book Fundraiser Participants
It is not too late to pick up your coupon book fundraiser packet and sample book.  The sale lasts until 9/7/18.  Your Coupon Book Team is ready to give you more books to sell, collect proceeds, hand out information, and answer any questions you may have.  We are there every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 6-6:30 and 9:30 to 10 during post camp.  Once school starts, we will be at school after practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

$10 gift certificates for the first three students to turn in sales from 10 coupon books.
$50 gift certificate for our TOP SELLER.

Free Coupon Books for every 5 books sold!  $10 to your band account for each book sold! 
Let's all Be A Sport  and sell some coupon books!

Thank you,
The Coupon Book Team   

Show Shirts are In!

posted Aug 16, 2018, 4:18 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 16, 2018, 4:18 AM ]

Hello all!  The show shirts have arrived! I will be set up in the parking lot during drop-off today, Thursday (8/16) so please stop by and pick up your order.  I will also be set up  during drop-off Friday before the football game.  

If you haven’t paid for your order yet, please bring either cash or a check made out to Athens Drive Band Boosters.  :)  

Two small caveats - (1) I don’t have the I Survived Band Camp shirts yet but they may arrive tomorrow afternoon; and (2) the 3XLT shirts are not here yet either - hoping for tomorrow.  :)  

Thank you!

Upcoming TIPS Training

posted Aug 13, 2018, 2:46 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 2:46 PM ]

The Performing Arts and Raleigh Convention Center (PARCC) has announced two opportunities for TIPS training certification. The TIPS training class lasts about one hour and  focuses on how to serve alcohol to patrons. This course is mandatory in order to serve any type of alcohol (wine and/or beer) to customers.
The classes will be at the Raleigh Convention Center on Monday, August 27th at 6:30 pm in Room 305A and on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm in Room 301A.

In order to register for the class, you must contact John Sykes at   

The PARCC is one of the easiest and fastest ways to pay off your band account.  For every hour worked, you earn $8 towards your account.

John Sykes, PARCC Coordinator

Post Camp Chaperones Needed

posted Aug 13, 2018, 4:48 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 4:48 AM ]

Hello Band Families,

Many thanks to ALL of the band parents who have signed up to chaperone this season.
However, we are still in need of chaperones for the upcoming weeks of Post Camp. 

Thanks in advance for signing up to chaperone.
Adrienne Williamson and Zofia Prutchnik

Staples Rewards

posted Aug 11, 2018, 7:15 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 11, 2018, 7:16 AM ]

Hello all!  Please consider shopping at Staples for some of your back to school supplies.  :)  We participate in a program that allows us to  recycle up to 20 cartridges per month.  In order to keep our priority status, we must purchase $1,000 of products from Staples each year and 3 ink cartridges/toner every 6 months. We have been able to supply the band with paper over the past few years without asking parents to help out, and hope to continue having success with this program.  If you do shop at Staples, please let the cashier that you are with the Athens Drive Band Boosters and give them our rewards# - 2989547704.  You can also plug in this number is you are shopping online. 
Thank you!!
Melanie Vtipil

SCRIP Order: The easiest way to pay down your band account!

posted Aug 9, 2018, 4:57 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 9, 2018, 4:58 AM ]

Hello Band Families!

Our monthly SCRIP order will be placed Sunday, AUGUST 12th!  Please have your order ready by Sunday at midnight.  The order should be ready for pick up at drop off or pick up at Band Post-Camp on Thursday, August 16th.  Look for me around the band room.  

Scrip cards (and grocery cards) are the only band fundraisers that put your everyday spending dollars to work – FREE MONEY!!!  This email contains information about the Scrip Program and how it can positively change the balance on your band account.  Also attached is a flyer that has information about the SCRIP program and some helpful hints and tips for using the program and placing orders.


WHAT IS SCRIP?  Great Lakes Scrip Center offers gift cards to over 700 of the country’s biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. Just by using Scrip to pay for your normal purchases, you can easily bank money to your student band account. It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work! A complete listing of participating companies is available at

HOW DOES IT WORK?  Scrip cards are regular gifts cards that you purchase at face value.  The retailer then gives a rebate, usually between 2%-14% of the face value, directly into YOUR band account.  For example, if you purchased a $100 Belk gift card, you pay $100 for the card and have $100 to spend at Belk.  Then Belk donates 8% ($8.00) to your band account.  Free Money!  You will be amazed and astounded at how quickly it adds up simply by spending money “differently” through Scrip. 

WHAT TYPE OF GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE?  Scrip has three different options for purchasing gift cards.  Many companies offer all 3 gift card options but the options available vary by company.

1. Physical Gift Cards:  We order these as a Band group once a month.  You order these cards online any time during the month then a Band group order is submitted, typically a week before our monthly band parent meetings.  You can either pay for your cards at the time of ordering using the PrestoPay service or by delivering a check prior to the group order placement.  See below for details on payment methods.  You will receive an email about one week in advance of order placement as a reminder.  A few days later we receive the group’s gift cards and distribute them to you, usually at the monthly Band Booster meeting.  Physical gift cards are great for gifts or for planned (and controlled) spending.

2. ScripNow E-Card:  Make purchases online or at a physical store or have a meal at a restaurant but hop over to the Scrip website before you pay.  Buy a ScripNow gift card with PrestoPay to use as payment for your purchases.  These cards are available for you to use within minutes of purchase.

3. Reload:  With re-loadable physical gift cards, you have the flexibility to add money to the gift card anytime using PrestoPay!  These gift cards work well for places you regularly shop.  Note that not all physical gift cards are reloadable.  You will know it's reloadable if the Reload option is available.

GETTING STARTED:  Set up your own personal account at and link to the Athens Drive Band Boosters with the enrollment code 3BDECC2F2L1L.  Feel free to contact me if you have problems and I will help you through the process. 


PrestoPay:  This is the preferred and easiest method of payment.  It is Scrip's secure service to purchase gift cards by using funds directly from your bank account.  Set up PrestoPay from your Scrip account on the website.
Check:  Make your check out to ADHS Band Boosters and deliver it to Carol before the order date to be included in the monthly order. 

  In addition to offering great contributions on every day gift cards, Scrip runs specials and flash sales on a regular basis.  This means that a retailer's usual rebate percentage is temporarily increased.  For example, The Gap may increase it's normal rebate of 14% to 18%.  Also, a few times a year, Scrip has a ThankScripping Day.  This is a day where many, many retailers have increased rebates for that day only.  Take advantage of these specials!  Even if you don’t “need” anything right now, you can purchase cards ahead of time that you know you will use in the future.  Set up your Scrip account so that you receive email alerts for active specials.  Check out the "What's New" tab to see all the recent listings.

Any questions, please send to 

Happy Scripping!

Carol Moore

Jean Burroughs  

NCFC Fundraiser-2 Games Sept. 8-Work Both to Earn $45

posted Aug 6, 2018, 11:29 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 11:30 AM ]

Band Families, 
The NCFC Fundraiser has 2 games on the schedule for Saturday, September 8th.  The pay will be $45 if you sign up for both scheduled games for this day versus $20 if you work one game.  Preferably, students 15+ years are requested for the double shift so they don't become too tired.  The game is posed on the NCFC signup.  You may also reach the signup by going to, clicking on the orange "Volunteer Signups" button, and scrolling down to the NCFC Signups link.  More information regarding the games can be found on the signup, and also by going to the NCFC webpage of the band's website.


This is a great opportunity for families to earn more money for band accounts.  Please contact us at with any questions.


Melissa and Melanie

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