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ASU Competition Logistics

posted Oct 25, 2016, 5:58 AM by Athens Drive High School Band

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning the ASU Competition on Saturday, and several other upcoming events. 


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Report to Athens                                                            9:30am

    -load equipment/uniforms onto trucks and busses


Depart for ASU (via charter bus)                                    10:20am

    -we’ll be making 1 rest stop

Arrive ASU                                                                       2:20pm

    -watch class 3A/4A band performances

    -eat early dinner (on own from concessions-bring $)

    -change into uniform & warm-up

PERFORMANCE7:                                                           10pm

Award Ceremony                                                               8:30pm

Prepare for departure                                                        9:30pm

    -change into casual clothing

    -eat late dinner (provided by boosters)

Depart ASU                                                                        10:30pm

Arrive Athens Drive                                                          2:30am

Important Competition Day Logistics

Students may wear dress of choice on the bus to ASU; however, they are to avoid clothing that is revealing or too casual such as pajamas, thin sweat pants, etc.  It would be most appropriate to wear “Athens Drive gear”—band or school; however, please dress respectfully.  Jeans, tennis shoes are fine… As there are no changing facilities at ASU, so we will have our students change into uniforms on separate busses.  Consider wearing something that you can slip the uniform pants over to make changing and unchanging easy.

Students may bring a pillow and blanket, homework, and a DVD (rated PG-13 or less restrictive).

Be sure to wear something warm/comfortable—it is a bit colder up there!

Important Message from Uniform Committee:

Uniforms should be in band room ready to go by Thursday, 10/27.   If you have any loose or lost buttons, ripped seams or hems, or other uniform concerns please email at uniforms@athensdriveband.com ASAP. 

Check list: 

Shoes in garment bag

Black socks

Jacket and bibs



Wrist guards – percussion

Uniform committee will make sure all garment bags are loaded on truck.  

Students traveling separate from band, the uniform committee will make sure hats are also loaded. 

Important Upcoming Dates:

11/1-10        No after school rehearsals.

11/12            Mattress Sale Fundraiser in cafeteria10-5pm

11/16 & 17   Christmas Parade Rehearsals 3-5:30pm

11/19            Raleigh Christmas Parade 8:00am-Noon (parade begins at 9:30am)

                    Marching Band Banquet at ADHS 1:00-4:00pm

12/3            Apex Christmas Parade 3:00-7:00pm (parade begins at 5:00pm)

                    *NEW:  Rehearsing/recording movement for a Rose Bowl Application video from 12-3pm.  Details to follow.

12/10     Cary Christmas Parade Noon-5:00pm (parade begins at 2:00pm)

                    *NEW:  Depending upon results of 12/3, we may be rehearsing/recording from 10am-12pm on this day  as well.

12/20     Grand Holiday Concert presented by the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble at 7:30pm

And finally…

Information about Winterguard and Indoor Percussion will 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 soon!

Congratulations to all on a HISTORIC WINNING SEASON!!!