Dear prospective band member and parent,
The ATHENS DRIVE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND cordially invites you to spend an evening with us on either Friday, Oct. 12th OR Friday, Oct. 19 for a home Athens Drive Football Game! We would like you to accompany the marching band to the stadium, sit with the band in the stands, and follow us back to the band room after the game. You will get the opportunity to meet our current members, enjoy plenty of great music including an “award-winning” halftime performance, and meet our wonderful booster parents.
Students and parents/guardians are to report to the Athens Drive H.S. band room at 6:00pm. EACH CHILD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AT LEAST ONE PARENT/GUARDIAN OR BRING A NOTE AUTHORIZING AN ATTENDING PARENT TO SERVE AS GUARDIAN. They will be greeted by our band parents and escorted to the marching band warm-up area. Our marching band will march to the stadium at 6:30pm. The actual game begins at 7:00pm and usually ends around 9:30pm; the marching band is released from the band room area at 10:00pm. If you are unable to meet us before the game, you may show up to the stadium at any time and come over to the band area. (Unfortunately, we cannot provide “free admission” to students/parents who do not enter with the band.) Although we would like you to stay the entire evening, you may leave at any time.
All participating 8th graders will receive free admission to the game (we will also pay for up to two adults for each child), and a free snack and beverage following the marching band’s halftime performance. There is no formal type of dress required; although our school colors are royal blue and orange (hint, hint!). Don’t bring anything other than yourself (no instruments/music, etc.). We just want you to enjoy the atmosphere and our wonderful students! We’ll get you playing with us next year!!!
I sincerely hope you will consider joining us! It is not too early to seriously begin thinking of how you will spend your time in high school. I hope that this experience will motivate many of you to join our incredible band family! Also, be sure to visit our band website for more information about our program: www.AthensDriveBand.com .
Hope to see you on the 12th or 19th!
Director of Bands