Director’s News

Competition Logistics – Green Central High 10/22/22

Dear GRAND CHAMPION marching band student and parent,

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone connected with our organization for winning GRAND CHAMPION BAND at the Western Alamance Competition last weekend!!! This was a total team effort by our student leaders, staff, parents and most of all the students themselves who have worked so hard and so positively since last spring when we started to put this season together. I am so proud of all of you, and I feel so grateful and privileged to be a part of such an outstanding band! BRAVO!

Now, let’s see if we can do it again☺

Here’s the information that you will need for our COMPETITION this Saturday.



Saturday, October 22, 2022

Report to Athens 11:30am

Rehearsal in stadium 11:45am

Load/Dress/Lunch 1:15pm

Inspection (senior parking lot) 2:45pm

Depart for GCHS (via activity bus) 3:00pm

Arrive GCHS 4:30pm

-Eat meal provided by boosters

-Watch a few bands

Warmup 6:00pm


Awards Ceremony 8:20pm

Change into comfortable clothes;

load instruments and equipment 9:00pm

Depart GCHS 9:30pm

Arrive Athens Drive 11:00pm

Important Competition Day Logistics

1) Students need to bring the following when they report to Athens: lunch, a backpack containing anything they may want to do on the way to and from the competition, black socks and their SHOW SHIRT for uniform, any clothes they want to wear back to Athens following the competition (including a hoodie or light jacket).

2) Students MUST REMAIN ON CAMPUS following the late morning rehearsal as there are many responsibilities involved in the transition time. Bring a lunch to eat during this time.

3) Students will “1/2 dress” for the bus ride to GCHS: They will wear their SHOW SHIRT, black bibs, black socks, and black shoes. We will put the jacket, hat, and gloves on shortly before our formal warm-up period.

4) Students may change into comfortable clothes following the awards ceremony. These can be the same clothes that they wore in the morning rehearsal. Please remember to bring a hoodie or light jacket as the evenings are getting cooler.☺

5) Our arrival time home is our best guess. We will contact you via the REMIND system as to the progress of our journey home. If we run ahead or behind schedule more than ½ hour, we will encourage students to call. Please let them know how they can best reach you. We also ask that the students be picked up within ½ hour of our arrival. We do not want our parents/staff to wait at school for a prolonged period of time after such a long day. Thank you for your consideration!

6) If you would like to drive your child home after their performance, please submit a written request. In general, I like to keep the students together throughout the entire event; however, I will trust your judgment if you feel it absolutely necessary for your child to be home earlier.

7) Although this competition is approximately 1 hour away by car, we enthusiastically invite all parents, family, and friends to travel to WCHS to enjoy our performances and route on our band! YOUR PRESENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

8) I have included the schedule for you!

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Dr. Jerry Markoch, Director of Bands

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