Director’s News

Friday’s Football Game and Saturday’s 9-9 Rehearsal

September 18, 2019

Dear marching band student and parent,

Last week was SO FUN!  Now let’s do it again in even better weather!

The purpose of this letter is to provide information concerning our THIRD HOME FOOTBALL GAME this Friday.



Friday, September 20, 2019

Report to ADHS band room 5:45pm

Warm-up in front (junior) parking area 6:00pm

Walk to staging area 6:20pm

March to stadium 6:35pm


Pregame 6:50pm

Game begins 7:00pm


Halftime performance @7:50pm

Dismissal (at flagpole near gym entrance) @9:45pm

Students are to wear their BLUE SHOW TEE SHIRT, shorts, socks and tennis shoes.  Students will need their flip folders and lyres; they should also bring a small amount of money for drinks/snacks following their performance (during 3rd quarter).

WE NEED PARENTS TO HELP US WITH MOVING EQUIPMENT TO AND FROM THE FIELD!  Dr. Michaud is meeting with the front ensemble students at 5:15pm to move all the percussion to our field.  We will also need parents to help move equipment back to the school after our halftime performance.  Last week, the clock did not stop due to the “mercy rule” so we had very little time to get it back before the game ended and were very short of parent help.  [Mercy rule?  If the point spread of the score is something like 35 or more points, the clock is run without stopping until the end of the game.]  We may have this happen again (lol), so any help is appreciated!



Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

Field crew reports 8:30am

Report to band room to get instrument,

drill folder, markers, etc. 8:45am

Rehearsal at practice field 9:00am

Lunch (on own) Noon

Rehearsal at practice field 1:30pm

Dinner (on own) 4:30pm

Rehearsal in NEW stadium 6:00pm

Dismissal (at stadium) 9:00pm


Students may eat on campus or leave campus for LUNCH/DINNER.  Although there should be sufficient time to “eat out,” please think ahead as to where you might like to dine so that you have enough time to drive safely and eat a decent meal.  There is really no problem with hanging out in the band room!

Be sure to have your UNIFORM at school on Saturday as we will be checking the fit for each student.  We will be performing in full dress for the football game next Friday and our first competition on Saturday.

WE ARE INVITING ALL FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO WATCH THE LAST HOUR OF OUR EVENING REHEARSAL ON SATURDAY IN THE NEW STADIUM (8-9pm)!  We will perform our entire show with props just like we are going to do in competition!  Please consider coming!  So exciting!  Plus, the weather looks to be perfect!!!  Woo-hoo!

As always, thank you for everything you do to support our program!


P.S. We perform at 3:00pm next Saturday at Mount Pleasant High School and then again at 7:00pm at Hickory Ridge High School.  The schools are about 20 minutes apart.  More info to follow

Dr. Jerry Markoch, Director of Bands

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