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Mpa logistics

Dear Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble member and Parent,

The purpose of this letter is to finalize the logistics of our adjudicated performance at STATE BAND FESTIVAL (MPA) this Thursday.

Thursday, March 21 (State Band Festival-Wind Ensemble)

4:15pm Wind Ensemble reports to ADHS in concert attire

– receive light/healthy snack provided by the Boosters

– load box truck/bus

4:45pm Departure for Garner H.S. (via activity bus)

5:25pm Arrival Garner H.S.

5:50pm Warm-Up

6:30pm PERFORMANCE

8:00pm Arrive back to ADHS

1) Although a few students/parents driving will alleviate a crowded bus, I would ask that most students ride the bus together.

2) Wind Ensemble students may drive to and from Garner H.S. if they have a note from a parent authorizing permission. I will ask that all vehicles stay with our activity bus to the event so that everyone arrives safely and together. We will all meet at Athens Drive at 4:15pm so that we can leave together with all our gear.

3) Parents/family/friends are encouraged to attend this performance. Due to the serious nature of this event—and the fact that the performances are sometimes mid-day–there are often not many people in the audience. This is a shame considering the quality of these performances. Just do what you can, but I sincerely believe that your presence makes a difference—not only to the adjudicators, but to our students as well????

I am so proud of our students for their preparation. This is the first time that we are participating in State Band Festival since COVID. It represents program maturity and I believe that we have all enjoyed the journey of growth that has led to this event. It is thrilling to be back!!!

“Doc”
Dr. Jerry Markoch, Director of Bands

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