The 2018-19 marching band season is only a few days away! Welcome to all new and returning students and their families as we embark on another incredible year of marching band!
Band camp is an important, intensive, yet fun time for the marching band. During this week, students learn the music and maneuvers of the field show, experience the discipline required of a first-rate organization, and build lasting relationships. Band Camp will be held in Rocky Mount, NC at Wesleyan College Sunday, July 29th through Friday, August 3rd, 2018.
Pre-camp will be held Monday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 26th from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Please let us know as soon as possible if your student will be unable to attend precamp. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with this information.
Please plan to attend our Parent Pre-Camp Meeting on Tuesday July 24th at 6:45. We will provide information about Band Camp and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Immediately following this meeting, please join us in the cafeteria for our annual Booster Fair, where you can find out all about our Band Booster/Parent organization and how to get involved with this wonderful band family.
FORMS DUE FRIDAY JULY 20TH –
PLEASE DROP OFF TO STUDENT SERVICES 8:30-3:00
_____ WCPSS Parental Consent & Student Medical Information – DUE FRIDAY JULY 20TH
FORMS DUE FIRST DAY OF PRE-CAMP (July 23, 2018) – Complete, print, and bring the following paperwork:
_____ Student’s health insurance card – copy of front and back. Please attach this to the WCPSS Parental Consent & Medical Information form
_____ WCPSS Student Photo Permission Form
All of these forms can be found at: http://www.athensdriveband.com/forms
*Please look under the heading Marching Band forms and WCPSS Forms
_____ Pre-camp Parent Meeting – Tuesday, July 24th at 6:45 p.m. See above for details
_____ Students – Band Camp Roommate Request Form: Remember – only 2 students per room. DUE WEDNESDAY night at the end of pre-camp – if students don’t know anyone, they can work with their section leaders to find roommates. Forms will be available in the band room or online
_____ Payments – Please make sure your band account is current as of July 29.
_____ Reusable Water Bottle (labeled with your name) – bring to ALL band practices.
_____ Donations: Towels, sunscreen, bug spray. Thanks!
_____ Review: Band Camp Itinerary, Rules & Policies and the Band Camp Packing List
The following people will be taking great care of the kids at band camp: Suella Berry, Jean Burroughs, Karen Chiavachi, Ada Dolan, Scott Dingman, Stephanie Eyster, Greg Fishel, Robin Groth, Diane Haithcock, Greg Jarvis, Charles Lanier, Dave Lyles, Donna McPhillips, Mark Michaud, Shayla Michaud, Carol Moore, Dee Nicol, Tricia Pannill, Tom Parker, Slawek Pruchnik, Suzanne Puccio, Pam Rusnak, Richard Swirski, Johnny Thornton, David Uy, John Wakeford, Adrienne Williamson, Tyrone Williamson and Michaele Woodhouse.
We appreciate all of these parents for their dedication to making band camp possible and a great success!
Open Booster Positions
If you are looking for a way to get involved with the band, we are in need of chairs / co-chairs and trainees for the following booster committees. Even if you’re new to the band, don’t be afraid to jump in! Nervous about jumping in? Grab a friend, or make a new one! The more involved you are, the more fun you’ll have!
Grants – Co-chair(s)- Searching for and applying to grants that enhance our program
Practice Field Support- Chair- Helping to maintain the practice field
PTSA Representative – Liaison between PTA and Band.
Cary Music & Arts Festival- Co-Chair- Represent the Athens Band in this community event by providing planning input and coordination between Athens Band and CMAF planners.
Senior Recognition –Co- Chair- Organize photos and Band student recognition for Senior Night
Senior Year End Video – Co-Chair – Helping to create a memorable video for the Seniors with highlights throughout the year.
Trip Planning – Chair – Planning of annual trips for band
Website – Helping to maintain, update our band website.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions, please contact us. Thank you for supporting our great band organization with the gift of your time and talents!
We look forward to seeing all of you on Monday at Pre-Camp! Please let us know if you have any questions!
Michaele Woodhouse & Suella Berry
Co-Presidents, Athens Drive Band Boosters email@example.com