May 2, 2019
Dear band members and parents,
The end is in sight!!! (But it ain’t here yet…) Please review the following list of end-of-year events.
SPRING CONCERT I
Thursday, May 9
6:15pm Report: CB in bandroom; Jazz in chorus room
7:00pm Concert begins (CB/Jazz)
8:30pm Concert concludes
SPRING CONCERT II
Tuesday, May 21
6:15pm Report: SB in bandroom; WE in chorus room
7:00pm Concert begins (SB/WE)
8:45pm Concert concludes
*Students are encouraged to attend both concerts—if possible—to support their peers in our program. Please review the concert dress requirements.
MARCHING BAND ORIENTATION DATES
Monday & Tuesday, May 13 & 14 (6:30pm-8:30pm)—For NEW woodwind & brass players and their parents. Come to 1 or both!
Monday through Thursday, May 13-16 (6:30pm-8:30pm)—For ALL percussion and color guard students. Come to as many as you can.
Please note that parents are invited to come to the parent meetings in the band room on the 13th or 14th.
No commitment required to attend these events!
SPRING BAND BANQUET
Sunday, June 2
For all band members: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, and Marching Band. Look for emails from our boosters concerning what to bring, etc. Every student receives recognition!
MARCHING BAND INTENT FORMS
Marching Band Intent Forms for the Fall, 2019 Season are due Friday June 7. All information & forms can be found on our webpage (www.athensdriveband.com).
Wednesday, June 12 in the Raleigh Convention Center
6:00-10:00pm (ceremony at 8:00pm)
Required for all current Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band members—except seniors.
Students will be transported to and from the Convention Center from Athens Drive. Additional information about this event will be distributed under separate cover.
SUMMER GUITAR LESSONS
Doc is offering a series of 6 summer guitar lessons designed for beginning and intermediate students. It’s a terrific way to enrich your enjoyment of music because the guitar is so different than a wind instrument. Please email him for more details.
SPONSORING A PIECE OF CONCERT MUSIC
Many of the selections that we will be performing on our upcoming program are available to be sponsored. Your child’s name will be inscribed on a master copy of each part and the inscription will always be noted in our programs every time we perform the work. Most works are under $100. This is a terrific way to honor your child and help our wonderful band program. Ask your child what works they enjoy and send me a note. Thank you!