Dear Athens Drive Band students and parents,
The administration at Waverly Place has requested that our marching band perform for about 15 minutes at 6:00pm this Friday, Nov. 17th for the beginning of their tree-lighting ceremony. As Waverly Place has generously donated the space for our Dewey’s Bakery Store, we are performing this service as a way of saying “thank you;” however, it is also a wonderful way to bring joy to our community! Students may use this performance as “hours” for Tri-M, Key Club and NHS Honor Societies.
I realize that this event was NOT on our original schedule, therefore I am asking you to try to make it work. I fully understand if you have a previous commitment that you cannot alter. Thank you for trying!
Listed below is the schedule that we will follow for the evening:
WAVERLY PLACE TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023
4:30pm Report to Athens – Change into full uniform
4:50pm Depart for Waverly Place (via activity busses)
5:20pm Arrive at Waverly Place
– Add plumes, lights for music
– Warm-up, march to performance area
– Christmas Parade music & other carols (TBA)
– March back to busses
6:45pm Depart Waverly Place
7:00pm Arrive at Athens Drive
*Students may take instrument and uniform home (plus hats) with them on Friday after school and just meet us at Waverly Place at 5:20pm. Please make certain that you allow extra time for travel and parking.
We anticipate a large audience for this event—so it’s going to be great PR for our band program! And, because it is a tree-lighting, it’s going to LIT! And, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE LIGHTS AFFIXED TO OUR UNIFORMS, SO WE WILL BE LIT TOO