Director’s News

Waverly Tree Lighting Logistics Nov 17,2023

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
6:00pm PERFORMANCE
– 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

“Doc”
Dr. Jerry Markoch, Director of Bands

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