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Welcome letter, Roster and Schedule from Doc

Dear 2020 Athens Drive Marching Band member and parent,

I just wanted to take a moment to WELCOME you to the 2020 Athens Drive High School Marching Band!  For those of you who are new to our organization, I want to CONGRATULATE you on making such a wonderful decision.  The Marching Band is the LARGEST organized group at Athens Drive and its #1 ambassador.  Most importantly, the Marching Band is an absolutely awesome FAMILY of musicians who share a passion for visual and musical performance.

This year’s band will include over 125 musicians:  Currently 44 woodwinds; 39 brass; 21 guard; 24 percussion; and 2 drum majors.   I have attached our current roster and our summer/fall schedule.  Please contact the band office ASAP if there is a serious conflict with any of these dates!

Although we are sending our current numbers to our choreographer, we have decided to extend the “official” deadline for submitting a marching intent form to this Friday, June 26th.   If your name is not on the attached list and you want to be included in our marching band, you MUST sign-up here by this date in order to be guaranteed a position in our band.  Also, students marked in parenthesis are “anticipated” to join but have not done so.  It is very important we hear from these students as to their intentions.

We are awaiting Governor Cooper’s directions (anticipated July 1st) as to when and how we are permitted to begin our marching season.  We are working with the intention that we will be able to begin “on time,” that is with Pre-camp July 20-23; Band-camp at N.C. Wesleyan July 26-31; etc.  We will notify all of you ASAP as to what amendments (if any) need to be made.  Rest assured we will exercise all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe and help ensure a healthy experience for all!

I can promise you that one of the BEST EXPERIENCES OF YOUR LIFE is just around the corner.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question

I hope and pray that we will be able to make this marching season a reality and that I will see all of you on July 20th!!



Athens Drive High School Marching Band

2020 Schedule as of May 12, 2020


Due to “social distancing” restrictions as a result of COVID-19, this schedule is very

tentative; amendments will be made in accordance with all regulations.

(All events at ADHS unless otherwise noted.)



July 20-23       Precamp 6:30pm-10:00pm

July 26-31    Bandcamp (N.C. Wesleyan) TBA

Aug.4-6; 11-13    Postcamp 6:30pm-10:00pm


Aug. 18                      First After-School Rehearsal 3:00-5:30pm

Aug. 21        Football Game (vs. Holly Springs) 6:00-10:00pm

Aug. 28        Football Game (vs. Broughton) 6:00-10:00pm

Sept. 19           Saturday Rehearsal 9:00-9:00pm

Sept. 26        Competition #1 ` TBA

Oct. 3        Competition #2 TBA

Oct. 16           Football Game (vs. Riverside) 6:00-10:00pm

Oct. 17        Competition #3 TBA

Oct. 24        Competition #4 TBA

Oct. 30        Football Game (vs. Jordan) 6:00-10:00pm

-8th Grade Band Visit

Nov. 6        Football Game (vs. Cary) 6:00-10:00pm

-Senior Recognition

Nov. 7        Competition #5 TBA

Nov. 10, 11, 12         No After-School Rehearsals

Nov. 17 & 19    Christmas Parade Rehearsals 3:00-5:00pm

Nov. 21        Raleigh Christmas Parade 8:00am-noon

Marching Band Banquet 1:30-4:30pm

Dec. 5        Apex Christmas Parade 3:00-7:00pm

Dec. 12        Cary Christmas Parade Noon-4:30pm

After School Rehearsal Schedule (8/18-11/5)

Tuesday & Thursday 3:00-5:30pm; Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm

(Guard & Percussion may differ slightly due to instructor availability. Rehearsal schedule for these groups will be provided ASAP.)

SAT Dates:                Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5

Students may sign up to take the SAT on any of these dates; we will make certain that our performance schedule allows students to take the test in the morning/early afternoon. Please contact the band director ASAP if there is a serious conflict with any of the above dates (


Page Notes:   ATTACHMENT: MB Roster 2020.pdf

Dr. Jerry Markoch, Director of Bands

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