The Pride of the Drive

Athens Drive Band Boosters Issue 27 - 2/5/2021

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • February 5 - Spring Marching Band Registration Due
  • February 9-11 - Marching Band Practice continues
  • February 16 - Teacher Workday - no practices
  • February 18 - Virtual Booster Meeting 7pm
  • February 25 - Board Meeting 7pm
  • March 11 - Let's Eat @ Papa Murphy's

Spring Marching Band Practice Schedule


MARCHING BAND WINDS: Tuesdays 3-5, Wednesdays 3-5, Thursdays 3-5


GUARD: Mondays 5-7:30, Tuesdays 5-7:30, Thursdays 3-5


PERCUSSION: Tuesdays 3-5, Thursdays 3-5, Fridays 3-5


*Practice times subject to change. Please rely on direct communication from leadership for the most up-to-date information on scheduling.

Meet our Band Captain

Please join us in congratulating our 2020-21 Marching Band Captain, Emma Edwards! Emma is a senior tuba/Euphonium/Sousaphone player and will be heading to Campbell University in the fall to major in Music Education and minor in Sacred Music.


Congrats to Emma for being chosen by her peers for this important leadership position. Her strong work ethic and genuine caring for her fellow bandmates make her perfect for the job!

Treasurer's Report

Band statements were sent out this past weekend. Please take a minute to look them over. Questions about fundraiser credits should first be addressed by the fundraiser chair. Contact the treasurers if you have additional questions or if you did not receive a statement in your email.

Invoices for Spring Marching Band & Guard will be applied to accounts once we have a finalized roster. Look for an updated statement to be emailed mid-February. Statements will be emailed monthly now that there is account activity to report. Here is the payment information for this spring's fair share:


FEES FOR SPRING MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD

$100 - registration fee - already paid during MB registration or due ASAP

$175 - due by 3/1

$175 - due by 4/1

TOTAL: $450

10% discount if paid in full by 3/1 and account is in good standing. (This discount includes those who have credits on their account). FOR THIS SPECIAL SEASON ONLY! Siblings get 50% discount.


Many of you may have questions about credits/refunds on your accounts. Please know that the Treasurers and the rest of the Band Booster Board will be discussing this at the next Board Meeting. We will have more information for you in early March. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

You can always reach us at treasurer@athensdriveband.com with any questions/concerns.

We need YOU to register!!

If you are on the roster for Spring Marching Band, we need to you to officially register. We just have a couple of questions, including T-shirt size (!) we need you to answer. Click on the link below to register TODAY!


https://form.jotform.com/210226321889960


Completed registrations are due this Friday, February 5th.


If you did not previously register for Marching Band in the fall, we will be contacting you individually as we need a bit more information from you.

Photo Permission Forms

If your student is participating in Spring Marching band, we need you to fill out the photo permission form. Just download the form via the link below. You can print, sign and return to school at the next practice.


WCPSS Student Photo Permission Form

Marching Band Chaperones Needed

We are so excited to have students back on campus for Spring Marching Band!


If you would like to chaperone, please be sure to email Mr. Coats in the Athens Drive office at dcoats@wcpss.net to update your WCPSS volunteer registration (school entry not required). Once you are registered, you can sign up to chaperone an after school practice here:


https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1542082/false#/invitation


Please register and sign up! Chaperoning is a fun way to meet the kids and be part of our band program.


As always, feel free to reach out to our chaperone chairs, Zofia and Adrienne, with any questions - chaperones@athensdriveband.com.

Harris Teeter Housekeeping!

If you are a VIC customer at Harris Teeter, you are probably already familiar with the Together in Education program. VIC shoppers who participate can earn money for their favorite school or school program by simply linking their VIC card to that charity. Every time you shop, a percentage of your purchase is donated back to the school program your card is linked to.


While some of you shared your VIC card with the boosters in the fall for a "mass link", there are many who may have joined since or have chosen to link it yourself. Would you please check your VIC account and make sure that you have an active link to 2153 - Athens Drive High School Band Boosters ? You can also help our band program by inviting family and friends to include the Athens Drive Band Booster link on their VIC card. And don't forget, your charity choice must be re-linked EVERY school year (starting August 1) to continue participating in the Together in Education program!


If you have questions or need assistance with linking your account, please email us at harristeeter@athensdriveband.com.

Grocery Cards

Shopping for your groceries can also benefit the band! Physical gift cards are available for Lowes Foods (6% savings to student's account) and Food Lion (5% savings to student's account). Please text Zofia Pruchnik at 919-720-2066 to purchase.

Dewey's Overstock - Jo Coffee!

We have coffee left for purchase! Please email us at deweys@athensdriveband.com if you'd like to buy any at the post-season price of $10 per bag. All varieties are available: Morning Jo (medium breakfast blend), No Fun Jo (medium decaf), Colombia Jo (medium roast), New York Jo (med-dark roast), and Wild Jo (dark roast).