The Pride of the Drive

Athens Drive Band Boosters Issue 26 - 1/28/2021

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  • January 29 - Senior/Section Leader Spring Season Meeting 3-4:30pm
  • Week of February 1 - Spring Marching Band Practices Begin!
  • February 16 - Teacher Workday - no practices

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.

Practice Field Help Needed!

Due to the forecast of wet weather, weekend work on the practice field has been postponed. Please email Mark Michaud at if you can assist with striping on Wednesday. Thanks!

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!

Completed registrations are due by 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! Practices start next week!!

If you would like to chaperone, you need to register at Athens Drive front office during regular school hours. Principal Mares has asked that you email him first to let him know when you are coming. If you are not on his list of visitors for the day, it is possible that you will not be admitted into the school.

Once you are registered, you can sign up to chaperone an after school practice here:

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 -

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

Coco's Pimiento Cheese Order Info

This Sunday, January 31st is the last day to place your order for Super Bowl snacking! To place your order, please email Choose from Coco's original, bacon, or jalapeno pimiento cheese OR chicken salad - $8 per container or 2 for $15. Take advantage of the deal and try two different flavors. Containers have a one month "best by" date.

Orders will be available for pick up at Whisk in Waverly Place on Thursday, February 4th. Pay with exact cash or Venmo at pick up. Details about pickup and payment will be emailed on Monday to all who ordered.

Mark your calendar to place your order for Easter! Easter orders will be due by March 28th.

Volunteering Makes a Difference!

While we are excited about and busy working to make the spring marching band season safe and successful, the boosters are planning ahead for the 2021/22 school year. We are looking for volunteers to fill openings on various committees that support the band program. From fundraising to marketing to operations, there are numerous ways to invest your time and talent in the band.

If you would like to hear more about volunteer opportunities, please send an email to Michelle Major and Laurie Cockman at

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 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).