The Pride of the Drive

Athens Drive Band Boosters Issue 8 - 9/3/2020

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Upcoming Events

  • September 10th - IN PERSON Booster Meeting - 6 pm at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve Outdoor Classroom
  • September 24th - Board Meeting - 7pm (topics for consideration by the board can be emailed to
  • September 25th - Coupon Book Sale ends

Booster Meeting!

Please plan to join us on Thursday, September 10th at 6 pm for our first booster meeting of the year. We will meet at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, located at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. The park has a sheltered outdoor classroom with lots of room for us to social distance.

Booster meetings are for any parent, guardian, or caregiver of a student in the band program. They are usually monthly meetings for parents/boosters to share information, hear about volunteering opportunities and learn about all things band. Doc also attends and shares his latest news. Since we have not been able to meet for several months, we have much to talk about and are looking forward to seeing you all.

Don't forget to bring your mask and a chair!

Seeking Testimonials

Do you have a story to tell about the Athens Drive Band Program? Would you be willing to share how Doc and this program have positively impacted you or someone you love? We are seeking testimonials that can be used as part of a brand new fundraising initiative called Back the Band! This donation campaign is designed to rebuild the band program from the devastating losses of 2020 by reaching out to family, coworkers, businesses, neighbors, friends and followers with our story.

Our organization is just one of many seeking support during these difficult times, but we know how important it is to protect THIS program and ensure its future. If you would be willing to share your uplifting story to potential donors and friends of the band, please reach out to us at

Back the Band!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Athens Drive Band, like so many others, is facing difficult times. With the loss of major fundraisers, we are currently focusing efforts on developing our new "Back the Band" donation campaign, obtaining sponsorships and corporate support, and expanding our Fall BBQ and Dewey's Holiday Store. If you would like to join one of these teams, please reach out to us at Just a few hours of your time and talent could make all the difference! We can't do it without you.

Coupon Book Fundraiser

Sale ends September 25th. Keep selling and remember to purchase one for yourself! There are many great merchants participating this year. You'll get your money back with just one weekend trip to Dick's Sporting Goods and a take-out dinner from Fiesta Mexicana.

Check out the Coupon Books Fundraiser page for all the information you need to get started! Paper books will also be available in September. If you have questions, please contact our coupon book chairs, Liz Workman and Georgia Schmidt at


Did you know that your everyday Amazon shopping can also benefit the band? As an Amazon Associate, the band can earn up to 10% in affiliate fees from your qualifying purchases. It's so easy. All you have to do is click the Shop Amazon link at the top of our website's homepage EVERY TIME you shop. When you enter the Amazon site through our website, we earn money! You can even ask friends and family to participate as well.

Enter the Clorox "Support Our Teachers" sweepstakes before September 20th and you'll have a chance to win $20,000 for your local school, and $5,000 for your own educational supplies. One entry per email address allowed. Click on the Clorox logo to enter!


All class band students should fill out this easy online registration form as soon as possible. Without in-person classes, this is the best way for Doc to capture student/parent contact info. Thank you!


You can still get your Athens Drive Band "Eyes with Pride" t-shirt! Cost is only $15 per shirt. This short-sleeved cotton shirt comes in sport gray and is available in sizes S-XXL while supplies last. Email to place your order.

Jo Coffee sale - FREE COOKIES with purchase!

HURRY! Some varieties have sold out! Bags and K-cups are still just $7 each.

Purchase your coffee today and receive a FREE sample sleeve of Dewey's Moravian cookies. Email for details on availability or to make a purchase.

Stay Connected!

  • New this year!! Follow the band on Instagram @athensdrivebands.
  • All new families should have been contacted by their mentor family. If you have not heard from your mentor yet, please let us know!
  • Are you receiving band emails from our Yahoo mail group? If not, check out our Communications page at for instructions on signing up for mail.