NO Marching Rehearsal / Upcoming Performances / Fundraising

No Marching Band Rehearsal

There will be no Marching Band rehearsal this week.  Beginning the following week, we will begin Thursday only rehearsals.  The next rehearsal will be Thursday, November 30, 2017. 

 

Academic Band Concert

The academic band classes will perform in concert at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in the Performing Arts Center at Apex Friendship High School.  There is no cost for this concert.

 

Concert Attire

Concert attire consists of long black dresses and solid black dress shoes for girls, and tuxedos, with solid black crew socks and solid black dress shoes for boys. Black marching shoes (Dinkles) can be worn by either gender student.  Dresses should have been ordered and shortened to floor length prior to the concert.  Tuxedos have been ordered and are scheduled to be delivered Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  Tuxes will not be released to students unless payment has been received. 

 

Winter Guard

Auditions for the Apex Friendship HS Winter Guard will be November 29 & 30, 2017 from 5:30 pm -8:30pm in the AFHS band room.  Students should bring water and wear clothes they can move in comfortably.  Auditions are open to current 8th grade students as well. 

 

Winter Guard is an indoor color guard ensemble.  The group performs to recorded music and competes against other schools in local (day trip) competitions. 

 

Blaze Pizza – Thanks to everyone who dined at Blaze Pizza last week. They reported that this was one of their busiest fundraiser nights. 

 

Honey Baked Ham Gift Cards - The current trip fundraiser is for Honey Baked ham gift cards.  If you or your family will be buying Ham or Turkey for the Holidays, you can purchase gift cards and a portion of the sale will be donated to the band trip.

 

The HoneyBaked Ham gift cards are available in any denomination, have no expiration date, everything is done online, and there are never any additional fees. They can be used at any HoneyBaked Ham location nationwide or to shop online. Students from any band ensemble can sell to relatives or friends IN or OUT of the state. 

 

Cards will be shipped via the US Postal Service, so please allow shipping time if you are planning to use them for Christmas.  See the following link for more details and to order. https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/afhs_patriot_regiment_fundraiser

 

Sponsorships - If you know of businesses or individuals you think may be willing to help with a trip sponsorship, please notify Band President, Liz Kodadek.  She will be happy to follow up. 

 

Upcoming Dates

November 28, 2017:  Academic Band Concert, AFHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

November 29-30, 2017:  Winter Guard Auditions, AFHS Band Room, 5:30 pm

November 30, 2017:  Marching Band Parade Rehearsal, after school

December 2, 2017:  Marching Band Performance, Friendship and Apex Parades, Call Times TBD

December 7, 2017:  Marching Band Parade Rehearsal, after school

December 9, 2017:  Marching Band Performance, Holly Springs Parade, Call Time TBD

December 12, 2017:  Band Boosters Meeting, 7:00 pm, AFHS Band Room

December 19, 2017:  Academic Band Holiday Concert, AFHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

Booster Meeting / Fruit Sale / Blaze Pizza / Trip Payment / Doughnut Sale

Band Boosters Meeting

The next Band Boosters Meeting will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the AFHS Band Room.

 

Indian River Fruit Sale

Thanks to everyone who sent in their fruit orders last week. We have received an extension from the distributor and can now submit orders through Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Please email or text Stacey Darbee with any questions. Her contact information was sent in the 11/12/2017 email. Proceeds from fruit sales support the General Band Fund.

 

Blaze Pizza – There will be a band trip fundraiser Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Blaze Pizza located at 316 Grand Hills Place, Holly Springs. You will need the flyer for a percentage of proceeds to be donated.

 

Band Trip Payment Due

The first band trip payment of $100.00 is due Wednesday, November 15, 2017, for those planning to participate in the Spring Break Trip to Orlando.

 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale

We will be selling fresh Krispy Kreme Doughnuts before school on Friday, November 17, 2017. They cost $8 per dozen and proceeds go to support ALL bands at AFHS. We still need volunteers to help Friday morning. This is not just a marching band fundraiser, so any parent or student of an AFHS band can volunteer to help. Please check your calendars and see the signup below if you can help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafad29a31-upcoming

 

Raleigh Christmas Parade (Marching Band Only)

The itinerary was not available at the time of this email. It will be sent to the Patriot Regiment as soon as possible.

 

Honey Baked Ham Gift Cards - The next trip fundraiser will be Honey Baked ham gift cards. If you or your family will be buying Ham or Turkey for the Holidays, you can purchase gift cards and a portion of the sale will be donated to the band trip. The HoneyBaked Ham gift cards are available in any denomination, have no expiration date, everything is done online, and there are never any additional fees. They can be used at any HoneyBaked Ham location nationwide or to shop online. Students from any band ensemble can sell to relatives or friends IN or OUT of the state. Please see the link below for more details and to order. https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/afhs_patriot_regiment_fundraiser

 

Sponsorships - We are still working on Sponsorships. If you know of businesses or individuals you think may be willing to help with the trip, please ask them. If you are uncomfortable asking, but have ideas, please send the information to Liz Kodadek at president@afhsband.org. She will be happy to follow up.

 

Upcoming Dates

November 14, 2017: Fruit Orders for General Fundraiser due.

November 14, 2017: Band Boosters Meeting

November 15, 2017: First Band Trip Payment Due

November 15, 2017: Band Trip Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza in Holly Springs. 4pm-9pm. Flyer required.

November 14, 15, 16, 2017: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Marching Band Parade Rehearsal

November 17, 2017: Krispy Kreme Doughnut General Fundraiser, 6:30 am – 7:20 am.

November 18, 2017: Raleigh Christmas Parade

November 28, 2017: Academic Band Concert, AFHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

Fruit Orders Due and Band Trip Fundraisers

Indian River Fruit Sale

This sale is for the general band fund. Orders and payment are due this Thursday, November 9, 2017. There is no flexibility with this date because of the short turnaround time needed to place the order. Checks should be payable to Apes Friendship High School Band Boosters and included with the order form. The student’s name should be on both the order form and payment envelope. Place all orders in the lock-box on the side of the file cabinet in Mr. Rowe's office. Delivery is expected within the first 2 weeks of December. A firm delivery and distribution date will be sent as soon as it is known. Please email or text Stacey Darbee with any questions. Her contact information was sent in the 11/5/2017 email.

 

Band Trip Fundraisers

 

Blaze Pizza - The next band trip fundraiser will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Blaze Pizza located at 316 Grand Hills Place, Holly Springs. You will need the flyer sent in the 11/5/2017 email for a percentage of proceeds to be donated.

 

Honey Baked Ham Gift Cards - The next trip fundraiser will be Honey Baked ham gift cards. If you or your family will be buying Ham or Turkey for the Holidays, you can purchase gift cards and a portion of the sale will be donated to the band trip. The HoneyBaked Ham gift cards are available in any denomination, have no expiration date, everything is done online, and there are never any additional fees. They can be used at any HoneyBaked Ham location nationwide or to shop online. Students from any band ensemble can sell to relatives or friends IN or OUT of the state. Please see the link below for more details and to order. https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/afhs_patriot_regiment_fundraiser

 

Sponsorships - We are also working on Sponsorships. There are many people and businesses willing to donate and support student groups, we just need to ask. If you know of businesses or individuals you think may be willing to help with the trip, please ask them. If you are uncomfortable asking, but have ideas, please send the information to Liz Kodadek. Her contact infomation was provided in the 11/5/2017 email. She will be happy to follow up.

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

November 9, 2017: Fruit Orders for General Fundraiser due.

November 7, 8, 9, 2017: 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm. Marching Band Parade Rehearsal

November 14, 2017: Band Boosters Meeting

November 15, 2017: Band Trip Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza in Holly Springs. 4pm-9pm. Flyer required.

November 14, 15, 16, 2017: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Marching Band Parade Rehearsal

November 17, 2017: Krispy Kreme Doughnut General Fundraiser, 6:30 am – 7:20 am.

November 18, 2017: Raleigh Christmas Parade

November 28, 2017: Academic Band Concert, AFHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

Marching Band Congratulations and Parade Schedule

Another Great Competition Season

Congratulations to the Patriot Regiment, Emily Keene, Mr. Rowe, and the Staff on another successful marching season!  You have taken the program “Out of the Box” and with “Adventures in Time”, found the “Missing Piece” to put it all together.  It is amazing to see your growth in three years and we look forward to seeing what the future brings! 

 

Seniors, you have truly left your mark on the band program and we hope you are proud of the legacy you are leaving. You have set examples, started traditions, and influenced your classmates. If you are attending a college with a marching band, we hope you join and continue making friends and memories there. We also hope you can attend a competition or game next year to check in. 

 

Thank you to all the families who donated, chaperoned, built, loaded, pulled, pushed, cheered, drove, washed, organized, or otherwise supported this program. Thank you to Mr. Rowe, Brooks Wilson, Ian Bowie, Alyssa Ciccotella, Angela Roberts, Dominic Ruffin, Scott Thomas and Heather Johnson for the hours of work you put into developing, teaching, and tweaking the show to make it the best possible. 

 

It takes a staggering amount of time and effort to perform a marching show and we all play important roles on stage and behind the scenes.  Without everyone working together in this Band Family, success would not be possible.  So once again, Congratulations to the 2017 AFHS Patriot Regiment! 

 

 

Parade Rehearsals

Next week begins Marching Band Parade rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm.  This will be the schedule until the Raleigh Christmas Parade.  Afterward we will switch to once weekly rehearsals.  

 

Band Trip Meeting and Booster Meeting

Mandatory Band Trip Meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the AFHS Auditorium for any band student interested in attending the Spring Break 2018 trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. 

 

The band would depart AFHS on charter buses around 9:00 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2018 and drive through the night to arrive in Orlando the morning of Monday, April 2.  Once there they will stay at a Disney hotel, participate in a workshop led by a Disney conductor, and will march in one of the parades.  And because this is also a fun trip, there will be time in the parks.  The Band will depart Orlando on the morning of Friday, April 6, 2018 and would be back in Apex early that evening. 

 

This trip is open to members of ALL members of Apex Friendship High School bands.  If you are sure you will NOT be going on this trip, you do not have to attend the meeting.  Otherwise students and a parent should be there to receive information, including basic itinerary, cost and deadlines. 

 

 

Band Boosters Meeting

The next Band Boosters Meeting will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the AFHS Band Room. 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

October 30, 2017:  After school Marching Band Rehearsal

October 31, 2017:  Teacher Workday – NO afternoon Marching Band Rehearsal

November 1, 2017:  Mandatory (Student/Parent) meeting for those interested in the Spring Break Trip.

November 3, 2017:  Marching Band-Away Football Game. Arrival time 6:15pm at Apex High School (Roberts Road)

November 4, 2017:  Marching Band - Cary Band Day, Cary, NC.  Call time 4:15pm.

November 14, 2017:  Band Boosters Meeting

November 15, 2017: Band Trip Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza in Holly Springs.  4pm-9pm.  Flyer required. 

November 17, 2017:  Krispy Kreme Doughnut General Fundraiser, 6:30 am – 7:20 am. 

November 18, 2017:  Raleigh Christmas Parade

Away Football Game / Cary Band Day / Schedule Change

Congratulations

Congratulations to Drum Major, Emily Keefe and the Patriot Regiment for an outstanding showing at NW Guilford High School Festival of Bands.  The show gets better each week and we are proud of all you have accomplished this season!

 

Football Game – Friday, November 3, 2017 at Apex High School

All band members are expected to attend. Students should be dropped off at Apex High School (7600 Roberts Rd, Cary, NC) between 6:15 and 6:30 and meet in front of school.  The game starts at 7:00 pm.  There will be no admission fee for the band, but students will need money for food.  

 

Large instruments (drums, sousaphones, baritones, mellophones, etc.) will be transported to AHS. Students need to bring smaller instruments (flutes, piccolos, clarinets, trumpets saxophones, etc.)  See section leaders if there are questions about instrument transport.   

 

The game should be over between 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm and students should be picked up at Apex High School on Roberts Road.   

 

Any attendance questions or issues should be discussed with Mr. Rowe, prowe@wcpss.net.     

 

 

Cary Band Day – Saturday, November 4, 2017

The last competition of the season will be Saturday, November 4th at Cary High School.  Call time is 4:15 pm at AFHS.  Students will need money to eat after the show.  The full itinerary was sent in an email on 10/29/2017 and information about parking can be found at http://www.caryband.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CaryBandDayGuestParking2017.pdf.

 

 

Schedule Change THIS Week

To accommodate Tuesday’s teacher workday, there will be a marching band rehearsal on Monday, October 30, 2017.  There will be NO rehearsal on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

 

 

Parade Rehearsals

Parade rehearsals will begin the first full week of November. There will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday rehearsals through November 16, 2017, then switch to a once a week (usually Thursday) rehearsal schedule after the Raleigh Christmas Parade.  

 

 

Volunteers

Below are the links to the active signups.  We still need volunteers for the Props Crew for Saturday.

Competitions:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteer/19218337

Doughnut Fundraisers:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafad29a31-upcoming 

Wish List:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fada728a1fa7-afhs2

 

 

Upcoming Dates

October 30, 2017:  After school Marching Band Rehearsal

October 31, 2017:  Teacher Workday – NO afternoon Marching Band Rehearsal

November 1, 2017:  Mandatory (Student/Parent) meeting for those interested in the Spring Break Trip.

November 3, 2017:  Away Football Game. Arrival time 6:15pm at Apex High School (Roberts Road)

November 4, 2017:  Cary Band Day, Cary, NC.  Call time 4:15pm.

November 14, 2017:  Band Boosters Meeting

November 15, 2017:  Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza in Holly Springs.  4pm-9pm.  Flyer required. 

November 17, 2017:  Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale, 6:30 am – 7:20 am. 

 

November 18, 2017:  Raleigh Christmas Parade

Doughnut Sale / Football Game / Competition / Schedule

Doughnut Sale – Friday, October 27th

We have heard that the link to the Signup Genius has not worked for everyone. This is a very profitable fundraiser for the general band fund and we need parent and student volunteers for Friday. Please see this updated link to sign up ASAP. Thank you. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafad29a31-upcoming

 

 

Football Game – Friday, October 27th – Senior Night

Call time 4pm. The band will perform and Seniors will be recognized at 6:00 pm, before the football game begins. The band will not perform during half-time. IMPORTANT: Seniors wear band or guard uniforms, Dinkles or Guard shoes, no hats. All other Color Guard members will wear black leggings and show shirts. All other marching band members will wear jeans, show shirts, black socks, Dinkles.

 

 

 

NW Guilford Competition – Saturday, October 28

We will be traveling to Greensboro, NC for the NW Guilford Festival of Bands. The full itinerary was sent in the 10/23/2017 email. Call time is 10:45 am. Students will need money for two meals. Members of the Props Crew are still needed. See following Signup Genius if you can help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteer/19218337

 

 

Schedule Change Next Week

To accommodate Tuesday’s teacher workday, there will be a marching band rehearsal on Monday, October 30, 2017. There will be NO rehearsal on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

 

 

Parade Rehearsals

Parade rehearsals will begin the first full week of November. There will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday rehearsals through November 16, 2017, then switch to a Thursday only rehearsal schedule beginning the week of November 20, 2017.

 

 

Band Trip Fundraisers

Thank you to those who dined at Five Guys in Apex last week. We heard it was one of the busiest nights since they opened.

 

Our next fundraiser will be at Blaze Pizza in Holly Springs from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017. A flyer will be needed for this fundraiser. We will email and post it closer to the date.

 

 

Volunteers

Below are the links to the active signups.

Football Games: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteers3

Competitions: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteer/19218337

Doughnut Fundraisers: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafad29a31-upcoming

Wish List: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fada728a1fa7-afhs2

 

 

Upcoming Dates

October 27, 2017: Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale, 6:30 am – 7:20 am.

October 27, 2017: Home Football Game / Senior Night: Call time 4:00 pm

October 28, 2017: NW Guilford Competition, Greensboro, NC. Call Time 10:45 am.

October 30, 2017: After school Band Rehearsal

October 31, 2017: Teacher Workday – NO afternoon Band Rehearsal

November 1, 2017: Mandatory (Student/Parent) meeting for those interested in the Spring Break Trip.

November 3, 2017: Away Football Game. Apex High School. Call time TBD.

November 4, 2017: Cary Band Day, Cary, NC. Call time TBD.

November 14, 2017: Band Boosters Meeting

November 15, 2017: Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza in Holly Springs. 4pm-9pm. Flyer required.

November 17, 2017: Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale, 6:30 am – 7:20 am.

November 18, 2017: Raleigh Christmas Parade

Fundraisers / Competition / Upcoming Dates

Five Guys Fundraiser

Please help spread the word. There is a Band Trip Fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Five Guys, 1075 Pine Plaza Dr., Apex. (Costco Shopping Center, next to Starbucks) Dine in or Carry Out and a portion of the profits will be donated to the band trip.

Apex Friendship Patriots Athletic Club (AFPAC) Jeep Raffle

Tickets for the AFPAC Jeep Raffle are due back to the school by October 19, 2017. The raffle for a 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be will be April 14th, 2018 at the Patriot 5K. Teams and organizations will be selling all year, so we wanted to get ours in early.

Proceeds from this raffle will be shared with the AFHS Band Boosters and will be used to for the band trip. If everyone sells two tickets, we will be able to cover the cost of one tour bus for the trip. Proceeds kept by AFPAC are used for the upkeep of the fields and facilities we use for marching band rehearsals and performances.

Band Competition, Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Call time 11:30 am

We will be traveling to Fuquay-Varina High School for the Fuquay-Varina Festival of Bands. The full itinerary was sent in an email 10/15/2017. Please note there will be two chances to see the Patriot Regiment perform, once for MPA adjudication and another in competition. A truck driver is still needed for this competition. See following Signup Genius if you can help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteer/19218337

Schedule Change Next Week

To accommodate Tuesday’s teacher workday, there will be a marching band rehearsal on Monday, October 30, 2017. There will be NO rehearsal on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Volunteers

Below are the links to the active signups.

Football Games: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteers3

Competitions: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteer/19218337

Wish List: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fada728a1fa7-afhs2

Upcoming Dates

October 18, 2017: Fundraiser at Five Guys in Apex (Near Costco), 5:00pm – 10:00 pm

October 19, 2017: Raffle tickets due

October 21, 2017: Fuquay-Varina Festival of Bands. Call time 11:30am

October 27, 2017: Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale

October 27, 2017: Home Football Game / Senior Night: Call time TBD.

October 28, 2017: NW Guilford Competition, Greensboro, NC. Call Time TBD.

October 30, 2017: After school Band Rehearsal

October 31, 2017: Teacher Workday – NO afternoon Band Rehearsal

November 3, 2017: Away Football Game. Apex High School. Call time TBD.

November 4, 2017: Cary Band Day, Cary, NC. Call time TBD.

Home Game / Competition / Fundraisers / Volunteers Needed

Home Football Game, October 13, 2017 – Call time 4:30 pm

The Patriot Regiment will welcome area 8th Grade Band students onto the field to perform the National Anthem.  To prepare for this call time will be 30 minutes earlier this week. 

 

Wear blue show shirts, athletic shorts, solid black (crew or knee length) socks, and Dinkles. Due to white collars on the uniforms, makeup should not be worn.  Long hair should be worn up (off the collar) for both female and male students.  Bring instruments, music, lyre, and money for snacks/food/beverages. Water will be provided. All volunteer slots are filled.  Thank you!

 

There will be a small reception after the game and help is still needed for a few items.  Please see the following Signup Genius if you are willing to help with this event.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea4ad2fa5fc1-middle

 

 

Band Competition, October 14, 2017 – Call time 2:00 pm

The Patriot Regiment will be traveling to the Wildcat Classic Band Competition at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, NC.  See attached itinerary for the full schedule. 

 

Remember to bring: “Dinkles” shoes, Black socks, “Show shirt or Navy Blue Under Armour”, instrument, reeds, valve oil, Water Jug, Guard shoes, Flags/Rifles, Money for Lunch-Dinner.

 

There are two spots needed for the Pit Crew.  Please see the following sign up if you are available to help.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteer/19218337

 

 

Five Guys Fundraiser

The first Band Trip Fundraiser has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Five Guys, 1075 Pine Plaza Dr., Apex.  (Costco Shopping Center, next to Starbucks)  Dine in or Carry Out and a portion of the profits will be donated to the band trip. 

 

 

Apex Friendship Patriots Athletic Club (AFPAC) Jeep Raffle

Tickets for the AFPAC Raffle went home last week with band students.  The raffle for a 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be will be April 14th, 2018 at the Patriot 5K.  Teams and organizations will be selling all year, so we wanted to get ours in early.  We are asking each student to sell two tickets each by the end of October.  Proceeds from this raffle will be shared with the AFHS Band Boosters.  Proceeds are also used for the upkeep of the fields we use for marching band rehearsals and performances.   

 

 

Volunteers

Below are the links to the active signups. 

Football Games:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteers3

Middle School Night:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea4ad2fa5fc1-middle

Competitions:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteer/19218337

Wish List:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fada728a1fa7-afhs2

 

 

Upcoming Dates

October 13, 2017:  Home Football Game / Middle School Night.  Call time 4:30 pm.

October 14, 2017:  Wildcat Classic Competition, Ramseur, NC.  Call time 2:00 pm.

October 21, 2017:  Fuquay-Varina Festival of Bands.  Call time TBD

October 27, 2017:  Home Football Game / Senior Night:  Call time TBD.

October 28, 2017:  NW Guilford Competition, Greensboro, NC.  Call Time TBD.

November 3, 2017:  Away Football Game.  Apex High School.  Call time TBD.

November 4, 2017:  Cary Band Day, Cary, NC.  Call time TBD. 

Home Football Game, October 6, 2017 – Call time 5:00 pm

Wear blue show shirts, athletic shorts, solid black (crew or knee length) socks, and Dinkles.  Gloves will be provided.  Due to white collars on the uniforms, makeup should not be worn.  Long hair should be worn up (off the collar) for both female and male students.  Bring instruments, music, lyre, and money for snacks/food/beverages. Water will be provided. All volunteer slots are filled.  Thank you!

 

Middle School Night

We will be hosting the 8th grade students of local middle schools Friday, October 13, 2017.  The students will join the Patriot Regiment on the field for the National Anthem, sit in the stands with the AFHS Band during the game, and enjoy light refreshments after the game.  Please see the following Signup Genius if you are willing to help with this event. 

 

Senior Night

Seniors will be recognized during the October 27, 2017 home football game.  Memory boards (and instructions) will be going home with Senior Marching Band members on Thursday, October 5, 2017. We also need a few families of Juniors to help prepare the stadium Friday afternoon, October 27. Please respond to the email sent 10/01/2017 if you can help.

 

Band Trip

We are planning a band trip to Disney World during Spring Break 2018.  It will involve a “clinic” or class with a Disney conductor and a march down Main Street during one of the parades.  This is open to ALL band students.  If the student is not a member of the marching band, he/she will be fitted with a band uniform and will be required to march during the parade. 

We are working with a travel agent on transportation, housing, food, and other details.  This will determine the travel dates and cost.  We will share details as soon as they are finalized. 

 

Fundraising

Because of the trip, we will be doing additional fund raising this year.  As a new, non-profit organization we are not allowed to have “student accounts” where individual families can bank money toward their child’s trip. Instead profits from any trip fundraiser will go to reducing the overall cost.  We will let you know which ones will be for the trip and which will be for the general band fund. 

 

Volunteers

Below are the links to the active signups. 

Football Games:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteers3

Middle School Night:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea4ad2fa5fc1-middle

Competitions:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aeac2da2f58-volunteer/19218337

Wish List:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fada728a1fa7-afhs2

 

Upcoming Dates

October 6, 2017:  Home Football Game.  Call time 5:00 pm

October 13, 2017:  Home Football Game / Middle School Night.  Call time 5:00 pm.

October 14, 2017:  Wildcat Classic Competition, Ramseur, NC.  Call time TBD.

October 21, 2017:  Fuquay-Varina Festival of Bands.  Call time TBD

October 27, 2017:  Home Football Game / Senior Night:  Call time TBD.

October 28, 2017:  NW Guilford Competition, Greensboro, NC.  Call Time TBD