Congratulations to the Patriot Regiment on a Successful Season

Congratulations to the AFHS Patriot Regiment on a fabulous season! Think about all you have accomplished. In July, almost half the band was learning to march. Over the course of the season and hundreds of “Reset….One more time”, you perfected the show and were doing Z-pulls with the best of them. You worked together, as a team, to accomplish something that none of you could have done alone.

You competed with well-established bands, made up of all four classes, and your hard work was rewarded with trophies from all competitions. You received many compliments and accolades from other bands, parents, and judges. You represented Apex Friendship High School with pride and have put this new band program on the map.

The Band Families were a large part of this fabulous season. You chaperoned, built props, hauled props, hauled equipment, plumed hats, washed uniforms, donated water, ice pops, food, time, and money. You cheered at games and competitions, and overall provided the foundation for the band.

Mr. Rowe and his Staff were the ones who started it all. Without your talent and vision, the show would never happen. You wrote drill, wrote music, and developed visuals, then spent hours working with the students to perfect it. You rode the bus with them, counseled them, and encouraged them to be their best.

If you participated in one of these roles, you were part of the 2016-2017 AFHS Patriot Regiment. It took everyone, working together, to make this season successful. Hopefully you enjoyed yourself, made new friends, and want to do it all again next year!

We look forward to welcoming new members of the Patriot Regiment next summer. Meeting new students, new families, and making next year’s vision a reality.

Fuquay Varina Band Competition - Saturday, 10/15/2016

  • Call time 9:30 am, dressed in blue jeans and show shirts.  Mr. Rowe was specific about this. 
  • Eat a good breakfast before you arrive.  Bring a snack for the bus if you need it.  Students will not have the opportunity to eat again until after 3:00 pm. 
  • Bring “Dinkles”, black socks, instrument, reeds, valve oil, Water Jug, Guard shoes, Flags/Rifles, Guard Black Leggings, Money for Food X 2.
  • Plan for cool weather temp on Saturday 68 / 51 … (Under Armour, Jacket etc)
  • We will have two performances – Afternoon and Evening.  We expect to arrive back at AFHS around 10:40 pm to unload the trucks and buses.
  • See email sent 10/10/2016 for the full schedule. 

Link to AmazonSmile

This link will take you to the AmazonSmile site associated with the band.

After verifying you want to support AFHS Band Boosters, we will receive 0.5% of the price of all eligible purchases.  It is recommended you bookmark the site so you do not accidently shop at  Only purchases made through are eligible for donations.

You can share this link with family and friends as well.  It is a great way for others to support your child’s activities.  And the best part is you don’t have to sell anything and they don’t have to buy anything they wouldn’t ordinarily purchase. 

Academic Band Attire Fees Due

Gown fees of $80 are due by Monday, October 10, 2016.  Checks should be made payable to Apex Friendship Band Boosters.  Please place checks in an envelope with the student’s name on the outside.  There is a lockbox in Mr. Rowe’s office where checks can be safely deposited.

Tuxedos fees of $130 are due by Friday, October 14, 2016.  Checks should be made out to Savvi Formalwear and MAILED DIRECTLY to them at 6220 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612.  Payments can also be made in person at this same address.