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

Congratulations to the AFHS Patriot Regiment for an outstanding showing in Danville, and to all the volunteers who have helped! What a great way to start the competition season.

 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale

The first doughnut sale of the season will be September 29, 2917 and quite a few volunteers are still needed. The sale begins at 6:30 am and ends by 7:15 am. We are not allowed to sell once the school day begins. We have parent and student volunteers stationed in the carpool line, the bus loop and the teacher lot. This is a very popular and profitable fundraiser for the band and we will do sales several times each semester. See the following link to sign up to help. Students are needed to help, but parents are required to handle money. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafad29a31-september

 

Competition, Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Call Time 2:45 pm

The Panther Creek Invitational itinerary was emailed 09/24 around 11pm. Students will need money for dinner. Friends and family are welcome to attend, but are required to pay the entrance fee (usually about $10 per person) unless they have signed up to volunteer. Students must ride back on the buses, even if their parents attend the competition. Once back at the school, students will be dismissed after trucks are unloaded and equipment is stored in the band room. This can take another 15-30 minute after we arrive.

 

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

Doughnuts: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafad29a31-september

 

Upcoming Dates

September 29, 2017: Doughnut Sale

September 30, 2017: Panther Creek Invitational, Cary, NC – Call time 2:45 pm

October 6, 2017: Home Football Game. Call time TBD

October 13, 2017: Home Football Game / Middle School Night. Call time TBD.

October 14, 2017: Wildcat Classic Competition, Ramseur, NC

Additional Rehearsals / Booster Meeting / Competition

This Week’s Schedule

Mr. Rowe has added a rehearsal from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 21 (Teacher Work Day) and an after school rehearsal on Friday, September 22

 

 

Booster Meeting

There will be a Booster’s Meeting Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the AFHS Band Room. 

 

 

Competition, Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Call Time 10:30 am

We are lucky to get our show time early, so we are sharing it with you early.  This is not always the case, but we will get it to you as soon as possible. 

 

Read the attached itinerary carefully.  Students will need money for lunches and dinner.  Parents are welcome to watch any of our competitions, but will be required to pay the entrance fee (usually about $10 per person) unless they have signed up to volunteer.  Students must ride back on the buses, even if their parents attend the competition.  Once back at the school, students will be dismissed after trucks are unloaded and equipment is stored in the band room.  This can take another 15-30 minute after we arrive. 

 

 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale

The first doughnut sale of the season will be September 29, 2917.  The sale begins at 6:30 am and ends by 7:15 am.  We are not allowed to sell once the school day begins.  We have parent and student volunteers stationed in the carpool line, the bus loop and the teacher lot.  This is a very popular and profitable fundraiser for the band and we will do sales several times each semester.  See the following link to sign up to help.  Students are needed to help, but parents are required to handle money. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafad29a31-september

 

 

Volunteers

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help with a game, competition, or to send in something for the wish list.  The extra hands have really been noticed this year!

 

Below are the links to the active signups.  Look for these to be added to the website, so you can easily find out how you can help or when you signed up.  Also look for new signups for parades and doughnut sales to be added in the future. 

 

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

Doughnuts:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafad29a31-september

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

September 19, 2017:  Booster Meeting, AFHS Band Room, 7:00 pm

September 23, 2017:  Dixie Classic Competition, Danville, VA

September 29, 2017:  Doughnut Sale

September 30, 2017:  Panther Creek Invitational, Cary, NC

October 6, 2017:  Home Football Game.  Call time TBD

October 13, 2017:  Home Football Game / Middle School Night.  Call time TBD.

October 14, 2017:  Wildcat Classic Competition, Ramseur, NC

Additional Rehearsals / Spirit Wear / Volunteers

Show Shirts and Spirit Wear

Several people have asked about show shirts and spirit wear ordered in August. The order has been placed and we were hoping to have everything in by the first competition. Catherine has emailed the company and requested an expected ship date.

 

Rehearsals

There will be a normal rehearsal schedule this week. Next week, Mr. Rowe is adding a rehearsal from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 21 (A Teacher Work Day) and an after school rehearsal on Friday, September 22.

 

Volunteers

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help with a game, competition, or to send in something for the wish list. The extra hands have really been noticed this year!

Below are the links to the active signups. Look for these to be added to the website, so you can easily find out how you can help or when you signed up. Also look for new signups for parades and doughnut sales to be added in the future.

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

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale

The first doughnut sale of the season will be September 29, 2917. The sale begins at 6:30 am and ends by 7:15 am. We are not allowed to sell once the school day begins. We have parent and student volunteers stationed in the carpool line, the bus loop and the teacher lot. This is a very popular and profitable fundraiser for the band and we will do sales several times each semester. Look for a Sign Up Genius to go out soon.

Upcoming Dates

September 19, 2017: Booster Meeting, AFHS Band Room, 7:00 pm

September 23, 2017: Dixie Classic Competition, Danville, VA

September 29, 2017: Doughnut Sale

September 30, 2017: Panther Creek Invitational, Cary, NC

October 6, 2017: Home Football Game. Call time TBD

October 13, 2017: Home Football Game / Middle School Night. Call time TBD.

October 14, 2017: Wildcat Classic Competition, Ramseur, NC

Home Football Game -Friday, September 8, 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.

Calendar

The online calendar is up-to-date, including rehearsals, games, and competitions. Additionally, there are events for a Booster Meeting on 9/19, a Doughnut Sale on 9/29, and Middle School Night on 10/13. Once an event is opened, you can add it to your calendar. Look for the ICS or Google Calendar links. http://www.apexfriendshipbands.org/new-events/

Patriot Regiment Wish List

  • Many thanks to those of you who have purchased things for the Patriot Regiment Wish List. There are still a few extra spots if you have not signed up, but are willing to help.
  • http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fada728a1fa7-afhs2

Special Wish List

  • Mr. Rowe has requested a large (18-20 ft) stepladder to use to watch practices. It is hard to see a drill when you are on eye-level. After pricing them out, we are asking if anyone has a connection to purchase wholesale or can offer one that can be borrowed for the season.
  • We also need 60 unused dry cleaner bags to store new uniforms. Does anyone have a connection with a dry cleaner that might donate these? If so, please contact Paula Gardner at afhsr2unit@gmail.com.

Upcoming Dates

  • September 8, 2017: Home Football Game. Call time 5:00 pm
  • September 19, 2017: Booster Meeting, AFHS Band Room, 7:00 pm
  • September 23, 2017: Dixie Classic Competition, Danville, VA
  • September 29, 2017: Doughnut Sale
  • September 30, 2017: Panther Creek Invitational, Cary, NC. Call time TBD
  • October 6, 2017: Home Football Game. Call time TBD
  • October 13, 2017: Home Football Game / Middle School Night. Call time TBD.
  • October 14, 2017: Wildcat Classic Competition, Ramseur, NC. Call time TBD

Introducing the 2017 Patriot Regiment

The 2017 Patriot Regiment has been rehearsing and will begin their competition season at the 40th Annual Dixie Classic Band Competition in Danville, VA on September 23, 2017.  The band has grown again this year and now features 123 members.  This year's show is titled The Missing Piece and is a reference to having all four grades (all the pieces) for the first time in school history.  

In addition to 6 planned competitions, the band will perform at all home football games and area Christmas Parades.  Check the calendar for dates. 

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.