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.


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