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Weekly Band Newsletter

Week 11/10-11/16:  (This Week)


Tuesday         5:30-8:30 PM  Marching Band Rehearsal (in the stadium)

                       7:30 PM           Friends and Family performance in Stadium

Wednesday   3:00-6:00 PM  Marching Band Rehearsal (load semi)

Thursday       Grand Nationals (see itinerary)

Friday            Grand Nationals (see itinerary)

Saturday       Grand Nationals (see itinerary)

Week 11/17-11/23: (Next Week)


Sunday          Grand Nationals (see itinerary)

Friday            5:00 PM          Report for home playoff football game

This Week’s Highlights:

  • Our Grand Nationals Friends and Family performance will be Tuesday at the end of our final stadium rehearsal. We will open the stadium at 7:00 PM for spectators. The performance will begin promptly at 7:30 PM.

  • The itinerary is attached.

  • Read below for more details and check out our webpage www.ardreykellband.com.

Marching Band

See itinerary for Grand Nationals.


From our Band Boosters


Don't forget to wish our Mighty Knight Marching Band good luck as they head to Indianapolis on Thursday!

Marching Band Parents, please have your students pack their things in a small suitcase or duffle bag.  PLEASE check that they have their marching band shoes, long black socks, under armour AK purple shirt, white gloves (if worn), warm ups, show shirt, color guard costume.


We will be stopping at Virginia Tech to practice.  Be sure to pack warm clothes!  Hats, gloves, leggings, long sleeve shirts, jackets consider hand warmers.  It is going to be cold and we will be outside the whole time (there is no place to go indoors).

We will provide a subway meal at Virginia Tech and Chick-fil-A after practice Friday.  We are also providing a meal at Buca De Beppo on Saturday.

Your child will need money for dinner/lunch in route to and from Indianapolis and also dinner/lunch/snacks while in the stadium.  There will also be a lot of souvenir booths at the stadium - you may want to bring money for this as well.

If you are attending the performances, please note only clear bags are allowed in the stadium (approx 12" x 12" x 6").

Please remind your child they represent Ardrey Kell, Charlotte and our area.  Good behavior is expected.


Thank you to all that have helped make this trip happen!  Without your donations, volunteer time and support this trip would not have been possible!


This year we have launched a scrips gift card program.  For the holidays, we are accepting orders for physical gift cards (e gift cards can be ordered anytime).  Think about ordering gift cards for your family, friends or child's teacher this year.  A portion of your purchase goes back to the band.


For more information Visit:  https://www.myscripwallet.com/home       Code:  54763BCL654LL


Gift card pick up must be in person will at the holiday band concerts December 9th, 10th and 11th.



We have added an alumni section to our website.  If you have a student that has graduated from AK and participated in band, have them visit this page and fill out their info. www.ardreykellband.com


This year, Paul Nisely will be creating a band photo book.  This will include photos from concerts, band classes, marching band, practices, and winter groups.  The proceeds from the photo book sales will go to our band program.

Stay tuned - - we will be putting out information in the upcoming months. 

**If you have received emails regarding the photo book, this was regarding last years book.**



Class fees can now be paid online via charms.  Class fees can also be paid on pay4school or by dropping a check in the black box located in the percussion closet.  Please be sure to list your child's name and class on the envelope/check.  Thank you to those that have already paid.  Statements have gone out.  If you have any questions, please email Kristina at akbandstudentaccts@gmail.com


Interested in becoming a band booster member, please visit pay4school to see the different levels of membership.  Memberships can be paid on pay4school.  These proceeds benefit our whole band program.  If you have questions, please contact Lisa Marie at akbandfundraiser@gmail.com.



Our next Band Meeting will be held November 21, 6:30pm in the band room.  Please join us!  This is the best way for you to see what is going on with the band program.


Soon we will be looking to fill our booster board positions and committees.  If you have ideas, feel strongly about something, and/or want to help out - please consider a committee or board position for next year.

If you have any questions please email Jeanette Wade akbandpresident@gmail.com.

Web Page Links

www.scdba.net (District Band Web Page)

www.musicforall.org (Bands of America)

www.cwea.us (Carolina Winter Ensemble Association)

www.nafme.org (National Association for Music Education)

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