Category Archives: Fundraiser

Travis LeDoyt, World’s Best Young Elvis, Performing at AHS October 10, 2017

Travis LeDoyt, who has been called “the World’s Best Young Elvis,” will be performing at the Asheville High School Auditorium on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7 pm.  The event is sponsored by the Asheville High School Band Association to help raise funds to purchase new instruments.  

Travis LeDoyt

Travis LeDoyt

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling Jenny Farmer at 828-215-3699 or you can buy from any current band member. If there are any tickets remaining after the pre-sale, they will be available at the door.

Travis LeDoyt’s popularity is incredible, selling out more than 90% of his shows, including international shows in Canada, Argentina, Belgium, England, Scotland, and China. 

LeDoyt has opened shows for B. B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Johnny Rivers, and many others.  He has performed at more than 60 major casinos including the Harrah’s Casinos, Caesar’s, Hard Rock Casinos, Horseshoe Casino, Cherokee Casinos, and more.  He is a headline entertainer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and this year will be performing on 20 cruises.  He has also been a headliner at Busch Gardens-Tampa and at Hershey Park.  He has headlined national conventions for Fed Ex in Memphis, TN, the International Hot Rod Association in Louisville, KY, and was chosen to headline the Elvis Presley Festival in Tupelo, MS for four consecutive years.

LeDoyt has been featured in the New York Times as the person who looks most like young Elvis, and D. J. Fontana — who was Elvis Presley’s drummer in the ‘50s — says this is “as close as it gets” to seeing Elvis during the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Asheville High School Director of Bands, R. Timothy McCoy, is a longtime friend of LeDoyt’s manager Dick McVey.  “We are so fortunate to have an entertainer of this caliber coming to entertain here in Asheville,” McCoy says.  “Travis sings like Elvis, moves like Elvis and, to top it off, he looks like Elvis in his younger days.  I guarantee that if you see this show you will leave thinking you just saw Elvis in concert.”

McCoy also adds, “This is an opportunity for people to show support for the high school band, to make it possible for us to buy additional instruments and equipment that we need, and get to see a world class show.  It’s a win-win deal for everybody.”

For more information or interview requests, please contact Dick McVey in Nashville at 615-714-3637 or via email at dickmcvey@comcast.net.

 

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/travisledoyt

WEBSITE     www.travisaselvis.com

YOU TUBE  https://youtu.be/IjDXzBD584A

 

 

 

Tickets now on sale for HAUNTED HIGH

Haunted High takes place at Asheville High School on Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29, and people are getting excited!

haunted-high-yard-signThe Mountain Xpress, Citizen-Times, and WLOS have all run pieces on the event, and our nifty yard-signs are popping up all over town. (They look much better than the election posters!)

Tickets are available from any AHS band student, at the door, or online, and admission is just $10…

Please work to get the word out this week! Share our Facebook event, post images (below) to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or wherever you hang out online, and tell your friends, neighbors, and families.

We have a creepy promo video on youtube to give people a glimpse of what to expect. Please share it widely!

Thank you for being brave enough for Haunted High!

 

Images for sharing (click through to download full-size):

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Domino’s “Slice the Price” Fundraiser

Hands up who wants some pizza! 

The band will be selling Domino’s Pizza “Slice the Price” Cards. Each card entitles you to an unlimited number of Buy-One-Get-One-Free large pizzas at Domino’s from now until the end of the year!

Cards cost $10 each, and half of that amount goes directly into each student’s band account.

Students will bring order forms home on Monday, February 29th, and will have two weeks to take orders for the cards.

Goal: As these cards are great value, we hope each student will sell 12 cards. (As well as earning $60 for themselves, there’s a free T-shirt in for the students who sell 12.)

Cards will be sent to the school within two weeks after submitting the order forms, and students will then distribute them to the buyers.)

Key selling points:

  • Unlimited Buy-One-Get-One-Free large pizzas until Dec 31, 2016!
  • Cards are accepted at all local Dominos Pizza locations.
  • Card pays for itself the first time you use it! 
  • Each card can be reused all year.
Perfect for sleepovers, work parties, fundraisers, class parties, and family movie nights.
AHSBA Fundraising: Domino's PIzza

Crowdfund AHS marching band all the way to Pearl Harbor

Getting the Asheville High School Band and all our gear to Hawaii to perform as part of the ceremonies to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing and our entry into WWII is a mammoth and expensive undertaking. The students and band association are organizing a large number of fundraisers to help ensure that all band members can make the trip.

Help Send the Asheville High School Marching Band to Pearl Harbor

We have launched an appeal on the crowdfunding site FirstGiving so that Asheville community members, AHS alumni, and friends can contribute directly to the band. As you will see, the financial goal is large, so please share the link among family, friends, and anyone you feel may be willing to help our students achieve their goals.

We have a very diverse group of students at Asheville High School. Many of our students receive free/reduced lunch and will not be able to afford this trip on their own. All students are fundraising every month to help them make their payments, but even that will not be enough to help everyone.

Our students are 100% committed to excellence and strive to represent Asheville High School positively at all times — that history of excellence was a prime factor in our being invited to perform at the 75th anniversary ceremonies. We are honored to have the opportunity to represent Asheville High School, our community, and the state of North Carolina in this parade.

Please consider donating so that EVERY student may join us in Pearl Harbor!

Follow this link for more information about upcoming fundraising events for the AHS Bands.

Donations can also be mailed to: Asheville High School Band Association, PO Box 772, Asheville, NC 28802

(Please make checks payable to Asheville High School Band Association)

Thank you in advance for your support!

News & Events: Week of August 31

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Congrats to the Cougar football team for their great win on Friday! The band students did a great job supporting the team and we had a blast. 🙂
A HUGE THANKS to all the parents (and students) who came out today to help with building props!  We got a lot done and are hoping to give everyone a preview this Friday night!

This Friday (Sept. 4) we will need A LOT of volunteers.  The Athletic Department is allowing us to sell 50/50 raffle tickets, but we must provide concession volunteers in order to do so.  We are also planning on using the props so we will need some extra parental hands for that as well. Please go into Charms and sign up where you can help.

Here are our volunteer needs for this Friday:

Friday Night Dinner: FULL
Third Quarter Concessions: Need 1 more
50/50 Raffle: Need 2
Home Side Concessions: Need 15
Props: TBA
This week we will have sectionals like last week.
Monday, August 31-Bass Clarinet Sectional, 3:45pm-4:30pm
Tuesday, September 1-Weapon Sectional, (including Hannah, Myrakle and Janay) 4:30pm-7:00pm
     Snare Drum Sectionals, 7:30am-8:30am
Wednesday, September 2-Colorguard Practice, 4:30pm-7:00pm
     Tuba Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am
     Tenor Drum Sectionals, 7:30am-8:30am
Thursday, September 3-Mellophone Sectional, 7:45am-8:30am
     Flute Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am OR 3:45pm-4:30pm
     Trumpet Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am
     Clarinet Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am OR 3:45pm-4:30pm
     Trombone Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am OR 3:45pm-4:30pm
     Saxophone Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am
     Bass Drum Sectionals, 7:30am-8:30am
     PIT and Drumline Rehearsal, 3:45pm-5:30pm
Friday, September 4-After School Practice, 3:30pm-5:00pm
     Dinner (No one should leave the school during this time) Provided by Zaxby’s, 5:00pm
     Home Game Call Time, 6:00pm (Hopefully in uniforms!)

We will begin our first fundraiser tomorrow, August 31st.  Please look for information to come home in back packs.  It is imperative that EVERY child participate so that we can make our Hawaii trip happen!
I will also be sending home information on how to register for the Hawaii trip.  Please note, I CANNOT REGISTER YOU, YOU MUST REGISTER YOURSELF FOR THE HAWAII TRIP.   See handout for information.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thanks,
Emily Talley

 

AHS Band Thanks Frank’s Roman Pizza

The Asheville High School Marching Band thanks tonight’s Dinner Drum Major: Frank’s Roman Pizza.
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Frank’s Roman Pizza has provided dinner for the entire band before for our first home game tonight. Frank’s and owner Barry Gardner are long-time AHS band supporters, and we appreciate their continued generosity! 
Tonight’s game is AHS vs Franklin.
Kickoff is at 7:30pm. Come out and support both the football team and our band students!

About AHS Band Dinner Drum Majors

Dinner Drum Majors sponsor a meal for the band before home games. This year, the students stay at AHS all afternoon on Fridays to prepare for their performance, making dinner a necessity.
To become a Dinner Drum Major or support the band in other ways, contact fundraising committee member Noel Nickle…

Get Your 2015 AHS Band T-Shirt!

If you would like to purchase one of the band t-shirts that have the seniors names on the back they are available for purchase for $15.  We will also order “Proud Supporter” t-shirts.  If you would like to pre-order a Proud Supporter t-shirt (the front design is the same as the kid, the back says “Proud Supporter of the Asheville High School Marching Band) please let me know.

These will also be $15.  Please be sure to include size.

Email Ms. Talley at emily.talley@asheville.k12.nc.us