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PJ Williams

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Review for Athens Drive Arts Foundation, Raleigh, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Athens Drive Arts Foundation is an outstanding organization that is the driving force behind a phenomenal youth music program. Without the support of the Foundation, grants for students for instruction, music, equipment and travel would simply not be possible. The Foundation allows students who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate in the opportunity to excel.

The Athens Drive Band is not just a group of 135 enthusiastic, talented students performing at football games, community events, and competitions. Rather, it functions as an extended family for students and their families. My son wakes up every day enthusiastic about school because his experience as a band member has been so positive--on so many levels.

My son is a type one diabetic, and his health requires careful monitoring. Under the watchful eye of Band Director Jerry Markoch and the parents who volunteer to chaperone the many practices, community events, and competitions, we are completely confident that he is in good hands at all times.

My son has flourished musically, and we have seen him grow as a person as a result of joining this wonderful music program. Every interested student should have the opportunity to enjoy the incredible musical training as well as the team spirit and camaraderie that defines the Athens Drive High School Band.

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Watching how it has changed my son's life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find additional resources to enable the Foundation to extend opportunities to even more students!

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Very Well

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I have met an entirely new group of friends--who are more like family. I have learned about the commitment and team work required of students who participate in the band program. And I have experienced first hand the dedication of the Band's Director, whose enthusiasm is simply inspiring.

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Role:  Volunteer & I have served as a parent volunteer at multiple events.