Hello marching band families,

Below are a few final details for band camp next week.

Attached are the itinerary for the week and a packing list. Below are several reminders:

Packing: We know you will need to pack a lot to go away for camp, but please try to fit everything in one large suitcase + one backpack if possible! Especially if you are riding the bus :) Do not forget to bring a pencil!

Transportation: Thank you everyone for completing the transportation Google Form!

Saturday Parent Show Attire: Students will receive their show shirt at camp next week - winds and percussion will wear this shirt for the Parent Show on Saturday, with shorts and tennis shoes. Guard will wear the same outfit they wore for pictures.

Room Keys: If a student loses his or her room key, a $55.00 charge will be placed on the student's account to cover LaGrange's re-key fee.

Battery Percussion: Must arrive to Cambridge at 10:45am to load battery instruments in the trailer.

Have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to having a great week at camp!

Thank you,

Katie Groves

Welcome to your student's Senior Year!

The Cambridge Band will once again produce a full color Football Program, named the "Bear Book"! We invite you to feature / honor your senior with an ad in the book. Examples of the ads are on the attached form or you can see them on our website, www.cambridgeband.org. New this year: all families who place a senior ad will receive one free copy of the Bear Book!!!!!

We have a few ways to submit information & payments:

Print out the form PDF, and send via mail. Link for the form is located here:


If mailing a check, please make it payable to Cambridge HS Band and put Senior Ad in the memo.

Submit online:


Submit online payment with Paypal or Credit Card: http:/href=/make-payment#donate (Note "Senior Ad" for Purpose of Payment)

  Important dates:  Payments, ad copy and photos due August 1, 2019!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Cindy King at seniorads@cambridgeband.org.

Good Afternoon,

Keep up the good work to everyone who has sold boxes of greeting cards. If you have not started that is OK. You still have until Monday to reach the goal of 5 sales per student.

The packet sent home on Monday has your sample, fundraiser information, and order form. Included below is all of the information including a video link and a view cards link. All of this information is on the Cambridge Band website

Cards for a Cause Fundraiser


Save money now and time later...Have cards on hand for every occasion 30 embellished cards come in a keepsake box Choice of 2 different All Occasion boxes, Thanks & Blanks, Kids Birthday Box, Holiday Card Collection (ALL holidays, not just the winter ones) Price per box - $32 Sales Goal - 5 Boxes per Student


Money is due when people order! We will accept checks payable to Cambridge HS Band and cash. A credit card option is not available. Due date for returning forms, money, & sample cards is Monday, 7/22. We will have a box to deposit envelopes containing these items at camp check-in at LaGrange. Targeted delivery time is during the first week of school


Section Prize The marching section with the best rate of individual participation (based on % of participants who hand in their order form & money by the 7/22 due date) will get to pie the director/staff member of their choice at Band Camp.

Individual Prizes If we reach our goal of 5 boxes sold per student: The student who sells the most boxes will receive free band camp tuition; if it has already been paid, we will reimburse the $460 amount.

All students who sell their minimum will be entered into a drawing for one of four $100 Visa gift cards. The more they sell, the greater their chances of winning!

Dear Cambridge Marching Band Parents & Students,

We have parent photographers who volunteer their time to take pictures and video, edit and post them on the band website. These are available for free to download (I believe you do still need to create a free account with Zenfolio).

You will find band camp, football game, competitions, parade, practice days, and other band curriculum performance groups media uploaded to this site. Go there now and see Pre-Camp photos!

These photos can be accessed here:


Please let me know if you would like to upload photos and videos you have or would like to volunteer to take pictures and video. We need more volunteers as always.

Thank you,

Elaine Welch
VP Communications

Cambridge Band Boosters

Parents and Students,

You can still order pictures from BPI.

Below is a pay link that will allow parents to purchase photos using debit/credit card.


This is available through the weekend so this will allow plenty of time!

Thank you, BPI Photography, Inc.

Good afternoon band parents,

Recap of the presentation from last night's meeting:

Important things to note that are in this attachment:
Immediate parent volunteer needs
Marching Band calendar highlights
Marching Band attendance policy
Band Camp Info (including packing list)

TRANSPORTATION TO LAGRANGE The following form must be completed for EACH student by NOON on Thursday, July 18th: https://forms.gle/j4cy5RgXx3ZasBFC7 One Parent of each student should fill out the form - students should NOT fill out this form themselves! See attachment for transportation details. Remember - we do not provide transportation home on Saturday, July 27 - parents must pick up their student from LaGrange or arrange a carpool for their student.

HAVE ALL FORMS TURNED IN! If you have not turned in all mandatory forms, your child will not be allowed to participate in band camp. These forms can be found on our website here: Registration You can check your Charms account to see what forms are still owed We are still processing forms and payments that have been turned in over the past few days... please allow a few days for these entries to be recorded in your Charms account.

CARDS FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER See additional information in the attached document We ask all students to sell 5 boxes of cards - each box is $32 (this covers the cost of tax) Students should turn in their envelope - with order form, sample card, and money - to Mrs. Lawton when they check in for band camp at LaGrange. Please do not turn in sooner!

We are looking forward to finishing our week of Pre-Camp strong (we're half-way there!) and having a productive and exciting week of Band Camp next week!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors, Cambridge Bands

Good evening,

This is a reminder of our mandatory marching band parent meeting tomorrow (Monday, July 15) at 7:00pm in the Cambridge Auditorium. We will cover many important details about pre-camp week, band camp week, and the marching season - please plan for at least one member of your household to be present! Students are welcome to come, but are not required.

We are looking forward to kicking off Pre-Camp tomorrow at 8am! Please plan for your student to arrive at 7:45am. All students should drink 2 glasses of water before bed tonight, and two more glasses of water before arriving tomorrow! Don't forget to bring your own water bottle and sunscreen/hat/sunglasses!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors, Cambridge Bands

Hi there marching band and color guard families!

We get the honor and fun of performing in the Old Soldiers Day Parade on Saturday August 3, 2019! We do need some parent volunteers and photographers please! The hours are 8am-12pm, you may park at the Alpharetta First Baptist Church and we will walk with our children along the parade route. You may take your child/children home at the end of the parade route. Please sign up on the Sign Up Genius that I will attach here.


As always, thank you so much for helping our children and directors, it is appreciated very much!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Dear Cambridge Band Families,

Welcometo the 2019-2020 Marching Band! Though it seems long, please read the entirety of the email below for pertinent information. This will help make sure our students are fully prepared to begin Pre-Camp next week!


Arrive at 7:45am - we begin at 8:00am!

Enter through the side door (far right when you are looking at the front of the school) to walk through the performing arts hallway. The band room is the second door on your right.

Please do not enter through the front of the school - these doors will be locked.

Do not wander about the school, please go straight to the band room

We will use the restrooms in the auditorium lobby all week

Parents should drop students off at the front of the school (using the Bethany Bend entrance)

Student Drivers should park in the upper lot at the front of the school.

PRE-CAMP SCHEDULE - Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18

7:45am - Arrival

8:00-11:00am - Rehearsal block 1 (mostly outdoors)

11am-12:30pm - LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN) - student may pack a lunch or go off campus

12:30-5:00pm - Rehearsal Block 2 (mostly indoors)

*Thursday, July 18 - Band Pictures - estimated time: 6:45-8:15pm. Students should go home at 5:00, then report back to school at 6:45 for pictures. Please be ready to pick your child up at 8:15pm. If these times should be altered by the picture company, we will communicate that prior to Thursday next week.


EVERY STUDENT will need their own WATER BOTTLE for camp - minimum half-gallon capacity. Academy Sports has these for around $5 in a variety of colors!

Have a 3-ring binder with sheet protectors that is dedicated to marching band only. Be sure to put your name on it!

Bring your instrument, instrument accessories (mouthpiece, reeds, etc), pencil and binder.

Begin acclimating to the hot and humid weather - spend at least 30-60 minutes being active outside.

Start Hydrating NOW! Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. You will thank us later :)

You will need sunscreen - especially your ears and lips! A hat and sunglasses are also encouraged.

Wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes at all times during camp - no jeans, no sandals.


Everyone should have a copy of the FIGHT SONG and ALMA MATER and WARMUPS at this point - please come to pre-camp with these MEMORIZED as much as possible!

We will print one copy of all music for everyone to have Monday.

Here is the link to the Google Drive containing all music files:


Please start looking at your music now - it will make things easier for you!

Part 1 ofthe show: Memorized by Thursday, July 18th

Part 2 of the show: Memorized by Tuesday, July 23rd

Part 3 of the show: Memorized by Friday, July 26th

Part 4 of the show: coming soon!

*Do not be overwhelmed by this - we will help everyone achieve these goals together!

BAND CAMP at LaGrange - July 22-27 - More information will be distributed during pre-camp!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your section leader or to a director! We are looking forward to a great season!


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Directors, Cambridge Band



Hi there marching band family!

This is a reminder that Pre-Camp is next week Monday July 15, 2019 though Thursday July 18, 2019. We do still need some help next week please! There are open slots available for uniform help, water/first aid and indoor parent help. Please consider volunteering next week as all of our children begin their training together for the upcoming marching band season! This is where the magic begins!!! I will attach the link here for the Sign Up Genius, so that you may sign up.


Please do not be reluctant to sign up because you think you don't know what to do, there will be help provided to get you comfortable. You will find a wonderful group of parents along with our fabulous directors who will help you! There are veterans out there already signed up to give direction, you will receive help! I plan to be there to Monday through Friday for the morning outdoor water/first aid rehearsals. This morning session water/first aid rehearsal time will be similar to the afternoon water/first aid help needed throughout the whole season, so this is a good way to learn about this area of help.

Please join in to help if you are able! The kids and directors appreciate you all very much!

With thanks,

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Hello Band Families,

It’s hard to believe that summer vacation is almost over for our marching families and that we start a week from tomorrow! I wanted to give ALL our band families a few important reminders.

For ALL band families - We are in urgent need of volunteers to work our Ameris amphitheater shows this week; we have Train & the Goo Goo Dolls on Wednesday, July 10 and Luke Combs on Friday, July 12. As Yvonne Grzesiak wrote this morning, we need someone to serve as stand manager on Wednesday evening and five additional volunteers including a stand manager and a cash manager for Friday evening. If you are able to help, please commit ASAP! If you have volunteered and find you cannot come, please let us know ASAP so we can fill your spot. We are required to let the Legends folks know 2 days in advance who is on our volunteer roster (tomorrow for 7/10 & Weds for 7/12). We can make changes after that, but it is difficult. Also, we lose $50 for every volunteer under the minimum number that Legend thinks we need for the evening. Students 16 & over may work in the stand as long as they are accompanied by a parent, and our total ratio of adults to students in the stand isn’t any lower than 2:1.

The Charms store will be closing for under uniform items, marching shoes, extra show shirts, parent polos, and wind breakers by 9 am tomorrow, so place your orders this evening. We need to place our order with our vendor by tomorrow afternoon so that we can receive show shirts in time for the marching performance on the last day of camp. We will only be placing ONE order for show shirts this year, so, parents, now is the time for you to order them for yourselves and other family family members. Remember, your marching student’s shirt is already included in the marching PEF and you do not need to order one for them.

Band Fee Due Dates-

Marching PEF ($250) & Band Camp Fee ($460) are now past due

Marching Performance Dinner Fee ($90) & Uniform Maintenance Fee ($40) are due by July 15, 2019.

Charms store invoice payments are due by July 15, 2019. Please note that store items will not be handed out to anyone with an unpaid invoice.

Concert PEF for non-marchers ($150) are due by August 31, 2019.

First semester instrument rental fees ($100) are due by August 31, 2019. This is for all students, including percussionists, who use a school instrument for their concert class.

Mandatory Marching Kick-Off Meeting is Monday, July 15 at 7pm in the school auditorium. Come for information about marching program fundamentals, band camp, our new greeting card fundraiser, and MORE! If you still need to hand in any required forms (physical, emergency medical authorization, membership agreement), they are due by this meeting.

If you have questions regarding any of the above items, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email. Looking forward to seeing many of you soon!

Sue Lawton

Cambridge Band Booster Club, Inc.


Hello Cambridge Marching Band,

We hope you are all enjoying your summer so far!

This email is to check-in and serve as a reminder for time-sensitive items leading up to band camp. Please read it thoroughly, as taking care of these items now will ensure we all have a smooth start to our 2019-20 Season! We ask that you make special note of the forms that are due, calendar date commitments, payment due dates, and apparel ordering deadline of Sunday, July 7!


Past due - MB PEF ($250)

Past due - Band Camp Fee ($460)

Please remit payment for these past-due items immediately, if you have not already paid them. You can log in to your Charms account to check the status of your payments. Please remember to allow at least one week for payment processing.

July 15 - all remaining fees due (Performance Meals - $90, Uniform Fee - $40, Charms store invoices)

You may elect to pay all fees earlier than these prescribed deadlines.

Ways to Pay:

Online via Charms (PayPal) - there is a small service fee associated with online payments

Drop off at Cambridge front office, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-1pm (summer-only option)

In the Black Box labeled "Band Payments" in the Cambridge Band Room (available when band camp starts)

APPAREL ITEMS (www.charmsoffice.com)

If you did not order these items at the May Registration, you MUST order and pay for them through the Charms Store no later than Sunday, July 7. (The store order form is attached for reference, but you must order and pay online to receive your items on time! Because of the large minimum order requirements for show shirts we will only be placing ONE order for this item this year. If parents or family members want one, order it NOW! Students’ show shirts are included in their PEF - please do not place an order for a student show shirt.)

New Members (Wind and Percussion) are required to purchase the following:

Marching Shoes

Under Uniform Shorts

Under Uniform Shirt

Beret (tuba players only)

Returning members may elect to purchase these items on an as-needed basis.

Optional items:

Parent polos

A new parent polo purchase includes embroidery of one sleeve! You will be contacted about embroidery specifics after placing your order.

If you currently own a parent polo and wish to ADD an embroidery, you may order that separately.

Parent & family show shirts (student shirts are included in the marching PEF)

Wind jackets

Cambridge Tervis Tumbler

Cambridge Bands Magnet

Color guard members will receive a separate email with store order details.

CALENDAR ITEMS (www.cambridgeband.org/calendar)

Color guard and Percussion (Drumline and Front Ensemble) - check the band calendar for your summer date commitments!

Monday, July 15 at 6:30pm - Mandatory Marching Band parent meeting - Cambridge Auditorium

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18 - 8am-5pm - Pre-Camp at Cambridge HS

Lunch is from 11:30-1:00 and is the responsibility of the student - they can pack a lunch or go out during this time.

Thursday, July 18 will be Picture Day in the evening - more details will come later, but students should be done around 8:30pm

Monday-Saturday, July 22-27 - Band Camp AWAY at LaGrange College (more details to follow in a separate email)

The rest of our season (July-October) can be found on the band website!


All marching band members must have the following forms current and on file before band camp begins on July 15!

Forms can be found in the Handouts section of Charms or on the band website. You may turn in a hard copy OR upload to your Charms Documents section.

Membership Agreement

Emergency Medical Authorization

Copy of parent driver's license and insurance card


Thanks for making it to the end of this email! As always, we are here if you have any questions.


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Directors, Cambridge Bands

borger@fultonschools.org grovesk@fultonschools.org

Hello parents of marching band/color guard students!

I hope summer is happy and safe for all of you! I am writing this email to notify you that Pre-Camp is held at CHS from Monday July 15 – Thursday July 18 2019. We need (3) parents to be at each marching band and color guard rehearsal in the morning for water/first aid, (1) parent to help the children/directors and (3) parents to help with uniforms at each afternoon rehearsal. We will also need parent helpers for our marching band pictures on Thursday night July 18. Please consider joining us to help during Pre-Camp at CHS! You may sign up on the Sign Up Genius link attached.


The Pre-Camp is where all the training starts for all of our marching band/color guard students together as a group! While we will be there to help our children and directors, it is amazing to get a glimpse at where it all begins and then to see where it ends up with a fabulous show for all of us to enjoy! Our kids/directors/training staff work incredibly hard to accomplish this great show for all and our help is greatly appreciated by them!

Thank you very much,

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Hi everyone,

Happy summer! There are two additional concert dates at Ameris Bank Amphitheater, they are Wednesday July 10 and Friday July 12, 2019. On Wednesday July 10 the concert is Train and the Goo Goo Dolls. On Friday July 12 the concert is Luke Combs.

For all of these concerts, we are in need of volunteers to work the concession stand. Students 16 and older can volunteer with their parent. It is not a requirement, but we will need several who have gone through TEAM Alcohol Training. If you are able to help at these concerts, please use the Sign Up Genius link below to sign up and join the fun!


If you have any questions please contact Sue Lawton at president@cambridgeband.org.

Thank you so much to the group who volunteered for the first concert and thank you so much to those who will sign up for the two July concerts! Your help is truly appreciated to make this a success for our band!

With many thanks for your support,

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Hello Cambridge High School Marching Band Families!

Our first Ameris Bank Concert is Saturday May 25, 2019! We are in need of 12 volunteers to work the concession stand. Students 16 and older can volunteer with their parent. It is not a requirement, but we will need several who have gone through TEAM Alcohol Training. If you have previous experience working with other organizations at Ameris, we would love for you to volunteer, especially the first concert, since this will be the band's first opportunity. We really want to leave a good impression so Ameris will ask us to come back again next season. If you have any questions please contact Sue Lawton at (770) 363-6151. We are excited for this new fundraising activity and look forward to making it a success together!

Thank you for supporting our children and for helping Mr. Borger and Mrs. Groves! It is truly appreciated!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Good morning band families!

This is a reminder that our Spring Concert (final concert of the year!) is TONIGHT, Friday, May 10 at 7:00pm in the Cambridge Auditorium. Students are to wear their full concert attire (including tall black dress socks for the boys - no ankles showing! - and black dress shoes for everyone).

Concert Band - warm-up at 6:00pm on the stage (arrive around 5:50pm)

Symphonic Band - warm-up at 6:30pm in the orchestra room (arrive around 6:15pm)

Wind Symphony - warm-up at 6:30pm in the band room (arrive around 6:15pm)

All students will stay for all performances - and join us in the lobby for a reception after the concert!

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Thank you,
Katie Groves & Ryan Borger
Directors, Cambridge Bands

Good afternoon,

This is a reminder of our drop-in Band Registration tomorrow (Tuesday, May 7) from 4:00-7:00pm in the Cambridge Band Room. You can visit www.cambridgeband.org to pre-print forms and review pertinent information prior to registration.

It is important that each student has a parent attend, as this registration will dictate our planning for the marching band program as well as our concert band program. If your student is participating in Marching Band, they must be present to try-on shoes and attire. (If this is not possible, please still have a parent come to registration and know your student’s size for shoes, shirt, and shorts.)

This will be a chance to register for band (concert and marching), review uniform needs, sign up for some volunteer opportunities, reserve your summer instrument rental, meet the directors and booster board members, and get some questions answered you may have regarding band or band camp. Please remember this registration is for EVERY student who has signed up for band on their class schedule, and for COLOR GUARD members.

We will be accepting cash, check, or credit cards for Marching Band Deposits and other items you may need to purchase. We will walk you through all of the material and answer any questions you may have on Tuesday.

Thank you,

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Directors, Cambridge Bands

Good Evening and Happy Friday!

The school year is coming to an end and we have a couple of exciting events coming up. As always, we could use some additional help to make these events successful. Please review the below sign ups if you can help.

May 7 Registration Night: Help with different stations to sign up band students for next year


May 10: Spring Concert: Help with refreshements (both bringing and serving)


Thank you for a great year!
Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge Band Boosters

Greetings Band Families,

The Music Under the Moon Jazz Night is only a couple of weeks away and the committee has been busy planning for an awesome night of jazz, food and fundraising! We have over 50 amazing baskets for the silent auction this year, including several rounds of golf, a college planning and consulting package, SAT/ACT tutoring and Disney Parkhopper tickets to name a few.

New to Music Under the Moon this year:

Online Tickets - Tickets can be pre-purchased online and you can pick up your event wristbands at the Will Call table at the event. To purchase tickets, please click here: cambridgeband.seatyourself.biz

Reserved Tables - Reserved tables are being offered this year with the convenience of having a table for you and your guests. These tables are $150 and can seat up to 8 guests (event tickets are included in the price). Only 10 tables are available – first come, first serve! To request your reserved table now, please go to this link select the Table ticket option: cambridgeband.seatyourself.biz

Volunteers and Food Donations Needed!

We need a lot of hands to make this event a success and there are plenty of opportunities for Jazz and non-Jazz Band parents and students to help out. If you don’t have a student performing, please consider helping out so that we can accommodate volunteer shifts to allow Jazz parents to volunteer and still be able to watch their students perform. Volunteers will get a wristband upon check in for your shift, which gets you free admission.

We are also still in need of lots of food and beverage donations for the event. Donations can be dropped off in the courtyard between 4:30-6pm on Friday, April 26th. Please make sure any homemade items are clearly labeled with all ingredients. To sign up for a volunteer shift or to donate a food/beverage item, click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daaad29a7fc1-music1

Remember, all proceeds from this event benefit the ENTIRE band program. Thank you in advance for helping to make this event a success!

We hope you’ll join us at this wonderful, fun-filled night - either as an attendee or a volunteer!

The Music Under the Moon Committee

Good afternoon,

This is a reminder that our 2019-2020 Band Program Information Meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, April 11 at 7:00pm in the Cambridge Auditorium.

This meeting is mandatory for all parents as we will be covering important topics concerning both CONCERT and MARCHING band! (Students are also welcome to attend.) We will provide an overview of the band program, including program offerings, next year's calendar, fees, band registration and associated forms needed.

We will also be voting on next year's Booster Executive Board members!

We look forward to seeing you all Thursday!

Musically yours,
Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors, Cambridge Bands