There are several positions that are open for the 2020-2021 School Year. Please look at descriptions on the Parents page and contact the appropriate Board member if you are interested.

Open Positions

Parents & Students,

Please join me and the Cambridge Band Boosters in an exciting virtual ZOOM meeting to kickoff our 2020 Band Season THIS FRIDAY at 6PM. You should have received a link by email.

You shouldn't need the password for this meeting if you click on the hyperlink from the email. I will also make the link available to your students in the google classroom.

Information to be shared will include course offerings for next year, the planned co-curricular offerings of the band program, and current plans and "flexibilities" with the upcoming marching band season. The meeting will also introduce our slate of nominations for the band booster executive board - which we plan on virtually approving at the beginning of the meeting. The virutal kickoff will conclude with the "show reveal" for our 2020 Cambridge Marching Band Show. Much of the information shared will apply to parents, but students and parents are always eager to see the show concept for the new year and a link to the critical Marching Band Virtual Registration Form. I might suggest logging onto a computer as a family, or at least make sure one parent is available for the majority of the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you all Friday at 6PM - if you cannot make that time, the meeting will be recorded and link shared in an email and on our soial media outlets and website that evening. These are certianly strange times and we miss you all very much - looking forward to sharing some time with you Friday!!

Ryan Borger, Cambridge Bands

Great News!

If you missed out on the Mattress Fundraiser last November or now need a new mattress, then we have a very local sale for you to help the band fundraise and take care of your need.

South Forsyth HS Bands (cafeteria 10 AM to 5 PM) has a mattress sale tomorrow (just like ours from in Fall) and you can go view, and hopefully, purchase your new mattress.

IMPORTANT: So that Cambridge Band gets the money CREDIT to come to us, please tell them you are from Cambridge HS band so we will receive the proceeds. Just tell them at the time of purchase.

Attached is the complete flyer with all the details.

Also, let us know if you do purchase. We can follow up with the mattress company.

Spread the word. Cambridge Band needs your financial support more than ever!

Thank you so much!

Hello,

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and have gotten a good start to the new year. We will be kicking off the second semester of band with a General Booster Meeting this coming Tuesday, January 14, at 7 pm in the band room. We will be discussing our upcoming fundraisers and events as well as talking about the Nominating Committee and the Executive Board positions which will need filling at the April General Booster meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Sue Lawton
Cambridge Band Boosters, Inc.
President

We are so proud of Riley Welch and Jake Tyler for advancing to the second round of All-State Jazz Auditions!

In addition, both students were selected for the The Georgia Association of Jazz Educators (GAJE) High School State Jazz Clinic in conjunction with the auditions. This is an honor band event in which students selected from around the state come together to make up several big bands - they rehearse Friday and Saturday with renowned jazz professionals and educators to perform a concert Saturday afternoon. The event is held in Savannah at Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus from Dec. 6-7th.

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Cambridge Winter Guard Team!

Roster:
Angelica Alden
Lourdes Alvarado
Elizabeth Apalkova
Isabel Balcom
Megan Cashman
Emma Dawson
Natalie Fiacco
Tahini Fuentes
Isabella Harris
Victoria Harris
Ayden Horne
Estatira Kahvazadeh
Abbey Killebrew
Katelyn McCarthy
Chinedu Nwakanma
Melike Ozcelik
Hope Peaks
Daniella Pieterse
Sofia Sedenco
Maddy Taylor
Caroline Tobin
Aubrey Webb
Isabel Webber

Time to show your school and holiday spirit!

Cambridge Band is selling our Cambridge Santa Hats - get these collector items while they last and your student can wear them for this and future holiday concerts.

Santa Hats are only $10. See flyer below for a picture and online order information.

Or use this link to go directly to the online order form.

http://bit.ly/santahatorder

You can purchase the Santa Hat, Tervis bottle, Bear Book football program, and other Cambridge gear at the December 10th concert as well. Check out the gear table before the concert.

Elaine Welch
VP Communications
Cambridge HS Band Boosters
404-388-4313

Good morning band families!

Season's Greetings! December is here and our Winter Concert is one week away! The Winter Concert is Tuesday December 10, 2019 at 7pm in the CHS auditorium! We will enjoy a wonderful night of music performed by our children and would like to offer refreshments after the concert for all to enjoy together! If you are able to help us out with this hospitality event, please sign up on the link attached here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-refreshments

Thank you very much! Wishing you all peace, health and happiness this holiday season!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Good morning, everyone!

We apologize for the delay in this week's dinner email. We had slight technical difficulties! Regardless of which plan we end up going with tonight, we are still planning to serve the students dinner at 4:45pm. Tonight's dinner will be brought to you by one of our main sponsors - El Azteca. The menu will be as follows:

• Ground beef
• Shredded chicken
• Lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, guacamole
• Tortillas and tortilla chips
• Queso
• Rice Krispie treats

For Saturday's competition ast GSU, we will be serving the students Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits, egg and cheese burritos (for our vegetarian and gluten-free students), and clementines upon arrival at the competition. If this won't be enough to tie your student over until after the 12:30pm performance, please make sure they have something bfore they get to the school.


Following their performance, they will be provided with a light snack. Please remember to send money for concessions as lunch/dinner will be on their own.


Keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be able to have some nice weather for at least one of our performances this weekend! We hope to see many of you at GSU to cheer on our students for their last competition:)

Go Bears!
Uyen Kim and Karen Killebrew

Parents and Students,

All students were told at practice it would be Plan B for tomorrow. Students can wear jeans/comfortable pants and show shirts. Additional layers are acceptable and encouraged. The band does own ponchos, but your own rain gear is probably preferable. Hats are encouraged as well. Try to keep everything as Cambridge colors as possible.

We also announced a Plan C. If the weather is truly as bad as forecasted for tomorrow evening and it proves to be raining all night, we will cancel the attendance at the game entirely. We cannot risk damaging the new battery that should last 5-6 years in year 1, nor would we even want the brass out at the game with an early contest reportin the morning. THIS DECISION WILL BE MADE BY 2:30 TOMORROW AFTERNOON - to allow for the most accurate assessment of the weather. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility.

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Good morning Band Seniors! This is a reminder that applications to earn your Fine Arts Diploma Seal are due this Friday, 10/25 by 11:59pm. All the information is posted in your google classroom. Please see Mrs. Groves or Mr. Borger if you have any questions! Thank you, Mrs. Groves Cambridge Band

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band. It is evident that my formatting of this document is not translating well into CHARMS – so I am attaching it as a PDF so you can see how I format it each week and maybe prefer to see it this way. Hopefully we get some good weather for the coming weekend of marching band. Your positive thoughts are appreciated.

THIS WEEK


Monday, October 21st
• Stadium/Parking Lot Rehearsal (no guard)
Tuesday, October 22nd

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium/Parking Lot)
Wednesday, October 23rd
• 4-6:30 Guard Sectionals (Location TBA)
Thursday, October 24th
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Friday, October 25th
• Football @ Pope (See new Plan A and Plan B below)
Saturday, October 26th
• Contest @ GSU (see Saturday schedule)

NEXT WEEK
Monday, October 28th
• No practice
Tuesday, October 29th

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium/Band Room)
Thursday, October 31st
• No Practice
Friday, November 1st
• BYE WEEK

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE – PLAN A
3:30 – Show Shirts/Shorts and meet section leaders
4:15 – Load truck in front of school
4:45 – Dismiss to Dinner
5:30 – Load Buses
5:45 – Depart for Pope HS
6:30 – Unload/Warmup
7:15 – Enter Stadium
** We will perform a post-game due to Pope’s Senior Night – and then load quickly for return to Cambridge
11:00 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students (no unload tonight to prepare for our early departure in the morning

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE – PLAN B (Weather protocol)


3:30 – Jeans and Show Shirts – layers and jackets encouraged
4:15 – Load truck in front of school
4:45 – Dismiss to Dinner
5:45 – Load Buses
6:00 – Depart for Pope HS
6:45 – Unload/Warmup
7:10 – Enter Stadium
** Pit and electronics will stay on the truck – only stands instruments needed. We will load battery if it starts to rain.
10:45 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students (no unload tonight to prepare for our early departure in the morning)

Georgia State Contest – October 26th


8:15 AM – Meet section leaders/change to half-uniform
8:45 AM – Load buses to travel to GSU (truck will remain loaded from the night before)
9:45 AM – Arrive GSU/Breakfast provided to students/unload/stretch
11:20 AM – Scheduled Warmup Time
12:30 PM – PERFORMANCE
12:45 PM – Load truck/change to half-uniform/snack/return to stadium
2:15 PM – GSU PERFORMANCE
2:45 PM – Awards
4:30pm - Student Social!
5:00pm - Panther Walk (GSU Band plays for football team entry)
5:30pm - Stadium Gates Open
6:40pm - Panther Band Pre-Game Performance!
7:00pm - Football Game kick-off
*Students should bring money for concessions!
8:30pm - approx. halftime performance
9:15pm - approx. departure
10:00pm - approx. return to Cambridge, unload trailer, dismissal

LOOKING AHEAD


Remaining Marching Band Rehearsals
Tuesday, October 29th – PAWS-6pm
Thursday, November 7th – 4-6pm
Friday, November 8th – Senior Night

SENIOR NIGHT – NOVEMBER 8TH


We celebrate our seniors at the final home football game vs. Alpharetta on November 8th. Seniors will receive a form to complete to announce them and their parent escorts at pregame of that game. The rest of the band will assemble in the stands for this ceremony and play the alma mater and fight song for our graduating seniors. Senior parents will receive a digital copy of this form in the next week as well. Hard to believe we are talking senior night already – make the most of the end of this season of Lunacy!


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Cambridge Bands

Good afternoon, everyone!

We hope everyone had a great long weekend. Our performance meals this weekend will be brought to you by two of our sponsors. For our our pregame dinner tomorrow night, we will be serving an Italian dinner from Ippolitos at 5:15pm.

Rigatoni pasta with meat sauce
Pasta with Alfredo
Rigatoni broccoli
Garden salad
Garlic rolls
Madeleine cookies



For our pre-competition lunch on Saturday, we will be serving Slopes BBQ at 11:30:

BBQ chicken
BBQ pork
Mac and Cheese
Green beans
Cookies
As always, if your child prefers something else for his/her meal, you are welcome to drop something off in the cafeteria before we serve the students.

Go Bears!


Uyen Kim and Karen Killebrew

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band. It is evident that my formatting of this document is not translating well into CHARMS – so I am attaching it as a PDF so you can see how I format it each week and maybe prefer to see it this way.

THIS WEEK

Monday, October 14th

NO PRACTICE – NO SCHOOL Tuesday, October 15th

PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium) Thursday, October 17th

4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot/Stadium) Friday, October 18th

Football @ Johns Creek (no performance due to homecoming) Saturday, October 19th

Contest @ Gordon Central HS – PERFORMANCE @ 4:00 PM

NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 21st

Stadium/Parking Lot Rehearsal (no guard) Tuesday, October 22nd

PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium) Wednesday, October 23rd

4-6:30 Guard Sectionals Thursday, October 24th

4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot/Stadium) Friday, October 25th

Football @ Pope Saturday, October 26th

Contest @ GSU (see Looking Ahead)

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

3:30 – Show Shirts/Shorts and meet section leaders

4:00 – Report to stadium and continue to work with section leaders/warmup

            * bring large cases and battery stands to stadium

4:15 – Set for Chart 1 and Review show in Chunks

4:45 – RUNTHROUGH

5:00 – Load Truck at Stadium

5:15 – Dinner

5:50 – Change to Half-Uniform

6:05 – Load buses and depart to Johns Creek

6:45 – Arrive and Enter Stadium

** No performance tonight – stands band

11:00 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students

SATURDAY (OCTOBER 19TH) SCHEDULE

  • Guard wear neon yellow for practice – Winds and Percussion in White (Under-uniform)

8:30 – Rehearsal in Stadium (DO NOT BE LATE – HELP EACH OTHER)

10:30 - truck loading at stadium

11:30 - lunch (full meal)

12:30 – depart for Gordon Central HS

2:00 – Unload/Stretch

3:00 - Warmup

4:00 – PERFORM!

Students will need to bring money for concessions dinner after performance.

8:30 – Awards

10:30 – Approximate Return to Cambridge

LOOKING AHEAD

Please check the band calendar as some rehearsal commitments have been changed for the end of the year schedule. Stay on top of band events by following that google calendar and get notified of changes and updates.

Georgia State Contest – October 26th

8:15 AM – Meet section leaders/change to half-uniform

8:45 AM – Load buses to travel to GSU (truck will remain loaded from the night before)

9:45 AM – Arrive GSU/Breakfast provided to students/unload/stretch

11:20 AM – Scheduled Warmup Time

12:30 PM – PERFORMANCE

12:45 PM – Load truck/change to half-uniform/snack/return to stadium

2:15 PM – GSU PERFORMANCE

2:45 PM – Awards

4:30pm - Student Social!

5:00pm - Panther Walk (GSU Band plays for football team entry)

5:30pm - Stadium Gates Open

6:40pm - Panther Band Pre-Game Performance!

7:00pm - Football Game kick-off

 *Students should bring money for concessions!

8:30pm - approx. halftime performance

9:15pm - approx. departure

10:00pm - approx. return to Cambridge, unload trailer, dismissal

SENIOR NIGHT – NOVEMBER 8TH

We celebrate our seniors at the final home football game vs. Alpharetta on November 8th. Seniors will receive a form to complete to announce them and their parent escorts at pregame of that game. The rest of the band will assemble in the stands for this ceremony and play the alma mater and fight song for our graduating seniors. Senior parents will receive a digital copy of this form in the next week as well. Hard to believe we are talking senior night already – make the most of the end of this season of Lunacy!

WORTH REPEATING

Please continue to communicate absences and reasons – unexcused absences can result in missing a performance and/or loss of PE Credit and a Varsity Letter in Marching Band. We only have 5 rehearsals left before our final contest at GSU on October 26th!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Cambridge Bands

Good afternoon! Hope you and your families have enjoyed the long holiday weekend. We are back to business tomorrow evening, Tuesday, 10/15, with our October General Parent Meeting at 7:00pm. Please note that this is a half hour earlier than what has been published previously.

ALL band parents should plan to attend. Keith Cumming of Custom Fundraising Solutions will be on hand to talk about how we can maximize our revenue from our upcoming Mattress Sale fundraiser on November 16. We’d also like to hear from those of you who have volunteered your time at Ameris Amphitheater over the summer and fall for your feedback on this particular fundraiser.

Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow evening in the band room!

Sue Lawton

Cambridge Band Booster Club, President

P.S. - I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that there are still PLENTY of volunteer slots available for our upcoming games and competitions. If you haven’t yet volunteered to help with anything, now is the time to get your volunteer events in. It’s easy & fun, and it really does take the whole band village to make our program work smoothly! Thank you so much to those of you who have volunteered throughout the marching season!

Warrier Invitational Marching Festival - Calhoun, GA

Warrior Invitation Marching Festival - 10/19/19


Rehearsal Volunteers

Marching Band Rehearsals


Football Game Volunteers

Football Game Volunteers

Concessions for Football Games

Selling Football Programs


Photography & Video (Football, Competition, Concerts) Volunteers

Photographers & Videographers

Buenos dias marching band families!

I am sending this reminder for help needed next week for the football game Friday October 18 a bit earlier than usual so that I may get the competition help needed on Saturday October 19 out there.

First we do need help on Friday October 18, 2019 for the away football game at John's Creek. Here is what we need:

(1) chaperone (3) equipment (4) chaperone/equipment: this includes riding the bus and helping to move equipment on/off field (1) photographer (1) videographer

I will attach the sign ups here for Friday October 18:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-chsfootball

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-weneed

Second, we do have our second competition of the season, the Warrior Invitational Marching Festival at Gordon Central HS in Calhoun GA, on Saturday October 19, 2019. I will attach the sign up here so that you may see where you might be able to help us out:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-stpius

Thank you all ever so much for your time and help for our children and directors! Your support makes this all happen, together we do it! Really appreciate all of you!

Last, and certainly not least, a super big congratulations to our CHS Marching Band for placing first in guard, percussion and band in AAA class at Kennesaw Mountain! This is fantastic and every one of you should be so proud, I know I am! Well done! Your hard work shines!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Good morning marching band families!

There is a bit of help needed for the Friday October 11 home football game versus Northview as follows:

(1) photographer (8) concessions helpers

Please sign up on the links provided here if you can give us a hand with the above tomorrow night:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-concession
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-weneed

Looking ahead to next week, I will send out one email with volunteer opportunities for the entire week including the competition on Saturday October 19. Please mark your calendars for this competition. The students will have a busy and fun day next Saturday and volunteers will be needed to help it run smoothly! As soon as I get the Sign Up created for the competition, one email for next week will go out with all volunteer opportunities. This is just heads up.

Many, many thanks to all of our students, directors and parents who work together to make it all happen! Your time and dedication are appreciated!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Good evening,
Congrats, again, to the band for a great performance at the Kennesaw Mountain Invitational.
We know everyone is excited about the cooler temps and the upcoming long weekend. This week's pre-game dinner will be sponsored by Bagel Boys, a long-time band supporter. The dinner menu is as follows:
• Bagel sandwiches (turkey, ham, and roastbeef)
• Vegetarian wraps
• Chips
• Apples
• Madeline cookies
If your child prefers something else for dinner, you are welcome to drop something off at the cafeteria at 4:30.

Go Bears!
Uyen Kim and Karen Killebrew

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band. It is evident that my formatting of this document is not translating well into CHARMS – so I am attaching it as a PDF so you can see how I format it each week and maybe prefer to see it this way.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Marching Band Members, Staff, and Volunteers on a successful first competitive weekend – FIRST PLACE GUARD, PERCUSSION, AND BAND IN CLASS AAA!!! Keep making the most of Lunacy – we are in the home stretch and it will be over before you know it!

THIS WEEK


Monday, October 7th
• NO PRACTICE – BAND CONCERT
CB – Report at 6:00
SB – Report at 6:20
WS – Report at 6:30
• Marching Band Performs after intermission!
Tuesday, October 8th

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Wednesday, October 9th
• Guard Sectional 4-6:30
Thursday, October 10th
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)
Friday, October 11th
• Football vs. Northview
* NO SCHOOL – ALL MEMBERS WILL REPORT AT 4PM (see below)

NEXT WEEK


Monday, October 14th
• NO PRACTICE – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, October 15th

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Thursday, October 17th
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot/Stadium)
Friday, October 18th
• Football @ Johns Creek
Saturday, October 19th
• Contest @ Gordon Central HS – PERFORMANCE @ 4:00 PM

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE


3:30 – Leadership Meeting in Orchestra Room
4:00 – Report to sections in under-uniform (Percussion/Logistics Equipment to Stadium)
4:30 – Meet in band room for announcements and dismissal to dinner
4:45 – Dinner
5:35 – Change to Half-Uniform
6:00 – Courtyard for warmup/review of Performance
6:35 – March to Stadium
7:05 – PreGame
** We will perform our entire show at Halftime for this game.
11:00 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students

LOOKING AHEAD . . .

OCTOBER 19TH SCHEDULE


* Guard wear neon yellow for practice – Winds and Percussion in White (Under-uniform)
8:30 – Rehearsal in Stadium
10:30 - truck loading
11:30 - lunch (full meal)
12:30 – depart for Gordon Central HS
2:00 – Unload/Stretch
3:00 - Warmup
4:00 – PERFORM!
Students will need to bring money for concessions dinner after performance.
8:30 – Awards
10:30 – Approximate Return to Cambridge

WORTH REPEATING


Please continue to communicate absences and reasons – unexcused absences can result in missing a performance and/or loss of PE Credit and a Varsity Letter in Marching Band. We only have 8 rehearsals left before our final contest at GSU on October 26th!!


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Cambridge Bands

Parents and Students,
A quick and friendly reminder of the first curricular concert commitment for all three bands this coming Monday. At 7pm we will host our popular Fall Band Concert, featuring Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony... as well as the finale from our Marching Band. Marching band students will wear their marching band uniforms for this performance. All other musicians should be in concert attire. Report times for each ensemble and locations are listed below.

Concert Band - 6:00pm - Stage
Symphonic Band - 6:20pm - Orchestra Room
Wind Symphony - 6:30 - Band Room

Students will be permitted to stay after school on Monday, but should have a plan for eating on their own. Doors will open at approximately 6:30. We will be staging the marching band a bit differently as we have grown considerably - so the best seats would be in the middle to back of the hall. Students are required to attend the entire concert to receive full credit. We look forward to seeing a great audience for our Fall Band Concert - all ensembles have been preparing impressive programs and we are sure you will be proud of all their accomplishments.

See you Monday,
Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors