Good Evening,

You guessed it, we still do not have enough help for this weekend. We're almost there for Friday but Saturday we are not even half staffed. Please consider volunteering. A super big thank you to all of those who have reached out this week and offered to help in any way they can!! Here's what we still need:

FRIDAY GAME:
Concessions: This is going to be a busy game so we need to have a lot of help. If you can't help the entire time we'll still take you. Just note how long you can help in the comments section.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-concession

Some assorted slots: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-chsfootball

SATURDAY COMPETITION:
Everything: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-stpius

Thank you again ... GO BEARS!!

Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge High School

I've had quite a questions regarding tomorrow night's activities so I'm sending the details again below.

Senior Night

3:00 - Parents decorate Senior dining area (auditorium lobby)
4:15 – 11th graders eat dinner in cafeteria
4:30 – 9th & 10th graders eat dinner in cafeteria
4:40 - SENIORS - Dinner served to them, by chosen Juniors, in Auditorium Lobby
5:45 – Band change to uniforms
6:05 - Band warms up in Courtyard (Mom's get their corsages)
6:25 - Band Marches to Stadium
· Parents MUST stop at gates and show their purchased game tickets to enter the stadium. Please consider getting their early or purchasing tickets online as it will be very busy!
· Meet band on track (behind visitor’s entrance)
· Students & Parents will walk across the track when senior is announced and receive gift from Mr. Borger and Ms. Groves
· Studio 7 photographer will take official photo at the photo op location on track /field.
· Band will play Alma Mater for Parents & Students.
· Group photos can be taken from the stands only. No on field photographs during presentation.
· Parents & Seniors will return to the stands for remainder of game.

Homecoming
Homecoming Courts will be presented on field at half-time. Band will be on field for procession.

Post Game Band Show
Band will perform their entire show, with props, at the conclusion of game!

Hope this helps! It's going to be a fun night. See you all there!



President
Cambridge Band Booster Club

Parents & Students,
Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!!

This week we travel to St. Pius X for our second competition of the season. We will be using our props for the first time this year and it will take some early prep work loading here at the school at noon and unloading and assembling at St. Pius. . . if you are able to help us with this it would be amazing!! The students move the props on and off the field - we just need the assistance with tear-down and assembly. Thanks for giving of some of your valuable time!!

THIS WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sections Rehearsal
Tuesday - 4-6:30 STADIUM
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 - Stadium
Friday - Football vs. Alpharetta (Homecoming & Senior Night)
Saturday - St. Pius X Contest

NEXT WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sections/Auditorium
Tuesday - NO PRACTICE - CONCERT REPORT TIMES
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 - Stadium
Friday - BYE WEEK - Enjoy time off

FRIDAY NIGHT TIMELINE (October 20)
3:45 - Change and Report to Sections
4:15 - Meet in Band Room for dismissal to dinner (altered due to senior night)
Juniors serving seniors dismissed to dinner
4:30 - 9/10 to dinner
4:40 - Seniors to dinner
5:45 - Change to half-uniform
6:05 - Meet in Courtyard
6:25 - March to Stadium
6:40 - Senior Night Introductions with Parents
(underclassmen in stands to support seniors)
7:30 - Kickoff
:* - We will do a post-game performance as halftime is dedicated to homecoming

SATURDAY TIMELINE
9:30 - Report to Stadium for Ensemble
12:00 - Load Truck at Stadium (we will load uniforms onto the truck)
EQUIPMENT HELP NEEDED
12:30 - Lunch in Cafeteria
1:30 - Load Buses/Prepare to Depart for St. Pius X
2:35 - Arrive St. Pius - Change/EQUIPMENT HELP NEEDED
4:55 - Warmup Begins
5:55 - PERFORMANCE
6:15 - Prop Breakdown/Load Truck
6:45 - Homecoming dismissals . . . see below
All others return to stadium for final bands and dinner on your own at concessions


HOMECOMING UPDATE
Our Homecoming plan for the conflict of the October 21 contest will be as follows. We are tentatively scheduled to perform at 5:55 PM. Once our performance is concluded and truck is loaded, students will be able to meet parents at the St. Pius X school drop-off turnaround. Students may arrange rides with other parents for this occasion - we must have written permission from each student's parent to be released from our supervision and leave the contest for the purpose of attending the homecoming dance. This should all be possible between the hours of 6:45 and 7:15. NOTIFICATIONS OF STUDENT DISMISSAL MUST BE RECEIVED FRIDAY - ANY NOTIFICATION GIVEN SATURDAY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!


As always - thanks for all you do for the Cambridge Bands!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!!

BOOSTER MEETING TONIGHT AT 7:30 - THANKS FOR ATTENDING OUR LAST MEETING OF 2017 - LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES.

This week is a light week for the marching band in terms of performance. We are the homecoming guests of Northview HS, therefore we will be traveling as a "stands band." Students can wear jeans and show shirts (blue snapshots) as we will only perform in the stands during all 4 quarters. WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE 2-3 PARENTS WITH LARGE TRUCKS/SUV DRIVE OUR DRUMLINE AND SOUSAPHONES TO THE GAME. This will save us time and resources by leaving our semi-trailer here for the weekend and make it much easier to unload and get home after the game.

THIS WEEK
Monday - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - PAWS-5:15
Friday - Football @ Northview (NO HALFTIME PERFORMANCE!!)

NEXT WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:35 Sections
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot/Stadium?
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 - Stadium
Friday - Football vs. Alpharetta (Homecoming & Senior Night)
Saturday - St. Pius X Contest - see timeline in "Looking Ahead"

FRIDAY NIGHT TIMELINE (October 13)
3:45 - Move to Stadium for Runthrough of Contest Show
5:30 - Dinner (dismissed from Stadium)
6:15 - Load Buses/Trucks
6:30 - Depart for Northview
7:30 - Kickoff
10:45 - Approximate Return to Cambridge

LOOKING AHEAD
Next Saturday's schedule will be very similar to our last contest. We will begin with a stadium rehearsal a bit earlier in the morning - 9:30 AM. We will feed the students lunch at 12:30 in the cafeteria after loading the truck at noon by the stadium. Our plans will be to depart for St. Pius at 1:30 in the afternoon to allow plenty of arrival and setup time.

HOMECOMING UPDATE
Our Homecoming plan for the conflict of the October 21 contest will be as follows. We are tentatively scheduled to perform at 5:55 PM. Once our performance is concluded and truck is loaded, students will be able to meet parents at the St. Pius X school drop-off turnaround. Students may arrange rides with other parents for this occasion - we must have written permission from each student's parent to be released from our supervision and leave the contest for the purpose of attending the homecoming dance. This should all be possible between the hours of 6:45 and 7:15.

As always - thanks for all you do for the Cambridge Bands!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Good Evening All,

This weekend we are home against Dunwoody. We are still in need of equipment assistance. If you are available to help the band on and off the field for their halftime show, please sign up. We will need you from about the middle of 2nd quarter to the end of halftime.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-chsfootball

Our concession stand also needs a few more volunteers, remember the proceeds go directly to the band so please help us provide adequate coverage!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-concession

Additionally, we do not have anyone signed up to sell football programs. Please utilize the below sign up to assist with this most important fundraiser. We have already purchased the programs and we need to recoup th cost and make our projected monetary goal.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-sell

And finally, the below sign up is for our next competition on Saturday, October 21. We will need lots of help with equipment as we anticipate having the props ready. We cannot function with only 3-4 equipment helpers.

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

Thank you as always for supporting your student and the band!

See you Friday ... GO BEARS!

Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge Band Boosters

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!! CONGRATULATIONS to all on a strong showing in our first contest of the season. The band finished in 4th in our class - missing 3rd place by less than a point. Special congratulations to our color guard for a superior rating at the first contest, drum majors for 2nd place recognition, and percussion for 1ST PLACE IN CLASS and 3RD OVERALL!!

Special Thank You to all the parents that helped with chaperoning, hydration, and equipment!! We could not do this without you - and we would love to see some new faces the rest of the season - come spend some fun time with the band!!

THIS WEEK
Monday - 4-6:30 Stadium? (CHANGE)
Tuesday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals (CHANGE)
Thursday - NO SCHOOL - NO PRACTICE
Friday - Football vs. Dunwoody

NEXT WEEK
Monday - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot/Stadium?
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 - Stadium
Friday - Football @ Northview (Northview's Homecoming - see below)

FRIDAY NIGHT TIMELINE (October 6)
3:30 - Meet in Stadium in Under-Uniform for Review/Runthrough
5:15 - Dinner (dismissed from Stadium)
6:00 - Half-Uniform
6:15 - Short Courtyard Review
6:35 - March to Stadium
7:10 - PreGame Performance
** We will perform at Halftime of the Football Game

LOOKING AHEAD
Thanks for your flexibility with a slightly altered schedule this week. Cross-Country hosts a meet here on Tuesday and this will make their event much easier if we have music rehearsal on Tuesday. Our schedule should not be altered moving forward. We are the homecoming game for Northview HS next weekend - Cambridge will not have an opportunity to perform at this game. Therefore, we will wear jeans and show shirts (jackets if it is cool) and go support our team in the stands. This will make the evening an enjoyable one for volunteers and transportation. Let's have a great couple of weeks getting better and having fun making music.

HOMECOMING UPDATE
Our Homecoming plan for the conflict of the October 21 contest will be as follows. We are tentatively scheduled to perform at 5:55 PM. Once our performance is concluded and truck is loaded, students will be able to meet parents at the St. Pius X school drop-off turnaround. More details on the timeline of pickup and where this location is will be made available in the coming weeks. Students may arrange rides with other parents for this occasion - we must have written permission from each student's parent to be released from our supervision and leave the contest for the purpose of attending the homecoming dance. This should all be possible between the hours of 6:45 and 7:15.

As always - thanks for all you do for the Cambridge Bands!!
Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!!

HUGE THANK YOU TO ELAINE WELCH and her entire crew of leads and volunteers for an incredible job hosting the Fulton County Exhibition!! It's nice to see our family come together and share the load for that major event - it was very professionally and efficiently hosted - THANKS TO ALL THAT WERE ABLE TO PITCH IN - IT MEANS SO MUCH THAT WE CAN WORK AS AN ORGANIZATION SO WELL.



This week/weekend we will still need some assistance with our props and equipment at our contest on Saturday!! Come be a part of the growth of this show!!

THIS WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 Stadium (yes, we will be in stadium)
Friday - Football @ Johns Creek
Saturday - NWGA Marching Contest (Cass High School - White, GA)

NEXT WEEK
Monday - 4-6:30 Stadium? (CHANGE)
Tuesday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals (CHANGE)
Thursday - NO SCHOOL - NO PRACTICE
Friday - Football vs. Dunwoody (see times in "Looking Ahead")

FRIDAY NIGHT TIMELINE (September 29)
WEAR SNAPSHOTS BLUE SHOW SHIRT
3:45 - Sections
4:15 - Meet in Band Room
4:35 - Dinner (dismissed from Band Room)
5:00 - Load Truck
5:30 - Half-Uniform & Load Buses
5:45 - Depart to Johns Creek
6:25 - Unload/Warmup/Enter Stadium
11:00 - Approximate Dismissal from Cambridge

SATURDAY TIMELINE (September 30)
WEAR WHITE UNDER-UNIFORM SHIRT
10:00 - Report to Stadium for Rehearsal (with all cases and equipment)
12:30 - Load Truck
1:00 - Lunch in Cafeteria
2:00 - Depart for Cass High School
3:30 - Arrive at Cass HS/Unload/Prepare for Warmup
4:40 - Warmup
5:30 - CAMBRIDGE PERFORMANCE
6:00 - Load Truck/Return to Stadium/Visit Concessions/Watch Bands
9:00 - AWARDS Presentation (Drum Majors and Captains Retreat)
10:00 - Hopeful Departure of Cass HS
11:00 - Approximate Return to Cambridge


LOOKING AHEAD
ext week we get a small break from our hectic schedule the past two weeks. With the days off for students, we will not have practice on Thursday, October 5th or Monday October 9th. We do have a football game on Friday, October 6th. We will have a report time of 3:30 in the stadium to do a quick review and run-through of our performances that night. We will return to the cafeteria for our typical band dinner at 5pm and prepare to march into the stadium as usual. Thanks for addressing these times in your schedules. We are aware of a few excused absences for next weekend, any new absence notification at this point is too late to be excused. We look forward to spending our Friday together next week.

8TH GRADE NIGHT
Thanks to the leadership and current students for making our 8th grade band members feel so welcome and ensuring they all had a good time. I am confident we made lasting impressions and we will work to continue to follow-up with our future members throughout the school year!!

HOMECOMING UPDATE
I am sure you are all aware, homecoming weekend was rescheduled for October 20-21. This was helpful for FCE, but now falls on our scheduled contest at St. Pius on 10/21. We have a couple of proposed compromises and opportunities that are being discussed with band members by our leadership - there will be a follow-up email very soon with an important update for the upcoming conflict with the homecoming change. Thanks for your patience and understanding - this will be addressed this week!

As always - thanks for all you do for the Cambridge Bands!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday!
I hope everyone is having a restful Sunday! We had a great game Friday and an awesome Exhibition yesterday. I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who volunteered for either the game or exhibition (or both), we can't pull this off without our volunteers so THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

This week is proving to be another busy week. We have an away game at Johns Creek on Friday Night and then Saturday is our first band competition at Cass High School in Cartersville, GA. Mr. Borger and Mrs. Groves will be sending out a detailed email on what your student needs to know and do. As always this will involve lots of parent volunteers. Please consider finding something to sign up for this week. Just to put things in perspective ... we only have a little over a month left in the Marching Band regular season ... don't put off your willingness to help, we need you now :)

Rehearsal Assistance: We need just one more person to help with water and aid during the afternoon rehearsal on Tuesday. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-marching1



Friday's Game: We still need lots of help for the game. Notice the amount of volunteers needed for equipment assistance has increased, so please consider helping. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-chsfootball



Saturday's Competition: We will need some help before we leave, with rehearsal and then the majority of the help will be needed at the competition (and on the way). http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-cass



Photography Help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-weneed

Thank you!
Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge Band Boosters
(910) 391-4675

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!!

THIS WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-5:45 Parking Lot (Premiere Concert Tonight for Wind Symphony!!)
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 Stadium
Friday - Football vs. Centennial (8TH GRADE NIGHT)
Saturday - FULTON COUNTY EXHIBITION (see below)

NEXT WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 Stadium
Friday - Football @ Johns Creek
Saturday - CASS HS CONTEST (5:25 Performance Time)

FRIDAY NIGHT TIMELINE
4:00 - Report to stadium in under-uniform (warmup/sections time)
4:25 - Welcome 8th grade band members are run pregame showcase
5:00 - Dinner (dismissed from Stadium)
5:45 - Half-Uniform Change
6:00 - Few Moments with sections and 8th grade members
6:15 - Courtyard Stand Tunes and PreGame Review
6:45 - March to Stadium
7:10 - PreGame with 8th Grade Band Members
7:30 - Kickoff - WE WILL PERFORM SECOND AT HALFTIME
10:30 - Dismissal in Cambridge Courtyard

SATURDAY TIMELINE (September 23)
10:00 - Report to parking lot - learn mvt. 4 drill
12:00 - Lunch Break
1:00 - Report to Stadium - Full Ensemble Rehearsal for FCE
4:00 - Break
4:30 - Change to half-uniform/assist where needed
5:00 - Return to stadium for dinner (pre-ordered)
6:00 - Exhibition Begins
7:00 - CAMBRIDGE PERFORMANCE
8:30 - GSU Performance
9:00 - Return Equipment/Change/Cleanup
9:45 - Approximate dismissal by leadership

8th GRADE NIGHT REMINDERS
We always look forward to welcoming our future members on 8th grade night - but it is worth remembering the impression we make that night can be a lasting impression!! Make sure you treat all 8th grade students with kindness and encouragement. Also - keep in mind how you treat each other and the business of marching band - they will notice EVERYTHING!!!

FULTON COUNTY EXHIBITION IS HERE
As you can see from the Saturday timeline above - we will be preparing for a LONG day Saturday. With the need to make up for the several hours of practice we lost last week - this is the staff and leadership's best plans to meet our future goals with this show. Not only will the band be practicing that day - but we are still in need of volunteers for the exhibition. This event is being streamed live nationally on banddirector.com - it is a great showcase for our school and community. Let's show the county and the rest of the country how Cambridge hosts an event! We have great volunteer leadership already in place - but this day will take ALL OF US to make it a successful and smooth event - THANKS FOR PITCHING IN!!

EXHIBITION VOLUNTEERS
Please visit the Cambridge Bands website - www.cambridgeband.org - click on the "Parents" link, and then the "Volunteer Signups" link. All of our volunteer needs are there - scroll down to get to current dates. We have a STRONG need for MANY volunteers for Fulton County Exhibition. Please choose a shift and duty that looks appealing to you - we will need most parents assistance on September 23rd for this important event.

HOMECOMING UPDATE
So of course, after we have a workable plan for our conflicts this weekend, we now have conflicts in October. We are developing a couple of alternatives and plans to make as much possible for our students as we can . . . and you will get more details from the staff soon. Please help us get through Fulton County Exhibition this week and we will work with this conflict in the very near future - we have already had discussions with leadership about it.

CASS HS SHOW - SEPTEMBER 30
We have a performance time for September 30th - we are scheduled to perform at 5:30 PM. It is a big show and a large AAA competition - should be fun. Awards are at 9:00 PM that evening. More details on our precise schedule next Saturday will be available in next week's Blue Sheet.

IN CLOSING, please take a moment and volunteer for the Fulton County Exhibition!! Mr. Borger will also be working with a few parents to complete our props after each marching rehearsal this week. We want to use our props next Saturday at the Exhibition so if you can add your construction assistance (or you can hold some 2x4 while others attach and build) we could use your help. Monday from 5:30-7:00, Tuesday 6:30-8:00, and Thursday if necessary until they are done!! Materials will be here tomorrow and this should not take too long to complete. . . thanks for letting Mr. Borger know you can help out in the next couple of days!!

As always - thanks for all you do for the Cambridge Bands!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Good Evening Everyone,
Friday is game day against Chattahoochee .... at Chattahoochee. We are excited to see the band perform, they've been working hard and get better and better every day. We need additional volunteers to assist with chaperoning and equipment. The sign up is below.

Chaperones get to hang with the band and escort them when needed. This means you get to ride the bus to and from ... don't forget to meet in the band room to get your pass and meet the other chaperones.

Those who help with equipment also come to the band room to get their pass for the game. Equipment helpers assist with unloading the truck at Chattahoochee. The band leaves the stands during the second quarter. Equipment volunteers follow them down and help them on and off the field. Once the halftime performance is complete, all equipment is loaded back on the truck. And then lastly, once we are back at Cambridge we need help unloading the truck.

Please consider joining us and support your student. Go Bears!!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-chsfootball

Thank you,
Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
CHS Band Boosters

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!!

THIS WEEK
Monday - LABOR DAY
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 Stadium
Friday - Football @ Chattahoochee (see below)

NEXT WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 Stadium
Friday - Football vs. Pope (very similar schedule to below - we will eat at 4:45 next week)

FRIDAY NIGHT TIMELINE
3:45 - Report to sectionals in under-uniform
4:15 - Sectionals end, all report to band room
4:25 - Dinner (dismissed from Band Room)
4:45 - Load Truck
5:15 - Change into half-uniform
5:35 - Load Buses/Depart for Hooch
6:30 - Unload and Quick Re-Warmup and Stretch
7:05 - Enter Stadium
7:30 - Kickoff
WE WILL PERFORM FIRST AT HALFTIME
11:00 - Return to Cambridge

MILTON GAME RECAP
Thanks again for your flexibility and professionalism during all the changes at the Milton game. Weather can always be a factor in our plans - especially with the amount of electronics we use for our show. Students and parents were more than accommodating with our alterations and made the evening a strong success - especially for a September 1st Performance!

SINGLE BLUE SHEET FOR TWO WEEKS
This week's blue sheet will handle two weeks of activities for our band program. This sheet is a bit late due to the holiday weekend - but early for next week! Our Friday schedule will be the same as last week - we look forward to another great home game on the 15th against Pope HS. See our schedule for practices above.

HOMECOMING UPDATE
As you already know, our homecoming dance is the same evening as our hosting the Fulton County Exhibition . . . which is an unfortunate conflict. The compromise we have made is as follows. Students will have practice that afternoon and the performance that evening (dinner provided in between). We will perform in our scheduled time (around 7pm . . .) and all students will attend the Marching Band Exhibition until after our performance. Students who have purchased a ticket to the dance and want to attend as much as possible, will be excused after our performance. ALL DANCE ATTIRE WILL NEED TO BE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL - NO STUDENT WILL LEAVE CAMPUS. Locker rooms will be provided for a shower/cleanup/change before attending the dance. This should have students at the dance around 8:30 PM. If your student would like to attend the dance, but also wants to attend the entire Band Exhibition . . . you will be admitted FREE OF CHARGE to the dance after the exhibition concludes. (Around 9:30). You will be able to change in the dressing rooms/auditorium restrooms and join the dance sometime after 10PM most likely. It is very nice of the student council and dance organizers to allow band students to attend for free AFTER THE EXHIBITION. Hopefully many of our members will choose this option and enjoy a great deal of entertainment that evening. Of course, you are under no obligation to attend Homecoming at all - you may stay at the Exhibition and assist with cleanup when it is complete before heading home.

EXHIBITION VOLUNTEERS
Please visit the Cambridge Bands website - www.cambridgeband.org - click on the "Parents" link, and then the "Volunteer Signups" link. All of our volunteer needs are there - scroll down to get to current dates. We have a STRONG need for MANY volunteers for Fulton County Exhibition. Please choose a shift and duty that looks appealing to you - we will need most parents assistance on September 23rd for this important county event. More information to follow!

As always - thanks for all you do for the Cambridge Bands!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Good Evening Band Family!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and of course ... the eclipse! The band is looking good and Saturday was a huge success. Thank you to all those that volunteered and helped out ... it was a success because of you!

Our first game is this Friday and it's an away game at Creekview. If you can join us please sign up below. We need chaperones to escort the band the entire time, yes that means you get to ride the bus! You will sit with the band and make sure the students are taken care of.

We also need equipment help Friday night. We need 2 individuals to be at school at 4:45pm to help the students load the truck. Then we need the rest of the equipment assistance to be at Creekview to help unload the truck and move it to the stadium at approximately 6:15pm. Then if those same invididuals could assist after our halftime performance, we will load everything back onto the truck (approximate time 8:45pm). We should arrive back to school around 11:00pm and just a couple of parents are needed to help some tired students unload the truck.

I realize this is a lot of information but I want to make sure expectations are set and there is no confusion. If you cannot help the entire night for equipment, please indicate in the comments what you can help with.

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

Lastly, we still need some assistance with after school practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays the band practices in the parking lot, so you set up the water/Gatorade station under the walkway. You stay there during the practice to make sure everyone is hydrated and if a student needs additional assistance. Generally speaking, Thursdays the band is at the stadium. So you will setup the water/Gatorade station there. We have access to water and ice in the stadium. We ask that you arrive a few minutes before the band begins practicing so that you can get the wagon and coolers from the concession stand by the auditorium (Mr. Borger has the key) and also pick up the first aid backpack from Mr. Borger's office. It sounds like a lot but it's really not :)

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-marching1

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me either my phone or text (910) 391-4675.

Thank you,
Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge Band Boosters

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!!

THIS WEEK
Monday - Happy Darkness at 2:30 PM . . . NO REHEARSALS
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - 4-6 Stadium
Friday - Football @ Creekview HS (see below)
Saturday - BLITZ DAY (9am-12pm) see below . . .

NEXT WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - 4-6 Stadium
Friday - Football vs. Milton HS (specifics in next weeks blue sheet)

FRIDAY NIGHT TIMELINE
3:45 - Report to sectionals in under-uniform
4:25 - Sectionals end, all report to band room
4:30 - Dinner (dismissed from Band Room)
4:50 - Leadership loads truck
5:15 - Half-Uniform and load buses (long black socks and marching shoes are a must)
5:30 - Depart to Creekview HS
6:15 - Arrive and Unload
6:45 - Quick Warmup
7:05 - Enter Stadium
7:30 - Kickoff
11:00 - Approximate Return to Cambridge

FUNDRAISER AND BLITZ DAY . . . Thanks to all the students who already sold 10 cards to help the band with our annual band fundraiser. . . . please keep selling!! If everyone does their small part, we make our goal!! We have never missed our goal on this fundraiser.


Students not selling at least 10 cards are expected to attend our Blitz Day on Saturday, August 26th - 9am-12pm - and help with our remaining cards. If we sell enough this week, that may not be necessary . . . but it will require everyone to do their part and HELP THE BAND!!

ALL STUDENTS HELPING WITH 20 CARDS SOLD CAN ATTEND A SPECIAL CONCERT ON OCTOBER 24 - COURTESY OF THE BAND! This will be an excused absence from school!

Look for more updates and details in separate booster emails regarding the fundraiser - and thanks for your HELP!

DAY CAMP RECAP THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE THAT MADE OUR DAY CAMP A HUGE SUCCESS!! 3/4 of the show is on the field and it is starting to look and sound exciting!! An OVERWHELMING thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time throughout the day to make sure our students were well-hydrated, well-fed, and taken care of all day! This was the largest parent volunteer group we have seen on a Saturday and it was AWESOME! THANK YOU!

CALLING ALL HANDY-WORKING PARENTS Huge thanks to the parents that worked on our storage for percussion last Saturday! We will have some construction needs soon for our show - so if you are "handy" look for emails on when that will begin!!

LOOKING AHEAD The first weekend in October is a long weekend for students (no school on Thursday, October 5 through Monday, October 9). We will not have any practice on days students do not have school - this includes that Thursday and Monday. However, we DO plan on performing a full halftime performance that Friday night. If you are going to be out of town and unable to perform, we should be notified this week - as per our attendance policy. Please check your calendars and communicate any conflicts.

Looking forward to our first performances this Friday!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves Band Directors

This email has been sent via Charms Office Assistant on behalf of: Cambridge High School Band 2845 Bethany Bend Milton, GA 30004

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!! We will always start with a review of the coming weeks calendar . . . and continue with some important updates and reminders.


THIS WEEK
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals & Music Rehearsal
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - 4-6 Stadium (hopefully)
Saturday - DAY CAMP (8-7) see below


NEXT WEEK
Monday - NO REHEARSAL DUE TO ECLIPSE AND SCHEDULE OF HS
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - 4-6 Stadium
Friday - Football @ Creekview HS (specifics in next week's blue sheet)


FUNDRAISER OFF AND RUNNING . . . Thanks to all the students who already sold 10 cards to earn a Starbucks Gift Card and give us a strong start to the annual band fundraiser. . . . please keep selling!! If everyone does their small part, we make our goal!! We have never missed our goal on this fundraiser. Look for more updates and details in separate booster emails regarding the fundraiser - and thanks for your HELP!


DAY CAMP This Saturday is our all day rehearsal to learn as much of the rest of the show as we can. Weather looks to be pleasant - but HOT!! We will take good care of all students - please HYDRATE Friday!! Here is the detailed schedule for Saturday: 8:00-11:00 - Parking Lot 11:00-12:30 - Lunch (on your own - students may pack a lunch and eat here) 12:30-3:30 - Music Rehearsal 3:30-4:30 - Dinner Provided by Boosters 4:30-7:00 - Parking Lot


LOOKING AHEAD
As we prepare for our first football game next week, please make sure students have tall, athletic black socks for their uniform. Veterans should also confirm shoes fit - this can still be addressed if necessary - but don't wait until next week. We will feed the students dinner before every game - they are NOT to leave the campus for any reason. We will take care of them all night!!


PARKING FAVOR

At the dismissal of a marching band rehearsal, over 100 students are leaving the side exit of the building. With that many cars lined up to pick up students, it is an accident waiting to happen. Please find a parking space in front of the school and wait for your student to safely walk to your car. The line of cars around the entire parking lot is not a safe dismissal for any of our students. Also, please do not pull in to the side lane that runs next to the cafeteria and loading dock; students walk this way and many are pushing equipment up that drive, which poses a safety issue if there is heavy traffic. The loading dock should also be kept clear for equipment storage. Thanks for your help with this issue - we appreciate your assistance keeping all students safe!


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors
Cambridge Bands

Parents & Students,

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SHEET - the weekly email updating all marching band happenings from the directors. The weekly newsletter will have an opening paragraph, followed by the schedule for this and next week as a reminder, and ending with details regarding upcoming events and volunteer needs.

BIG THANK YOUS to all our volunteers that worked camp as chaperones, helped load equipment, and continue to ensure students are at events on time. Camp was a very successful week - and a great chance for students to create a wonderful band culture. Please review our upcoming schedule and the notes below regarding Old Soldiers Day Parade and the beginning of school.

WEEK OF JULY 31
Tuesday - 6-8:30 Practice
Thursday - 6-8:30 Practice
Saturday - 8:30 AM - Old Soldiers Day Parade

WEEK OF AUGUST 7
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Practice
** Booster Meeting 7:30PM
Thursday - 4-6 Practice

OLD SOLDIERS DAY PARADE
8:30AM - Meet at Old Milton Center Parking Lot (Independence HS) (suggest parking at Alpharetta First Baptist or Methodist Church and walk down Academy St) (traffic is challenging as some roads are closed for the parade/10k early) Parade ends at Legion on Wills and Old Milton Pkwy Old Milton Pkwy and Hwy 9 is the parade route.
We should conclude by noon at the latest - we will walk back to Milton Center as a group, but you can meet your student and depart from the American Legion at the end of the parade.
STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR KHAKI SHORTS AND SHOW SHIRTS!

BOOSTER MEETING
Join us next Tuesday, August 8th, for our first parent meeting of the new school year. We have many exciting ways for our parents to assist with this band family and meetings will help you find areas to get involved. Meetings begin at 7:30PM and typically are less than an hour. See you Tuesday!!

FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL
The band does not practice Monday, August 7 - get a confident start to the new school year. We do rehearse all consecutive Mondays from 3:45-5:30.

Look for a weekly version of this email - it will keep you current on the marching band schedule - and visit our website for this information as well.

Thanks again for the great start to the season - it has been a very productive summer and we are all excited to see this band grow!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves Band Directors

Can you believe it is already JULY? Band camp is just around the corner, and we want to make sure everyone is prepared! Please review the following information to make sure you are ready for the season:

Mandatory Parent Meeting

Sunday, July 16, 6:30pm, Cambridge Auditorium

  • Review details, policies, and expectations of both weeks of band camp
  • Ensure all payments and forms are submitted
  • Receive specific schedules for both weeks of band camp
  • Receive band camp packing list
  • Review details for the fall marching band season

Donations Needed!

We are asking that every family bring one or more of the following items to the parent meeting:

  • Blue powdered Gatorade

  • Boxes of Granola Bars or similar snacks

  • Boxes of Chips/Pretzels or similar snack packs

  • Costco/Wal-Mart freezer pops

  • Sunscreen

Cambridge Band Swag available for purchase:

(Cash, check, and credit cards accepted)

Mandatory Store Items to Purchase

Order through Charms by Friday, July 21

  • Orders must be placed though the Charms online store.

  • Payments may be made online, or check/cash may be sent in with printed receipt of your order.

*If you are unsure of sizing, items will be available to try-on during Pre-Camp (week of July 17) and may be ordered after sizing is determined.

All new wind and percussion members must order the following items: 1. Under uniform shirt

  1. Under uniform shorts

  2. Marching shoes

Colorguard Members

Order the appropriate items as indicated by the guard director.

Returning Band Members

You are welcome to order additional items or new sizes on an individual basis via the Charms online store.

Show Shirts

  • Remember...this year, one show shirt is provided for each marching band member through the payment of their band fees.

  • Members will receive their show shirt at band camp.

  • Additional show shirts can be purchased through the Charms online store.

Parent Volunteers

We need your help!! In order for us to run our program successfully and efficently, we rely on the assistance of parent volunteers. Please consider donating your time by signing up for one of these volunteer opportunities: http:/href=/parents-and-students/volunteer

Band Calendar

Make sure you have visited the calendar (http:/href=/app/calendar) and secured all marching band dates for the fall season - attendance at each rehearsal and performance is mandatory!

Please reach out if you have any questions. We are looking forward to our first meeting of the 2017 Cambridge Marching Band!

Thank you, Ryan Borger & Katie Groves Band Directors

7:45am Monday, July 17

Students should plan to arrive to the band room around 7:45am Monday, July 17. Each student should plan on bringing their own water bottle, and wear light, comfortable athletic clothing and athletic shoes. (Converse, Toms, etc. should not be worn - students need supportive tennis shoes for marching.)

Mandatory Parent Meeting

Sunday, July 16 6:30pm

Cambridge Auditorium!

This is the last week to get physicals done, forms uploaded to Charms, and payments made in full. Please make every effort to mark these off your to-do list this week, or plan to bring forms and payments with you to the Sunday meeting.

Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you all Sunday and kicking off the 2017 Marching Band season!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves Directors, Cambridge Bands

July 21st, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

Marching Band & Color Guard Parents,

Our Band/Guard picture day is on July 21st, 2017 @ 7:00 AM and we will have a professional photographer at the school to take large group, section and individual portraits of our marching band & color guard students. 

Students need to arrive at 7:00 AM in their under uniform and get in their performance uniform. We’ll do the large group outside in the stadium at 7:30, followed by smaller section group shots. Then, everyone heads inside for their individual portraits. Please have your teen pose for this portrait even if you are not planning to purchase a package. An order form is attached - please fill it out and send it in with your child, on the 21st. 

All students will be photographed in their uniforms, and you have the opportunity, but not obligation, to purchase a portrait package. Attached is the order form for portrait packages. Please fill out the form and send it in with your child on the morning of July 21st. Payment by check or cash may be placed in a labeled envelope and attached to the order form. If paying by credit card, please complete the information on the order form.

Orders received on July 21st will be delivered to the school without additional shipping charges.

Attention Please, All Senior Band & Color Guard Families:  

1. Program Cover Photo! Traditionally at Cambridge High School, our seniors get to be featured in a group photo on the cover of the football program. On Picture Day, July 21st at noon, all seniors gather at the grand staircase for the senior cover. Please wear your under uniform and a big smile!

2. We need senior volunteers!  Some of our wonderful Football Program sponsors request that some of our seniors are photographed in their company ads. Our photographer will organize students, who will meet after pictures are taken at school July 21st, and travel to the different locations to be photographed. If your senior is interested in being pictured, please let us know by contacting Sherry Barrera @ advertise@cambridgeband.org, and put "Senior Volunteer" in the subject line." 

3. Senior Ads:  Now is the time to recognize your Senior’s High School Band or Guard Career with an ad in the 2017 Cambridge High School Football Program! All Ads will be graphically designed with your provided pictures and customized text and sent to you for review prior to final publication. To order, complete the online order form at https://goo.gl/forms/iDOqd95P9Lt1nlBs2.

Please direct any Senior Ad questions to Melanie Hembree @ SeniorAds@Cambridgeband.org.

Sherry Barrera
Cambridge Band Boosters
2017 Cambridge Football Program Chair


advertise@cambridgeband.org

Dear Cambridge Marching Band families,

Welcome to the 2017 Marching Band season! We hope your summer is off to a great start so far! This email contains a wealth of information about getting ready for the season, so please read it thoroughly.

Summer and Fall Mandatory Dates

As you continue to enjoy your summer, please do not forget about our mandatory July rehearsals and band camp (http:/href=/app/calendar). Additionally, the color guard will rehearse on Fridays throughout the summer.
Please also make a note of Saturdays throughout the fall that are reserved for rehearsals and competitions.

Mandatory Parent Meeting

We will have a mandatory parent meeting Sunday, July 16 at 6:30pm. At this meeting we will review policies, procedures, and expectations for each week of band camp. You may also submit any outstanding balances at this time.

Payment and Forms Deadlines

All fixed payments are due by Sunday, July 16 (PEF, Band camp, Performance meals, and Uniform fees). If you have any concerns, please contact the directors! Online payments are now available through CHARMS. All forms should be uploaded to the "My Files" section of your student's CHARMS account no later than July 16. Students who do not have a physical on file will not be allowed to participate. See the attached Registration Checklist for a complete list of forms to turn in and items to take care of.

CHARMS and Online Payments

ALL 2017-18 band members should now have access to Charms (this includes rising 9th graders)!
Charms is our PRIMARY source of communication with parents and students, so please make sure your email addresses and phone numbers are current and correct.

If this is your first time logging in, please use the last 6 digits of your student ID as the "Student Area Password"

If you have forgotten your password, please email Mrs. Groves to have it reset (grovesk@fultonschools.org)

Charms is now open for online payments! You can view payments you have made thus far, your current balance due, and also order items from our online store.

Visit the "Forms and Handouts" section of Charms to view all mandatory forms needed to participate in marching band. Make an appointment for your student's physical now!
Upload all completed forms to your My Files section in Charms.

Car Wash - Save the Date!

Save the date for our first Car Wash of the year - Saturday, July 22. Every student should plan on working a shift and helping out! More details will be sent out closer to the date.

Parent Volunteer Survey

Please follow this link to complete the parent volunteer survey - Parents, we cannot run this program without you!!

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We are excited about the 2017-18 Cambridge Band - it's going to be a fantastic year!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors, Cambridge Bands
www.cambridgeband.org
borger@fultonschools.org
grovesk@fultonschools.org