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If you’re shopping through the Amazon app, please go to the menu, select Amazon Smile under Programs and Features and set Cambridge High School Band as your charity.
A percentage of your purchases will go directly back to the band. It’s THAT easy!!
Parent Meeting Presentation from 6/10
We are very excited about our 2021 Marching Season! Below is the presentation from our June Booster meeting, which includes information on Band Camp, WCU Tournament of Champions Band Trip, and volunteer opportunities.
Parent Meeting June 10 2021 @ 7pm on ZOOM
Please mark Thursday, June 10, @ 7pm for an important Parent Meeting ONLINE via ZOOM.
Mr. Scott will be sharing plans for our upcoming band camp and marching season. Students are encouraged to attend as well.
We ask that you login as one user per family if possible.
ZOOM link for June 10 7pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83525844027
Volunteer Sign up for Music Under the Moon Jazz Concert
Good morning jazz families!
MUTM 2021 is coming up next Saturday May 1, 2021. This is a wonderful night of jazz performed by our children and a great fundraising event for ALL bands! We are in need of some helping hands to make this event successful for our children and so I am reaching out to you. If you are able to lend a hand, please sign up on the link I will provide here:
I know this is a very busy time of year, especially for those of us with a graduating senior. We are all feeling the heat and I admit I feel the walls closing in a wee bit too quickly. I also know many of our families understandably have covid concerns. MUTM this year will be held in the parking lot behind CHS outdoors. It is usually in the courtyard, but the parking lot will allow huge open space for spreading out and staying safe. Providing a safe environment for our students and their friends/families is our number one priority.
If there is any chance you could help out with MUTM next Saturday, we sure would appreciate it. Please do not feel any pressure, only do so if you are comfortable and can.
I truly cannot wait to see our kids perform and to see Mr. Borger lead them! This is very precious time that I will cherish!
With many thanks to you and your terrific kids!
Music Under the Moon - Access to Tickets for Band Families
We are excited to be able to bring back our popular Music Under the Moon Jazz Band night this year. It's been a challenging year for everyone so we're really looking forward to enjoying an outdoor performance with our amazing jazz ensembles. In keeping with COVID protocols, the event will be moved to the student parking lot to allow for adequate social distancing. Families are encouraged to bring their own chairs/table for set up. Pizza can be pre-ordered and delivered to you at your designated space. In addition, we’ll have light concessions for sale at the event.
Music Under the Moon Jazz Night
Saturday, May 1st from 6-8pm, CHS Student Parking Lot
VIP tables (limited to 20) - $75 (seats up to 6, admission included)
Reserved spaces (limited to 20) – $50 (up to 6, admission included)
General Admission space - $30 (up to 6, admission included)
Online ticket link is on this home page.
SO GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Mini Camp Official Updates
Hello Cambridge Band Families,
This is a Mini-Camp UPDATE! We will still be having our mini-experience camps Mondays 4/19,4/26 & 5/3 start time has an UPDATE 4:30-6:00pm. Check in will begin at 4:00pm.
8th graders will check in at the theater loading dock. This is the right side of the building if you’re in the front parking lot. There will be a greeting table. Temperatures will be taken, COVID symptom questions will be asked. From there you will report to the designated report spot listed below. Student leaders will help you as well! All other Cambridge students will report for check in at the report spots listed below:
Percussion @ Bandroom Woodwinds / Brass @ Bus Lane near Courtyard gates
Some Cambridge Leadership will guide the 8th grade students on where to go after their check in!
We are so excited to see everyone! Remember that these rehearsals are optional - we want you to come experience a sample of what it's like with Cambridge Marching Band! Masks ARE REQUIRED! Go Bears, see you tomorrow!
2021 GMEA All-State Honor Band Members
Congratulations to our All-State Band and Orchestra Members!!!
RJ has accomplished 1st chair 3 years in a row!! WOW!!
Winter Guard 2nd Overall at Kell Competition
After being promoted a class after their first performance... the Cambridge Winter Guard scored an impressive 70.638 this weekend at Kell - and earned a 2nd Place Finish again!! Congratulations Guard and Staff!!!
Winter Guard 2nd Overall and 1st in Movement!
Congratulations! Cambridge HS Winter Guard performed their show "Time After Time" for the first time in competition at River Ridge HS!! So excited for the season to begin!!
2021 GMEA District 5 Honor Band members
Congratulations to the Cambridge Band students who successfully auditioned and are named as members of this year's 2021 District 5 Honor Band.
9-10 Honor Concert Band
11-12 Honor Symphonic Band
Cambridge Winter Guard competes at River Ridge HS
Congratulations to the Cambridge Winter Guard for the first competition at River Ridge HS. They performed their show, Time After Time, and received 2nd Place Overall and 1st in Movement!
2021 Winter Guard Informative Meeting
2021 Winter Guard Informative Meeting
Katie Pacifico, Guard Director Time: Nov 18, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time
Please attend an Zoom information meeting for interested students and current veteran winter guard students. We encourage anyone & everyone to attend. Cambridge Winter Guard will hold auditions for membership on Wednesday Dec. 2nd 4:30p-7p.
Katie Pacifico is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CHS WG INFO MEETING Time: Nov 18, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3920477339?pwd=RE5zcUlwdjd2Z2ZGVHNLT3NabkJWQT09
Meeting ID: 392 047 7339 Passcode: Gobears
Nov. 4 Extension: Vermont Wreath Fundraiser
Deadline extended to Nov. 4th!!!
You can still sell and buy fresh Vermont Holiday Wreaths!
Purchase are great for family, friends, gifts, businesses, church, or any type events.
Use the jot form link (http://bit.ly/orderbandwreath) or QR code to purchase locally and have a band student deliver the week of Dec. 7th. On the form review the Sale Flyer to select your wreath.
If you are not local to our area, then follow directions on the Wreath Fundraiser Flyer below to order on the Vermont Wreaths website to have your order directly shipped to recipient. You can order this way until Dec. 1.
Remember to enter a band student's name so they receive sale order credit!
Thank you so much!
Vermont Wreath Fundraiser - Due October 30th
Dear Band Families:
Many thanks to our families for your financial investment in the band program with your Performance Enhancement Fees. You may have noticed, we did reduce those this year with the knowledge that during this pandemic we would not be able to offer as much to the students. But we still want to offer as much AS WE CAN, and that does take money. Our spring coupon card sale was cut short due to the closing of schools, and we were not able to put together a “Bear Book” this year for the shortened and uncertain football season. This does have the band program at a critical point financially – and we do have opportunities we want to provide your students… so our dedicated team of parent leadership has put together a NEW fundraising opportunity that needs a small time investment from EVERYONE.
Our primary fundraising event this year will be the sale of beautiful fresh balsam and cedar wreath products from Vermont Center Wreaths, Inc. We chose this fundraiser because of the high quality of the Vermont Center Wreath products and the long-lasting freshness experienced in prior sales. Vermont Center Wreaths provides products at rates very similar to those found in local stores and generates a significant profit for each item sold, particularly when delivered by your student.
There are two ways to take orders for the Vermont Center Wreath products: 1. Provide the jot form link http://bit.ly/orderbandwreath
(http://bit.ly/orderbandwreath) that will take your prospective customers directly to the Cambridge Band link to place an order. This link may also be found on the Cambridge High School Band page. Customers will be able to view products, select the number of items chosen, identify the student they are supporting, and provide payment online. These orders will be placed in bulk and will be delivered to the School in early December. Students and parent volunteers will sort and fill the orders from the bulk delivery and then students will pick up their orders on December 5. Students may then distribute their products directly to their customers. Customers save the shipping costs and the Band program earns a higher profit per item sold!
[If a potential customer is unable to use the jot form, it is recommended that they write a check to the student or student’s parent and for the student to enter the jot form remitting payment to the band via the payment methods authorized] 2. Provide prospective customers with the link to the Vermont Center Wreaths’ Online Ordering System
(http:vermontcenterwreaths.com/fundraising-store with the password wreath) and select band/Cambridge High School Band. By directing customers to this link, the customers will be able to choose their products, choose an address and date of delivery for each recipient, identify the student they are supporting, and provide payment online. Students are encouraged to share this link widely with any and all family members, friends, and band supporters who do not live in the Milton area as Vermont Center Wreaths ships the wreath directly to your customers. The selections and prices will vary from the local sale but all prices include delivery!
The sale will begin on Thursday, October 15 and orders must be received by October 30. To make this sale successful, we are requesting that each band student sell a minimum of 5 products. Every student who sells 5 wreath products in the first weekend (by Monday, October 19) will receive a $5 gift card from Starbucks! Cash prizes for the top sellers will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place.
Wreath products make great gifts for grandparents, teachers, tutors, neighbors and family friends! This sale becomes exponentially more successful if students will reach out to those friends and families who choose to purchase holiday gifts for their family and friends. When your customer orders gifts that are sent directly to their friends and families, you receive credit (and the Band receives profit) for each item sold. Think of those people who send holiday gifts to clients (like real estate agents, lawyers, etc.) and encourage them to make this year’s gift a fresh holiday wreath product!
Ryan Borger, director
Parent Booster Meeting
October 14th Booster Meeting
Please join us for our first monthly parent meeting of the ACTUAL calendar year of 2020-2021.
We have some very hopeful things to share with you tomorrow night and think you would all be glad you were "in the know" of the things we are trying to do for your students in the Cambridge Bands.
See email with virtual MS Teams link for joining.
See you at 7:30 Virtually!
Ryan Borger Cambridge Bands
Marching Band Update - 10.12.2020
Parents & Students,
Thank you for staying focused and having some fun through a rainy Friday night performance - I hope you found a way to keep dry and enjoy the long weekend. Two very important NEW updates for you and I’ll keep this email brief!
Marching Band Rehearsals will be from 4-6pm as we move forward now that we are back to Face-2-Face instruction. If you need assistance with a ride for a student that is still virtual - check with your section leaders and then email email@example.com and we can assist you.
Wednesday at 7:30 PM we have a Virtual Band Parent Meeting via TEAMS! - The link will be sent Wednesday morning and again just before the meeting.. we hope you can join us to hear some plans for moving forward to the end of the semester (and how you can help)
Wednesday will be a music rehearsal - with a slightly different report location..
Percussion/Sousas - same
Guard - same
Brass and WW - report to BACK Cafe Courtyard (Cogburn Rd Side)
Again - we will start rehearsals at 4:00 and end at 6:00 the rest of the season...
Enjoy the next couple of days - looking forward to seeing ALL of you Wednesday (in school, after school, or at the parent meeting)
Ryan Borger, director
Marching Band Update - 8.19.2020
Parents & Students,
As many of you may have heard, the superintendent delayed any athletic competitions (games) until after September 14th. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE OUR REHEARSAL PROTOCOLS and we are going to plan on having our first full band practice on Wednesday as previously announced, with the planed protocols in place. Please review the medical questions you have been sent in the last email.. if you answer YES to any of those questions you will be prohibited from staying at practice (sent home immediately). As a reminder – you must arrive wearing a mask and go to the location listed below for your medical checkin.
Woodwinds – Bus drop-off by Cafeteria
Brass – Main Lot by Vet/Science building (a tent will be up)
Guard – Bus drop-off by the practice fields
Sousas/Percussion – Band Ramp
You may arrive as early as 3:45 – MASKS WILL STAY ON COMPLETELY until Mr. Borger instructs their removal. Masks will be worn for dismissal and any time student is out of their assigned rehearsal block location.
I am confident we are doing everything possible to make this the safest and most responsible gathering of our marching band performers that we can manage – and we will learn how to do it better as we progress. If you have reservations about attending rehearsals at this point, please know these are all voluntary. We appreciate your desire to make music and perform with your friends – but everyone must do what is best for themselves – so please be smart and safe (and we will as a group).
One last mention – we do appreciate your loading the medical information into CHARMS and the payment of any owed fees is always helpful for our plans and staff considerations. Please know we will be excellent stewards of all financial obligations and if we need to make reimbursements because some things don’t happen – we will certainly do that!!
Thanks for your continued support, faith, and patience!! I miss our band family and truly look forward to the chance to work with students again soon – especially our amazing Cambridge Band Students!!
WE ARE FOCUSED – WE ARE UNITED – WE ARE CAMBRIDGE
Water Cooler and Cooling Towel SALE
Beat the Heat with the Igloo Water Cooler and Cooling Towel Fundraiser!
Great for summer conditioning and fall sports with new Cambridge training essentials to keep cool. Order the bundle by 8/29! Limited quantities available.
Half Gallon Igloo Water Cooler - $25
Personalization for cooler - $5
Cooling Towel - $15
Bundle with Water Cooler and Cooling Towel - $35 ($5 savings)
Please see the flyer below for details. Due to required minimum order quantities, we will not be able to offer these products all season, so don’t wait to order!
To order online: http://bit.ly/CHScool
Parent Meeting Rescheduled - 7/16 @ 7:30 PM
With today’s release of Return-to-School guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education along with tomorrow’s FCS School Board meeting to discuss the county’s plans for the fall, we think it’s best to reschedule our virtual Parent Meeting to Thursday, July 16th at 7:30 PM. This will allow time to assess any additional guidance we hope to receive in regards to fall sports and activities, especially as it relates to marching band.
As a reminder, we ask that all marching band parents plan to attend the Parent Meeting on Thursday for important updates. Zoom details will be sent out prior to the meeting.
Thank you for your patience as we anxiously await for further direction and protocols from county administration. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Cambridge Band Executive Board
Water Cooler and Cooling Towel Distribution
The coolers and cooling towels are ready to be distributed. Thank you for patience. We ran into a few logistical issues obtaining the coolers. But they are here and look AWESOME!
When? Tuesday, July 14th between 4:00-6:00 pm
Where? Distribution will occur under the portico by the gym.
1. Pull your car up to the distribution location. Please remain in your vehicle.
2. At the pick up location, please tell them your student's name.
2. It is important that only one person per car requests the items and that this person practices social distancing and wears a mask.
3. We only have 2 hours to distribute, so please keep the line moving.
Should you need your order prior to Tuesday's pick-up, please contact Cindy Roberts at 404-915-1693 to make other arrangements.
Please spread the word to your friends and family if you know of anyone that would like a Cambridge cooler, as we are still taking orders.
To order online: http://bit.ly/CHScool