DONATIONS FOR WATER AND SNACKS

We always collect water bottles (16.9 oz) and our traditional Rice Krispy treats for our performance snacks and hydration during the football game. If you would be so kind to consider donating one or both of these items (also enjoy granola bars, etc) it would be most appreciated. It takes almost 300 bottles of water to hydrate our students during a single performance so your assistance is MUCH appreciated.

TIP – Costco can be a great place to grab both the water and Rice Krispy Treats for a great bulk price!

Items can be dropped off at the band room before or after practice on Tuesday and Thursday this week, please.

Thank you so much,

Elaine Welch

VP Communications

Cambridge Band Boosters

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly (almost) update on all things marching band.

THIS WEEK

Monday, August 19th

· 4-6 Musicians (thanks for making the change battery)

Tuesday, August 20th

· 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)

Wednesday, August 21st

· 4-6:30 Color Guard Sectional

Thursday, August 22nd

· 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)

Friday, August 23rd

· Football vs. Creekview (Home Opener)

Saturday, August 24th

· 2-8pm ALL MEMBERS (Day Camp)

NEXT WEEK

Monday, August 26th

· 4-6 Winds/Pit/Guard (Stadium)

· Battery

Tuesday, August 27th

· 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)

Thursday, August 29th

· 4-5:30 ALL MEMBERS (Sectionals Inside)

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

3:30 – Change to game attire - Attire for game will be khaki shorts and show shirt (NOT UNIFORMS)

4:00 – Report to sections for stand tunes and performance reviews

4:45 – Dinner in Cafeteria

5:30 – Double-check everything with section leaders

6:00 – Report to Courtyard for final warmup and run-throughs

6:35 – March to Stadium

7:10 – PREGAME

SATURDAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

2:00 – Drill Mvt. 3 (Parking Lot)

4:00 – Dinner Break (Cafeteria) provided by Band Boosters

5:00 – Sectionals/Full Ensemble

6:30 – Mvt. 3 Ensemble (Parking Lot)

8:00 – Dismissal

DONATIONS FOR WATER AND SNACKS

Parents – we always collect water bottles (16.9 oz) and our traditional Rice Krispy treats for our performance snacks and hydration during the game. If you would be so kind to consider donating one or both of these items (also enjoy granola bars, etc) it would be most appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the band room before or after practice on Tuesday and Thursday. It takes almost 300 bottles of water to hydrate our students during a single performance so your assistance is MUCH appreciated.

TIP – Costco can be a great place to grab both the water and Rice Krispy Treats for a great bulk price!

EL-AZTECA FRIDAY HOME GAMES

One of our new large corporate sponsors is El-Azteca – they are staying open later on Fridays of home games to accommodate bear fans (especially the band family) and it would be great to show them our appreciation for their support this season by patronizing them the first home game!! Hope to see you there after the game.

LOOKING AHEAD

Next Thursday (August 29th) is our open house at Cambridge. Due to this – we will not be on the parking lot after school. This is why we are practicing in the stadium on Monday, August 26th – please plan accordingly with attire and hydration for this small change in our schedule. Our rehearsal on Thursday, August 29th will end early due to the open house.

WORTH REPEATING

Please note the attire for Friday’s Game – temperatures are near 90 with a low above 70 – we will wear shorts and show shirts. Comfortable and appropriate shoes and socks should also be worn. Guard – see information from Katie Pacifico.

Saturday’s rehearsal schedule is conditional on weather (both temperatures and precipitation) – please be prepared to be flexible, work efficiently, and assist others with equipment and logistics.

As always, please continue to keep us updated on conflicts and questions with the calendar. The band members are working hard to be prepared for their first performance on Friday – we hope to see you in the stadium for our home opener. This is just the beginning of “Lunacy” 2019!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Cambridge Bands

Hi again marching band and color guard families!

Our first football game of the season is this coming Friday August 23, 2019! We need help here:

(3) Chaperone/Equipment volunteers are needed (8) Concession Stand volunteers are needed (1) Football Program volunteer is needed

Please sign up in the open slots if you can help us. They are all night time slots, at the football game. Come enjoy the game and our children performing at the halftime show!

Please note that the Chaperone/Equipment slot is a dual role, you will sit with our children as chaperone and you will help move our Front Ensemble and sound equipment on/off the field for the half time show. There is a large amount of equipment to move, helping hands are still needed! You will need to complete the Fulton County Volunteer Application to be a chaperone. This is not hard, it takes about 20 minutes to complete online. Google “Fulton County Volunteer Application” to get it or go to our CHS band website to get link. THANK YOU!!!

All of the help you offer is greatly appreciated to make for a smooth night for our children and directors! I will attach the links below for your convenience, please sign up here:

Football Game Volunteers

Concessions for Football Games

Selling Football Program

Muchas Gracias! Cannot wait to see our children perform for the first time at the Friday Game! Go Bears! Go Band! Go Color Guard! Super proud of all of you!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Buenos Dias marching band and color guard families!

This year there are two Saturday One Day Camps help at CHS.

The first one is held on Saturday August 24, 2019 and has all volunteer slots filled. Yippee to that! Thank you so much to the parents who will come on a Saturday to help the children and directors!

There is a second Saturday One Day Camp added to the Sign Up Genius on the link that I will provide. This one is Saturday September 7, 2019 from 8-5pm. There are multiple time slots throughout the day to offer help. Please sign up if you are able to below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-chschaperones1

Thank you very much to all of you for your kind help!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambrindge Band Boosters

Hola marching band and color guard families!

We have a new slot to add for help this season please! We need parking lot attendants! Specifically, we need three parent volunteers to help direct traffic on Thursday JV Football home games only in the parking area behind CHS. This help is needed to keep our children safe when they rehearse in this parking lot, we need to direct incoming traffic by those attending the JV games away from our children. We need one attendant at Cogburn Road, one attendant at the band lot and one attendant at the upper lot by the stadium catching and directing traffic that enters from the upper access road. This is a one hour slot from 5-6pm on home JV football home games only. Please help if you can to keep our children safe! I will attach the link here for you:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C44A9A62BA5F58-parking

Thank you very much for your continued and gracious help! It is appreciated!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Cambridge Band parents and students,

Welcome to another school year! It was so nice to see so many of you at our first booster parent meeting this past Tuesday. There are a few items from that meeting that we want to draw your attention to, as they are time sensitive.

CONCERT ATTIRE All students in a band class must have the Cambridge Concert Attire so we can be uniformed for our performances. For girls, this is a long black concert dress; for boys, this is a tuxedo with a vest and long tie, no jacket. We need EVERYONE to fill out the following form so we can assure everyone is accounted for : https://forms.gle/G3cWK5hfXgxjpfkA9

Cost: $70 for concert dress or full tux package. (Individual tux parts are available a la carte - the prices for these are in the Charms Store at www.charmsoffice.com.) Any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Groves - grovesk@fultonschools.org

CONCERT BAND PEF (Performance Enhancement Fee) Cost: $150 (covers the whole year); Due: Friday, August 23.

This applies to all students in a curricular ensemble class. If your student is also in marching band, this fee does not apply as they have already paid their PEF. (If this fee applies to your student, you will see it applied to your account in Charms.)

The Program Enhancement Fee (PEF) provides less than one-half of the annual funding needed by our band programs - the rest will be obtained by fundraising activities. These funds are used to help pay for items such as band and ensemble props, equipment transportation, equipment supplies, accessories, guest clinicians, judging fees, additional instructors, music for bands and ensembles, show design, equipment purchases, band office operations, and other miscellaneous expenses related to the entire Cambridge High School Band Program.

It is the philosophy of the Cambridge Band Program to not deny any student participation based on financial situations, we simply ask that you communicate any extenuating circumstances to a director (emails below) or Rob Morgan, booster treasurer (treasurer@cambridgeband.org).

All fees can be paid online via Charms (www.charmsoffice.com - there is a small convenience fee) or with cash or check. All checks should be made out to "Cambridge Band". Cash/Check payments should be submitted in an envelope - clearly labeled with the student's name, amount enclosed, and what the payment is for - to the black box in the band room.

INSTRUMENT RENTAL FEE

Cost: $100 per semester; Due: Friday, August 23 for Fall Semester, January 18 for Spring Semester - you may pay both at one time if you wish.

This applies to all students using a school-owned instrument in a curricular class (percussion, tuba, euphonium, horn, bassoon, oboe, bass clarinet).
This does not apply to marching band instruments. (If this fee applies to your student, you will see it applied to your account in Charms.) The Instrument Rental Fee is in place to cover routine maintenance, repair, and replacement of school-owned instruments. With this fee, all minor repairs (stuck valves, loose screws, etc.) will be covered by the band program and repaired here at the school. Any major repairs caused by misuse, carelessness, or "accidents" will be the responsibility of the individual to fund. Any needed repairs or major incidents should be reported to a director immediately.

It is the philosophy of the Cambridge Band Program to not deny any student participation based on financial situations, we simply ask that you communicate any extenuating circumstances to a director (emails below) or Rob Morgan, booster treasurer (treasurer@cambridgeband.org).

All fees can be paid online via Charms (www.charmsoffice.com - there is a small convenience fee) or with cash or check. All checks should be made out to "Cambridge Band". Cash/Check payments should be submitted in an envelope - clearly labeled with the student's name, amount enclosed, and what the payment is for - to the black box in the band room.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT - SYLLABUS AND CHARMS

DUE FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (TOMORROW!) This is your student's first grade of the year! There are two components:

They need to return one copy of their syllabus, signed by both student and parent, by Friday to receive full credit.
You and your student should log in to Charms together to ensure all contact information is updated (especially emails and phone numbers). Your students received a hard copy of instructions on how to access Charms if needed - you can also find this on our band website (www.cambridgeband.org)

CALENDAR Please make special note of all rehearsal and concert dates listed on your student's syllabus. Our online band calendar will also be updated to reflect all of those dates - you can sync it to your calendar to stay current on band happenings! www.cambridgeband.org/calendar

Should you have any questions or need anything throughout the year, our doors (and emails) are always open. We are looking forward to a great year of music-making!

Thank you,

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

Hi, parents!

Karen Killebrew and I will be coordinating performance dinners for the students and staff during marching season.

We are aware that some children may have a specific food allergy or other dietary restrictions. If you haven't already done so, please list any food allergies or restrictions your student has in his/her Charms student profile under Dietary Needs by this Friday so that we can include their accommodations in our planning for the season.

Please only list actual allergies or restrictions, not preferences or dislikes:).

If there's anything specific you need to discuss in terms of what we'll be serving, please feel free to reach out to us.

We are looking forward to a great marching season (and lots of very hungry high schoolers!).

Uyen Kim and Karen Killebrew

Hi there marching band and color guard families!
The football season is ready to open August 23, 2019 here at home versus Creekview High School! The fun is really ready to begin and we need your helping hands to make this 2019 marching band and color guard season a success! I would liketo thank the people who have already signed up but we need more help please!
Regarding performance meals, there has been a huge interest in volunteering here like past years. Because of this abundance of help, we actually have had to ask volunteers to limit themselves to two dates only please. The Sign Up will reflect some slots being opened up so that more people can enjoy serving meals to our children. Please don't forget to help clean up at the end: all the tables need to be cleaned, all supplies returned to our band storage, etc! Thank you for the help at the meals! The Sign Up is attached here:

Performance Meals

We do still need a lot of help across the board for the whole season in all areas: photography/videography, equipment help, equipment/chaperones, rehearsals, programs and concessions. There are a large number of slots available throughout the season so please consider helping our children and directors in one of these volunteer opportunities at a time that works for you. We need a lot of help from all parents in all these areas to make this program work well! It is a lot of work but the fun far outweighs the work! You get to spend time with the kids, they are an amazing group and need our help please!

Marching Band Rehearsals

Day Camp on Saturday, August 24

Football Game Volunteers

Concessions for Football Games

Selling Football Program

Photographers & Videographers

Thank you all so much for supporting our children and directors, it is greatly appreciated! Can't wait for the first game and show proudly performed by our marching band and color guard children right here at CHS August 23, 2019! So excited!!! Sincerely, Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Dear Cambridge Band Parents,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Our first General Parent Meeting for the Band Boosters is happening this coming Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm in the Cambridge HS auditorium.

ALL parents - whether you have a marcher or not - should attend for information about:

Band program overview and information

Calendar review for the year

Fundraising overview for the year

Volunteer opportunities

AND MORE!!!

Marching band/color guard parents - Greeting cards are IN for the July fundraiser!! You MUST pick up your order after this meeting! Other groups are using this space later in the week, and we must get all boxes out of the theater before then.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to seeing you Tuesday evening.

Sue Lawton

Cambridge Band Booster Club

President

Buenos Dias Band/Color Guard Families!
With football/marching band/color guard season approaching we need some helping hands for our performance meals so our children are fed/hydrated before games and competitions! We need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up dinners for the home and away games plus some Saturday competitions.


Most meals will be served in the Cambridge High School Cafeteria. We will serve dinner for about 140 band students, so we will need 4 volunteers for each meal. Dinner will be served at 4:15pm for away games and 4:45pm for home games. The time for competition meals will be announced before those events. I am attaching the Sign Up Genius here for you, please help out if you can by signing up below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-cambridge


With many thanks for your support!
Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Our graphic designer has granted us an extension for getting senior ads into this year's Bear Book. The new deadline is Tuesday, August 6. This is the drop dead date to get your order, photos, & payments in. Please see below for a reminder on how to place your order.

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:

http:/href=/home/pagefiles/2019SeniorAdforFootballProgram.pdf

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

Submit online:

bit.ly/SeniorAdForm

Submit online payment with Paypal or Credit Card: http:/href=/make-payment (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.

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your all-information weekly (almost) email with details for the Cambridge Marching Band!

Congratulations on a terrific week of band camp – I hope you have all rested and are ready to build on the energy and dedication you showed during our week away at LaGrange College. We have a long way to go putting “Lunacy” on the field – but you had an amazing start to the season – keep it going!

THIS WEEK

Thursday, August 1st

  • 6-9PM Field Practice (Parking Lot)

Friday, August 2nd

  • 7:15AM Leadership and Volunteers Teacher Welcome Performance (ends 7:50AM)

  • 6-9PM Field Practice (Parking Lot)

Saturday, August 3rd

  • Old Soldiers’ Day Parade - The attire for the Old Soldiers Day Parade will be khaki shorts and show shirts (guard – Katie P and leadership will let you know about attire).

  • 8:30AM Meet at Canton St. and Old Milton St. for Parade Lineup

(parking is at Alpharetta First Baptist 44 Academy St – plan to park by 8AM and walk to staging area – we will have leadership send texts of exact location of band for warmup and stretch)

  • Parade ends at American Legion/Wills Park area and should conclude around 11:30AM

  • Parade can be viewed on Roswell Street and Old Milton Pkwy (map attached)

NEXT WEEK

Thursday, August 8th

  • 6-9PM Field Practice (Location TBA)

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, August 12th

  • 4-6 Marching Band Music Rehearsal (Indoors)

Tuesday, August 13th

  • 4-6 Marching Band Field Practice (Stadium)

Thursday, August 15th

  • 4-6 Marching Band Field Practice (Parking Lot)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We have been asked to provide some entertainment and an exciting welcome back for all Cambridge teachers on Friday morning. This is a nice way to provide some Cambridge community and spirit for our school the first day for teachers. Leadership and any volunteers are welcome to attend to play some stand tunes and fight song for our teachers. We will meet in the band room and do a quick warmup at 7:15AM. Thanks for your assistance in providing this welcome. Parents are welcome to stay for the short performance in the front courtyard and take students home immediately following.

Old Soldiers’ Day Parade performance will require students to coordinate leaving practice on Friday evening with all equipment needed for the parade. This includes sousaphones and battery – so start talking now about vehicles that can facilitate the larger equipment getting to the parade site. Mr. Borger will return to Cambridge for approximately 1 hour after the conclusion of the parade for anyone that would like to bring instruments straight back to the school.

Reminder to please communicate all absences for these performances and rehearsals with your directors via email. We do miss you and require notification of absence for your exemplary attendance which impacts your letter in band and PE credit for marching band.

Thanks for reading all of the Blue Sheet every week – as always – feel free to email with any concerns and questions to borger@fultonschools.org and grovesk@fultonschools.org.

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Cambridge Bands

Hola marching band/color guard family!

Our first One Day Band Camp will be Saturday August 24, 2019at CHS. Our children will be at camp from 2-8pm on this Saturday and they will need our help throughout the day please! Please consider helping out on this Saturday if you are able to. I am attaching the Sign Up below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-chschaperones1

Thank you so very much!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambrindge Band Boosters

Hi again marching band and color guard families!

With the new marching and color guard season ready to go, we do have some volunteer opportunities, and we would love to have your gracious help! Attached here are two new sign ups, concessions and program sales. I am also going to attach the football chaperone sign up so you can pick and choose where you might be able to help.

One note here is that concessions and program sales pertain to HOME games. The sign ups will go out one at a time for each home game but all the dates for home games are: August 23, September 13, September 27, October 11 and November 8.

There are lots and lots of chances to help out throughout the season, so please lend a hand where you are able to by signing up below!

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

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

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

With many, many thanks!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Hi there marching band and color guard families!

We have just gotten through our summer camps: percussion camp, pre-campand LaGrange camp and now we are ready to roll into the 2019 marching band and color guard season! YIPPEE!!! I just want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who have volunteered your time in any capacity over this summer to help make this marching band and color guard program a success, this includes driving your children to rehearsal or to camp or to in person volunteering! You all deserve a big round of applause! Your time and support is greatly appreciated by our band and color guard directors and by our children! I also want to thank our children for working so hard to make our show come together for this 2019 season, your effort is amazing and we all can't wait to see your performance at every football game and competition! I would also like to thank all of the staff involved in training our children, all of the musical, visual, and color guard staff, I thank you! I would also like to thank Scott Kemp for driving our truck full of equipment when he is able to. Not only does he drive our truck for free but he helps to load and unload the equipment. His son graduated I believe two years ago and he is still driving us for free. Next time you see him, give him a big thank you! Every one of you, thank you!!! Together we make this marching band and color guard season a success! It is a ton of work but just as much fun and your help is greatly appreciated! Looking forward to a great 2019 marching band and color guard season with all of your help!

With thanks!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Please share this information with all Football, Cheer & Band Senior parents:

The Cambridge Band will once again produce a full color Football Program named the "Bear Book"! We invite you to honor your senior with an ad in the book.

New this year!!! All families who place a senior ad will receive one free copy of the Bear Book.

See the Senior Ad Form for ad examples and options for how to submit your ad and payment:

SENIOR AD FORM

Payments, ad copy and photos due August 1, 2019!

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

You can find all the pictures and video from band camp (and the entire season) here:
https://photos.cambridgeband.org
Events included from 2019 Band Camp are also the Saturday Show. There is video of the Pre-Game show, Greetings/Announcements, and the new Lunacy competition show (Mvt 1 & 2).
If you have pictures and video you would like to share please contact me and I will assist you in uploading so that others can enjoy.

Note: All band events, marching band, concert band, jazz band, and winter guard, and as well as anything else band, is captured in pictures/video for our band. Just check our website.

Thank you so much,

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

Hi Marching Band Families!

Our marching band and color guard rehearsals for the 2019 season will begin this week! I will attach the Sign Up Genius here for you, so please take a look at it and sign up to help out when you are able to. There are many opportunities to help the directors and children at rehearsals as you will see. Parent volunteers help at these rehearsals all season to keep our children well and hydrated so the directors do not have to stop instruction when one of our children needs help. Please consider helping in this very important role!

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

Thank you very much, it is appreciated!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Thank you for lending us your students for the week – we have had a GREAT time! Band Camp is always a special week of growth and fellowship for the band. The students are working incredibly hard, have the best attitudes, and are accomplishing so much! We cannot wait to show you all they have done this week. To say we are proud is an understatement! (Also, a HUGE thank you to this week’s chaperones! We truly could not do this without them!!)

Please continue reading below for details about Saturday’s Show, student pick-up, and dorm check-out procedures.

The Saturday Show begins at 11:15 am in Callaway Stadium at 801 Dallis Street and will last approximately 30 minutes. WE NEED YOUR HELP AT THE STADIUM ONCE THE SHOW IS OVER!!! To get everyone back to the dorm on campus and checked out as quickly as possible, most of our chaperones will need to get back to the dorm right after the show. Because of this, we will need some of you to coordinate with Scott Miner, our logistics guru, and:

Help deliver all equipment & supplies from the stadium to our truck where the student leadership will load it onto the trailer.

Make sure all of our trash from the day is picked up and bags put in the dumpster. There will be a stadium staff person on hand to help you figure out where to go. Since we are not providing a Saturday lunch this year, this should be a very easy job.

Without help from YOU, our leadership students, their parents, and chaperones will have to stay at the stadium and at the dorms longer. We’ve all had a great time, but we will ALL be very ready to head home tomorrow as soon as we can. Thank you in advance!

After the Show, parents should drive their students back to Henry & Turner Halls on the main campus which is located at 601 Broad Street. Please park in the lot behind the dorm. The access road at the front of the dorm is a dedicated fire lane and no parking is allowed there. For where to go, please refer to the campus map found at www.lagrange.edu/admission/visit/directions.html.

Students will have had the opportunity to pack their belongings before breakfast. Upon arrival back at the dorm:

They must remove ALL of their belongings and trash from their rooms. Once their chaperone is satisfied the room is clear, the chaperone will take their keys and you can head home. ·

Both roommates MUST be present to complete check out. This is to be sure everything is cleared out and nothing is left behind. Remember that if your student’s roommate is in leadership, percussion, or guard, they may be delayed by the loading of the trailer, so please be patient!

At Home - we will need the help of some parents & students to unload the trailer immediately upon return to Milton/Alpharetta (between 2:00-3:00). Our next rehearsal is not until Thursday and we do not want to have percussion & electronics equipment sitting in there for 6 days. Please come by the school to help out if you are available!

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Hope you all have a safe drive tomorrow morning!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves, Directors