Hello marching band families,

This is a reminder that our picture day is this Thursday, July 19 from 6:00-8:30pm. (All students, including percussion, will be dismissed at 3:00pm Thursday - students are to go home, then return to school at 6:00pm.)

We will be wearing our full uniforms for the pictures! This means students need
black marching shoes
black TALL socks
Under uniform (white shirt and blue shorts)
Guard will wear their Navy tanks and black leggings - they'll get the tanks Thursday evening, and Coach Pacifico has given them specific instructions on what to wear and how to prepare hair/makeup/etc.

The photographers will be taking a full band photo, section photos, and individual photos - all pictures will be available for purchase! Money and order forms should be submitted directly to the photographer on Thursday evening. Your student can pick up a picture order form in the band room, or you can order online using the following link: https://bpiphotography.onlinephotocart.com/prepay/21295702

Thank you,
Katie Groves
Cambridge Bands

Cambridge Band Parents,

Please review the following recap of the mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, July 15, 2018, and go to this link, for the full presentation.

Important websites for Cambridge Band

CHARMS – www.charmsoffice.com - Make sure your email and student information like allergies are correct. You can upload forms, order clothing from the band store, make payments, and review information.

Band website – www.cambridgeband.org – Central place for all other band information – parent volunteer needs, calendar, fundraisers, etc.


We need lots of volunteers to keep our program running smoothly. Please go to the Parent Volunteer web page and sign up to help: http:/href=/parents-and-students/volunteer. If you sign up from the website, then we won’t have to send as many emails J. Contact Cathy Henegar at vpactivities@cambridgeband.org with any questions.

Please note that all Fulton County volunteers are required to complete the Fulton County Volunteer Registration that can be accessed on the Volunteer Portal . Thank you for help with meeting these requirements.

Ways and Means

Good news…we have a volunteer for the football program! We still need a volunteer for VP of Ways and Means. Currently, students are selling Car Wash coupons and holding a car wash this Saturday, July 21, 2018. There have been several emails with more information about the car wash needs.

Cambridge Band has partnered with SYMP to Spend Your Money Powerfully. Business sponsors give the band money and we show our appreciation by spending our money with them! We enter what we spend with each business on the https://symp.us/cambridgeband website.

Cambridge Band is enrolled with Publix, Kroger and Amazon Smiles and we sell coupon card later in the season. There are also Cambridge Tervis water bottles ($30) and magnets ($10) available for purchase.

Band Pre-Camp and Camp

There is a wealth of information about band camp in the Parent Presentation including schedules and camp packing list. Students will be receiving a hard copy of the LaGrange schedule and packing list this week. Remind your students to stay hydrated and wear good footwear for marching. We did get the male chaperones that we need for camp so thanks for those volunteers!

Thank you so much for all your support and we are looking forward to another amazing marching season!

Laura Morgan

VP Communications

Cambridge Band Boosters

Hello Marching Band Parents & Students,

This is a reminder of our upcoming mandatory Parent Meeting this Sunday, July 15 at 6:30pm in the Cambridge Auditorium. We need at least one representative from each household to attend so that you can receive important information about band camp and the upcoming season.

Donations Needed

We are in need of donations to help us run band camp, and Sunday is a great time to bring those items in! We need cases of bottled water and cases of individually packaged snacks (rice krispie treats, chips, pretzels, granola bars, etc.). Anything you can contribute is much appreciated!

What to Turn In

At this meeting, all forms and payments for marching band are due if you have not already submitted them. This includes the following:

  • Membership Agreement
  • Emergency Medical form
  • Parent driver's license and insurance copy
  • Physical form

If you are unsure about what you still need to submit, please reference your student's Charms account in the Handouts & Files/Forms section, and the Finances section.

Pick up Apparel Items

Also at this meeting you will be able to pick up show shirts, under uniform items, marching shoes, and colorguard sports bags that you have ordered and paid for. Any unpaid orders will not be distributed - but you will have the chance to pay for them after the meeting if needed. (Parent polos, sweatshirts, and other guard items are delayed and will be received within the next few weeks.)


  • EVERY STUDENT will need their own WATER BOTTLE for camp! We suggest at least a half-gallon capacity.
  • Bring your instrument, instrument accessories (mouthpiece, reeds, etc), pencil and binder/folder for music.
  • Begin acclimating to the hot and humid weather - spend at least 30-60 minutes being active outside.
  • Start Hydrating NOW! Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. You will thank us later :)
  • Wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes at all times during camp - no jeans, no sandals.
  • Florida Competition Trip ...Will be discussed in more detail at the meeting!

    We look forward to seeing you all Sunday evening and beginning a terrific marching band season!


    Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

    Directors, Cambridge Bands

Good Evening,

The 2018-2019 Marching Band season is about to begin. We couldn't be more excited!! Next week starts band camp at Cambridge. During this time we will be fitting each student for their uniform. This is a lot of fun for the students and really makes things "official" for them. We still need some parents to assist. You do not need to have any experience, just be willing to share a couple of hours with the students. The below sign up is for these volunteers as well as for the volunteers to help with the water station in the morning. If you have some time to spare, we'd love for you to join us!


The following week is band camp at LaGrange College. We have a few openings, especially for any dads out there! Remember, even if you can only stay half the week, we'll take you! Just notate in the comments section the dates you can join us. Below is the sign up for this.


Both of these opportunities are a great way to get your volunteer hours in! Remember, each family is asked to volunteer at 5 events. Thank you so much to all those that have already volunteered ... we can't do this without you and appreciate your sacrifice of time!

See you next week!

Cathy Henegar VP Parent Directed Activities Cambridge Band Boosters

Good Evening Cambridge Band Family,

We are making our final preparations for band camp in LaGrange, GA. We've had a great response ... from our women volunteers. We are in need of a few men to assist this week. While we would love to have you there all week, if you can only stay for half the week, we'd still like you to come. Please utilize the sign up below and indicate in the comment section the dates you can be there.

Band Camp

We are so excited for the marching season to begin!

Thank you,

Cathy Henegar VP Parent Directed Activities Cambridge Band Boosters

Dear Cambridge Marching Band Families,

This is a reminder of our upcoming mandatory Parent Meeting on Sunday, July 15 at 6:30pm in the Cambridge Auditorium. We will be discussing all of the finer details of Pre-Camp and Band Camp, and going over pertinent information for the marching season. All outstanding forms and monies must be turned in at this meeting.

All purchased Store Items (under uniform, show shirts, etc.) will also be distributed after this meeting!

We look forward to seeing you all on July 15!


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Directors, Cambridge Bands

Dear Cambridge Band Parents,

We have a few positions open in our Booster Organization that require immediate attention. First, we need a dedicated parent to fill the Committee Chair position for the Football Program. Second, we need a dedicated parent to fill a role on the executive board as Vice President of Ways and Means. The descriptions of both roles are below. If you are interested in either of these roles, have further questions, or know a fellow band parent who would be suitable for the job, please email Mrs. Groves (grovesk@fultonschools.org).

Thank you for your consideration, and for all you do to support your students and their band program!

Katie Groves

Cambridge Bands

Committee Chair for Football Programs - Job Description - IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED

This committee chair is responsible for tracking the completion of various aspects of the Football Program (senior ads, sponsor ads, group pictures, rosters, etc. - most of these individual aspects have another parent in charge!). As pictures and ads are received, you will compile all of the data and communicate with the printer for layout and production timeline. Lastly, you will oversee the sales of programs at home football games (this is not something you must do yourself, but simply ensure that it is happening correctly). You can contact Karen Killebrew (karen.killebrew@gmail.com) if you have any specific questions. We need a parent to fill this position and begin taking action in it ASAP.

Vice President of Ways and Means (Fundraising) - Job Description

This VP serves as task manager and overseer of all fundraising activities for the Cambridge Band Booster Club, Inc. While there are certain fundraising tasks you can take on yourself, this is by no means necessary. You simply find committee chairs to head up each fundraiser, many of which are already filled for this school year! Then guide those committee chairs during their fundraising period and follow-up as needed. This VP is also asked to attend Booster Board meetings (once a month) to give reports and updates on fundraising activities.

Hello Cambridge Marching Band,

We hope you are all enjoying your summer so far!

This email is to check-in and serve as a reminder for time-sensitive items leading up to band camp. Please read it thoroughly, as taking care of these items now will ensure we all have a smooth start to our 2018-19 Season! We ask that you make special note of the forms that are due, calendar date commitments, payment due dates, and apparel ordering deadline of Monday, June 25!

NEW NEWS This year, we will be traveling to a marching competition at Nease HS in Ponte Vedra, Florida! As stated on our band calendar, this will be the long weekend we have in October (5th-7th). THIS WILL BE AN OVERNIGHT TRIP, and will cost around $200 per student. More details to follow soon!

Past due - MB PEF ($250)
June 15 - Band Camp Fee ($450) due
July 15 - all remaining fees due (Performance Meals - $85, Uniform Fee - $40)
You may elect to pay all fees earlier than these prescribed deadlines.

Ways to Pay:
Online via Charms (PayPal)
Drop off at Cambridge front office, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-1pm (summer-only option)
In the Black Box labeled "Band Payments" in the Cambridge Band Room (in-school option)


If you did not order these items at the May Registration, you MUST order and pay for them through the Charms Store no later than Monday, June 25.

You must order and pay online to receive your items on time!

New Members (Wind and Percussion) are required to purchase the following:
Marching Shoes
Under Uniform Shorts
Under Uniform Shirt
Beret (tuba players only)

Colorguard ALL Members are required to purchase the following:
Rehearsal Gear (outfit)
Marching Shoes
Body Tight

Colorguard NEW Members are ALSO required to purchase the following:
Sports Bag
Warm-up Jacket
Warm-up Pants
Colorguard warm-ups will be a different style this year - you may still wear last year's style, or elect to purchase new ones
The Colorguard long-sleeve pull-over is optional for colorguard members.
Returning members may elect to purchase these items on an as-needed basis.

CALENDAR ITEMS (www.cambridgeband.org/calendar)

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

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

* Monday-Thursday, July 16-19 - 8am-3pm - Pre-Camp at Cambridge HS Lunch is from 11-12:30 and is the responsibility of the student - they can pack a lunch or go out during this time.

* Percussion will rehearse an extra block, from 3:30-6pm

* Thursday, July 19 will be Picture Day in the evening - more details will come later, but students should be done around 8pm

* Monday-Saturday, July 23-28 - Band Camp AWAY at LaGrange College (more details to follow in a separate email)

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

All marching band members must have the following forms current and on file before band camp begins on July 16!

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

Membership Agreement
Emergency Medical Authorization
Copy of parent driver's license and insurance card

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

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors, Cambridge Bands

Thank you to all who came out to our registration night, it was great seeing so many familiar faces and meeting all the new! We are already starting to plan for band camp and with that planning comes opportunities for parent involvement. I have enclosed two sign ups related to summer band camp.

Pre-band camp is July 16-19 at Cambridge. We need help in the mornings with the water station and then Thursday evening we need assistance organizing the students for pictures.


The second sign up is for Band Camp, which is July 23-28 at LaGrange College. If you can join us and help for the week please review this sign up. You will need to secure your Fulton County certification for overnight volunteers. The information on how to obtain this is included in the sign up genius.


Please note, if you indicated your interest in these events at registration night, we ask that you formally sign up on the sign up genius so we can make sure all dates are covered.

Thank you all, we truly appreciate your willingness to help. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge Band Boosters

All sign ups can be found on cambridgeband.org, under the "Parent" tab.

Good Morning!

Our 2018-2019 Band Registration Day is coming up on May 8, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00pm. This will be a drop in event for every parent to come and register their student for band next year (marching and concert).

We need a few volunteers to make this day run smoothly. If you can volunteer to be available during this time (arrive early at 3:45pm), please sign up below. You will be sitting at a table helping parents with forms, collecting band fee(s), trying on under uniforms, buying band sway, etc.


Thank you as always for your willingness to help!

Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge Band Boosters

Hello Cambridge Band Families!
We want to take a moment to review the 2018-19 Band Info Meeting held earlier this month, highlight important upcoming dates, and direct your attention to a few resources we hope will be helpful to you. This email may be a bit lengthy, but we appreciate your time and have tried to keep it as informative and brief as possible!

Cambridge Band Calendar: http:/href=/app/calendar

Rookie Camp!

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 1st & 2nd - 4:30-6:30 - Cambridge Band Room
This is mandatory for all rising 9th graders who will be joining marching band. (Students who are still "on the fence" are welcome to attend to try it out!) The 2018-19 section leaders, captains, and drum majors should plan to attend!

Drumline Placement Auditions:

Tuesday, May 1 - 4:30-6:30 - Cambridge Band Room
Wednesday, May 2 - 4:30-7:00 - Cambridge Band Room
These are mandatory for those intending to play percussion in marching band - both battery (drums) and front ensemble (mallets/auxiliary). Everyone is able to be a member, but these "auditions" are necessary so we can place students on the appropriate instruments for the marching section.

Students must wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes, and should bring a water bottle and snack! They will be rehearsing both inside and outside. Students must be there for the entirety of both days to be eligible!

Colorguard "LAST CALL" Auditions:

Wednesday, May 2 - 4:30-6:30 - Cambridge Cafeteria
Anyone who was interested in colorguard, but was unable to make the April audition days - THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! Come audition - bring your friends!

All students who attended the April audition are required to come to this day as well! Students must wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes, and should bring a water bottle!


Tuesday, May 8 - Drop-In between 4-8pm - Cambridge Band Room
This is mandatory for all band members, both marching and concert!
This is also your opportunity to set-up a summer instrument rental!

Registration Checklist:

Please read this document to know what to turn it at Registration!

Additional Information and Forms: http:/href=/registration

As always, please email us with any questions you may have. We are looking forward to another TERRIFIC year with the Cambridge Bands!!

Musically yours,
Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Cambridge Band Directors

This is a reminder that our 2018-19 Band Program Information Meeting is this Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm in the Cambridge Auditorium. This meeting is mandatory for all parents as we will be covering important topics concerning both CONCERT and MARCHING band! (Students are also welcome to attend.) We will provide an overview of the band program, including program offerings, next year’s calendar, fees, band registration and associated forms needed.

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

We look forward to seeing you all Thursday!

Musically yours,

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Directors, Cambridge Bands

Hello band families,

Our annual Cambridge Band Banquet is fast approaching, and we are excited to celebrate our students! It is Sunday, May 6 at 5:00pm at the Country Club of the South. Please see the attached invitation for more details. Your students will also receive a hard copy of the invitation. All RSVPs and payments are due this Friday, April 13. (Forms and payments should be turned in to the black box in the band room.)

We hope you all will join us!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors, Cambridge Bands

Good Evening,

Our Spring Car Wash fundraiser is this Saturday. The students will help vacuum and dry cars at Wash Me Fast. We need a few chaperones to make sure the students are where they are suppose to be, doing what they are suppose to be doing. You will not be washing cars :)

Please utilize the below sign up if you can help.


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

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Spring Break! We are getting ready for a highlight of the band year, Music Under The Moon. This will be a night of music, fun and friendship. This event is not just for students, please consider inviting friends, family and neighbors. Much goes into this event to make it successful. If you would like to help we have two different sign ups below, one for donations and then one for assistance before the event and at the event. Please find some way to contribute so this night will be as successful as it has been in the past.

Event Help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-music1

Basket Donations: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-music

Thank you all for you help! See you Thursday night at our Parent Meeting :)

Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge Band Boosters

Hi, Senior Band Parents!

I’m sure you have already been getting lots of emails for your child’s last semester. It’s a bitter sweet time for everyone and we want to make sure we are able to capture some of the wonderful band memories in the slideshow for the band banquet later this spring.

In order to do this, we need 3 pictures to be sent in for each senior band student — a baby picture, an elementary/middle school picture, and a high school picture. The high school picture does not necessarily have to be their senior picture. In order to truly highlight the senior, pictures with just him/her are ideal (versus a group picture).

Even though it’s early in the year, we’d like to get the pictures in as soon as possible. It’ll be one less thing that you need to do when senior-activities start picking up! Photos (preferably in .jpg format) can be emailed to ukim30@gmail.com. It would be very helpful if you can include your student’s name in the subject line of the email so that we can check him/her off our list.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at the above address.

Uyen Kim

District Band:

Riley Welch

Renee Weng

Daniel Kang

Elek Kozma

Riley Matthews

Cody Killebrew

Seth Leigh (First Chair!)

Adam Firment

Ty Cundy

All-State Band

Ty Cundy, percussion

Jake Tyler, alto saxophone

Renee Wang, flute

Riley Welch, trumpet

Good morning,

Congratulations to the students who have advanced to the second round of All-State Band auditions!
Nishant Baglodi
Tristan Bennie
Alyssa Bradshaw
Ty Cundy
Adam Firment (Tuba)
Santi Garza
Daniel Kang
Cody Killebrew
Jonathan Lawton
Seth Leigh
Riley Matthews
Kate Moore
Jake Tyler
Renee Wang
Riley Welch
Ethan White

Congratulations to the students who have earned seats in the 2018 District V Honor Concert Band (9-10)!
Riley Welch

Congratulations to the students who have earned seats in the 2018 District V Honor Symphonic Band (11-12)!
Renee Weng
Daniel Kang
Elek Kozma
Riley Matthews
Cody Killebrew
Seth Leigh (First Chair!)
Adam Firment
Ty Cundy

Second round All-State Band auditions will take place Saturday, January 6th at Houston County HS in Warner Robbins, Georgia. I will send additional details when I receive them

Students: This audition date is tricky because it is before we return from winter break. You should have already been working on 2nd round audition requirements by now. If you haven't, start immediately. If you are studying with a private teacher, take as many lessons as you can between now and January 6th. Sightread as much as you can (www.sightreadingfactory.com). Do not let up on your practicing - remember that consistency is key! Use your resources (YouTube search the etudes - many college professors have recorded them as references!). You want your performance in Warner Robbins to be one that you feel really good about!

Requirements at the 2nd round audition are to play both etudes - lyrical and technical - and sightread two exercises - one lyrical, one technical.

Mr. Borger and Mrs. Groves will be available for mock auditions Thursday, January 4. Exact times are TBD based on our teacher work day schedule. Be on the lookout for an email over the break with more information.

The District Honor Band clinic will take place Friday, February 2nd - Saturday, February 3rd at North Atlanta High School. Selected participants will receive a separate email with those details.

To all students who auditioned - it takes a lot of hard work and courage to audition in what is arguably the most competitive district in the state. Regardless of the outcome, all of you should take the lessons you learned from the process, and vow to return next year with an even stronger showing. If you were not happy with your performance/results, the experience you gained this year has already placed you among the students who know what to expect in the future. That in itself will improve your chances next year.

No matter what, we are proud of all of you!

Mr. Borger & Mrs. Groves

Good afternoon,

Congratulations to the following students who have been accepted to UGA's JanFest!

Trey Barrera
Carl Bilimoria
Will dos Santos
Santi Garza
Carter Harrell
Cody Killebrew
Elek Kozma
Maddy O’Carroll
RJ Schaber
Ethan White

And congratulations to all students who were nominated!! We are very proud of all of you. More detailed information will be sent out soon.

Thank you,
Mr. Borger & Mrs. Groves

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:

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.

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

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

Thank you again ... GO BEARS!!

Cathy Henegar
VP Parent Directed Activities
Cambridge High School