Parents & Students,

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

Important Action Item - Fulton County Exhibition is THIS SATURDAY and we are still in need of parent volunteers. This is truly a situation where many hands make like work - there is a job for everyone and we would love to continue to be asked to serve the district by hosting this event. PARKING HAS BEEN UPDATED ON THE SIGNUP GENIUS - not asking for anyone to serve a 6-hour shift anymore - it is much more manageable and should make it easier for you to help. Please check our volunteers link on the website or click this link to go to our Exhibition Signup! - https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-fulton

THIS WEEK (9/17)

Monday - 3:45-5:30 Music Rehearsal **3:45-6 for Percussion

Tuesday - 3-5:30 (Stadium) PAWS REHEARSAL

Wednesday - Guard 4-6 Sectionals

Thursday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot

Friday - Football @ Grady Stadium (vs. North Atlanta)

* see schedule below - this is unique *

Saturday - FULTON COUNTY EXHIBITION - HOSTED AT CAMBRIDGE

NEXT WEEK (9/24)

Monday - 3:45-5:30 Music Rehearsal **3:45-6 for Guard and Percussion

Tuesday - 3-5:30 (Stadium) FIRST PAWS REHEARSAL

Thursday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot

Friday - Football vs. Chattahoochee

Saturday - Creekview Contest (see below)

FRIDAY TIMELINE

3:30 - WE WILL WEAR SHOW SHIRTS AND SHORTS THIS WEEKEND

3:50 - Transition to Stadium

4:00 - Stadium Rehearsal

5:45 - Dismiss to Dinner

6:45 - Load buses for game

8:00 - Scheduled Kickoff

12:00 - Return to Cambridge

* It is homecoming for N. Atlanta so we will only be playing stand tunes - no show *

SATURDAY TIMELINE

12:00 - Stadium Rehearsal

3:00 - Dismiss to band room (snack provided in cafeteria or band hallway)

    - Relax and cool down before show prep

4:30 - Report to Section Leaders for final information and clean-up responsibilities

4:45 - Dress in half-uniform

5:00 - Head to stadium together

5:15 - Quick re-warm and stretch

5:45 - Staged for performance

6:00 - PERFORM

6:15 - Get box lunch meals from Jason’s Deli (provided)

** Continue to watch bands or assist in hosting FCMBE

8:30 - Cleanup responsibilities/Return to band room and change/dismissal

BLITZ DAY RESCHEDULED

Apologies for rescheduling our Blitz Day - we are close to meeting our goal for this one major student-driven fundraiser and having a good Blitz Day could make the difference. We will be doing our Blitz on Sunday, September 30th and signing up volunteer drivers and student sellers this week. Thanks for your understanding.

CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE

As an additional reminder - we have created a google form for the notification of absences. We know we are missing a few students this weekend due to the calendar change. Please use the following form for all absences moving forward:

https://goo.gl/forms/354jJYA2kWu8SN7E3

FLORIDA TRAVEL REMINDER

Signups will be up tomorrow for housing for the Florida Trip. We will be finalizing those details this week - sign up for your roommates in the band room on Tuesday!

VOLUNTEERS

As mentioned above, we have need for some additional support for the Fulton County Exhibition! Please visit the website and click on the Signup Genius to volunteer. We so appreciate your assistance with this large county event!!

LOOKING AHEAD

And now - the reason you are glad you read all the way to the end. Next weekend we are at the Creekview Marching Competition. Our performance time is 3:40 PM - it is a large show that starts at 12:30 and ends with awards at 9:30. Students/Parents can expect we will rehearse for a couple of hours around 10AM. We will feed the students lunch here at Cambridge before we go to Creekview - but dinner at Creekview will be the students responsibility. This will be a long Saturday - but a good first true contest weekend to see a lot of bands and have a great time at our first scored contest.

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Cambridge Bands

Dear Parents & Students,

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are postponing our Coupon Card Fundraiser Blitz Day. We are looking at Sunday, 9/30, in the afternoon from 1-4. Parents, we will need 10 or so drivers to take our student volunteers out into neighborhoods in the community. Please sign up by clickinghere.

We are currently running about $5000 under our budgeted gross sales. Since this fundraiser does contribute a significant amount to our operating budget, we need to try and make up as much of the deficit as possible. Thanks for your support past & future in helping us maintain a high quality band program. We really can't do it without you all!

Yours,

Sue Lawton
Cambridge Band Booster Club President

Hello,

The FCE is upon us!!! We are the host of the Fulton County Exhibition. Bands will be performing from all parts of Fulton County. That is 14 bands and nearly 1500 band students.

We need your help by signing up to volunteer to work the exhibition on Sept. 22rd. There is a time slot that works for everyone. You can volunteer in parking, visitor band guide, chaperone for CHS band, concessions, and more. You just need to click the link below, and see all the opportunities to help out.

http://www.cambridgeband.org/parents-and-students/volunteer

or

Fulton County Exhibition - Saturday Sep. 23

There are 40+ volunteer slots to fill and only a few have been filled to date. We are asking for band parents, older siblings, CHS band alumni, and family friends to consider volunteering. CHS non-marching band students are asked to signup. Spread the word. This is a fun event. There is no special knowledge needed. All volunteers will be briefed once checked in on how to do their assigned job. That is it!! Students that need service hours are welcome.

Did I mention that hardly anyone has signed up!!

This is the time to sign up, especially if you have not volunteered yet this year. CHS Band cannot successfully host this event without you.

Mr. Borger has described this event at the band booster's meeting on Sept. 11. He describes this event as a great opportunity to be the best host of all Fulton County HS marching bands.

Again, I state that we really need someone from each family to sign up to volunteer. We can not do this without your help.

Sign up today, please. Contact me if you have questions or concerns.

I look forward to volunteering alongside you Sept. 22rd!!!

Thank you,

Elaine Welch, FCE Volunteer Coordinator

ewelchmail@gmail.com

404-388-4313 (Riley - trumpet)

Hello Cambridge Band Alumni!

I hope this email finds you all doing well!

We are hosting Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition at Cambridge again this year, and we need your help!! It will be on Saturday, September 22, and there are opportunities to volunteer at any time of day and in a variety of capacities. This takes a VILLAGE of volunteers to execute, so please consider spending some time with your old band family that day! (Our alumni email list only goes two years back, so if you know someone who graduated prior to 2017 please pass this along to them.)

Please use this link to sign-up to volunteer: https://goo.gl/forms/Z57FcIwelmwisDoo2

If you have any questions you can email me (grovesk@fultonschools.org) or Ms. Welch, our FCMBE coordinator (ewelchmail@gmail.com).

Thank you!
Mrs. Groves
Cambridge Bands

Good Evening Cambridge Band Family,

Thank you to those who could come to the booster meeting tonight, it's so great to see everyone. We talked a lot about the many opportunities coming up to volunteer. It's an exciting time for the band right now. Please review the below sign ups to find your opportunity to help.

Friday Night Concessions: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-concession
It's 8th grade night this Friday, so we will have extra students which means we need a fully staffed concession stand.

Football Programs: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-sell
They're here! We are so excited to share these with all athletics.

Fulton County Exhibition: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-fulton
This requires just about everybody in band to volunteer to make this a success. Did I mention that this is an awesome night?!?

Coupon Blitz Day: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-coupon
Our coupon sales are not quite where they need to be. We need a few drivers on Saturday to take our students around for the final push to sell the cards we need in order to meet our budget.

Like I said, lots of awesome opportunities. We look forward to seeing you!

Go Bears!!

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

Parents & Students,

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

Important action item - if you are interested in chaperoning the Florida trip please send an email to borger@fultonschools.org - title it FLORIDA - and let me know. We hope to make that final decision this week and we do still need more people - especially some male chaperones if possible.

THIS WEEK (9/10)


Monday - 3:45-5:30 Music Rehearsal **3:45-6 for Guard and Percussion


Tuesday - 3-5:30 (Stadium) FIRST PAWS REHEARSAL


** Booster Parent Meeting at 7:30 in Band Room - hope to see you!!


Thursday - NO PRACTICE - PREMIERE CONCERT!!


Friday - Football vs. Centennial (8th Grade Night!!)

NEXT WEEK (9/17)


Monday - 3:45-5:30 Music Rehearsal **3:45-6 for Guard and Percussion


Tuesday - 3-5:30 (Stadium) PAWS REHEARSAL


Wednesday - Guard 4-6 Sectionals


Thursday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot


Friday - Football @ Grady Stadium (vs. North Atlanta)

FRIDAY TIMELINE


3:30 - Change into Under Uniform


(shorts and white shirts - don’t forget shoes and long blacksocks)


3:50 - Transition to Stadium


4:00 - Warmup and PreGame Review if needed


4:30 - Welcome 8th Grade Band Members - STAGE AND RUN 8th Grade PreGame


4:55 - Dismiss to Dinner


5:45 - Change into Half-Uniform and meet 8th graders in courtyard for section music review


6:15 - Full Review in Courtyard


6:35 - March to Stadium to Perform with 8th Graders!!


* We will perform a halftime show - our first two movements for the home crowd *

FUNDRAISER UPDATE


We are in the final week of the fundraiser and we are falling short of our goal of cards sold at this point!! If you can find the time to sell some cards between now and Friday, please do. We will have a signup for volunteers to assist with our Blitz Day on Saturday very soon!!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13


The Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and Chorus will present a Premiere Concert on September 13th at 7pm. This is a free concert and a tradition at Cambridge to open our concert season. All band students receive extra credit for attending if they are not in Wind Symphony. Hope you will join us for the concert - no marching band practice that afternoon.

LOOKING AHEAD


Fulton County Exhibition is just around the corner and we are hosting at Cambridge!! On Saturday, September 22nd our Cambridge Band Schedule will look like this.


11:00 AM - Earliest Percussion/Guard will arrive


12:00 PM - Practice in Stadium


3:00 PM - Approximate Dismissal to Band Room to change and have snack


5:00 PM - Return to Stadium for careful warmup and performance preparation


6:00 PM - PERFORM (then volunteer or watch Fulton County Exhibition)

CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE

As an additional reminder - we have created a google form for the notification of absences. We know we are missing a few students this weekend due to the calendar change. Please use the following form for all absences moving forward:

https://goo.gl/forms/354jJYA2kWu8SN7E3

FLORIDA TRAVEL REMINDER


The due date for payment was a week ago Friday!! If you still owe, please make arrangements and communicate any concerns. Thanks for your prompt attention - we owe many deposits for the trip at this time and need to collect all payments!!

VOLUNTEERS


In the football season, we have an immense need for parent volunteers. Please take a sincere look at the SignUpGenius (linked on website, and frequent emails) and consider when and how YOU can help the band be successful this season. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT ARE ALREADY INVOLVED - YOU MAKE THINGS SO MUCH EASIER!

BIG VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ON THE HORIZON
We are just under two weeks away from the Fulton County Exhibition - hosted at Cambridge!! There is a job for EVERYONE that day - plan to spend some time with your band family - thanks for all your help making this program work!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves


Cambridge Bands

The next General Booster Club Parent Meeting is this coming Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30 pm in the band room. Please attend to get the latest news about the upcoming Florida competition trip, Fulton County Marching Exhibition, and more!

Coupon Card Sale
This is the last week for our coupon card fundraiser. All cards and moneys are due at the latest on Friday, September 14. Our Blitz Day is scheduled on the calendar for Saturday, September 15. We would really like to cancel this, so please encourage your students to get out there and sell as many cards as possible before Friday!

Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition, Saturday, September 22
This fun and fabulous event is less than 2 weeks away!!! Folks from all over the county come to this event, and we need a plethora of volunteers to help us put on a great show for them. There are plenty of spots currently available in all the volunteer areas. Sign up now to get the one you want at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-fulton.

Band Wear Update
Show shirts are currently on order with our vendor. We will be able to distribute these in approximately 1.5-2 weeks. Those students whose families ordered navy hoodies should have received them on Friday after school. If not, we will make sure they get them on Monday. Unfortunately, we did not come close to reaching the minimum order level required by our vendor for the light blue sweatshirts. We will be happy to refund payment to those families or apply payment to any outstanding fees in Charms.

The Bear Book
The Bear Book, formerly known as the football program, will hopefully be available at our next home game this coming Friday. The final proof looked fabulous, and it is currently at the printer. The price will be $15. We’d like to express a HUGE thank you to Gabriel Limon for taking on the monumental task of coordinating the production of the Bear Book at such a late date. Many thanks also to Melanie Hembree for coordination of the senior ads, Cherise Kelly and Cameron Congleton for making sure our sponsors and their ads were all lined up, and Karen Killebrew for fielding a multitude of questions from all about the whole process.

Reminders
• The Florida trip payment for Marching Band was due on 8/31. Please pay this as soon as possible if you haven’t already; we have payments we need to make for the buses, the hotel, etc.

• We are asking our all our parents to volunteer for a minimum of 5 events this year. We are always in particular need of parents to help with FB concessions, equipment crew, and chaperones for away games. It really does take a small army of adults to keep a band program of our size and quality running smoothly, so sign up now!

Looking Ahead


Cambridge Band Premiere Concert - Sep 13
MB HOME vs. Centennial/8th Grade Night - Sep 14
MB AWAY vs. North Atlanta - Sep 21
FCMBE @ Cambridge - Sep 22
Marching Contest - Sep 29
All-State District Jazz Auditions - Oct 1 @Northview HS
Cambridge Bands POPS Concert - Oct 2
MB Florida Competition Trip - Oct 5-7
MB HOME vs. John’s Creek/Homecoming - Oct 12
MB HOME vs. Pope/Senior Night - Oct 19
Marching Competition - Oct 20
MB AWAY @ Alpharetta - Nov 2
Percussion Ensemble Concert - Nov 6
Fulton County Honor Band - Nov 12-13
All-State District Auditions - Dec 8 @Alpharetta HS
Cambridge Bands Winter Concert - Dec 11

Sue Lawton
President Cambridge Band Boosters

Parents & Students,

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

THIS WEEK (9/3)
Monday - Labor Day - No School
Tuesday - 4-6 PARKING LOT (last 4-6 rehearsal)
Wednesday - Guard 4-6 Sectionals
Thursday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Friday - Football @ Dunwoody (North Dekalb Stadium; 3688 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd)

NEXT WEEK (9/10)
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Music Rehearsal - 3:45-6 for Guard and Percussion
Tuesday - 4-6 Stadium (last 4-6 rehearsal)
** Booster Parent Meeting at 7:30 in Band Room - hope to see you!!
Thursday - NO PRACTICE - PREMIERE CONCERT!!
Friday - Football vs. Centennial (8th Grade Night!!)

FRIDAY TIMELINE
3:30 - Change into Summer Uniform
(we will wear dark shorts and show shirts - medusa - for this performance)
3:50 - Report to Sections for warmup and announcements
4:20 - Band Room for Dinner Dismissal
4:25 - Dinner in Cafeteria
4:55 - Load Truck and Buses
5:20 - Depart for North Dekalb Stadium
6:35 - Unload
7:30 - Kickoff
11:15 - Approximate Dismissal from the Cambridge after we unload the truck!

FUNDRAISER UPDATE
SPECIAL THANKS to the students that already sold their 10 or even their 20 cards!! Many have already achieved this goal - please find some time to make it a goal for yourself as well. We are asking each student to sell 10 cards, if you can sell 20 by September 14th (field trip performance incentive) that would make this a GREAT fundraiser for us. If everyone does their part and supports the band to that level - we will have an amazing opportunity to continue to enhance the Cambridge Band Program!!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
The Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and Chorus will present a Premiere Concert on September 13th at 7pm. This is a free concert and a tradition at Cambridge to open our concert season. All band students receive extra credit for attending if they are not in Wind Symphony. Hope you will join us for the concert - no marching band practice that afternoon.

CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE
As an additional reminder - we have created a google form for the notification of absences. We know we are missing a few students this weekend due to the calendar change. Please use the following form for all absences moving forward: Absence Notification Form

FLORIDA TRAVEL REMINDER
The due date for payment was last Friday!! If you still owe, please make arrangements and communicate any concerns. Thanks for your prompt attention!!

VOLUNTEERS
In the football season, we have an immense need for parent volunteers. Please take a sincere look at the SignUpGenius (linked on website, and frequent emails) and consider when and how YOU can help the band be successful this season. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT ARE ALREADY INVOLVED - YOU MAKE THINGS SO MUCH EASIER!

BIG VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ON THE HORIZON
We are just over two weeks away from the Fulton County Exhibition - hosted at Cambridge!! There is a job for EVERYONE that day - plan to spend some time with your band family - thanks for all your help making this program work!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Cambridge Bands

Good Morning,

I apologize for the multiple emails this week however we are in need of a few more chaperones for Friday night's game at Dunwoody. You will need to arrive at Cambridge in time to ride the bus over. Once at Dunwoody, you will sit, hang out with the band and make sure the students are taken care of. A great way to see the band in action and of course see their performance at half time!

Please utilize the sign up below and join us Friday night ... or any Friday night :)

Football Game Chaperones

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

Good evening,

If your student ordered a new dress for concert attire, they will be available tomorrow (Thursday, 9/6) at the end of marching band practice (6:30pm).

  • Students who are in marching band should take their dress home immediately following rehearsal.
  • Students who are not in marching band are welcome to swing by the school to pick up their dress at this time, OR to pick up their dress Friday during class.
  • All dresses MUST be taken home by Friday afternoon!
  • REMINDER: dresses will likely need hemming before students are able to wear them.

Tuxedo parts and packages should be available next Tuesday - an email detailing pick-up day and time will be sent once the items arrive.

Thank you!
K. Groves

Good Evening,

I hope everyone had a nice, restful, long weekend! Practices start back up tomorrow for our band students. We are in need of one more volunteer tomorrow afternoon and throughout the month. Do not worry if you have not helped before, we will make sure to partner you with someone who has. So if you have time and would like to join us in the afternoon, please sign up below.

Afternoon Rehearsals

As always, you can review all sign ups on the band webpage.

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

Hello Parents and Marching Students!

It is our first home game this weekend! Its an exciting time for the Cambridge Bears!

Our performance dinner this week will be provided by BAGEL BOYS. We will be serving:
-Roast beef, ham and turkey bagel sandwiches
-Veggie wraps (offered for vegetarians)
-Chips and pretzels
-Carrots with hummus
-Grapes
-Birthday cake (provided by one of the parents) for dessert

If you would like to bring different meal for your child we will be eating at 4:45 in the cafeteria.

If you have signed up to help be a server this week please arrive in the cafeteria at 4:15.

Thanks so much,

GO BEARS!!

Rachel Marshall
Uyen Kim

Parents,

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

THIS WEEK (8/27)
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-6 Stadium
Thursday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Friday - Football vs. Woodstock
FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME!!

NEXT WEEK (9/3)
Monday - Labor Day - No School
Tuesday - 4-6 Stadium (last 4-6 rehearsal)
Thursday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Friday - Football @

FRIDAY TIMELINE
3:30 - Change into Under-Uniform
(marching shoes, black socks, blue shorts, white under-uniform shirt)
3:45 - Help the Pit and Roll to the Stadium
4:00 - Quick Stretch and Warmup
4:15 - Pregame Review and Run
4:45 - Dinner in Cafeteria
5:30 - Dress in Half-Uniform and check-in with section leaders
6:00 - Courtyard Meeting in Half-Uniform
6:20 - Full Uniform
6:30 - March to Stadium
7:08 - PreGame Performance
* We will perform a halftime show - our first two movements for the home crowd *
10:15 - Approximate Dismissal from the Courtyard - clean up band room and return uniforms/equipment professionally!

FUNDRAISER KICKOFF We have just started our full program fundraiser and we appreciate all the encouragement and assistance you can provide in motivating your student to spend some time supporting the band with this ONE fundraiser!! The Coupon Card Sale is a great item supporting many local businesses and has some great values - but even better for us - is a great value to the band for every card we sell. We are asking each student to sell 10 cards by Tuesday of next week ($5 Starbucks Incentive) and another 10 by September 14th (field trip performance incentive). If everyone does their part and supports the band to that level - we will have an amazing opportunity to continue to enhance the Cambridge Band Program!

CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE As an additional reminder - we have created a google form for the notification of absences. We know we are missing a few students this weekend due to the calendar change. Please use the following form for all absences moving forward: https://goo.gl/forms/354jJYA2kWu8SN7E3

FLORIDA TRAVEL FINAL REMINDER The due date for payment is approaching: August 31!! We will need to submit additional payments for our activities on the trip - thanks for your prompt attention (or communication) regarding this payment as it is due FRIDAY!!

VOLUNTEERS In the football season, we have an immense need for parent volunteers. Please take a sincere look at the SignUpGenius (linked on website, and frequent emails) and consider when and how YOU can help the band be successful this season. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT ARE ALREADY INVOLVED - YOU MAKE THINGS SO MUCH EASIER!

Thanks for all your time and efforts to support your students music education and the Cambridge Band!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Concert Attire

The Charms Store is currently open for your students’ concert attire. Please get your order in ASAP. If you have any questions about measurements, etc., please contact Tracy Pemberton. Should you need Charms login assistance, contact Sue Lawton.

Coupon Card Fundraiser

The KICK-OFF for this fundraiser will be on TUESDAY, 8/28 in the auditorium after school before the start of marching practice. Scott Walker from 2 A Day Fundraising will be on hand to talk to ALL band program participants about the cards. This is a chance for your student to get some skin in the game and help raise money for THEIR band program. Remember, our fees only cover about 50% of what it takes to run our whole program. The rest comes from moneys that we raise from the community. We are starting the sale a few days earlier than originally scheduled due to the change in date for our first home game, but this will give the students a little more time to sell more cards. If you have a concert-only student who can’t come to the kick-off on Tuesday afternoon, we will distribute cards to them in class.

Football Program Senior Ads

Please remember that senior ads for the football program are due in to Melanie Hembree by this coming Tuesday, August 28. We have a few ways to submit information:

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie at seniorads@cambridgeband.org.

First Home Football Game

Volunteer Opportunities Your band family needs you!!!!! Our first home game is this coming Friday, August 31. We are still in need of 2 chaperones, 3 equipment crew members, and 11 concession stand volunteers. Don’t worry if you’ve never done any of these before – we’ll have plenty of experienced parents around to show you the ropes! Visit www.cambridgeband.org/parents-and-students/volunteer and click on one of the Signup Genius links to volunteer.

Fulton County Marching Exhibition

Speaking of volunteer opportunities….. For the second year in a row, we will be hosting the Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition at Cambridge High School on Saturday, September 22. This event is one of the few places in the country where you are able to see all different marching styles represented. The signup is not yet available, but please mark your calendars NOW. This is an all hands-on-deck event, and we will need parent volunteers to help with everything from parking to concessions to guiding our guest bands through the afternoon & evening. Please contact Elaine Welch with any questions or if you have a line on a golf cart that we may borrow for the day.

Spring Break Cruise

If you missed the August Booster Meeting, Sheryl Van Aken, band mom AND travel agent, spoke about a Spring Break 2019 cruise opportunity for our band families & friends. She is holding 28 cabins on a 7- night Caribbean cruise with Norwegian Cruise lines through her agency. For every cabin sold to Cambridge Band families & friends, her company will donate $100 to our band program. We have exclusive access to this offer for one more week only, so act by September 1 if you are interested. For more cruise details, please visit www.georgiaspringbreak.com.

Looking Ahead

2018-2019 First Semester Band Calendar Highlights
MB HOME vs. Woodstock - Aug 31
Band Program Fundraiser Card Sale - Aug 28-Sep 15
MB AWAY @ Dunwoody - Sep 7
Performing Arts Premiere Concert - Sep 13
MB HOME vs. Centennial/8th Grade Night - Sep 14
MB AWAY vs. North Atlanta - Sep 21
FCMBE @ Cambridge - Sep 22
Marching Contest - Sep 29
All-State District Jazz Auditions - Oct 1 @Northview HS
Cambridge Bands POPS Concert - Oct 2
MB Florida Competition Trip - Oct 5-7
MB HOME vs. John’s Creek/Homecoming - Oct 12
MB HOME vs. Pope/Senior Night - Oct 19
Marching Competition - Oct 20
MB AWAY @ Alpharetta - Nov 2
Percussion Ensemble Concert - Nov 6
Fulton County Honor Band - Nov 12-13
All-State District Auditions - Dec 8 @Alpharetta HS
Cambridge Bands Winter Concert - Dec 11

Sue Lawton
President Cambridge Band Boosters

Parents & Students,

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


THIS WEEK (8/20)
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-6 Stadium
Thursday - 4-5:45 Parking Lot (note time change)
no football game this week


NEXT WEEK (8/27)
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-6 Stadium
Thursday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Friday - Football vs. Woodstock
FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME!!


WEEKEND IN REVIEW Thanks to all the volunteers that made this weekend so smooth and easy! We had a great first performance on Friday night - super proud of the students for a strong first game!! The Day Camp was very productive and we are right on track for our presentation of "Through The Eyes Of Medusa" - great long weekend for all - now enjoy the last weekend off until the end of October!!


THURSDAY OPEN HOUSE This Thursday, August 23rd, is the Open House for Cambridge High School. We will be ending rehearsal by 5:45 to accommodate the needs of our parking lot for such a large event at the school. Students may remain in the band room prior to Open House starting, but once it begins they should follow the schedule with their parents or make other arrangements. Thanks for taking notice of this minor adjustment to our schedule.


LOOKING AHEAD Next week we have our home opener - and we are aware this was a change to our schedule. Please let your directors know if you will be absent this weekend - it will be excused - but we still need your communication. In order to streamline your notification of Labor Day absences (or request for future, unavoidable absences), please use the following form: Absence Request Form


FLORIDA TRAVEL REMINDER As an early and quick reminder, we will be traveling to Ponte Verde, FL with the band the first week of October. The cost of the trip is $225 per student and has already been billed to marching band members in CHARMS. The due date for payment is approaching: August 31! Thanks for your prompt attention to that final marching band payment.


VOLUNTEERS In the football season, we have an immense need for parent volunteers. Please take a sincere look at the SignUp Genius Links and consider when and how YOU can help the band be successful this season. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT ARE ALREADY INVOLVED - YOU MAKE THINGS SO MUCH EASIER!

Welcome to your student's Senior Year!

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.

We have a few ways to submit information:
Submit printed form by mail:
Senior Ad Order Form

Submit online:
Link to Senior Form

Submit online payment with Paypal or CC:
Link to Pay with Credit Card or PayPal (Note "Senior Ad" for Purpose of Payment)

Important dates: Payments, ad copy and photos due August 28!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Melanie Hembree, seniorads@cambridgeband.org.

Hello Band Parents,

To kick off our first game of the season against Creekview High School we are having a pasta dinner provided by Mondo Italian. We will be serving dinner at 4:30 in the cafeteria.
The menu is:
-Baked Ziti with meat sauce
-Chicken Alfredo
-Alfredo sauce over noodles (no meat)
-Angel hair pasta with a marinara sauce (no meat)
-Caesar salad
-Bread
-Mini strawberry cupcakes/mini brownie bites
-Gatorade and water

Thank you Mondo Italian, one of our SYMP partners, for providing the band an exceptional meal!

Saturday during Day Camp we will be providing dinner at 4:00 to the band.
The menu for Saturday is:
-Publix sub sandwiches (we will have a vegetarian sub option)
-Assorted chips
-Watermelon
-Cookies
-Gatorade/water

If these selections do not suit your child you are welcome to bring them a meal at the designated times in the cafeteria. We have selected the menu according to those who reached out to me with food allergy concerns. As far as I have been informed we do not have any gluten-free band members this year. If that is not the case would you please inform me and we will make accommodations.

Thanks for everyone's support of the band this year! It should be a great season!!

GO BEARS!
Rachel Marshall
marshall_ga@bellsouth.net

Uyen Kim
ukim30@gmail.com

Parents & Students,

THIS FRIDAY'S GAME WILL BE PLAYED AT CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL. Creekview's new turf field is not going to be ready in time. Again, this Friday we will play Creekview High School at Cherokee High School. (Hope you followed that).

Also, one additional clarification. The guard has a different schedule next week - they will be practicing on Wednesday from 3:45-6 - but they will NOT practice on Monday at all.

Thank you for noting these important clarifications.

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Dear band families,

This email is to provide you with an outline of our fees within the Cambridge Band curricular ensembles. Please read the information below and let us know if you have any questions or concerns; we are happy to work with all of our students and families to provide an outstanding and enriching band experience. 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 Christine Montes and Meg Mitchell, booster co-treasurers (treasurer@cambridgeband.org).

How to Pay

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.

We ask that these fees be paid by Friday, August 17.


Performance Enhancement Fee (PEF) - $150 (covers both semesters)

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.
Instrument Rental Fee - $100 per semester

This applies to all students using a school-owned instrument in a curricular class (ex. percussion, tuba, euphonium, horn, bassoon, oboe, bass clarinet, etc.).

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.

Thank you,


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves


Directors, Cambridge Bands