Buenos dias marching band families!

I am sending this reminder for help needed next week for the football game Friday October 18 a bit earlier than usual so that I may get the competition help needed on Saturday October 19 out there.

First we do need help on Friday October 18, 2019 for the away football game at John's Creek. Here is what we need:

(1) chaperone (3) equipment (4) chaperone/equipment: this includes riding the bus and helping to move equipment on/off field (1) photographer (1) videographer

I will attach the sign ups here for Friday October 18:

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

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

Second, we do have our second competition of the season, the Warrior Invitational Marching Festival at Gordon Central HS in Calhoun GA, on Saturday October 19, 2019. I will attach the sign up here so that you may see where you might be able to help us out:

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

Thank you all ever so much for your time and help for our children and directors! Your support makes this all happen, together we do it! Really appreciate all of you!

Last, and certainly not least, a super big congratulations to our CHS Marching Band for placing first in guard, percussion and band in AAA class at Kennesaw Mountain! This is fantastic and every one of you should be so proud, I know I am! Well done! Your hard work shines!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Good morning marching band families!

There is a bit of help needed for the Friday October 11 home football game versus Northview as follows:

(1) photographer (8) concessions helpers

Please sign up on the links provided here if you can give us a hand with the above tomorrow night:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-concession
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-weneed

Looking ahead to next week, I will send out one email with volunteer opportunities for the entire week including the competition on Saturday October 19. Please mark your calendars for this competition. The students will have a busy and fun day next Saturday and volunteers will be needed to help it run smoothly! As soon as I get the Sign Up created for the competition, one email for next week will go out with all volunteer opportunities. This is just heads up.

Many, many thanks to all of our students, directors and parents who work together to make it all happen! Your time and dedication are appreciated!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Good evening,
Congrats, again, to the band for a great performance at the Kennesaw Mountain Invitational.
We know everyone is excited about the cooler temps and the upcoming long weekend. This week's pre-game dinner will be sponsored by Bagel Boys, a long-time band supporter. The dinner menu is as follows:
• Bagel sandwiches (turkey, ham, and roastbeef)
• Vegetarian wraps
• Chips
• Apples
• Madeline cookies
If your child prefers something else for dinner, you are welcome to drop something off at the cafeteria at 4:30.

Go Bears!
Uyen Kim and Karen Killebrew

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band. It is evident that my formatting of this document is not translating well into CHARMS – so I am attaching it as a PDF so you can see how I format it each week and maybe prefer to see it this way.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Marching Band Members, Staff, and Volunteers on a successful first competitive weekend – FIRST PLACE GUARD, PERCUSSION, AND BAND IN CLASS AAA!!! Keep making the most of Lunacy – we are in the home stretch and it will be over before you know it!

THIS WEEK


Monday, October 7th
• NO PRACTICE – BAND CONCERT
CB – Report at 6:00
SB – Report at 6:20
WS – Report at 6:30
• Marching Band Performs after intermission!
Tuesday, October 8th

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Wednesday, October 9th
• Guard Sectional 4-6:30
Thursday, October 10th
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)
Friday, October 11th
• Football vs. Northview
* NO SCHOOL – ALL MEMBERS WILL REPORT AT 4PM (see below)

NEXT WEEK


Monday, October 14th
• NO PRACTICE – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, October 15th

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Thursday, October 17th
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot/Stadium)
Friday, October 18th
• Football @ Johns Creek
Saturday, October 19th
• Contest @ Gordon Central HS – PERFORMANCE @ 4:00 PM

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE


3:30 – Leadership Meeting in Orchestra Room
4:00 – Report to sections in under-uniform (Percussion/Logistics Equipment to Stadium)
4:30 – Meet in band room for announcements and dismissal to dinner
4:45 – Dinner
5:35 – Change to Half-Uniform
6:00 – Courtyard for warmup/review of Performance
6:35 – March to Stadium
7:05 – PreGame
** We will perform our entire show at Halftime for this game.
11:00 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students

LOOKING AHEAD . . .

OCTOBER 19TH SCHEDULE


* Guard wear neon yellow for practice – Winds and Percussion in White (Under-uniform)
8:30 – Rehearsal in Stadium
10:30 - truck loading
11:30 - lunch (full meal)
12:30 – depart for Gordon Central HS
2:00 – Unload/Stretch
3:00 - Warmup
4:00 – PERFORM!
Students will need to bring money for concessions dinner after performance.
8:30 – Awards
10:30 – Approximate Return to Cambridge

WORTH REPEATING


Please continue to communicate absences and reasons – unexcused absences can result in missing a performance and/or loss of PE Credit and a Varsity Letter in Marching Band. We only have 8 rehearsals left before our final contest at GSU on October 26th!!


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Cambridge Bands

Parents and Students,
A quick and friendly reminder of the first curricular concert commitment for all three bands this coming Monday. At 7pm we will host our popular Fall Band Concert, featuring Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony... as well as the finale from our Marching Band. Marching band students will wear their marching band uniforms for this performance. All other musicians should be in concert attire. Report times for each ensemble and locations are listed below.

Concert Band - 6:00pm - Stage
Symphonic Band - 6:20pm - Orchestra Room
Wind Symphony - 6:30 - Band Room

Students will be permitted to stay after school on Monday, but should have a plan for eating on their own. Doors will open at approximately 6:30. We will be staging the marching band a bit differently as we have grown considerably - so the best seats would be in the middle to back of the hall. Students are required to attend the entire concert to receive full credit. We look forward to seeing a great audience for our Fall Band Concert - all ensembles have been preparing impressive programs and we are sure you will be proud of all their accomplishments.

See you Monday,
Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Band Directors

Hi, everyone, We have a fun band-filled weekend ahead of us and it looks like we're going to finally be getting some cooler temps for our first band compeition on Saturday. The kids have been working hard and we can't wait to see perform this week!


This week's pre-game dinner will be from Panda Express - another favorite meal. Dinner will be served at 4:15.
• Orange Chicken
• Beef and Broccoli
• Vegetarian Eggrolls
• Lo-Mein
• Fried Rice
• Steamed Rice
• Fortune Cookies

For our Saturday pre-competition meal, we'll be serving the students lunch at 2:20pm.

• Subs (Italian, Ham, Turkey, Vegetarian)
• Cobb Salad (Gluten Free)
• Pretzels and Hummus
• Grapes

Just a reminder that the student will be eating dinner at the concessions for the competition. As always, if your child prefers something else, you are welcome to drop an alternate meal in the cafeteria before our serve time.

Go Bears and Good Luck!
Uyen Kim and Karen Killebrew

Parents & Students,
Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band. It is evident that my formatting of this document is not translating well into CHARMS – so I am attaching it as a PDF so you can see how I format it each week and maybe prefer to see it this way.
Thanks to everyone for the assistance with all things band – programs, concessions, chaperoning, meals, equipment, our parents are the best!!

THIS WEEK

Monday, September 30th
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS – Plan for the outdoor rehearsal
Tuesday, October 1st

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Thursday, October 3rd
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)
Friday, October 4th
• Football @ Chattahoochee
We will be a pregame performance again – see our schedule below!
* Winds & Percussion will wear Lunacy show shirts with uniforms on Friday
Saturday, October 5th
• Kennesaw Mountain Marching Invitational (see schedule below)

NEXT WEEK


Monday, October 7th
• NO PRACTICE – BAND CONCERT
CB – Report at 6:00
SB – Report at 6:20
WS – Report at 6:30
• Marching Band Performs after intermission!
Tuesday, October 8th

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Wednesday, October 9th
• Guard Sectional 4-6:30
Thursday, October 10th
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)
Friday, October 11th
• Football vs. Northview
* NO SCHOOL – ALL MEMBERS WILL REPORT AT 4PM (see “Looking Ahead”)

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE


3:30 – Change to Lunacy shirt and shorts
3:45 – Report to sections for :20 in normal locations (Guard Prep for Friday Performance – location TBA)
• Percussion and Logistics begin loading truck outside café at 3:45
4:15 – Meet in Bandroom – Announcements and Dismissal to Dinner
4:15 - Dinner
4:45 – Change to Half-Uniform
5:00 – Load Buses
5:15 – Depart to Chattahoochee
7:05 – PreGame – we will perform entire Lunacy Show!

SATURDAY SCHEDULE


KENNESAW MOUNTAIN SCHEDULE – OCTOBER 5TH
* Guard wear neon yellow for practice – Winds and Percussion in White (Under-uniform)
10:30 – Rehearsal in Parking Lot
1:30-2:30 - truck loading
2:20-3:15 - lunch (full meal)
3:15-3:45 - change in to uniform
* Guard will pack costume, squad shirt, show shirt, black leggings, white sneakers, & black show shoes.
3:50 - load buses
4:00 - depart
5:00 - arrive at KMMI, unload, stretch
6:10-6:55 - warm-up
7:10 - gate
7:20 - perform!
Students will need to bring money for concessions dinner after performance.

LOOKING AHEAD


Next Friday there is no school – we will plan on operating with the following schedule for the home game on Friday, October 11th.
4:00 – Report to sections in under-uniform (Percussion/Logistics Equipment to Stadium)
4:30 – Meet in band room for announcements and dismissal to dinner
4:45 – Dinner
5:35 – Change to Half-Uniform
6:00 – Courtyard for warmup/review of Performance
6:35 – March to Stadium
7:05 – PreGame
** We will perform our entire show at Halftime for this game.

WORTH REPEATING


Next week is unique in that we do not have practice on Monday, but we do have our annual Fall Band Concert. The concert features all three concert ensembles and our marching band in a special concert performance that is a highlight of every season. Report times are listed and marching band members will wear their marching uniforms for the concert so we minimize the intermission before the marching band performs. More information will be in an email to all concert ensembles that will be sent in the next 24 hours.


Thanks again to everyone for their assistance with the demands of the band schedule. Please continue to communicate any questions or conflicts with the directors – the month of October will fly by and this season will be over before you know it!!


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Cambridge Bands

Hi Band Families!
Our Fall Concert will be held Monday October 7, 2019 at 7pm in the CHS auditorium! We would love to share some refreshments together after the concert and we need your help! We need some volunteers, baked goods, small water bottles, bags of ice and fall colored napkins. If you are able to lend a hand with any of this, please sign up on the link I will provide here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAAB2EA6F85-refreshments If volunteers could please arrive around 6:30pm to help decorate and set up it would be great! Refreshments may be dropped off at 6:30pm also at the auditorium concessions window.
Thanks ever so much! Looking forward to seeing our children perform in our Fall Concert
Monday October 7!
Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Hi marching band families!
We have our first competition coming up on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Kennesaw Mountain! We will need parent help at CHS and at Kennesaw Mountain that Saturday please. I will attach the link here so you can see where and when help is needed, please sign up!

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

There will be a rehearsal at CHS. Parking lot attendants will be needed prior to the rehearsal to direct feeder football traffic away from the parking lot where our children will rehearse. This parking lot will be roped off Friday evening after the football game but we need parent help to keep it clear for our children. We will have other typical volunteer opportunities as well with rehearsal, lunch, chaperones, etc. Please give us a hand if you can, we really appreciate your support for our children and directors!


Thank so much and have a great weekend!
Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition Volunteers!
Thank you!
I want all of our band family to know that we have the most awesome and self-sacrificing people. I say that because we had people doing multiple jobs, working long hours with no breaks, and making the job look easy. I am deeply grateful. I want to also say that with all of the help of the Cambridge HS band students at the end of the exhibition, we were able to clean the stadium, break down stations, store equipment in multiple places, and clear the band room in record time. Thank you students for such a great attitude!! You are the best. In attendance at FCE were Fulton County Board members, County Office Administration, and Cambridge Administration. Many commented on our hospitality and how well everything ran. Cambridge HS Band can be proud of the success.
Thank you for all you do.
Elaine Welch,
Lead FCE Volunteer Coordinator

Parents & Students, Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all our amazing parents that made the Fulton County Marching Exhibition another smooth and successful event. We had many fine compliments from directors and visiting administration and staff. CONGRATULATIONS to the students on a good first performance. It is different performing when all eyes and ears are on you – now we get to work to improve “Lunacy” for a better and more complete performance in two weeks at Kennesaw Mountain!! THIS WEEK Monday, September 23rd • 4-6 ALL SECTIONS AND SOME FULL ENSEMBLE – INDOORS Tuesday, September 24th • PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium) Thursday, September 26th • 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot) Friday, September 27th • Football vs. North Atlanta (Homecoming) o We will perform a postgame for any alumni and fans that want to see the entire show! o Guard will be in pep costume with pep look – hair half-up/half-down straightened NEXT WEEK Monday, September 30th • 4-6 ALL MEMBERS – Plan for the outdoor rehearsal Tuesday, October 1st • PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium) Thursday, October 3rd • 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot) Friday, October 4th • Football @ Chattahoochee Saturday, October 5th • Kennesaw Mountain Marching Invitational (see schedule in Looking Ahead) FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 3:30 – Change to Under-Uniform (white shirt and shorts) 3:45 – Report to sections for :30 in normal locations (Guard Prep for Friday Performance – location TBA) 4:30 – Meet in Bandroom – Announcements and Dismissal to Dinner 4:45 – Dinner 5:30 – Change to Half-Uniform 6:00 – Report to Courtyard 6:30 – Full Uniform and March to Stadium 7:05 – PreGame – we will perform the Star Spangled Banner • We will perform a post-game for homecoming 10:30 – Approximate Dismissal from Courtyard LOOKING AHEAD KENNESAW MOUNTAIN SCHEDULE – OCTOBER 5TH • Guard wear neon yellow for practice 10:30 – Rehearsal in Parking Lot 1:30-2:30 – truck loading 2:20-3:15 – lunch (full meal) 3:15-3:45 – change in to uniform • Guard will pack costume, squad shirt, show shirt, black leggings, white sneakers, & black show shoes. 3:50 – load buses 4:00 – depart 5:00 – arrive at KMMI, unload, stretch 6:10-6:55 – warm-up 7:10 – gate 7:20 – perform! Students will need to bring money for concessions dinner after performance. WORTH REPEATING Thanks for checking out our early look at the October 5th schedule – this will be our first true competition and we are excited with the growth of the program and hope to perform the whole production at Kennesaw Mountain. If you are not volunteering as a chaperone or on equipment, we hope you will make the trip to see the band perform and support all the bands that day. A complete schedule will be sent in next week’s blue sheet. As always, please continue to keep us updated on conflicts and questions with the calendar. The band members had an amazing weekend (both the game, and the practice day on Saturday!!). We are all very excited to show you more of “Lunacy” – and welcome a record number of 8th grade band members on Friday Night!! Ryan Borger & Katie Groves Cambridge Bands

CAMBRIDGE BAND BOOSTER CLUB NEWS September 23, 2019 Hello Band Families, As always, late summer and early fall are very busy times for our band programs. Since we did not have a general booster meeting in September, I just wanted to take a moment and touch base with you all on some of the doings in our band programs.


• FCMBE • Thank YOU!!!!! - I want to take a moment to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Elaine Welch • and the dozens of parent, student, and alumni volunteers who worked to make Saturday’s event an overwhelming success. The feedback that I’ve heard from county & school administration and other band organizations has been very positive. Thank you all for a • job very well done! •


• Ameris • Amphitheater Volunteers Urgently Needed - Elaine Welch and Yvonne Grzesiak have • both sent out emails about this, and I can confirm that the need is urgent. • As Elaine stated, we will be docked $50 for every volunteer under the 10 person minimum that we need for the Saturday and Sunday concerts. We can ask the participating CCA clubs for help, but then we must split any profits with the clubs who send us help. •
Please note that all proceeds from this fundraising activity do go into the general budget. This would be an especially good time for any concert-only families to jump in and get in one of their required volunteer activities for the year. I know there are several of you who have done the training, but even if you haven’t, you may still help with preparing & expediting food items. We must send in our names for the gate list for the Saturday concert by 6 pm on Thursday, and by 6 pm on Friday for the Sunday concert. Please sign-up this evening or tomorrow morning at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daaad29a7fc1-ameris1, otherwise we will need to contact the CCA coordinator for help.


• Charms • Statements - At some point in the next week, ALL band program families will be receiving financial • statements via email. If you have already paid your fees in full, we thank you. If you still owe money for marching band, concert band, and/or first semester instrument rental fees and are not on a payment plan, we ask that you pay the required fees as soon • as possible. If you are on a payment plan, please be sure you are up to date on payments. If you need to get on a payment plan, please contact Mr. Borger, Ms. Groves, or our treasurer, Rob Morgan (treasurer@cambridge.org). • Band fees account for over half of our budgeted income, and without those funds, we cannot operate the level of program we want to be able to provide to your students. •


• Mattress • Sale Fundraiser - • Our mattress sale fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, November 16. Please come • to our general parent meeting on October 15 to find out how you can help us spread the word to the community! •


• Lunacy • Shirts - We have had several inquiries about Lunacy show shirts, and we do have a few extra left • in various sizes, mostly medium and large. They are available on a first come, first served basis at a price of $15. Please email me at • president@cambridgeband.org • to see if your size is still available. Any not claimed via email by Friday morning will be available at Friday’s homecoming game. •


• Calendar • Highlights - •
HOME vs. North Atlanta/ Sep 27

Homecoming Game

Ameris volunteer opportunity Sep 28 Ameris volunteer opportunity Sep 29 AWAY @ Chattahoochee Oct 4 Marching Competition Oct 5 All-State Jazz Auditions Oct 7 Fall Band Concert Oct 7 HOME vs. Northview Oct 11 Booster Club Parent Meeting Oct 15 AWAY @ John’s Creek Oct 18 Marching Competition Oct 19 AWAY @ Pope Oct 25 Marching Competition Oct 26 PAD Boo Bash Oct 30 BYE Week Nov 1 HOME vs. Alpharetta/Senior Night Nov 8

Percussion Concert Nov 12 Mattress Sale Nov 16 Winter Concert Dec 10 All-State District Auditions Dec 14

Sue Lawton Cambridge Band Booster Club, President

Hi there band families!

I apologize if you are receiving this email in duplicate but it has been brought to my attention to send to ALL bands. I am sorry for all the emails this morning but WE NEED HELP PLEASE in many events! Band is in full swing and your gracious help is needed please!

There are two Ameris Bank concerts coming up next weekend. On Saturday September 28 Star Wars and on Sunday September 29 Godsmack. We really need some help with these concerts please! Help is needed as follows:

Saturday September 28 Star Wars: (8) Concession Workers (3) Club Runners

Sunday September 29 Godsmack: (1) Stand Manager (1) Cash Manager (11) Concession Workers (3) Club Runners

If you have gone through the training, please sign up! If you have not gone through the training but can help, we need you!

There is a new role added titled “Club Runner”. This is a new role for students to be food runners for the VIP sections to earn extra money at each show. This is a great opportunity for students who need volunteer hours!

I will attach the link here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-ameris1

Many thanks for your help! This makes money for our band!!!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Hi marching band families,

There are some volunteer opportunities this week and beyond for our children please!

We need rehearsal help for the kids, we need two parents at every rehearsal proving hydration and first aid. This is an important role especially with the heat we experience. Plus you get to spend time with the kids, fun! This week we need one rehearsal parent for Tuesday September 24. There are other open rehearsal slots in the future where help is also needed. I will attach the rehearsal Sign Up here:

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

We also need help for the Parking Lot Attendants for JV Home Games on Thursday October 3 and Thursday October 10. We need help to keep our children safe while they rehearse in the parking lot, traffic entering for the JV games needs to be directed away from our children. I will attach the parking lot attendants Sign Up here:

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

Thank you for your continued help and support for our children and our directors! Much appreciated!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Buenos dias band families!

This note is being sent to send a BIG, HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who volunteered last night at the FCMBE! Thank you to Elaine Welch for leading this event for the third year in a row! Thank you to all of her lead volunteers! Thank you to every single person who volunteered their time to support Elaine and her leads to make the FCMBE run so smoothly! Thank you to the alumni and their parents who came out to help us! It always warms my heart to see those who have already graduated come back to help our band family with their parents too! What a group we have, you are awesome! And one last thank you to our children who work so hard to pull together their performance which is just fantastic! You looked great last night and sounded great! Very, very proud of all of our children!

Your time, help and support is greatly appreciated!

With many thanks to our band family! We couldn't so it without you, THANK YOU!!!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Parents & Students,
Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band.

THIS WEEK


Monday, September 16th • 4-6 ALL WINDS/PERC (Maybe in stadium??)
Tuesday, September 17th • PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Wednesday, September 18th • 4-6:30 Color Guard Sectional
Thursday, September 19th • 4-5:30* ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)
Friday, September 20th • Football @ Centennial
Saturday, September 21st • FULTON COUNTY EXHIBITION @ CAMBRIDGE

NEXT WEEK


Monday, September 23rd • 4-6 ALL SECTIONS AND SOME FULL ENSEMBLE – INDOORS
Tuesday, September 24th • PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Thursday, September 26th • 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)
Friday, September 27th • Football vs. North Atlanta (Homecoming)
o We will perform a postgame for any alumni and fans that want to see the entire show!

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE


3:30 – Change to shorts and show shirt – FULL UNIFORM THIS WEEKEND – we wear shorts and show shirt so we can wear under-uniform on Saturday for FCMBE.
3:45 – Report to sections for :30 in normal locations (Guard Prep for Friday Performance – location TBA)
4:15 – Meet in Bandroom – Dismissal to Dinner
5:00 – Change to Half-Uniform
• Percussion/Logistics Load Truck
5:20 – Load Buses
5:30 – Depart to Centennial
6:30 – Unloaded and Warming Up for Pregame Performance
7:05 – PreGame at Centennial – AS MUCH OF SHOW AS WE ARE READY TO PERFORM
** We will perform at Pregame due to Centennial’s Homecoming at Halftime.

FULTON COUNTY EXHIBITION SCHEDULE


12:00 – Rehearsal in Stadium (Guard in Neon Yellow, Band in Under-Uniform)
2:45 – Run of FCE Show
3:15 – Snack and relax time in band room/cafeteria
4:30 – Meet Section Leaders for review and dismiss to half-uniform 5:00 – Set 2’s in cafeteria patio and march to stadium
6:00 – FCMBE begins – full schedule attached as PDF

WORTH REPEATING


Notice our performance at Centennial is at PREGAME due to the Centennial Homecoming Ceremony at Halftime. We will also be performing a POSTGAME the following weekend at OUR Homecoming Game. Continuing a Cambridge Tradition of performing for our alumni and fans that would like to see the show.

Please note the schedule for Fulton County Exhibition – percussion, guard and many brass will have an earlier report time that day and all of our competition days are really full day events – they appear that way on the band calendar. Please also note the early rehearsal dismissal the week of FCE due to the Premiere Concert for the music department. We will feed the Wind Symphony (and chorus/orchestra guard members) after practice so they have time to change and warmup for a concert that evening!
WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US FOR A GREAT PREMIERE CONCERT BY OUR COMBINED MUSIC DEPARTMENT

One final PLEA for Fulton County Exhibition – we have become the annual host of this event due to our quality of facilities and our cordial and efficient job of hosting the event. This only happens with ALL HANDS ON DECK. Thank you so much to those that have already taken leadership roles and volunteered time to make this day a success – and if you haven’t gotten around to that yet – please visit our volunteer signup page and see what you can do to help the band that day!!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daaad29a7fc1-fulton (copy and paste in your browser – while you remember!)

As always, please continue to keep us updated on conflicts and questions with the calendar. The band members had an amazing weekend (both the game, and the practice day on Saturday!!). We are all very excited to show you more of “Lunacy” – and welcome a record number of 8th grade band members on Friday Night!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Cambridge Bands

Hi band families!

This Thursday September 19, 2019 is our Premiere Concert! This is a fabulous night of music that is shared by our CHS Wind Symphony, Orchestra and Chorus. At the conclusion of the concert, there will be a hospitality event for all of us to enjoy. We do need a few more helping hands as follows:

(1) volunteer to help set/up, serve and clean up (7) baked goods

If you can help out this Thursday at this concert, we sure would appreciate it! I will attach the link here:

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

Muchas Gracias!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Hi there marching band families!

This Friday September 20, 2019, the CHS Marching Band has an away game at Centennial. There is a need for help as follows please:

(2) Chaperones (4) Equipment Assistance (6) Chaperone/Equipment

As a reminder, the chaperone/equipment slot is an important and dual role. Here you will help chaperone our children including riding the bus and moving equipment on/off the field for the halftime show. It is very important that our children have chaperones on the bus, we are required to have sufficient help here please! This is a great opportunity to spend time with our children, they are an amazing and fun group to be with!

If you are able to help us out out as chaperone, equipment assistance or chaperone/equipment please sign up on the link I will provide here:

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

Thank so much for your help and continued support!

Gracias!

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Hi Band Families!

The Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition is ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY, it will take place Saturday September 21, 2019. There is an URGENT need for your kind help, there are a lot of slots still open which need to be filled! Volunteer slots include: drink tent volunteers, spectator parking, guest band guides, concession stand volunteers, volunteer check in/out, judges transportation, bus parking and bus lounge volunteers. There are many volunteer slots and at a variety of times, we need ALL families in to help with this enormous event! PLEASE! If you are only able to volunteer your time one time for our band, please let this be it! This is also the biggest fundraiser of the year, this helps us make money for our kids!

I will attach the link here for the FCMBE Sign Up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-fulton

In addition to the actual FCMBE event which requires a huge number of helpers to run smoothly, we do still need additional volunteers to help our CHS children that day. Our kids need water/ first aid, chaperones and equipment help. There is a separate sign up for volunteers for our CHS children. Please consider helping here also! PLEASE! I will attach this Sign Up here for CHS FCMBE volunteers:

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

Please go out there on the above links and sign up! Please, all in band families! PLEASE!

Thank you,

Yvonne Grzesiak Cambridge Band Boosters

Parents & Students,
Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band.

THIS WEEK


Monday, September 9th • 4-6 ALL WINDS/PERC (Sectionals Inside)
Tuesday, September 10th • PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Thursday, September 12th • 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)
Friday, September 13th • Football vs. Dunwoody (8th Grade Night!!) o Guard in full pep uniform – hair in ponytail – consult gameday sheet for more info.

NEXT WEEK


Monday, September 16th • 4-6 ALL WINDS/PERC (Maybe in stadium??)
Tuesday, September 17th • PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Wednesday, September 18th • 4-6:30 Color Guard Sectional
Thursday, September 19th • 4-5:30* ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot)
Friday, September 20th • Football @ Centennial
Saturday, September 21st • FULTON COUNTY EXHIBITION @ CAMBRIDGE

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE


3:30 – Change to under-uniform – FULL UNIFORM THIS WEEKEND – have under-uniform ready!!
3:45 – Report to sections for :30 somewhere in stadium (bring water)
4:15 – Quick pregame review and prepare to meet 8th grade band members
4:45 – 8th grade placement and rehearsal in stadium
5:15 – Dinner with 8th grade future members!
5:50 – Change to Half-Uniform
6:10 – Full Review in Courtyard with 8th grade members
6:40 – March to Stadium
7:05 – PreGame with 8th Grade Members ** We will perform movements 1-3 at halftime after Dunwoody performance!

FULTON COUNTY EXHIBITION SCHEDULE


12:00 – Rehearsal in Stadium (Guard in Neon Yellow, Band in Under-Uniform)
2:45 – Run of FCE Show 3:15 – Snack and relax time in band room/cafeteria
4:30 – Meet Section Leaders for review and dismiss to half-uniform
5:00 – Set 2’s in cafeteria patio and march to stadium
6:00 – FCMBE begins – full schedule attached as PDF

WORTH REPEATING Please continue to make hydration, nutrition, and rest a priority. The temperatures continue to be intense during our afternoon practices. We will take every precaution as dictated and make the health and safety of students a priority – but we also live in Georgia – it’s hot – all fall – so take care of yourself as well!!

Please note the schedule for Fulton County Exhibition – percussion and guard may report a bit earlier that day and all of our competition days are really full day events – they appear that way on the band calendar. Please also note the early rehearsal dismissal the week of FCE due to the Premiere Concert for the music department. We will feed the Wind Symphony (and chorus/orchestra guard members) after practice so they have time to change and warmup for a concert that evening!

One final request/thank you for Fulton County Exhibition – we have become the annual host of this event due to our quality of facilities and our cordial and efficient job of hosting the event. This only happens with ALL HANDS ON DECK. Thank you so much to those that have already taken leadership roles and volunteered time to make this day a success – and if you haven’t gotten around to that yet – please visit our volunteer signup page and see what you can do to help the band that day!! Here is the link to the FCMBE Signup – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-fulton

As always, please continue to keep us updated on conflicts and questions with the calendar. The band members had an amazing weekend (both the game, and the practice day on Saturday!!). We are all very excited to show you more of “Lunacy” – and welcome a record number of 8th grade band members on Friday Night!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves Cambridge Bands