Dear Cambridge Marching Band families,

Welcome to the 2017 Marching Band season! We hope your summer is off to a great start so far! This email contains a wealth of information about getting ready for the season, so please read it thoroughly.

Summer and Fall Mandatory Dates

As you continue to enjoy your summer, please do not forget about our mandatory July rehearsals and band camp (http:/href=/app/calendar). Additionally, the color guard will rehearse on Fridays throughout the summer.
Please also make a note of Saturdays throughout the fall that are reserved for rehearsals and competitions.

Mandatory Parent Meeting

We will have a mandatory parent meeting Sunday, July 16 at 6:30pm. At this meeting we will review policies, procedures, and expectations for each week of band camp. You may also submit any outstanding balances at this time.

Payment and Forms Deadlines

All fixed payments are due by Sunday, July 16 (PEF, Band camp, Performance meals, and Uniform fees). If you have any concerns, please contact the directors! Online payments are now available through CHARMS. All forms should be uploaded to the "My Files" section of your student's CHARMS account no later than July 16. Students who do not have a physical on file will not be allowed to participate. See the attached Registration Checklist for a complete list of forms to turn in and items to take care of.

CHARMS and Online Payments

ALL 2017-18 band members should now have access to Charms (this includes rising 9th graders)!
Charms is our PRIMARY source of communication with parents and students, so please make sure your email addresses and phone numbers are current and correct.

If this is your first time logging in, please use the last 6 digits of your student ID as the "Student Area Password"

If you have forgotten your password, please email Mrs. Groves to have it reset (

Charms is now open for online payments! You can view payments you have made thus far, your current balance due, and also order items from our online store.

Visit the "Forms and Handouts" section of Charms to view all mandatory forms needed to participate in marching band. Make an appointment for your student's physical now!
Upload all completed forms to your My Files section in Charms.

Car Wash - Save the Date!

Save the date for our first Car Wash of the year - Saturday, July 22. Every student should plan on working a shift and helping out! More details will be sent out closer to the date.

Parent Volunteer Survey

Please follow this link to complete the parent volunteer survey - Parents, we cannot run this program without you!!

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We are excited about the 2017-18 Cambridge Band - it's going to be a fantastic year!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors, Cambridge Bands