Weekly Blue Sheet 9/26/17
Parents & Students,
Welcome to the Blue Sheet - our weekly announcements for Marching Band!!
HUGE THANK YOU TO ELAINE WELCH and her entire crew of leads and volunteers for an incredible job hosting the Fulton County Exhibition!! It's nice to see our family come together and share the load for that major event - it was very professionally and efficiently hosted - THANKS TO ALL THAT WERE ABLE TO PITCH IN - IT MEANS SO MUCH THAT WE CAN WORK AS AN ORGANIZATION SO WELL.
This week/weekend we will still need some assistance with our props and equipment at our contest on Saturday!! Come be a part of the growth of this show!!
Monday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals
Tuesday - 4-6:30 Parking Lot
Thursday - PAWS-5:15 Stadium (yes, we will be in stadium)
Friday - Football @ Johns Creek
Saturday - NWGA Marching Contest (Cass High School - White, GA)
Monday - 4-6:30 Stadium? (CHANGE)
Tuesday - 3:45-5:30 Sectionals (CHANGE)
Thursday - NO SCHOOL - NO PRACTICE
Friday - Football vs. Dunwoody (see times in "Looking Ahead")
FRIDAY NIGHT TIMELINE (September 29)
WEAR SNAPSHOTS BLUE SHOW SHIRT
3:45 - Sections
4:15 - Meet in Band Room
4:35 - Dinner (dismissed from Band Room)
5:00 - Load Truck
5:30 - Half-Uniform & Load Buses
5:45 - Depart to Johns Creek
6:25 - Unload/Warmup/Enter Stadium
11:00 - Approximate Dismissal from Cambridge
SATURDAY TIMELINE (September 30)
WEAR WHITE UNDER-UNIFORM SHIRT
10:00 - Report to Stadium for Rehearsal (with all cases and equipment)
12:30 - Load Truck
1:00 - Lunch in Cafeteria
2:00 - Depart for Cass High School
3:30 - Arrive at Cass HS/Unload/Prepare for Warmup
4:40 - Warmup
5:30 - CAMBRIDGE PERFORMANCE
6:00 - Load Truck/Return to Stadium/Visit Concessions/Watch Bands
9:00 - AWARDS Presentation (Drum Majors and Captains Retreat)
10:00 - Hopeful Departure of Cass HS
11:00 - Approximate Return to Cambridge
ext week we get a small break from our hectic schedule the past two weeks. With the days off for students, we will not have practice on Thursday, October 5th or Monday October 9th. We do have a football game on Friday, October 6th. We will have a report time of 3:30 in the stadium to do a quick review and run-through of our performances that night. We will return to the cafeteria for our typical band dinner at 5pm and prepare to march into the stadium as usual. Thanks for addressing these times in your schedules. We are aware of a few excused absences for next weekend, any new absence notification at this point is too late to be excused. We look forward to spending our Friday together next week.
8TH GRADE NIGHT
Thanks to the leadership and current students for making our 8th grade band members feel so welcome and ensuring they all had a good time. I am confident we made lasting impressions and we will work to continue to follow-up with our future members throughout the school year!!
I am sure you are all aware, homecoming weekend was rescheduled for October 20-21. This was helpful for FCE, but now falls on our scheduled contest at St. Pius on 10/21. We have a couple of proposed compromises and opportunities that are being discussed with band members by our leadership - there will be a follow-up email very soon with an important update for the upcoming conflict with the homecoming change. Thanks for your patience and understanding - this will be addressed this week!
As always - thanks for all you do for the Cambridge Bands!!
Ryan Borger & Katie Groves