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