Time to show your school and holiday spirit!

Cambridge Band is selling our Cambridge Santa Hats - get these collector items while they last and your student can wear them for this and future holiday concerts.

Santa Hats are only $10. See flyer below for a picture and online order information.

Or use this link to go directly to the online order form.

http://bit.ly/santahatorder

You can purchase the Santa Hat, Tervis bottle, Bear Book football program, and other Cambridge gear at the December 10th concert as well. Check out the gear table before the concert.

Elaine Welch
VP Communications
Cambridge HS Band Boosters
404-388-4313

Good morning band families!

Season's Greetings! December is here and our Winter Concert is one week away! The Winter Concert is Tuesday December 10, 2019 at 7pm in the CHS auditorium! We will enjoy a wonderful night of music performed by our children and would like to offer refreshments after the concert for all to enjoy together! If you are able to help us out with this hospitality event, please sign up on the link attached here:

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

Thank you very much! Wishing you all peace, health and happiness this holiday season!

Yvonne Grzesiak
Cambridge Band Boosters

Good morning, everyone!

We apologize for the delay in this week's dinner email. We had slight technical difficulties! Regardless of which plan we end up going with tonight, we are still planning to serve the students dinner at 4:45pm. Tonight's dinner will be brought to you by one of our main sponsors - El Azteca. The menu will be as follows:

• Ground beef
• Shredded chicken
• Lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, guacamole
• Tortillas and tortilla chips
• Queso
• Rice Krispie treats

For Saturday's competition ast GSU, we will be serving the students Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits, egg and cheese burritos (for our vegetarian and gluten-free students), and clementines upon arrival at the competition. If this won't be enough to tie your student over until after the 12:30pm performance, please make sure they have something bfore they get to the school.


Following their performance, they will be provided with a light snack. Please remember to send money for concessions as lunch/dinner will be on their own.


Keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be able to have some nice weather for at least one of our performances this weekend! We hope to see many of you at GSU to cheer on our students for their last competition:)

Go Bears!
Uyen Kim and Karen Killebrew

Parents and Students,

All students were told at practice it would be Plan B for tomorrow. Students can wear jeans/comfortable pants and show shirts. Additional layers are acceptable and encouraged. The band does own ponchos, but your own rain gear is probably preferable. Hats are encouraged as well. Try to keep everything as Cambridge colors as possible.

We also announced a Plan C. If the weather is truly as bad as forecasted for tomorrow evening and it proves to be raining all night, we will cancel the attendance at the game entirely. We cannot risk damaging the new battery that should last 5-6 years in year 1, nor would we even want the brass out at the game with an early contest reportin the morning. THIS DECISION WILL BE MADE BY 2:30 TOMORROW AFTERNOON - to allow for the most accurate assessment of the weather. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility.

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Good morning Band Seniors! This is a reminder that applications to earn your Fine Arts Diploma Seal are due this Friday, 10/25 by 11:59pm. All the information is posted in your google classroom. Please see Mrs. Groves or Mr. Borger if you have any questions! Thank you, Mrs. Groves Cambridge Band

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. Hopefully we get some good weather for the coming weekend of marching band. Your positive thoughts are appreciated.

THIS WEEK


Monday, October 21st
• Stadium/Parking Lot Rehearsal (no guard)
Tuesday, October 22nd

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium/Parking Lot)
Wednesday, October 23rd
• 4-6:30 Guard Sectionals (Location TBA)
Thursday, October 24th
• 4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium)
Friday, October 25th
• Football @ Pope (See new Plan A and Plan B below)
Saturday, October 26th
• Contest @ GSU (see Saturday schedule)

NEXT WEEK
Monday, October 28th
• No practice
Tuesday, October 29th

• PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium/Band Room)
Thursday, October 31st
• No Practice
Friday, November 1st
• BYE WEEK

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE – PLAN A
3:30 – Show Shirts/Shorts and meet section leaders
4:15 – Load truck in front of school
4:45 – Dismiss to Dinner
5:30 – Load Buses
5:45 – Depart for Pope HS
6:30 – Unload/Warmup
7:15 – Enter Stadium
** We will perform a post-game due to Pope’s Senior Night – and then load quickly for return to Cambridge
11:00 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students (no unload tonight to prepare for our early departure in the morning

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE – PLAN B (Weather protocol)


3:30 – Jeans and Show Shirts – layers and jackets encouraged
4:15 – Load truck in front of school
4:45 – Dismiss to Dinner
5:45 – Load Buses
6:00 – Depart for Pope HS
6:45 – Unload/Warmup
7:10 – Enter Stadium
** Pit and electronics will stay on the truck – only stands instruments needed. We will load battery if it starts to rain.
10:45 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students (no unload tonight to prepare for our early departure in the morning)

Georgia State Contest – October 26th


8:15 AM – Meet section leaders/change to half-uniform
8:45 AM – Load buses to travel to GSU (truck will remain loaded from the night before)
9:45 AM – Arrive GSU/Breakfast provided to students/unload/stretch
11:20 AM – Scheduled Warmup Time
12:30 PM – PERFORMANCE
12:45 PM – Load truck/change to half-uniform/snack/return to stadium
2:15 PM – GSU PERFORMANCE
2:45 PM – Awards
4:30pm - Student Social!
5:00pm - Panther Walk (GSU Band plays for football team entry)
5:30pm - Stadium Gates Open
6:40pm - Panther Band Pre-Game Performance!
7:00pm - Football Game kick-off
*Students should bring money for concessions!
8:30pm - approx. halftime performance
9:15pm - approx. departure
10:00pm - approx. return to Cambridge, unload trailer, dismissal

LOOKING AHEAD


Remaining Marching Band Rehearsals
Tuesday, October 29th – PAWS-6pm
Thursday, November 7th – 4-6pm
Friday, November 8th – Senior Night

SENIOR NIGHT – NOVEMBER 8TH


We celebrate our seniors at the final home football game vs. Alpharetta on November 8th. Seniors will receive a form to complete to announce them and their parent escorts at pregame of that game. The rest of the band will assemble in the stands for this ceremony and play the alma mater and fight song for our graduating seniors. Senior parents will receive a digital copy of this form in the next week as well. Hard to believe we are talking senior night already – make the most of the end of this season of Lunacy!


Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Cambridge Bands

Good afternoon, everyone!

We hope everyone had a great long weekend. Our performance meals this weekend will be brought to you by two of our sponsors. For our our pregame dinner tomorrow night, we will be serving an Italian dinner from Ippolitos at 5:15pm.

Rigatoni pasta with meat sauce
Pasta with Alfredo
Rigatoni broccoli
Garden salad
Garlic rolls
Madeleine cookies



For our pre-competition lunch on Saturday, we will be serving Slopes BBQ at 11:30:

BBQ chicken
BBQ pork
Mac and Cheese
Green beans
Cookies
As always, if your child prefers something else for his/her meal, you are welcome to drop something off in the cafeteria before we serve the students.

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.

THIS 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 (no performance due to homecoming) Saturday, October 19th

Contest @ Gordon Central HS – PERFORMANCE @ 4:00 PM

NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 21st

Stadium/Parking Lot Rehearsal (no guard) Tuesday, October 22nd

PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium) Wednesday, October 23rd

4-6:30 Guard Sectionals Thursday, October 24th

4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot/Stadium) Friday, October 25th

Football @ Pope Saturday, October 26th

Contest @ GSU (see Looking Ahead)

FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

3:30 – Show Shirts/Shorts and meet section leaders

4:00 – Report to stadium and continue to work with section leaders/warmup

            * bring large cases and battery stands to stadium

4:15 – Set for Chart 1 and Review show in Chunks

4:45 – RUNTHROUGH

5:00 – Load Truck at Stadium

5:15 – Dinner

5:50 – Change to Half-Uniform

6:05 – Load buses and depart to Johns Creek

6:45 – Arrive and Enter Stadium

** No performance tonight – stands band

11:00 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students

SATURDAY (OCTOBER 19TH) SCHEDULE

  • Guard wear neon yellow for practice – Winds and Percussion in White (Under-uniform)

8:30 – Rehearsal in Stadium (DO NOT BE LATE – HELP EACH OTHER)

10:30 - truck loading at stadium

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

LOOKING AHEAD

Please check the band calendar as some rehearsal commitments have been changed for the end of the year schedule. Stay on top of band events by following that google calendar and get notified of changes and updates.

Georgia State Contest – October 26th

8:15 AM – Meet section leaders/change to half-uniform

8:45 AM – Load buses to travel to GSU (truck will remain loaded from the night before)

9:45 AM – Arrive GSU/Breakfast provided to students/unload/stretch

11:20 AM – Scheduled Warmup Time

12:30 PM – PERFORMANCE

12:45 PM – Load truck/change to half-uniform/snack/return to stadium

2:15 PM – GSU PERFORMANCE

2:45 PM – Awards

4:30pm - Student Social!

5:00pm - Panther Walk (GSU Band plays for football team entry)

5:30pm - Stadium Gates Open

6:40pm - Panther Band Pre-Game Performance!

7:00pm - Football Game kick-off

 *Students should bring money for concessions!

8:30pm - approx. halftime performance

9:15pm - approx. departure

10:00pm - approx. return to Cambridge, unload trailer, dismissal

SENIOR NIGHT – NOVEMBER 8TH

We celebrate our seniors at the final home football game vs. Alpharetta on November 8th. Seniors will receive a form to complete to announce them and their parent escorts at pregame of that game. The rest of the band will assemble in the stands for this ceremony and play the alma mater and fight song for our graduating seniors. Senior parents will receive a digital copy of this form in the next week as well. Hard to believe we are talking senior night already – make the most of the end of this season of Lunacy!

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 5 rehearsals left before our final contest at GSU on October 26th!!

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Cambridge Bands

Good afternoon! Hope you and your families have enjoyed the long holiday weekend. We are back to business tomorrow evening, Tuesday, 10/15, with our October General Parent Meeting at 7:00pm. Please note that this is a half hour earlier than what has been published previously.

ALL band parents should plan to attend. Keith Cumming of Custom Fundraising Solutions will be on hand to talk about how we can maximize our revenue from our upcoming Mattress Sale fundraiser on November 16. We’d also like to hear from those of you who have volunteered your time at Ameris Amphitheater over the summer and fall for your feedback on this particular fundraiser.

Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow evening in the band room!

Sue Lawton

Cambridge Band Booster Club, President

P.S. - I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that there are still PLENTY of volunteer slots available for our upcoming games and competitions. If you haven’t yet volunteered to help with anything, now is the time to get your volunteer events in. It’s easy & fun, and it really does take the whole band village to make our program work smoothly! Thank you so much to those of you who have volunteered throughout the marching season!

Warrier Invitational Marching Festival - Calhoun, GA

Warrior Invitation Marching Festival - 10/19/19


Rehearsal Volunteers

Marching Band Rehearsals


Football Game Volunteers

Football Game Volunteers

Concessions for Football Games

Selling Football Programs


Photography & Video (Football, Competition, Concerts) Volunteers

Photographers & Videographers

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