Marching Band Update - Please Read!
Hello Cambridge Marching Band,
We hope you are all enjoying your summer so far!
This email is to check-in and serve as a reminder for time-sensitive items leading up to band camp. Please read it thoroughly, as taking care of these items now will ensure we all have a smooth start to our 2019-20 Season! We ask that you make special note of the forms that are due, calendar date commitments, payment due dates, and apparel ordering deadline of Sunday, July 7!
Past due - MB PEF ($250)
Past due - Band Camp Fee ($460)
Please remit payment for these past-due items immediately, if you have not already paid them. You can log in to your Charms account to check the status of your payments. Please remember to allow at least one week for payment processing.
July 15 - all remaining fees due (Performance Meals - $90, Uniform Fee - $40, Charms store invoices)
You may elect to pay all fees earlier than these prescribed deadlines.
Ways to Pay:
Online via Charms (PayPal) - there is a small service fee associated with online payments
Drop off at Cambridge front office, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-1pm (summer-only option)
In the Black Box labeled "Band Payments" in the Cambridge Band Room (available when band camp starts)
APPAREL ITEMS (www.charmsoffice.com)
If you did not order these items at the May Registration, you MUST order and pay for them through the Charms Store no later than Sunday, July 7. (The store order form is attached for reference, but you must order and pay online to receive your items on time! Because of the large minimum order requirements for show shirts we will only be placing ONE order for this item this year. If parents or family members want one, order it NOW! Students’ show shirts are included in their PEF - please do not place an order for a student show shirt.)
New Members (Wind and Percussion) are required to purchase the following:
Under Uniform Shorts
Under Uniform Shirt
Beret (tuba players only)
Returning members may elect to purchase these items on an as-needed basis.
A new parent polo purchase includes embroidery of one sleeve! You will be contacted about embroidery specifics after placing your order.
If you currently own a parent polo and wish to ADD an embroidery, you may order that separately.
Parent & family show shirts (student shirts are included in the marching PEF)
Cambridge Tervis Tumbler
Cambridge Bands Magnet
Color guard members will receive a separate email with store order details.
CALENDAR ITEMS (www.cambridgeband.org/calendar)
Color guard and Percussion (Drumline and Front Ensemble) - check the band calendar for your summer date commitments!
Monday, July 15 at 6:30pm - Mandatory Marching Band parent meeting - Cambridge Auditorium
Monday-Thursday, July 15-18 - 8am-5pm - Pre-Camp at Cambridge HS
Lunch is from 11:30-1:00 and is the responsibility of the student - they can pack a lunch or go out during this time.
Thursday, July 18 will be Picture Day in the evening - more details will come later, but students should be done around 8:30pm
Monday-Saturday, July 22-27 - Band Camp AWAY at LaGrange College (more details to follow in a separate email)
The rest of our season (July-October) can be found on the band website!
All marching band members must have the following forms current and on file before band camp begins on July 15!
Forms can be found in the Handouts section of Charms or on the band website. You may turn in a hard copy OR upload to your Charms Documents section.
Emergency Medical Authorization
Copy of parent driver's license and insurance card
Thanks for making it to the end of this email! As always, we are here if you have any questions.
Ryan Borger & Katie Groves
Directors, Cambridge Bands