Parents & Students,

Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your all-information weekly (almost) email with details for the Cambridge Marching Band!

Congratulations on a terrific week of band camp – I hope you have all rested and are ready to build on the energy and dedication you showed during our week away at LaGrange College. We have a long way to go putting “Lunacy” on the field – but you had an amazing start to the season – keep it going!

THIS WEEK

Thursday, August 1st

  • 6-9PM Field Practice (Parking Lot)

Friday, August 2nd

  • 7:15AM Leadership and Volunteers Teacher Welcome Performance (ends 7:50AM)

  • 6-9PM Field Practice (Parking Lot)

Saturday, August 3rd

  • Old Soldiers’ Day Parade - The attire for the Old Soldiers Day Parade will be khaki shorts and show shirts (guard – Katie P and leadership will let you know about attire).

  • 8:30AM Meet at Canton St. and Old Milton St. for Parade Lineup

(parking is at Alpharetta First Baptist 44 Academy St – plan to park by 8AM and walk to staging area – we will have leadership send texts of exact location of band for warmup and stretch)

  • Parade ends at American Legion/Wills Park area and should conclude around 11:30AM

  • Parade can be viewed on Roswell Street and Old Milton Pkwy (map attached)

NEXT WEEK

Thursday, August 8th

  • 6-9PM Field Practice (Location TBA)

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, August 12th

  • 4-6 Marching Band Music Rehearsal (Indoors)

Tuesday, August 13th

  • 4-6 Marching Band Field Practice (Stadium)

Thursday, August 15th

  • 4-6 Marching Band Field Practice (Parking Lot)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We have been asked to provide some entertainment and an exciting welcome back for all Cambridge teachers on Friday morning. This is a nice way to provide some Cambridge community and spirit for our school the first day for teachers. Leadership and any volunteers are welcome to attend to play some stand tunes and fight song for our teachers. We will meet in the band room and do a quick warmup at 7:15AM. Thanks for your assistance in providing this welcome. Parents are welcome to stay for the short performance in the front courtyard and take students home immediately following.

Old Soldiers’ Day Parade performance will require students to coordinate leaving practice on Friday evening with all equipment needed for the parade. This includes sousaphones and battery – so start talking now about vehicles that can facilitate the larger equipment getting to the parade site. Mr. Borger will return to Cambridge for approximately 1 hour after the conclusion of the parade for anyone that would like to bring instruments straight back to the school.

Reminder to please communicate all absences for these performances and rehearsals with your directors via email. We do miss you and require notification of absence for your exemplary attendance which impacts your letter in band and PE credit for marching band.

Thanks for reading all of the Blue Sheet every week – as always – feel free to email with any concerns and questions to borger@fultonschools.org and grovesk@fultonschools.org.

Ryan Borger & Katie Groves

Cambridge Bands