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