Parents & Students, Hope this email finds you all healthy and enjoying some rest this holiday week.. but we interrupt with some exciting news that we have been working on for a couple of weeks.

On Saturday, December 12th at 1:00pm the Cambridge Band Boosters will host a RARE concert opportunity – The Joe Gransden Big Band will present one of the only holiday shows they are doing this season in the Cambridge Parking Lot.

Parking lot concerts have become a very “in” thing to offer a larger ensemble and viewing/listening opportunity while easily maintaining a comfortable social distance. If you have never done this or seen it advertised, you purchase a parking space for your vehicle and get the spot next to it to assemble chairs and enjoy the concert. We will have a weather date of Saturday, December 19th at 1:00pm.

ONE OF THE BEST PARTS FOR ME… our very own Cambridge Jazz Ensemble will open for Joe’s band with a couple holiday selections of our own. We will also need some volunteer assistance with parking, but our current booster board has ticket sales and organization managed!! We will be selling front row VIP parking for $100 a car (we only have 10 spots in each row) and RESERVED spots in Row 2-3 for $50 a car. The remaining 7 rows will be $30 GENERAL ADMISSION and will be admitted at a first come, first parked expectation. Ticket price is per car, regardless of how many people you have in it! Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event.

HolidayJazz in the Lot with Cambridge Jazz Ensemble and Joe Gransden Big Band
Date: 12/12 at 1pm (rain date 12/19 at 1pm)
Ticket price per car: $50 - $100 for VIP spots, $30 for General Admission (

We are sending this to you during the holiday week because this truly is one of the only performances of Joe’s complete big band you can see this holiday season due to COVID restrictions – and they are VERY POPULAR this time of year. We expect tickets to go FAST once Joe promotes the event and he is giving us a few days to make it a Cambridge community event before opening it to his social network. I would advise if you have any interest at all in attending (and you should – it will be a BLAST and a true holiday treat for everyone you can pile in your car/SUV/truck) that you get your spot QUICKLY before they are made available to everyone. It is ok to share with other friends and family of our Cambridge Band Family.. we do want to sell this concert out.

Also – if you know of any local establishments that would like to receive some recognition for sponsoring the event.. and recognition as a band sponsor all season.. please have them contact me or our president – information is below.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving as safely as possible – I am truly thankful for opportunities like this to continue to provide music and make music with our students!! Thanks for supporting the Cambridge Bands!!

Ryan Borger, director

Uyen Kim, president