March Parent Meeting Presentation
Band Bulletin 3/19/23
Good Chilly Evening Band Family!!! Attached you will find the latest edition of the Band Bulletin. It is FULL of information so be sure to click on the link and open the attachment.
Cambridge Band Leadership, Meeting, Banquet, and Fundraisers Updates
This email is being sent to give some information about upcoming task needing to be completed, upcoming events, and nearing deadlines.
Here is this email in a snapshot:
~March Parent Meeting 03/20 (In Person)
~ButterBraid Fundraiser ending 03/19
~2023 Band Banquet
~Student Leadership Application Released
March Parent Meeting:
This meeting will be held in the band room on Monday, March 20th, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Updates will include new treasure election updates, upcoming fundraiser presentations, end of year/start of next year details, as well as the current state of the booster organization. We will be hearing a presentation from our upcoming fundraiser rep about our April Mattress Fundraiser. In addition to all of the incredible information you will receive, the meeting will be considered a fundraiser because the band program will receive $5 from the Mattress Fundraiser representative for every parent who attends the meeting in person. Please make plans to attend and help the band raise funds!
Our current student led fundraiser brings our community 3 delicious options!! Final orders are due Sunday, 03/19, with a delivery date of 04/13. If you have never gotten a chance to enjoy a butterbraid, you do not want to miss out on purchasing these incredible pastries. If you have had a butterbraid, I sure there is no convincing needed! We have currently sold close to $2,000, with a goal of $5,000. Please take a quick moment to share this link to your social media and shoot a quick text to a few of your close contacts. They will thank you later! https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/2023-daily-bread-fundraiser
2023 Band Banquet:
The end of year Band Banquet is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th at the Metropolitan Club with doors opening at 6:00pm! Tickets continue to be on sale, however due to the proximity of the event, the cost has now increased to $50. The band banquet is the culminating end of year event that celebrates the efforts of our band students, spotlights our seniors, and looks towards the future of the Cambridge Band Program! If you have not gotten a chance to grab your ticket, yours can be purchased at the link below. All are welcome! https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/band-banquet-2023-registration-
Student Leadership Application Released:
(S)Leadership selection will be a 3 week process that will consist of a series of meetings, interviews, and projects completed by the applicant. All applicants will need to complete the application process before requesting a meeting time with Mr. Scott. Announcement of 2023-24 Sleadership will be made on Tuesday, April 11th, at our Cambridge High School “Band Banquet”. To be considered for Sleadership, members will have to complete the entire process and show that they possess the qualities needed to be a Cambridge Band Sleader. The application for student leadership is attached to this email! I look forward to meeting with each of the candidates! Applications Due Thursday, March 30th.
03/18 - Winterguard Competition Kell HS
04/01 - SAPA and GIPA Championships
04/10 - Jazz Bands Concert on the Green @ the Alpharetta Arts Center
04/11 - Band Banquet
04/22 - Mattress Fundraiser
04/22 - Solo and Ensemble
04/22 - Music Under the Moon
05/02 - Spring Concert
Band Bulletin 2/19/23
Good Evening Band Family!
Attached you will find the latest edition of the Band Bulletin. Open the attachment to see what this week has in store.
Solo and Ensemble Registration
Below is the link for students to register for the 2023 GMEA Solo and Ensemble festival. At this festival students are able to have an immense amount of choice to perform solos, duets, or ensembles pieces for qualified judges. Many times in the band world our students are not permitted to have much choice in what they play or the type of ensembles they are to be a part of, but solo and ensemble provides our students the opportunity to do just that. Students could write their own pieces of music and perform, or put together that 'trash can' ensemble they have always wanted to be a part of. This is a win, win, win situation that we would LOVE for ALL of our students to be a part of. We will be having a SOLO AND ENSEMBLE concert at the end of the year where each of our students will be able to perform their acts in concert for our community! The cost for each act is $12. This means that if a student performs in a duet it is $6/each, a trio $4/each, etc. Students can perform in multiple acts and will be able to perform in as much as they would like. The event will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, and will be complete by 2pm.
Deadline to register is NEXT Monday, February 6th, at 5:00pm. Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/spring-2023-solo-and-ensemble
Let me know if you have questions!
Band Bulletin 1/29/23
Good Evening Band Family!! Attached you will find the latest edition of the Band Bulletin. Click on the attachment and open it to find out all that is happening this week and a glimpse of future important dates. Go Bears!!
Chipotle Spirit Night - 11/16
Calling all burrito lovers,
Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 5250 Windward Pkwy Ste 120 in Alpharetta for our fundraiser on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. We're raising money to support Cambridge Band Booster Club Inc., so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!
Can't wait to see you!
Band Bulletin 11/14/22
Good morning Band family!!!
Please find the attached Band Bulletin, open it and find what this week will bring. Be sure to join us for Spirit night at Chipotle, Nov. 16.
Band Bulletin 11/6/22
Good Evening Band Family!!
Attached you will find the latest addition of the Band Bulletin. Please click on the attachment to open it and see what this week will bring. All underlined items will bring you directly to the cooresponding Sign Up Genius or jot form.
Cambridge Parent Meeting Notes
These are the meeting notes from the Cambridge Band BOA Orlando Regional parent meeting on Tuesday, October 18.
Bands of America Orlando Trip Information
The moment we have all been waiting for!
First, here is a reminder that we will be having our informational meeting tomorrow night at Cambridge High in the band room at 6:30pm. (We will have a chaperone meeting following the parent meeting) The plan is to go in to detail for each portion of the trip and allow parents/students to ask questions. We will have our travel agent available for questions as well. If you are not able to attend in person, we have a virtual option for this meeitng! The zoom info. is below:
Daniel Scott is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Virtual Option for BOA Parent Meeting Time: Oct 18, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89676551549
Prescription Medications. Very Important
Any prescription medications that students take “outside of normal school hours” will require additional documentation. Students will NOT be able to keep these prescriptions on them. Each family will need to fill out the SHS-1 Form and given to Mr. Scott the morning of trip with the exact amount/dosage that will be taken over the duration of the trip IN THE ORIGINAL bottle/packaging. The link to the SHS-1 form can be found here: https://form.jotform.com/TreasurerBand/medicine-administration-form There are two documents attached to this email:
Full Itinerary with detailed information for the Trip
Packing list with some additional tips to prepare for the weekend.
Thank you for taking the time to read through each of the documents in their entirety. It is important that students create a checklist for the items needed to be successful.
Room list/Bus List:
Rooming and bus list will be released on Thursday. We did our best to ensure that the request of each student was honored.
I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow for our first in person parent meeting of the year. In the meantime, I would be remiss if I did not point our the trailblazing, and history making, experience our students will be participating in. Becoming a Band of America band is no easy feat and our journey to get here has been filled with so much joy, grit, and excitement. I have truly had a blast this season and cannot believe we are only 2 Mondays away from it being over.
Let me know if you have questions!
Cambridge Jazz Ensemble Auditon
IT'S JAZZ AUDITION TIME!
Audition Date: Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
I'm looking forward to getting start with our Jazz Ensembles! We have an AMAZING history of Jazz Excellence in Bear Country and the 2022/23 season will NOT disappoint! We will once again have TWO Jazz Ensembles this year.
7 o'clock Jump - Auditioned Ensemble (Jazz A)
Jazz Lab - Non-Auditioned Ensemble (Jazz B)
Students who are interested in having a higher chair placement in Jazz B will need to be sure to prepare an audition for November 1st even if they plan to be in the after school Jazz Lab.
Please be aware that if a student is selected for Jazz A, they will be required to travel to New York City, Washington D.C., or New Orleans to compete at the national level! If a student in Jazz B would like to attend these experiences, we encourage them to do so!
The audition requirements document can be found attached to this email!
In addition to that, this is the Google Drive link that will take each student to the backing tracks, electronic copies of the music, and the audition protocols:
Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask any questions you may have about this opportunity!
Fulton County Honor Band Audition Registration
It's that time of year again!
It's time to register for the Fulton County Honor Band. Fulton County Honor Band is comprised of some of the best musicians from the 17 high schools in the Fulton County district. This is a PERFECT opportunity to step into the honor band clinic experience. Last year Cambridge had 5 students participate in the All County Honor Band and they thoroughly enjoyed their time!
Due to a large number of bands participating in competitions the week of November 1, we will be having virtual auditions again this year. Instructions about how and where to upload videos will be sent out on a later date.
Scales: Students will have 3 minutes to perform as many scales as possible. This includes chromatic, major, and minor.
Etude: All students (regardless of grade) will perform the lyrical etude from the 9-10 GMEA All-State 2022-2023 Audition. These etudes can be found on the GMEA website.
The clinic will occur at Centennial High School on November 14th - 15th. The cost to register is $26.
Be sure to Register prior to 6:30pm, TUESDAY, October 18th (TOMORROW NIGHT)
Click the link below:
Let me know if you have questions!
Band Bulletin 10/16/22
Hello Band Family!
Attached you will find the latest edition of the Band Bulletin. Please open and discover all that this week will bring. Anything that is underlined will bring you directly to the cooresponding sign up or jot form. Have a great week! GO BEARS!!!
Director's Report 10/11/22
Hello Cambridge Band Family,
It’s a Show Week!!
Thank you all so much for the work that went in to 8th grade night! It was a HUGE success and saw many, many smiles on the faces of all of our future bears on Friday night! I would like to send an extra shout out to our 8th grade night leads, Cori Taylor and Terran Williams. Also, to our performance dinner lead, Tracey Gaertner, for setting up the dinner for our folks and out 8th grade guest! We are looking forward to getting feedback from the middle school and to continue growing this family! The next two weeks for us will be HUGE! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
Congratulations to 4 students who have passed on to 2nd round of Jazz All State!! Kyra Blews, Ryan Gaertner, Liam Taylor, and Keaton West! These students now get to audition of the GMEA All State Jazz Ensemble!
The contents of this email are:
-Bands of America Orlando Regional Trip Meeting
-Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form
Thursday, October 13th - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Friday, October 14th - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
This week we have TWO rehearsals. We will try to be in the stadium on Friday. If in the stadium, we would love to have parents in attendance at the rehearsal as a send off prior to the WCU Competition.
The itinerary for the WCU Tournament of Champions is attached to this email. Please be aware that the dinner option that will be provided for students is as follows: Ham, turkey and veggie sandwiches, chips, fruit and brownie bites.
Also, here is the link for the WCU competition schedule. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/145z9-7mg-lkntV0gCO1PqVnjeoFzIjM3vnuVxMLlV1w/edit#gid=162437297 Please note that this is a Prelims/Finals format. Tickets are $15 for both prelims/finals. Following our prelims performance our schedule for the rest of the day will be dependent on our performance slot if/when we make finals. This schedule will be sent out over Remind 101.
Be sure to sign up for Remind 101 prior to the weekend to stay up to date!:
-Marching Band freshmen students and parents: Text @cambfr to the number 81010
-Marching Band sophomore students and parents: Text @cambso to the number 81010
-Marching Band junior students and parents: Text @cambju to the number 81010
-Marching Band senior students and parents: Text @cambse to the number 81010
If you are planning to go to WCU to support the band in the TOC, we have a request for you! We need a crew of 12 able bodied adults to help unload our equipment and get it ready for the student's arrival. No experience is necessary and you don't have to be a he-man to be able to help! There's a job for everyone. So plan to drop off your student at 7:45 am and head to WCU! We will have the equipment there by 11:00. Please sign up to let us know you will be there:
Bands of America Orlando Regional Trip Meeting:
A detailed itinerary of the Bands of America Regional Trip will be sent out this week. We will have a parent meeting NEXT Tuesday, October 18th, at 6:30pm to discuss details of the trip. This will be great time for parents to ask last minute questions. This meeting will be in the band room, but we will also have a virtual option for families who are not able to attend in person.
Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form:
We understand that absences, tardies, and early departures will occur throughout the season. We have released our schedule to each family as soon as possible to alleviate the need for a student to miss a rehearsal/performance, however, if the need arises, early communication is essential. Absences that are not an emergency must be recorded 2 weeks in advanced to be considered excused and planned tardies/early departures must have 2 days notice. Completion of the form does not constitute an excused absence. Examples of excused absences would be sickness, COVID-19 quarantines, or COVID related symptoms, deaths, or other pre-discussed events. Unexcused absences will result in students needing to make up the performance experience, or could result in loss of performance opportunities.
Please fill out this form for all absences/tardies/early departures: https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/cambridge-band-tardyabsence-form
The annual wreath fundraiser has begun!! All students have been given an order form and flyer to share with customers. Be sure to check out the email sent last week by Cindy Roberts. This fundraiser will go until Nov 6th and be delivered the week of Nov 28th!
Upcoming Important Information:
~October 28th: 6:30pm - Joint Halloween Concert with Hopewell MS (Cambridge Courtyard)
Thank you for making it to the end of this email! Let me know if you have questions!
Band Bulletin 10/9/2022
Happy Fall Break!!!
Attached you will find the Band Bulletin for this week. Please open the attachment to see this weeks bulletin. Anything underlined will take you directly to the cooresponding jot form or sign up.
Band Wreath Fundraiser
Hello wonderful band families!
It’s time for our annual Vermont Center Wreath fundraiser. As previously discussed, we are budgeted to raise $90,000 in fundraising for this year’s band program. We have been successful with our Ameris Bank Amphitheater and chocolate bar fundraisers, and I feel confident that we will do the same with our wreath sales.
The students will be bringing home a brochure that includes the products and pricing, along with a flyer that lists our 2 purchasing options:
Local online ordering
These orders will be picked up at the school by the student associated with that order. The family will be responsible for distributing to the purchaser. (Highest profit margin through this type of ordering) http://bit.ly/wreathsale2022
Direct Shipment to customers
Customers located outside of our area (great for family and friends where you can’t drop off their orders. Flat fee commission regardless of product.) If you are local and choose this option, the products are the same as the local delivery, but you will pay a higher cost for these items. https://www.vermontcenterwreaths.com/?ref=cambridge
Each year that we have held this fundraiser, customers continue to be pleased by the High-Quality Products and how they last through the season.
Consider purchasing them as a great customer appreciation gift if you own your own business. (Or as a gift for a family member or friend)
Customers also have an option to make a donation in lieu of buying a wreath, or an extra bonus to the band if they choose to do choose a product(s) and donate.
How does this fundraiser work?
We would like for each student to sell a minimum of 5 products. Each greenery product counts as 1 sale. Wreath hangers or Balsam Sachets count as ½ of a sale. 1 sale is credited towards each $10 donation. (i.e.: if a student receives a $50 donation, they will receive credit for 5 sales. A $75 donation would be credited as 7.5 sales)
Our local online ordering will run from now until 11:50pm on Nov 6th. We will submit our order to Vermont Center Wreaths on Nov 7th to ensure a delivery the week of Nov 28th. If the delivery is received on time, distribution would occur after carpool on Friday, Dec 2nd and the morning of Saturday, Dec 3rd. (Communication will be sent out once we have the tracking information for our delivery as we will also need student and parent volunteers to help sort, organize and distribute)
We are running a contest and will reward our Top Three sellers with a gift card.
Direct Shipped orders are credited the same way, but if someone from out of state wants to make a donation, they will need to use the Local Online Option. Direct Ship orders require the recipient’s address and a specific delivery date, which must be filled out at the time of purchase. The Drop Shipped orders typically run for at least a week to 10 days after the close of our Online Orders.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Shelly Blews or myself.
Shelly (Wreath Fundraiser Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Roberts email@example.com
Thank you and let’s start selling!
Band Bulletin 10/2/2022
Good evening Band Family!!
Attached you will find the latest edition of the Band Bulletin. Please click to open and explore all that this week will . All underlined items will bring you directly to the corresponding jot form or Sign up Genius!!
Band Bulletin 9/25/22
Good Evening Band Family!!
Attached you will find the latest issue of the Band Bulletin! It is full of this weeks info as well as a look ahead to upcoming events and volunteer needs. Please open to find out the latest info. Any underlined item is a link that will bring you directly to the corresponding jot form or Sign Up Genius.
Central Carroll Competition Itinerary
Attached is the itinerary for our first competition of the season at Central Carroll High School!!
If you haven't gotten a chance to sign up for Remind 101, please take a moment to do so!
~Marching Band freshmen students and parents: Text @cambfr to the number 81010
~Marching Band sophomore students and parents: Text @cambso to the number 81010
~Marching Band junior students and parents: Text @cambju to the number 81010
~Marching Band senior students and parents: Text @cambse to the number 81010
Let me know if you have questions!