Mattress Fundraiser - THIS SUNDAY
Hi Band Family!
If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed, now is the time!
Cambridge HS Band is excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, May 7th, from 10am to 5pm at Cambridge HS in the cafeteria. There will be 25+ different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost up to 50% less than suggested retail. In addition to beds, there will also be premium pillows, luxury sheets, and even adjustable power bases!
If you are wondering - YES they will deliver the mattress to you (or anywhere in the United States) and YES they will take your old mattress away.
The BEST news is that your student will get cash for each mattress referral that is put towards their name! All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the support of the Cambridge Jazz Band and ensembles!
Reach out if you have questions!
Band Bulletin 4/30/23
Good Morning Band Family!! Here is this week's Band Bulletin, hot off the presses!! Be sure to open the link to see the full bulletin.
Band Concert Rehearsals & Recording Sessions
This email will serve as some updates on the rehearsal needs and recording schedules for the remainder of the school year. The rehearsals will be primarily for the Concert Band (1st Period) and the Symphonic Band (5th Period) ensembles to put their concerts together with the percussion students.
The upcoming recording session will be for the Wind Ensemble (4th Period) and Jazz Ensemble (Morning Ensemble) as they will have professional recordings of the ensembles completed so that we can submit to be a part of an invited performance next year. We are submitting the Wind Ensemble recordings to be evaluated by the Georgia Music Educators Association committe (one of the most prestigous opportunities for GA High School Ensembles), the USC Honor Band Clinic (a national clinic with renowned clinicians), and the Music for All Regional Concert Band Festival (a regional festival with renowned judges and clincians). We are submitting the Jazz Ensemble recordings to the JEN (Jazz Educators Network) national conference, and to the GMEA committee. If selected by any of these experiences, it would be the first time that ANY Cambridge Music Ensemble has ever been selected to perform at an Invited Honors Experience. Because of this prestigous opportunity, it is essential that ALL students be in attendance for the recording sessions.
Concert Band Rehearsal with percussion and add ons: Monday, May 1st, 3:45 - 5:15pm
Symphonic Band Rehearsal with percussion: Monday, May 1st, 7:00am - 8:15am
Jazz Ensemble Recording Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 3rd, 7:00am - 8:15am
Jazz Ensemble: Thursday, May 4th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wind Ensemble: Friday, May 5th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let me know if you have questions!
Band Bulletin 4/23/23
Good Evening band families!! Attached you will find the latest edition of the band bulletin. Please open the link to see what is going on in the band world this week.
Advanced Jazz Lab Course Offering
As many of you know, we are delighted to offer an advanced Jazz Lab course next year during the school day to supplement our growing Jazz population! If your student is interested in being enrolled within this course, or plans to be a part of the Advanced Jazz Lab course, but has not gotten a chance to reach out to their Counselor, please do this soon. You will need to let them know how you plan to fit this course into your student's schedule, OR which class you plan to drop in order to fit the course within your schedule.
The course code is: 53.0061001 and 53.0061002- 53 Advanced Jazz Lab 1
Let me now if you have questions!
4/16 Cambridge Band Information
We had a great week last week and are looking forward to another fun filled week of performance. I have attached our 2023 Starts Now flyer to this email with important dates for next season! Below is some important information for all parents/needs of the band program for this upcoming week!
Here is this email in a snapshot:
~April Parent Meeting, Tuesday, April 18th - 6:30pm
~Mattress Fundraiser Postponed
~Week of Rehearsals/Clinic
~Music Under the Moon
~Solo and Ensemble LGPE
~Upcoming Recording Sessions/Concert Rehearsals
April Parent Meeting, Tuesday, April 18th - 6:30pm:
We will be having our monthly parent meeting on Tuesday, April 18th, at 6:30pm in the Cambridge High School Band room. We will be sharing the Fall Schedule, as well as discussing registration day, and the fee structure for next year. Please make plans to attend!
Mattress Fundraiser Postponed:
The mattress fundraiser will be postponed to a new date in May due to a personnel issue. We will reach out to let you know when the new date has been set! Be sure to share the flyer and information to all who may be interested!
Week of Rehearsals/Clinic:
Improv Class: Monday, April 17th, 7:00am
Jazz Lab: Tuesday, April 18th and Thursday April 20th rehearsal, 4pm - 5:45pm
Jazz Ensemble: Tues - Thurs rehearsal, 7am
Fall Drumline Clinic: Monday, April 17th, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Music Under the Moon:
Our annual MUTM jazz concert is on Saturday! Our two jazz ensembles have been working hard over the past four months to prepare a selection of music you'll be sure to enjoy outsoors in the CHS courtyard. We're happy to have students from the Northwestern Middle School jazz band join us as our opening act! Tickets will be available at the door, but we encourage you to buy them in advance here: https://bit.ly/mutm2023
We need your help to make this evening a great success. If you can donate your time, we need help setting up the courtyard on Friday and Saturday, as well as some parents to help during the event on Saturday. We have more information on this sign-up sheet: https://bit.ly/MUTMVolunteer. We're also looking for food and drink donations for our bake sale; homemade or store-bought items are both great: https://bit.ly/MUTMBakeSale
Last but not least, we are holding a Silent Auction to raise money to support the band program! You'll have the chance to bid on Braves tickets, Ameris tickets, original art work, delicious bakery confections, and much more! As part of this, we're putting together four grade-level themed baskets. We would appreciate donations towards any of these baskets: https:/href=/fundraisers/music-under-the-moon. Please send donations to the band room with your student by Wednesday.
All funds raised from this event go towards all of our CHS band programs so that we can offer our students great opportunities. Please spread the word about MUTM to your friends, neighbors, and everyone in the Milton and Alpharetta communities!
Solo and Ensemble LGPE:
Solo and Ensemble LGPE will be at Johns Creek High School. Time slots will be given to students this week, however, Cambridge High School students will be going in the window of time from 9:00am - 9:30am on Saturday, April 22nd.
Upcoming Recording Sessions/Concert Rehearsals:
Wind Ensemble Recording Session: Monday, April 24th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Jazz Ensemble Recording Sessions: Thursday, May 4th 4 - 5:30pm, Friday May 5th, 4 - 6:00pm
*This will be the second we will be scheduling concert ensemble rehearsals the week of exam week to rehearse for our upcoming Spring Concert due to the sporadic exam week schedule. Each ensemble will have a time in the morning to rehearse during the 2-3 hour exam period. We will try to choose days that the LEAST amount of students for each ensemble will be in an exam, however, if there is a conflict the student will need to be sure to take their exam rather than come to the scheduled rehearsal. We will announce those dates this week!
That's all for now! Let me know if you have questions.
Band Bulletin 4/16/23
Good Evening Band Family! Attached you will find the latest edition of the Band Bulletin. Please open the attachment to see what this week will hold.
Band Bulletin 4/9/23
Good Evening Band Family! Attached you will find the latest edition to the Band Bulletin. It is loaded with information for a packed few weeks of exciting band activities. Be sure to click on the link to access the bulletin.
Band Bulletin 3/26/23
Good Morning Band Family!! This weeks edition of the Band Bulletin is Jam packed with information! Be sure to open the attachment to stay in touch with all that is happening over the next few weeks.
UPDATED with a date correction for Indoor Drumline!! April 1 is the correct date for Cambridge Indoor at Alpharetta High School!!
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!